The new generation of the Skoda Octavia gets highlighted once again, this time with a video from the model’s official presentation.
The 2014 Skoda Octavia is coming with a prominent front grille, with a distinctive rear door fin and with a sloping roof line and the model has also grown in size in order to make room for the new Rapid, which was recently launched on the Old Continent, following its debut in Asia earlier this year. The new generation of the Skoda Octavia is coming with an attractive and functional interior design, with an updated infotainment system, an optional panorama glass roof, a three-spoke steering wheel and more.
As for the engine options, we can say that the 2014 Skoda Octavia will get the 1.8 liter TSI with 179 HP (132 kW) or the 1.6 liter TDI GreenLine with 110 HP (81 kW), which is burning just 3.4 liters of fuel every 100 km (83.0 mpg UK / 69.1 mpg US) and it’s emitting 89 g/km of CO2. The new Octavia is now 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than the outgoing model and it’s also riding on a 108 mm longer wheelbase. More details on the model will be announced in January, during the 2013 Detroit Motor Show.
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