The rear-end of the 2020 Skoda Octavia has allegedly leaked via a driver information display. The image was published originally by Czech publication auto.cz.
The 2020 Skoda Octavia appears to have a somewhat oddball design at the rear, as opposed to the much sportier and more athletic appearance portrayed in recent renderings. The rear fascia looks a bit dull, with a simplistic bumper design, weird L-shaped tail lamps and an old-style Skoda logo instead of ‘SKODA’ in block lettering across the boot lid.
At the front, the Skoda Octavia will move back to single-lens headlamps. As for the interior, expect several new ‘Simply Clever’ features, new minimalist dashboard design and new infotainment systems from the third generation of the MIB modular matrix, perhaps with a free-standing screen as big as 9.2-inches.
The modern-day Skoda Octavia debuted back in 1996 and is currently in its third generation. Moving to its fourth generation, the C-segment car will retain the MQB platform. The engine line-up should kick-off with the 1.0-litre TSI petrol unit, and include 1.5-litre TSI-Evo petrol, 1.6-litre TDI diesel and 2.0-litre diesel units. There’s no speak of 1.8- and 2.0-litre TSI petrol options this time, although one can expect the latter in the RS variant.
For the first time, the Skoda Octavia range will include a plug-in hybrid variant, IAB can confirm. The plan is to offer an electrified powertrain in the hatchback and estate both body types. Reports say that the 1.5-litre TSI-Evo petrol engine may come with 48V mild-hybrid tech. The RS variant is also said to go hybrid.
The 2020 Skoda Octavia will likely debut in the second half of this year.