- 2020 Skoda Octavia to be displayed at the Auto Expo in February.
- 2020 Skoda Octavia to debut new petrol and diesel engines.
- 2020 Skoda Octavia price could start from Rs 18 Lakhs onwards in India.
The 2020 Skoda Octavia has finally made its global debut on the 60th anniversary since this nameplate came into existence. The fourth-generation sedan has grown up in size and proportions while it takes a radical departure from the preceding model in terms of exterior styling.
It is expected to be showcased at the Auto Expo 2020 in February while launch could take place by the end of next year in the Indian market.
The new-gen Skoda Octavia measures 4689mm in length and 1829mm in width, which is nearly 19mm and 15mm more than the current model on sale. The wheelbase stands at 2686mm while riding on 19-inch alloy wheels. As far as design is concerned, it is much sharper now with matrix-LED headlamps on offer as an optional feature.
The company has worked hard to make it rather aerodynamic by taking the drag co-efficient to 0.24 along with the coupe-esque roofline. In addition, several other styling elements include Skoda signature front grille, ducktail resembling rear end with LED rail lamp cluster, etc. to name a few.
The cabin comes with new upholstery and layout while a new floating touchscreen infotainment system (available in four sizes) is the major highlight of the sedan. Other salient features include a two-spoke steering wheel, special fabric sports seats, three-zone air-conditioning, and a head-up display.
The virtual cockpit layout gets a new 10-inch digital instrument cluster while the conventional gear-lever has been replaced by a rocker switch. Besides the petrol and diesel engines, there is a word that a plug-in-hybrid variant will also be introduced, on similar lines as Skoda Superb.