The next generation Skoda Octavia has been spotted testing very recently. At a glance, the heavily camouflaged test prototype model of the all new fourth generation Octavia will not give you any information regarding the sedan’s new design language. However, the spy shots are proof of the fact that the Czech car maker has been working on the next generation model of the Octavia and that it has also already commenced its initial testing phase.
The Skoda Octavia premium sedan is still the most popular model from the house of the Czech automaker, and the new-gen Octavia is definitely expected to come with a lot more goodies and overall improvement over the already highly capable Octavia model.
As per the latest reports Skoda’s German parent company Volkswagen will be bringing out the new Golf in the global markets in the next year. However, the all new 4th generation Skoda Octavia is not expected to come before 2020, considering the fact that the sedan’s updated version was launched towards the end of 2016. As per the German journal, the all new Skoda Octavia will grow in size, as is the trend for most new generation auto models. It is being said that the overall length of the new generation Octavia have increased that the ongoing model, which has a length of 4.7 metres. The reports also say that the wagon version of the car will also offer increased boot area, which will be around 610 to 630 litres. Thus, it can be expected that the all new Skoda Octavia will be offering a roomier cabin with more comfort for the passengers and may even offer improved luggage space as well.
As far as the under the hood mechanical specs are concerned, although it is too early to comment anything on it, the next generation Octavia will be sharing its engine range with the other cars under the umbrella of the Volkswagen Group. The petrol engine range is expected to include the very familiar 1.0 litre 3 cylinder petrol engine and the 1.5 litre turbocharged petrol engine. The latter is also speculated to do the duty under the hood of a hybrid version of the Octavia. The 1.8 litre TSI petrol mill could get replaced by the 2.0 litre TSI mill that can be found under the hood of the Skoda Kodiaq premium SUV.
When it comes to the diesel version of the all new Octavia, there are no details as of now. The diesel models form a very important part of the total global Octavia sales. Considering the fact that EA288 Evo version of the 2 litre TDI diesel motor is already known to be going under the hood of the Volkswagen Golf 8, it is very uncertain as to which one exactly will be powering the fourth generation Octavia. Rumours are rife that the all new Octavia will also be coming along with a plug-in hybrid model, as the Skoda Superb and Kodiaq will both be getting a plug-in hybrid variant to enrich their future lineup.