What do we know about the new generation Skoda Octavia?October 7, 2019
In this article we have collected all, absolutely all information about the fourth generation of the Czech liftback / station wagon Skoda Octavia. The car will be shown at a special event in Prague, Czech Republic, November 11
The current (third) generation of the most popular model of the Czech automaker has been on the market for seven years and during this time the car managed to set absolute sales records several times.
On November 11 of this year, the long-awaited debut of a completely new generation of the model will take place.
Since the engineers of the German concern VW Group, which includes the Skoda company, tightly took up the updated Octavia liftback / station wagon, the model will get a very changed appearance. Recent spy shots have shown that there will be no more divided headlights – it seems that the company’s designers decided to borrow the shape of the headlights from the flagship Superb model. The edges of the headlights will meet the corners with a wider false radiator grille in order to give the car a more “muscular” exterior. The car will also receive a new embossed hood and front bumper with a new pair of fog lights.
Since there is still a lot of camouflage on test cars, the appearance of the side profile remains a mystery, although we expect Skoda to make a few minor changes and offer new options for alloy wheels. The roof line is also expected to change slightly. For the first time, Czech Octavia will have wider taillights extending to the tailgate. At the back of the news, the old Skoda nameplate will disappear – in its place the full brand name will be displayed.
The initial trim levels of the Skoda Octavia are expected to be powered by a 1.0 TSI turbocharged three-cylinder engine. It offers up to 116 hp power and 200 Nm of torque, which for many is quite sufficient. They will also offer a more powerful four-cylinder 1.5 TSI for 148 hp. (250 Nm) and 2.0 TSI with 190 hp (320 Nm). Also available will be 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI diesel engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid engine that will be borrowed from the German next-generation VW Golf GTE hatchback.
The next-generation high-performance Octavia RS will either use an upgraded version of the 2.0-liter engine or switch to a hybrid installation. It is expected that both the liftback and the station wagon have a motor power of 245 hp. (370 Nm).
The novelty will be offered with “mechanics” and “automatic” with double clutch, as well as front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive. A slight increase in the size of the car – the model is built on the updated MQB platform, which can make Octavia an even more spacious vehicle.
Serious changes are expected in the cabin – a completely new virtual dashboard will appear. The infotainment screen, similar to a tablet, will take center stage. For the first time, Octavia will finally have an electric parking brake that should free up more storage space between the front seats.
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