The brand’s best-selling model will have a more emotive look; combining compact dimensions with a generous amount of interior space.
The design sketches show the OCTAVIA’s silhouette with a coupé-like roofline. A distinctive new front section with a wide front grille, large wheels, a larger roof-mounted spoiler, wider boot opening, taillights with crystalline elements and new one-piece headlights.
The interior will include the latest infotainment systems from the VW Group - lower trim levels will feature a 6.5-inch infotainment display and a conventional analogue dial cluster, mid-range models will get a larger touchscreen, with the highest-spec variants getting a 12.3-inch digital dial cluster.
The steeper rear windscreen may reduce boot space slightly, the new Skoda Octavia estate will offer even more space than the current model.
The new Octavia will be powered by a selection of petrol and diesel and engines plus the addition of hybrid options.
Originally launched more than sixty years ago, the fourth-generation OCTAVIA has sold more than 6.5 million units to date and the latest incarnation looks set to continue that success.
The latest generation of the OCTAVIA will feature a multi-level instrument panel and a redesigned steering wheel with two spokes.
The sketches show the redesigned instrument panel – topped by a large, free-standing central display, it’s composed of several layers whose lines and colours reflect the signature ŠKODA grille.
The new interior concept includes a two-spoke steering wheel with buttons and scroll wheels. In the centre console, a small rocker switch has taken the place of the familiar gear selector lever. It uses shift-by-wire technology to electronically communicate the desired automatic transmission setting.