Skoda - the Czech automobile manufacturer has confirmed that the next-gen Octavia will make its India debut in the last quarter of 2020. The Skoda Octavia was first launched in 2013 and received an update in 2017. The sedan was quite popular in the Indian market. The next-gen Skoda Octavia will be launched later this year in the global markets. The Octavia is expected to receive an updated interior and will sport a number of cosmetic changes. The automaker will also provide a number of engine options with the next-gen Octavia to choose from.
Mechanically, next-gen Octavia will get a number of petrol and diesel engine options in the global markets. Additionally, the automaker might introduce a 48V mild-hybrid variant on some of the engines. In the Indian market, the next-gen Octavia is expected to get a 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine and the Czech automaker is also working on updating its 2.0-litre diesel engine to comply with the BS-VI emission norms. The sedan will underpin the updated Volkswagen MQB modular platform and it is expected to be a bit larger as compared with the current model.
Speaking of the exteriors, the 2020 Octavia will sport Skoda's all-new design language as seen on the Kamiq SUV. This includes all-LED lightings and the premium variants might get the brand's matrix LED headlight. The front grille will be wider and sleeker giving the sedan a sharp and dynamic look. The rear tailgate will sport the brand's name instead of the logo, as seen on the Skoda Kamiq. The interiors will be a mix of practical and modern features. The next-gen Octavia will be more premium and will host a long list of features like - head-up display, soft-touch material, voice control.
The all-new 2020 Octavia will be up against the likes of Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantrain the Indian market. For the update, the Czech automaker has already officially revealed the facelift of Superb sedan which is expected to be launched in India by end of this year. The automaker is on a spree of launching new and updated models globally and the Indian enthusiasts will have to wait to see how many of these models will make its way to our shores.