2013 Skoda Octavia spied with minimal disguise

2013 Skoda Octavia spy photo 24.10.2012
2013 Skoda Octavia spy photo 24.10.2012 / Automedia

Debuts in November

The 2013 Skoda Octavia has been spied virtually undisguised.

Looking instantly recognizable, the model has an evolutionary design which is heavily influenced by the Rapid. Notable highlights include a larger grille, a sloping roofline and a prominent character line that runs from the headlights to the taillights.

As we have previously reported, the Octavia will ride on the MQB platform that currently underpins the Audi A3, Seat Leon and Volkswagen Golf. The change will enable the model to be lighter than its predecessor, despite being approximately 250mm longer.

Engine options will likely be borrowed from the Golf, so choices could include a 1.2-liter TSI with 105 HP (77 kW), a 1.4-liter TSI with 140 HP (103 kW), a 1.6-liter TDI with 105 HP (77 kW) and a 2.0-liter TDI with 150 HP (110 kW).

The Octavia will be unveiled in November, ahead of its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

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Hardly changed...
Oct 25th, 2012 1:48pm
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Cohiba-lover06 Cohiba-lover06
What`s with the "hood ornament"? Bottle cap opener or instant biker slicer?
Oct 25th, 2012 7:33am
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maloparac maloparac
Finaly the car that keeps the good things from previous model. Only hope that central conzole is not too close to the steering wheel as in curent model, and ugly round twisted numbers in taho
Oct 24th, 2012 11:46pm
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SimonThompson SimonThompson
vw jetta had LED rear lights since 2006
Oct 24th, 2012 10:56pm
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SimonThompson SimonThompson
and some people slag off vw for a conservative mk 7 if i was a current octavia owner i would be very pleased at this.
Oct 24th, 2012 10:55pm
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Minimal ? not really, still the printed stickers style... So far it seems to close from the Rapid IMHO. But I hope I'll be wrong. I think the rear lights finally got LED. Can't wait to discover the interior too (and specs, length etc)
Oct 24th, 2012 10:54pm
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autoficianado autoficianado
In picture this looks stylistically alot like the US Passat.
Oct 24th, 2012 9:56pm
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