2025 Skoda Octavia Facelift Revealed With Updated Design And Revised Interior

  • Feb 14, 2024
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India is likely to get sportier RS version of the 2025 Octavia facelift sometime this year

2025 Skoda Octavia Facelift

  • Skoda unveils the 2025 Octavia facelift globally.

  • Features updated design with a revised grille, new LED DRL signature, and tweaked LED taillight. 

  • Updated interior features dual-tone black/tan cabin theme reminiscent of 2025 Superb and Kodiaq. 

  • Gets a 13-inch touchscreen infotainment system (optional) with 10-inch digital driver’s display.

  • Offered with multiple powertrain options, including petrol, mild-hybrid, and diesel engines.

  • Expected to be launched in India later this year, likely to be the sportier ‘RS’ version with starting price around Rs 40 lakh.

Skoda has taken the wraps off the 2025 Octavia facelift globally, which gets a refreshed design both externally and internally. While the updated Octavia is available in both sedan and estate body styles globally, India should get the former in its sportier 'RS' guise. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Design

2025 Skoda Octavia Facelift

The main design update in the Octavia facelift is focused on the front, featuring a redesigned 'butterfly' grille and bumper. Additionally, it receives revised LED headlights with a new two-element LED DRL signature, giving it a breath of fresh air.

2025 Skoda Octavia Facelift

Apart from the new alloy wheel design, the overall profile of the updated Octavia remains unchanged, and the car rides new alloys with sizes ranging from 16-inches to 19-inches. Coming on to the rear, it features a slightly tweaked taillight signature and a redesigned bumper, complementing the sharper styling of the Octavia.

Interior

2025 Skoda Octavia Facelift Interior

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The interior of the 2025 Octavia differs from the outgoing model as itboasts a revamped dual-tone brown and black cabin theme with silver inserts, reminiscent of what we've previously seen in the new Superb and Kodiaq. It boasts leather upholstery made from recycled fabrics, a first for the Octavia. Overall, the cabin presents an uncluttered look, with sleek AC vents, a large floating touchscreen and physical buttons for important functions. 

Features

2025 Skoda Octavia Facelift Features

In terms of features, the 2025 Octavia gets a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto/Apple CarPlay (can be upgraded to 13-inches), a 10-inch digital driver’s display, ambient lightning, a premium sound system, electrically adjustable front seats with heating and ventilation, dual-zone climate control, a panoramic sunroof, and a wireless phone charger. 

Globally, the Octavia will also feature ChatGPT integration with the infotainment system, where it can do more than voice command based feature activation. Safety features include, multiple airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, ISOFIX child seat mounts and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS).

Powertrain

2025 Skoda Octavia Facelift

Globally, the 2025 Octavia is available with multiple engine choices, a 1.5-litre turbo-petrol, a 2-litre turbo-petrol, and a 2-litre diesel. Buyers will have the option to choose between manual and automatic transmissions.. Here’s a quick overview of all the engine specifications in the table below.

Engine

1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine

1.5-litre turbo-petrol engine

2-litre turbo-petrol engine with AWD

2-litre turbo-petrol engine (Octavia RS)

2-litre diesel engine

2-litre diesel engine

Power/Torque

116 PS/220 Nm

150 PS/ 250 Nm

204 PS/ 320 Nm

265 PS/ 370 Nm

116 PS/ 300 Nm

150 PS/ 360 Nm

Transmission

6-speed manual/ 7-speed automatic

6-speed manual/ 7-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

6-speed manual

7-speed automatic

Both the 1.5-litre turbo-petrol engines will come equipped with a mild hybrid system, which will only be paired with a 7-speed DSG automatic transmission. In India, the 'RS' version is expected with the ballistic 265PS 2-litre turbo-petrol engine. .

Expected Launch

2025 Skoda Octavia Facelift

We expect the arrival of the 2025 Skoda Octavia RS in India later this year. Given that it's expected to be a fully imported model, prices are likely to start around Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom). When launched here, the Octavia won’t have any direct rivals.

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