Published full information about the new Skoda OctaviaOctober 8, 2019
After seven years in the market, during which he set new sales records for the Czech brand, the next-generation Octavia is preparing for the well-deserved “retirement” to make way for a more advanced successor.
This is by far the most successful Skoda model, whose sales in 2018 grew by 388,200 units, which is more than double the performance of the second and third best-selling cars of the company. Modern Octavia has single-handedly placed the Czech company in the big leagues since its launch in 1996, and its popularity is growing with each new generation. Over its 23-year history, Octavia has created many derivatives: from the RS sports and Scout station wagon to the high-end Laurin & Klement and the eco-friendly G-Tec powered by compressed natural gas.
As a product of the VW Group, the fourth-generation Octavia is unlikely to undergo major design changes, as the automobile group, as a rule, prefers to take small steps when it comes to updating the design of the car. However, spy shots showed that the split headlight design would go away and optics would get clusters with a traditional design that resembled those of the flagship Superb.
The edges of the headlights will correspond to the corners of a wider grille, giving the car a more impressive front view. The hood was also seen on the latest prototypes, as was the newly developed front bumper with a new pair of fog lights. Since there is still a lot of camouflage on test cars, the side profile design remains a mystery, although we expect Skoda to make some changes to the stamping lines and add new alloy wheels.
In addition, we already know that for the first time, Octavia will have wider taillights extending to the doors of both the liftback and the station wagon to make it look more like an “older brother,” Superb.
It is expected that the basic version of the novelty will be equipped with a three-cylinder turbocharged engine, which can be found in many cars of the VAG concern – this is 1.0 TSI. It offers up to 116 hp power and 200 Nm of torque, which is sufficient for those who just want to get from point A to point B.
A more powerful 1.5 TSI will be offered, the output of which is already 148 hp. and 250 Nm. This power plant can be found in the current generation of Octavia. A little higher in the engine range is the 2.0 TSI unit, providing 190 hp. power and 320 Nm of torque.
The “charged” modification of the next-generation Octavia RS will either use an upgraded 2.0-liter engine, as well as a hybrid powerplant. Their power is not yet known, but it will be at least 245 hp. and 370 Nm.
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