The next-gen Skoda Octavia has been spied on test yet again, this time with bare minimum disguise. The India-bound all-new model has been officially confirmed to debut on 11 November 2019.
The Skoda Octavia is already big enough for a model its segment, and so, it is expected to remain more or less the same in size when it moves to its fourth generation. Proportion-wise it should still look like a proper sedan without a coupe-like silhouette. One can expect substantial revisions in the lights and bumper design, though.
On the inside, the all-new model should feature a more minimalist design that gives a sleeker and more upmarket look. New generation infotainment systems from the third generation of the Modular Infotainment Matrix (MIB3) with screens up to 9.2-inch are a given.
Skoda will likely offer the all-new Octavia with 1.0-litre TSI petrol, 1.5-litre TSI petrol, 1.6-litre TDI diesel and 2.0-litre TDI diesel engines. The 1.5-litre TSI petrol engine may come with 48-volt mild hybrid tech. The company has confirmed the plug-in hybrid variant that is said to follow in June 2020. Reports say that even the performance-oriented RS variant will go hybrid with some level of electrification.
2020 will be a busy year for Skoda in India, with the first-ever MQB A0 IN model planned for debut as in concept form at Auto Expo 2020 and the production version following by the year-end. With the Karoq also planned for launch the same year after March, it will be interesting to see if the company manages to release the all-new Octavia as well somehow.
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