Czech carmaker Skoda is expected to bring its new Octavia facelift in India in the third quarter this year. Now ahead of its launch in the country, the new Octavia has been snapped, giving a closer look at the front and cabin of the model.
The images shared by TeamBHP show the Octavia's new front fascia with updated split headlight design with LED DRLs ((Daytime Running Lamps) and wide air dam. While the changes on the side are minimal, the rear gets tweaked taillamps and bumper. The new Octavia also seems to have new set of alloy wheels on offer.
Inside the cabin, the Skoda Octavia in its facelifted avatar will get dual tone black and beige colour with new updated steering wheel with mounted control buttons, new infotainment system and instrument cluster with MID. Other features expected in the new Octavia include a customisable key that allows multiple users to save their own vehicle settings, folding tables on the back of the front seats, bottle holders, and a removable torch in the boot.
Under the hood, Octavia will carry over the same engine of the current model. In India, the Octavia gets 1.4 TSI petrol, 1.8 TSI petrol and 2.0 TDI diesel engines. The transmission is handled by six-speed AT, seven-speed DSG and six-speed manual gearbox. All the engines come mated to a manual transmission standard, while the dual-clutch DSG automatic is offered as an option.
The dealer-level bookings are open for the new Octavia and are expected to be priced slightly higher than the current model.