The current-gen Octavia which has been doing duties since 2013 and received a facelift in 2017 will be replaced by a new generation model this year. Based on the latest test mule sightings, IAB's rendering expert Shoeb Kalania has produced a new image to showcase the 2020 Skoda Octavia's expected design.
The all-new Skoda Octavia will make its world debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show in September. It will retain its known notchback design and will be built off an updated MQB platform. At the front, it will have a number of major revisions such as new single-piece headlight design which will replace the split-type setup present currently. The car will also make use of a slightly sleeker and wider front grille. Speaking of the lights, it will feature LED lights on both the ends and its higher variants will be equipped with the Matrix LED headlight setup, as found on the upcoming Skoda Superb. It may also feature dynamic turn indicators which consist of outward sweeping LEDs.
At the rear, the all-new Skoda Octavia will feature L-shaped tail lights, which, along with the fog lights, make the brand-typical ‘C’ shape. The old Skoda logo at the boot lid will be replaced by ‘SKODA’ in block lettering as seen on the China-only Skoda Kodiaq GT. Its shape will be more elegant and it will have a more sedan-like silhouette.
On the inside, expect the all-new Octavia to have a more premium setup which will make use of higher quality materials. Also, expect the cabin to be far plusher and feature-rich than the current cabin. New features such as voice control, head-up display, soft-touch materials, and more, can make way to the all-new Octavia.
Talking of the mechanicals, expect the all-new Octavia to sport a number of petrol and diesel engine options, also a 48V mild-hybrid setup is expected in the new car. The Indian-spec Octavia may be offered with a 1.5-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine and 2.0-litre TDI turbocharged diesel engine. A plug-in hybrid variant has been officially confirmed.
The 2020 Skoda Octavia will be pitted against the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra in India.