Czech car manufacturer Skoda has launched number of new and updated models in Indian market recently. They had showcased several upcoming models at the Auto Expo previous year. Skoda has been working on launching the all-new Octavia sedan in Indian market. The next-generation Skoda Octavia has been spotted testing on our roads. It was spotted without any camouflage as it is already unveiled in the International markets. Skoda Octavia is a premium sedan and it competes with cars like Hyundai Elantra and Honda Civic (now discontinued) in the segment. Here we have a video that shows next-generation Skoda Octavia inside out.
The video has been uploaded by Stas Como estas on their youtube channel. The video starts by showing the exterior of the all-new Octavia. Just like any other Skoda car, Octavia also has a very sharp design to it. The front grille has been redesigned completely. It is different from regular butterfly grille that we have seen in other Skoda cars. The grille has become a lot more flatter and comes with gloss black garnish on it. The headlights are now a lot more sleeker than before and are all LED. DRLs are also integrated inside the headlight.
The bumper of the Skoda Octavia is a lot more sharper than the outgoing model. The fog lamps are integrated on the bumper and are LED units. Coming to the side profile, the Octavia has that sharp shoulder line that starts from the headlight and joins the tail light at the rear. Octavia is seen with a new set of dual tone alloy wheels. The test unit spotted in India had a similar design but, it was a single tone silver coloured alloy. The auto folding ORVMs with integrated turn indicators and the sloping coupe like design towards the rear gives it a sporty and premium look.
Skoda Octavia looks quite good from rear as well. There are split LED tail lights with a Skoda branding on the boot. The Octavia badge is seen on the lower part of the boot. Rear bumper has also been redesigned with reflectors on it. Next-gen Skoda Octavia is based on a revised MQB platform. This has helped Skoda increase the length and width of the sedan. Octavia is now 19mm longer and 15mm wider than the older generation.
As Skoda Octavia is longer and wider than before, it would have directly impacted on the space inside. Octavia is now expected to offer more space on the inside. It will come with features like full digital instrument cluster which Skoda likes to Vitual Cockpit, larger touchscreen infotainment screen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, electric sunroof, leather upholstery and so on. Coming to the engine options, Skoda is expected to offer Octavia with a petrol engine only.
Like many other manufacturer car manufacturers, Skoda had also announced that they will be concentrating more on petrol and hybrid engine options. The Skoda Octavia in India will be getting a 2.0 litre turbocharged petrol engine. The engine is capable of generating 190 Ps of power. Just like the older version, lower variants of Octavia might be powered by a smaller engine. In this case, it is expected to be a 1.5 litre turbo petrol engine that is seen in Skoda’s Karoq SUV. In this Octavia this engine might be paired with a manual gearbox. Skoda is expected to launch the next-gen Octavia in the market some time later this year.