The short spot does not reveal much, it is especially appealing for details. The modernized exterior design boasts an updated front part with an extended radiator grille, the trailer also highlights the Škoda lettering on the rear door, which is based on the brand’s new corporate identity.

Even after the facelift, the Octavia will of course be available as a liftback and station wagon.

We know from earlier reports that the car will offer redesigned lighting technology on the front. In higher trims, headlights with Matrix LED technology will continue to be available, but with completely new graphics. It should no longer resemble the former “four”, but should create a more aggressive impression.

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Trailer for the modernized Skoda Octavia.

Mladá Boleslav residents are keeping the rest of the news to themselves for now. However, we expect the Octavia to also get revised taillights, new bumpers on both ends of the body, revised alloy wheel designs and a new font on the rear.

In the cabin, the biggest innovation should be a larger infotainment display with new software and expanded functions. It can be assumed that the designers will continue to play with the materials used inside and there will be several variants of the cabin with different trims and styles to choose from.

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Another look at the upcoming Octavia facelift.

A year ago, the three-liter three-cylinder engine was completely removed from the engine range, which was still only purchased by a minimum number of customers. However, we do not expect further changes as part of the modernization. The offer will therefore remain the 15-litre petrol engine with a power of 110 kW, as well as the two-litre turbo diesels in several performance variants. The popular RS (including two-liter petrol) and Scout derivatives will also continue, and for fans of electrified drives, a plug-in hybrid combining a fourteen-cylinder engine with an electric motor must not be missing.

The Mladá Boleslav carmaker has not yet revealed the exact date of the premiere of the facelifted Octavia, but the car is to be presented “soon.” We therefore expect the premiere in February.