More technology, a revised design, and more efficient engines. The Skoda Octavia is already preparing its update, which will hit the market in less than a year. We give you the first details!
Skoda takes a step forward. As we told you a few days ago, the brand is already preparing to renew a large part of its range, which will begin in the coming weeks with the launch of the new Scala. After the compact, it will be the turn of the revision of the Superb and, later, of the Octavia. Precisely today we stop at the update of this latest model, vital in the range of the Czech manufacturer.
Therefore, the fourth generation of the Skoda Octavia is also completing its final phase of preparation and set-up. Some international media published today the first spy photos of the new sedan, rolling in the last phase of testing and with camouflaged bodywork. But we can already anticipate at least some details of what its renewal will be like.
To begin with, the new Skoda Octavia will take on many of the new features that the new Scala will already advance first, with a redesigned front end, new LED optics, slimmer vertical intakes, and a slightly modified grille. In profile, its appearance will not change much, although it is true that new wheel designs and colors could also modernize its figure. Behind, the changes will also be limited to a redesign of lights and bumpers.
Inside, the new Skoda Octavia today still sports a very modern and up-to-date design, so it is possible that the new sedan bets on small updates that have more to do with technology. That is to say, new graphics and software will arrive, both for the instrumentation and for the touch screen of its information and entertainment system, in addition to new ADAS driving assistance systems, already standard. More Simply Clever smart features and new sustainable materials will contribute to improved appearance and functionality.
Regarding the range of engines, a radical change in the range of engines is not planned either, but an improvement in the overall efficiency of the product is. Currently, the sedan has diesel, gasoline, CNG, micro-hybrid engines with 48V technology, and even plug-in hybrids. Slight modifications of the propellants could slightly benefit you in consumption and emissions.
Thus, the 110 hp and 150 hp TSI mHEV engines will surely continue, as will the 204 and 245 hp PHEV versions. We will see if the TDI, today with offers of 115 and 150 hp, is maintained or if there is some kind of adjustment, but for now, the launch of a 100% electric version is ruled out until a new generation: Skoda is already implementing this type of variants such as a range almost independent from its conventional product.