While the new Volkswagen Golf will come out later this year, the upcoming generation of the Skoda Octavia will have to wait until 2020, considering the facelift came out in late 2016. Nonetheless, our spies caught a prototype testing at VW’s secret test facility in Finland.
According to German media reports, the overall length will be increased past the current 4.7 metres while boot capacity for the wagon version will be between 610 and 630 litres.
All the engine options 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 today’s 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.