New Skoda Octavia To Be Unveiled At Frankfurt Motor Show

  • Jun 13, 2019

Czech carmaker Skoda is all set to unveil the new Octavia at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show to be held from 12 to 22 September. The Frankfurt Motor Show is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world. The new Octavia will be a generation upgrade and not a facelift. The car is expected to have a number of changes aesthetically and mechanically. It is expected to get a new platform and cabin. The Indian launch of the new Octavia may happen in the latter half of 2020.

The new Skoda Octavia is likely to have several engine and gearbox combinations for the international market. Skoda, however, may bring the 1.5-litre turbocharged stratified petrol (TSI) engine along with a 48V mild-hybrid setup to the Indian market. The 2.0-litre diesel engine in the car’s current version could also be upgraded to meet the upcoming BS-VI emission norms.

The upcoming Octavia will have a revamped exterior to conform to the brand’s new design language. The car will sport a wider and sleeker grille. Skoda hasn’t officially revealed whether the split headlight design is likely to be dropped. But the car will have LED lighting all around, while the entry-level model may have regular lights. Other styling bits could include Matrix headlamps and a bold brand insignia on the boot.

The Octavia will obviously get a new interior with a luxurious cabin which will be more premium than the outgoing version. Soft plastics will be used in abundance along with other better quality materials. Head-up display and voice control are also likely to be standard features. Some reports suggest that Skoda may retain the dashboard of the current model though a minor refresh can’t be ruled out.

The new Skoda Octavia, when launched in India, will compete with other full-sized sedans like the Hyundai Elantra and the Honda Civic.


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