At first glance these photos of a test-mule for the 4th generation Skoda Octavia don't tell much, but at least they prove that testing has already begun for this new gen model of what's still the most popular Skoda offering.
While the new VW Golf will come out in 2019, the 4th generation Octavia will have to wait until 2020, considering the facelift came out in late 2016. According to German media reports, the overall length will go past the current 4.7 metres while boot capacity for the wagon version will be between 610 and 630 litres.
All the engines will be shared with other cars within the VW Group. These will include the familiar 1.0-litre three-cylinder and the 1.5-litre turbo which is said to receive a hybrid version. The current 1.8 TSI might also be replaced by the 2.0 TSI unit used by the Kodiaq.
We are not sure what's going on when it comes to diesel, which is a core part of the Octavia sales. However, the EA288 Evo version of the 2-litre TDI is already earmarked for the Golf 8. Also, a plug-in hybrid looks likely, as both the Superb and Kodiaq will receive one.