Skoda has started the production of the fourth-gen Octavia in its motherland. The new-gen Octavia will enter our market early next year.
Skoda Octavia is the best-selling car of the Czech car manufacturer in the European market. The current, third-gen Octavia is going to receive a generation upgrade. Czech Republic will be the first market to receive the new version. The production of the fourth-gen Octavia has started in Mladá Boleslav factory in Czech Republic. It is claimed that this plant is capable of manufacturing 1,150 units of Octavia per day.
Skoda Octavia 2020 will be updated next year
In the international market, Skoda Octavia has had a long history, dating all the way back to 1959. During the six decades of its run, Skoda has sold 65 lakh units of the Octavia across the globe. With such impressive sales, the Octavia easily became the highest-selling compact cars of the segment. It is estimated that around 400,000 units are delivered worldwide each year. Besides the Mladá Boleslav plant, Skoda also manufactures this car in India, China, Russia and more. This model entered our shore in 2002.
Skoda Octavia is available with two body-types abroad, wagon Combi and liftback sedan version. In the European market, the station wagon enjoys larger popularity. For that reason, Skoda gives the Octavia Combi more attention over the Octavia. The Octavia sedan will be launched several weeks after Octavia Combi kicks off. However, Skoda will only bring the liftback sedan version of the Octavia to our market. Along with the regular version, Skoda will also take the wrap off the sporty version named RS and the Octavia Scout in the second half of 2020.
Skoda will only bring the fourth-gen Octavia liftback sedan to India
The next-gen Skoda Octavia bears a sharper design style with inspiration taken from the Scala and the Kamiq model. It also will see noticeable growth in size as compared to the outgoing model. Under the hood, it is likely that Skoda Octavia will come with a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine. On top of that, Skoda Octavia will be offered with a plug-in hybrid version for the first time, meaning that it will be the next car in the “iV” line-up of Skoda. In the Indian market, the ongoing 2.0-litre diesel engine will be updated to meet the upcoming emission norms.
The current-gen Skoda Octavia is on offer at the starting price of Rs. 15.99 lakh. The top-spec price could go up to Rs. 25.99 lakh. In India, Skoda Octavia will stand against competitors like Hyundai Elantra, Honda Civic, and Toyota Corolla Altis. Keep following IndianAuto to keep yourself updated with the latest news from the car market.