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Next-generation 2020 Skoda Octavia leaked ahead of Frankfurt debut

Team OD  | Published: October 22, 2019, 11:14 AM IST

The 2020 Skoda Octavia, the fourth generation of the popular sedan has been leaked via a picture form its online configurator ahead of its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show on November 11. The new Skoda Octavia will rival the Honda Civic and recently facelifted Hyundai Elantra. The new car is expected to be launched in India by late 2020.

There is more than a hint of the Superb towards the latter half of the car but the big change is in the front. The split headlamp look has been done away with and the face is now much sharper with the tapering angular headlamps similar to the ones seen on the Scala, a sharply cut grille and the wide airdam with the upswept edges. The side profile seems to have the signature Skoda shoulder-line, but with a more pronounced edge while there is more muscle in the lower part of the doors to accentuate the overall shape.  The sharp, propeller style alloys are another new addition.

An earlier set of sketches have shown that the new Octavia will get a crisper interpretation of what we have seen earlier with the more aggressive C-motif taillamps and a rising edge to the boot. Overall, the extended rear-end, notchback look has been replaced with a sleeker, flatter coupe-inspired styling.

No pictures are available on the internet but we can expect the insides of the Octavia to carry over quite a few bits from the Scala. This means a minimalistic layout but again with varied surfacing to bring a more premium feel. A floating touchscreen and slim AC vents placed lower in the dash can also be expected.

As far as engines go, we can expect the familiar VW group engines like a 1.5-litre with 150 PS, and a 2.0-litre diesel with 180PS as well as an iV plug-in hybrid which should use the Superb iV's oily bits.

Leaked image source: Cochespias via Instagram

Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 15.99 Lakhs
Displacement
1968cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
143
Max Torque(Nm)
320
Mileage
19.5 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 17.94 Lakhs
Displacement
1597cc
Transmission
Manual
Max Power(ps)
120
Max Torque(Nm)
300
Mileage
26.8 Kmpl
Price (Ex-Delhi)
Starts Rs 15.89 Lakhs
Displacement
1999cc
Transmission
Automatic
Max Power(ps)
152
Max Torque(Nm)
192
Mileage
14.60 Kmpl

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