Next Generation Skoda Octavia (Laura) rendered
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The rendering hints at an all new front fascia inspired by the new MissionL concept. But this rendering features a broader front grille bordered with chrome. Single barrel head lamps are much sleeker resembling the Ford EVOS concept. The rectangular fog lamps accentuate the broad air dam but some chrome over there would have worked wonders.
What do we know about the 2013 Skoda Octavia?
- It will be based on the new MQB platform
- It will be longer and wider than the previous generation. The overall length could stand at 4.8m. The wheelbase will be stretched to 2,620mm (from 2,578mm).
- It will be 80 kg lighter to improve performance and fuel economy.
- The car will be available in two body styles – liftback and wagon.
- It will be more up market thanks to the new boy - Skoda Rapid.
- Under the hood, engines ranging in capacity between 1.2-2.0 liters (borrowed from Volkswagen) will provide the performance.
If we are lucky, we will get to see the next gen Octavia at the upcoming Paris Motor Show this year. Otherwise 2013 Geneva Motor Show will be the platform for launch.