The 2020 Skoda Octavia has been leaked online via Skoda’s online configurator. The next-gen Skoda Octavia will have its real-world debut in Prague, the Czech Republic on 11 November 2019.
The 2020 Skoda Octavia looks leaner, meaner and sportier than the outgoing model. The designers have definitely tried to tone down the executive styling and increase the youthfulness of the Skoda Octavia with the full model change.
At the front, the design of the next-gen Skoda Octavia is heavily inspired by that of the Skoda Scala. The quad headlamps have been thankfully dumped in favour of conventional units, which are sleeker and more angular than ever before, giving the car a ferocious look. The signature radiator grille seems to be slightly more compact, while the bumper is more strongly swept back and has sharp contours to complement the more menacing tone aimed for the front-end.
On the sides, the 2020 Skoda Octavia has a stronger shoulder line. The greenhouse looks better because the roofline isn’t as flat at the rear as on the old model falls more aggressively. The rear-end will flaunt Skoda Scala-inspired L-shaped tail lights. The interior design will be plusher and look more minimalist. All-new infotainment systems with an eSIM from the MIB 3 family will be on offer.
Based on an upgraded MQB platform, the next-gen Skoda Octavia will be available with a variety of compact and large petrol and diesel engines. These will likely be 1.5-litre TSI Evo petrol, 2.0-litre TSI petrol, 1.5L TDI diesel and 2.0L TDI diesel units with maximum power outputs starting at 150 PS. The 1.5L petrol engine could be offered with a 48V mild-hybrid system as an option.
Unlike its predecessors, the 2020 Skoda Octavia will be sold in even a plug-in hybrid variant. Available in both hatchback and estate body styles, the eco-friendly powertrain will likely combine a 1.4L TSI petrol engine and an electric motor to propel the front wheels. The RS variant of the redesigned model should follow around a year later.
In India, the next-gen Skoda Octavia won’t be launched anytime before the second half of 2020.
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