2020 Skoda Octavia Release Date and Info

The MK4 Skoda Octavia should hit UK showrooms in the 3rd quarter of 2020. Available in hatchback and estate guises, Skoda’s flagship model boasts new exterior looks, a more spacious cabin area, larger boot, significant interior upgrades and new levels of tech/equipment. You can contact UK Car Discount on 0161 946 3500 to be kept up to date on when the new Octavia is available.

Highlights of the new 2020 Skoda Octavia:


2020 Octavia Exterior Makeover

The 2020 Octavia’s exterior makeover means a lower roofline and it is longer than the outgoing model, giving it a sleeker look. The hatchback model benefits from the re-design with a more coupe-like look.

2020 skoda octavia hatchback exterior photoAt the front there are some subtle changes with LED lights as standard.

The rear of the new Octavia gets more dramatic changes, the new rear Led lights are wider and sleeker and the familiar Skoda badge has been replaced with word ‘SKODA’.

A bigger Octavia Delivers More Interior Space

The 4th generation Octavia is 15mm wider, hatchback models are 19mm longer whilst estate versions are 22mm longer.

The bigger dimensions of the MK4 Octavia mean a more spacious interior for passengers and 10 litres more boot space on hatchback models, estate models get 30 litres more boot space.

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Interior Boasts More Upmarket Feel and Improved Materials

Inside the new Octavia you’ll find a host of improvements. There’s much more of a premium feel with more soft touch materials, chrome trim and LED ambient lighting.

The LED ambient lighting offers a choice of ten colours that can be combined to work in multi-colour unison, delivering some impressive effects that enhance the dashboard, door panels and interior.

2020 skoda octavia interior dashboard photoThere’s a new steering wheel with plenty of mounted controls (up to 14 in total) and a completely redesigned dashboard that looks both clean and classy, in our opinion the interior is a massive upgrade on the outgoing Octavia and Skoda have clearly put a lot of effort into the interior makeover.

The Octavia’s 10.25-inch optional digital cockpit display has been upgraded and the infotainment has been improved too.

Lower grade models get the 8.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system whilst higher grades get the impressive free-standing 10-inch display.  Smartphone integration in the form of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is standard as are new/familiar smartphone gestures to control the infotainment system. As you move up the trim-levels navigation and the new voice assistant ‘Laura’ are available.

Combine the new digital cockpit with the larger 10-inch infotainment system and the new LED ambient lighting effects and you get an almighty impressive dashboard. There’s also a new head-up display, available as an option it completes the high-tech feel.

Other options that can add to the levels of comfort inside the cabin are a heated steering wheel, massage seats and 3-zone climate control.

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2020 Octavia Offers New Levels of Driver Aids and Safety Tech

The 4th generation delivers new levels of semi-autonomous driving which include a collision avoidance system, predictive cruise control and steering assistance systems.

Some existing driver tech has been improved too; lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition and traffic jam assistant have all been updated for new levels of semi-autonomous driving.

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2020 Skoda Octavia Engine Range Offers More Hybrid Options

The 4th generation Octavia is built on the same platform as the new Mk8 VW Golf, so you get an engine line-up that includes mild hybrid options and for the first time a plugin hybrid option.

skoda octavia plug-in hybridPetrol units are 1.0-litre (108bhp) three-cylinder turbo, a 1.5-litre (148bhp) 4-cylinder turbo or 2.0-litre (187bhp) TSI. The 1.0 and 1.5 litre option are available with mild hybrid technology.

The 2.0 litre petrol models come with all-wheel drive and a 7-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission, the 2.0 litre models are capable of 0.62mph in a fraction over 7 seconds.

The new Skoda Octavia plug-in hybrid version, available for the first time combines a 1.4-litre petrol engine with 101bhp electric motor.

The new plugin-hybrid is equipped with a 6-speed DSG transmission and Its nippy enough, Skoda say with its 201bhp of power, it can achieve 0.62mph in 7.9 seconds and has a full electric range of up to 34 miles.  Bear in mind boot space takes a hit if you plump for a plug-in hybrid model.

A 2.0 diesel is available in 114bhp,148bhp and 197bhp versions, the latter is only available with DSG gearbox and is the nippy option with 295lb ft of torque, its capable of 0-62mph in 7.1 seconds.  There’s no mild hybrid diesel option available.

The MK4 Skoda Octavia is a fantastic upgrade on the older model, the interior has taken huge strides and impressed us immensely. If you’re in the market for a mid-sized hatchback or estate in 2020 then you should put the MK4 Octavia on your shortlist.

You can compare the latest new Skoda Octavia models and discounts here.

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