Skoda Auto is currently heading the business strategy for the Volkswagen Group in the Indian market and is expected to launch a number of all-new vehicles in the Indian market in the coming months. Skoda will globally reveal the all-new Octavia later this year and the premium sedan is expected to be launched in the Indian market sometime in 2020. Before its official unveiling at the Frankfurt Auto Show later this year here is a rendering that indicates what the all-new Skoda Octavia might look like when it gets launched in the Indian market.
The rendering image is made by Shoeb Kalania for IAB. The image is based on the camouflaged test mules of the car that were earlier spotted internationally. The all-new Skoda Octavia is expected to look much sleeker and different from the current version of the vehicle.
The rendered image shows new front-end of the car, which is carried forward from the current version of the Octavia. The headlamps will be new and will become more conventional compared to the current quad-headlamp set-up. The shape of the grille will remain the same but the size of the grille will become bigger. Skoda will offer full-LED headlamp and most likely the Matrix LED will be available. Skoda may also offer dynamic turn indicators just like premium Audi cars. Also, the all-new Octavia will get a new platform, which will be an updated version of the current vehicle.
The all-new Octavia will also get major updates at the rear. The tail lamps will get the signature C-Shape. Also, the logo of the Skoda will be replaced with the brand’s lettering on the boot. The current generation of the Skoda Octavia gets swooping roofline that adds a very coupe-styled silhouette to the car.
The all-new Octavia will also get updated thoroughly from the inside. The car will get a much premium interior with leather trims. The dashboard itself will be new and will look much more modern. Skoda will also add features like voice control and heads-up display to the car, which will further make it feature-loaded. Just like premium Audi cars, the Octavia may get Virtual Cockpit. However, it will increase the overall cost of the price, which is why the Indian version of the vehicle may not get such premium features.
The all-new Skoda Octavia may also get a full hybrid system. The next-generation car is expected to get a full 48V mild-hybrid system with the 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. The car will also feature a new 2.0-litre diesel engine and both the engine options are likely to get BS6 emission compliance. With the new features, the price of the Octavia is expected be much higher than the current entry-level price of Rs 15.5 lakh.