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When the up to date Skoda Octavia will debut

When the up to date Skoda Octavia will debut


Skoda has launched a shadowy teaser of its up to date Octavia, forward of its unveiling in February.

There’s not a lot we are able to make out, as there’s solely a single entrance view of the refreshed Octavia, which stays shrouded.

Beneath this protecting, nonetheless, we are able to see the distinctive new LED daytime working gentle signatures, with one strip of sunshine plunging down out of the headlight cluster.

Skoda Australia hasn’t confirmed when the up to date Octavia will arrive right here, although European deliveries are nearly sure for 2024. That might imply a 2024 launch for our market.

Beforehand spied prototypes have proven the Octavia to function solely minor adjustments entrance and rear, typical of a mid-life replace, together with an up to date grille and bumpers.

These prototypes have additionally revealed the Octavia is the most recent Volkswagen Group product to get a bigger touchscreen infotainment system.

As on the present Octavia, there’s a touch-capacitive slider beneath the touchscreen plus a row of bodily switches additional down on the centre stack.

The identical stubby gear shifter stays, whereas there’s nonetheless a digital instrument cluster. It’s unclear if this has additionally grown in dimension and included the gas and temperature readouts.

It’s additionally unclear if the Octavia will achieve the extra user-friendly Good Dials seen within the new-generation Kodiaq and Excellent, which function built-in screens and may management the local weather, seat heating, quantity, driving modes, air-con, and map zoom features.

The Octavia, which sits on the MQB Evo platform, will proceed to supply petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains, although Skoda has dominated out the latter coming right here. Skoda Australia additionally now not sells diesels.

It’s at present supplied in Australia with a alternative of two powertrains: a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 110kW of energy and 250Nm of torque, mated with an eight-speed torque-converter automated transmission; and a 2.0-litre turbo 4 with 180kW, 370Nm, and a seven-speed dual-clutch auto.

These wanting a equally sized Skoda passenger automotive with electrical energy might want to look ahead to the model’s upcoming electrical wagon, due in 2026.

Skoda refers to its upcoming electrical wagon because the “Combi” and says it’ll measure round 4700mm lengthy, which implies it’ll sit between the Octavia (4689mm) and Excellent (4901mm) in dimension.

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