Skoda has released news of their newest generation of the Octavia set to be launched globally in 2020. However, it won’t be until the first quarter of 2021 that we will see the Octavia hit Australian shores.
As Skoda’s most popular model, the Octavia has seen over 2 million sales since its modern revamp in 1996. Now up to its 4th generation, the last time we saw the revelation of a new generation of Octavia was back in 2012.
Unveiled in Prague, Czech Republic, the world premiere of the 2020 Octavia was accompanied by flashing lights and emotive performances by the Czech Philharmonic and the Time for Three string trio.
The new Octavia Combi and Hatchback will be 4,689mm long and 1,829mm wide, slightly larger than their predecessors. The design focuses on providing improved aerodynamics with the aim to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
The model will also feature an innovative LED Matrix system which consists of individually controlled light segments. These allow the high beams to be on at all times without dazzling oncoming drivers (something we can all appreciate).
Inside, passengers will benefit from greater legroom, while the boot capacity has increased to 640L in the Combi and 600L in the hatchback. Skoda has also completely redesigned the interiors with a chrome-trimmed 2 spoke steering wheel and ergonomic seats with the option of a massage function.
The Octavia will also be the first Skoda model to feature a head-up display where important information is projected onto the windscreen. Navigation can be displayed on either of two 10-inch screens (one in the instrument panel and the other in the central display), and innovative assistance systems such as the Hands-On Detect (which detects when the driver is no longer in control of the wheel in the case of a medical emergency and can bring the car to a stop) make the 2020 Octavia safer than ever.
As for the engine, you’ll have a choice of a three-cylinder 1.0 TSI (110HP and 200Nm) or four-cylinder 1.5 TSI (150HP and 250Nm), both of which are also available as hybrid versions, or choose from an 85kW, 110kW or 147kW 2.0L TDI diesel engine (and more).
The Octavia Combi will be up for sale first, followed by the hatchback. However, if you already own a current generation Octavia, you can check out the Sparesbox fitment tool for all the parts and accessories you’ll need!