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The India-bound 2020 Skoda Octavia Will Look like This. Excited? We Are


Despite numerous sightings, this is the first time Skoda has teased the upcoming sedan

 

  • The 2020 Skoda Octavia will make its global debut on November 11.
  • The teaser reveals a completely new design for the front and rear.
  • It will also feature a new cabin design with a two-spoke steering wheel.
  • We expect Skoda to showcase the 2020 Octavia at the Auto Expo.

Just days ahead of its global unveil on November 11, Skoda has teased the 2020 Octavia with some design sketches. The sketches give us an idea of what to expect from the upcoming sedan. We got all three generations of the Octavia right from its inception, although the second generation was given the Laura moniker. Lately, the current sedan also received an update in the form of a new Onyx edition. The fourth-generation Octavia retains the overall silhouette but there are many changes to the front and rear. The split headlamp setup has now given way for a large single unit that joins with the grille, which has also grown in size.  The sedan has been spied numerous times and is expected to come with a slew of powertrain options including a 48V hybrid. 

From the design sketches, it can be confirmed that there are  some major design revisions to the sedan. The front end also gets a new bumper along with the above mentioned changes. At the rear, the big and boxy tailamps now make way for slimmer units like in the Superb. Another striking element is the sharp looking boot lid design.

Thanks to some spy images, we also know how the new Octavia’s cabin will look like. Some highlights are the virtual cockpit, a new floating infotainment system and toggle switches for the hazard lamp and other controls. It also gets a new two-spoke steering wheel along with a much cleaner cabin design.   

Globally, the Octavia is expected to come with a host of powertrain options. Meanwhile, in India, we can expect the BS6-compliant 2.0-litre TDI and a new 1.5-litre TSI engine with a 48V mild-hybrid system. The RS version of the upcoming Octavia has already been spied and is expected to use a revised version of the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine with at least 245 ponies. Transmission duties will be taken care of by a 6-speed manual or a DSG.  The gen-three Octavia’s features are also expected to be carried over along with some new additions like connected car tech.

We expect to see the new Octavia at the upcoming Auto Expo, which will be held February 7 to 12. It is safe to expect a premium for the new Octavia over the existing version, which retails between Rs 16 lakh to Rs 26 lakh (ex-showroom). Rivals includes the Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla Altis.

Image Source: Garaz.cz and Auto.cz

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