We have heard Skoda say it would debut the brand new Octavia earlier than the tip of the 12 months – November 11 to be precise – and now we’re getting an official preview of the fourth technology of the liftback. As is the case with nearly each automotive design sketch, the brand new Octavia seems to be critically engaging because of the absence of exaggerated particulars like massive wheels and door handles.
Glossy mirrors and slim physique pillars additionally make this digital drawing of the 2020 Octavia extra engaging than the true factor, which has been seen revealing an evolutionary design a number of instances. You will not get these high-tech headlights and taillights on the manufacturing mannequin, however the clusters ought to be roughly the identical measurement and we all know that Matrix LED know-how shall be accessible up entrance. The Octavia is the following mannequin within the line to drop the rear company badge to make room for the letter “Skoda” on the tailgate, as seen on the just lately facelifted Very good flagship.
Do not let a coupe-like roofline consider it would have a reporter in actual life as a result of that is not going to occur. The Octavia has all the time been about maximizing cabin room to supply probably the most spacious inside in its class, so we suspect the roof shall be sloping again as it would eat into the rear headroom.
Skoda is but to preview the interiors, however spy photographs have revealed that there shall be some main adjustments to the dashboard as the brand new Octavia will use the identical tablet-like infotainment system because the Scala. Different adjustments will embody an electrical parking brake and a redesigned two-spoke steering wheel, together with an up to date digital instrument cluster and a separate heart console with air vents. The subsequent technology is predicted to be a bit extra superior, however prototypes revealed that some bits and items shall be carried over from the outgoing mannequin to chop prices.
We’re prone to see extra of the following technology Octavia earlier than its November 11 debut in Prague as Skoda might determine to drop a number of extra teasers to ease the wait. When the wraps take off, we’ll see not solely this liftback, however a extra sensible wagon in addition to a plug-in hybrid iV mannequin. The tough and hard Scout and sporty RS are anticipated in 2020.