Ahead of global debut, 2020 Skoda Octavia's details revealed
Skoda is all set to unveil the 2020 Octavia on November 11 in Prague. Now, just days ahead of its global debut, the Czech automaker has revealed details about the upcoming sedan's dimensions and engine options. In fact, a few days back, the company had also released a design sketch of the car, giving us an idea of how it would look like.
Going by the official details, the 2020 Skoda Octavia will be comparatively longer and wider than the outgoing model. Separately, several spy shots have revealed that it would come with a slightly bigger grille and a triangular headlamp unit as against the split-headlamps on the previous-generation model. Also, it is likely to get an all-LED lighting setup for headlamps, indicators, and taillights.
Inside, the fourth-generation Octavia is expected to offer a five-seater cabin with panoramic sunroof and a two-spoke multifunctional steering wheel. The car will reportedly house a digital instrument cluster, a head-up display, and a 10-inch infotainment system with connectivity features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Moreover, it will get several driver-assist features like collision avoidance assist, blind spot detection, and fatigue warning.
The 2020 Skoda Octavia will be available in multiple engine options globally including petrol, diesel, and even hybrid powertrains. However, the India-specific model will be offered with BS6-compliant 1.5-liter TSI petrol and 2.0-liter TDI EVO diesel engines, which are capable of producing 150PS of maximum power. Also, the car is likely to come with both manual as well as automatic gearbox options.
The 2020 Skoda Octavia is likely to make its debut in India at the 2020 Auto Expo, and is expected to hit Indian roads by the 2020-end. As for the pocket pinch, it may come at a slightly higher price than the current-generation model, which costs Rs. 16 lakh. Once launched, it will go up against rivals like Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.