2014 Skoda Octavia to share the platform with all new VW Jetta
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As we get closer to the reveal of the all new Skoda Octavia, we see more and more spyshots of the test mules doing its job on the Polish highways. We have already covered the new Skoda Octavia in great detail over here.
But Noticiasautomotivas reports some new information on the new Octavia. The publication reports that the all new Skoda Octavia will share its platform with the next generation Jetta which is also due in the next two years.
What’s new in that, you ask? The current generation VW Jetta and the Octavia (a.k.a Laura in India) already share the same Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform. The ‘new’ part is that the Jetta and the Octavia will go back again to the Golf platform which was ditched for the current generations.
The all new Skoda Octavia will be based on the MQB platform and will be longer and pricier than the current generation model. By basing it on the MQB architecture Skoda will cut production cost by 20%. However, to separate it from the new boy Rapid, Skoda will add tones of features to the next gen Octavia.
Our friend from Malaysia Theophiluschin brings us his interpretation of the next generation Volkswagen Jetta. As one can see, the rendering is essentially the all new Golf MK7 with a boot. However, we must say that the new gen Golf does carry of the boot very well.
As the previous generation Jetta was codenamed A6, it is a no-brainer that the new Jetta will be codenamed A7. Expect considerable weight loss and tones of new technology such as cylinder deactivation to make it into the new executive sedan.
[Rendering Courtesy: Theophiluschin.com]