Please Tell Us Your City

Knowing your city will help us provide relevant content to you.

Sorry! No matching results found. Try again.Error Identifying Your Location.

We won't support this browser soon. For a better experience, we recommend using another browser. Learn More


Skoda Octavia facelift spotted testing

June 01, 2014, 05:50 PM IST by Ranjan R. Bhat
Skoda Octavia facelift spotted testing

The facelifted Skoda Octavia has been spotted undergoing cold weather testing in Europe. This development comes less than two years before the new Skoda Octavia was globally revealed at the Skoda museum in Mladá Boleslav in December 2012. Despite being launched in India just a few months ago, the car is due for an update as it is being sold in European markets since January last year.


The test mule was heavy camouflage and reveals very few details about the new car. The overall structure of the new Octavia will remain identical to the current car, which is a good thing as the present model is one of the best looking D-Segments sedans in the country. The front bumper remains same though fog lamps housing have been altered and the rear bumper has also been redesigned. The interiors are expected to be revised and the car will be fitted with a new infotainment system.


Styled along the lines of Vision D design philosophy, the third generation Octavia replaced the Laura in India, when it was launched in October, last year. Despite being longer and wider than its predecessor, the new car lost around 100kgs of weight. It is one of the well-equipped sedans in the segment with features like a touch-screen display, bluetooth connectivity for music and phones, parking assist, leather interiors as well as LED daytime running lamps.


The Skoda Octavia is locally assembled at the Czech manufacturer’s facility in Aurangabad, which means that the car is priced higher than its competition. We expect the facelifted car to be launched in India a few months after its global unveil, though in order to improve its sales numbers, Skoda will have to consider increasing localization in the car’s production and adopt a better pricing strategy for the car. The Octavia goes up against others sedans like the Toyota Corolla Altis, Hyundai Elantra Chevrolet Cruze and the Renault Fluence. 

Click here to read our Skoda Octavia road test

 Source: AutoEvolution via ICB 
  • Skoda
  • Octavia
  • Skoda Octavia
  • FaceBook Logo
  • Twitter Logo
  • Email Logo
Show CommentsHide Comments
bell icon
Never miss an update
Receive latest updates from CarWale
  • Upcoming Cars

Land Rover New Range Rover EvoqueLand Rover New Range Rover Evoque

30th Jan 2020

53L - ₹ 70L
Lexus LC 500hLexus LC 500h

31st Jan 2020

1.60Cr - ₹ 2Cr
Audi New A8 LAudi New A8 L

3rd Feb 2020

1.20Cr - ₹ 1.50Cr
Kia CarnivalKia Carnival

5th Feb 2020

25L - ₹ 27L
Hyundai New CretaHyundai New Creta

Feb 2020

10L - ₹ 17L
All Upcoming Cars
Buying a new Car?Leave a missed call1800 2090 230(Toll free)

Select your city to avail offers

Currently available only in