The future generation of the Skoda Octavia III has been recently caught on camera while it was being tested on public roads with minimal camouflage on its body.
The upcoming Skoda Octavia, which is wearing the 2014 model year in its name, meaning that it should hit the market in 2013, has been caught on camera while it was being tested on a public road. The model spotted in the video posted below is actually a prototype but it gives us a pretty good idea on what the final production version of the model will look like, especially that this has minimal camouflage on its body. The vehicle has been captured on the R10, according to the uploader, so we’re guessing that’s in Belgium.
Rumor has it that the new generation of the Skoda Octavia will ride on the same MQB platform as the new Audi A3 and the new Volkswagen Golf 7, and this won’t be the only thing that the Czech vehicle and the German hatchback will share. The two models will get the same engine lineup or, better said, the new Octavia will carry the engine options from the Golf 7, meaning that we will see the 85 BHP 1.2L, the 138 1.4L, the 1.6L TDI with 103 HP and the 2.0L TDI with 148 HP. A hot RS version will definitely hit the market too and this might use the same unit as the new Golf GTI, the 165kW 2-liter. Hybrid and electric versions can also be developed.