2020 Skoda Octavia – official sketches revealed

Russell Campbell
October 17, 2019

Official sketches have been revealed of the Skoda Octavia ahead of the car’s launch next month.

  • Official sketches revealed

    of the new Skoda Octavia

  • Specs include

    new infotainment and a plug-in hybrid

  • Price and release date

    from £19,000, on sale spring 2020

These sketches of the fourth generation Skoda Octavia show what Skoda calls a ‘more emotive design’ what they also show us is that the new Octavia will be much like the old model offering larger dimensions and more interior space for less than you’ll pay for a Volkswagen Golf

The pictures show off the new Ford Focus and Toyota Corolla alternative’s “coupe-like” roofline and what look to be larger alloy wheels, suggesting the new model will have a sportier gate than the car it replaces. Upfront, there’s also thinner LED headlights and a new thick-rimmed grille. A sharp crease that starts above the front wheels runs along the body to the back of the car, where you’ll find LED taillights that have ‘crystalline elements’. 

The Skoda Octavia was originally launched 60 years ago and is the company’s bestseller with more than 6.5 million cars sold to date. Along with the new looks you can expect the car to be more comfortable to drive and cheaper to run than the old model – with a plug-in hybrid version earmarked to join the range soon after launch. Inside, you can expect the Octavia’s to have a heavily infotainment influenced cabin with screens and touch sensors replacing conventional buttons – just like we have seen in the new Mk8 VW Golf which shares this car’s underpinnings.

The new Octavia is expected to go on sale in spring 2020 with a price of around £19,000.