The next-gen Skoda Octavia gets a new two-spoke steering wheel and a new floating infotainment screen with an overall minimalistic interior design approach.
The next-gen Skoda Octavia is slated for its global debut at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show in September. With only a few weeks left from the official unveil of the new Octavia, some fresh images of the next-gen Skoda Octavia interiors have been leaked on the internet. From these new images, we know that the next-gen Skoda Octavia will come with completely redesigned interiors.
The first thing you notice in these images is the new two-spoke steering wheel in the new Skoda Octavia. It also comes with steering mounted controls and is actually similar to the steering wheel seen on the Vision X Concept that was previewed at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. The other big noticeable change is the new floating infotainment screen instead of the dashboard integrated one of the current-gen Octavia.
The AC vents have now been positioned below the infotainment screen and there’s a new band of physical buttons in between as well. The overall approach to the interior design of the next-gen Skoda Octavia seems minimalist but sophisticated still. There’s also a new all-digital instrument cluster as well.
On the exterior, the next-gen Octavia will receive some revisions to keep the design more inline with Skoda’s latest design language that is seen on the Kamiq and Scala sold internationally. Skoda will ditch the split headlamp design along with the grille for a more traditional headlight design with a sleeker and wider grille.
The next-gen Skoda Octavia sits on an updated version of Volkswagen’s MQB platform. Skoda is expected to offer the 1.5-litre TSI turbo-petrol engine on the next-gen Octavia. They are also evaluating the possibilities of upgrading their 2.0L diesel engine to meet the upcoming BS-VI emission norms. The next-gen Skoda Octavia is expected to arrive in India by the end of 2020 and will rival the likes of the Honda Civic and Hyundai Elantra.