The new generation of the Skoda Octavia will be revealed in November according to an official statement coming from the Volkswagen Group during the Moscow Motor Show. The car is scheduled to hit the market at the beginning of next year and it represents the fourth car within the VW Group to feature the MQB platform. The other three cars so far are the Audi A3, Seat Leon and the seventh generation of the Volkswagen Golf which will debut at the beginning of September. Thanks to this switch to the MQB platform, the all-new Octavia is expected to be lighter but larger than the model we see on the roads today. Expect to see a length of 4.8 meters so that the Rapid will have room in the automaker’s lineup.
The company’s best-seller model will also be pushed upmarket, but the entry-level versions will stick to the vehicle’s tradition of providing more room inside the cabin for a lower price tag in comparison to its most important rivals in this competitive segment. The higher-end versions will get a steeper price tag but will come with more premium equipment compared to previous generations of the Octavia.
As far as the engine lineup is concerned, the new generation of the Skoda Octavia will get approximately the same engines as the aforementioned Volkswagen Golf 7, including a 1.4-liter TSI gasoline unit with cylinder deactivation and the 1.6-liter TDI that should allow the car to have CO2 emissions of less than 100 g/km. The more frugal Octavia Greenline is also expected to make a comeback, along with a more potent vRS model that will probably be motivated by the 2.0-liter turbocharged EA888 gasoline unit that will also be available for the new VW Golf.