New photos of the 2017 Skoda Octavia released
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Will reach European dealerships in early 2017.
After the first batch of images and a video of the facelifted model, Skoda Auto has released more images of the 2017 Skoda Octavia. The facelift’s changes have been incorporated on the Combi (Estate) version also, but not on the Scout version or the RS variant yet.
The 2017 Skoda Octavia features a newly designed front and rear section, new/optimised driver assistance systems, new infotainment systems and new equipment. On the outside, Skoda’s best seller has been refreshed with the incorporation of a quad-headlight setup, revisions to the radiator grille and lower grille, and tweaks to the tail lights.
With the facelift, the Skoda Octavia gains a new instrument cluster, heated steering wheel, folding tables for the rear-seat passengers, a removable torch (Combi-only feature), PET bottle holders and a customizable key (with vehicle settings memory). The Swing, Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus infotainment systems now have capacitive displays, with the latter featuring a 9.2-inch display now.
The 2017 Skoda Octavia will be launched in first markets later this year with five TSI petrol and four TDI diesel engines having displacements from 1.0- to 2.0-litres and maximum output of 63 kW (84 hp) to 135 kW (184 hp). Customer deliveries will commence in early 2017 in European showrooms.
The facelift is among the four new Skodas planned for the Indian market in 2017.