2020 Skoda Octavia Will Debut on November 11

7 October 2019 - autoevolution

2020 Skoda Octavia spy photo

The reveal of four new compact cars from VW Group is going down the same way as it did back in 2012, when the big MQB launch happened.

Volkswagen has already confirmed the new Golf 8 hatchback for October 24th, while Skoda will follow just days after, on November 11th.

These two are the best sellers, so it's no surprises they're getting priority ahead of the Audi A3 and SEAT Leon, though they too will be unveiled within months. And on top of this, we'll be blasted with all sorts of derivatives in 2020: GTI, RS, wagons, hybrids and so on.

The date for the Octavia 4 reveal comes from the Spanish version of Auto Bild. Skoda is probably getting ready to hand out invitations. However, we wouldn't be surprised if photos or features are leaked out earlier.

As the spyshots already show, the Octavia 4 looks a little different from the model that came before, but that's a good thing. We know that a lot of the readers on this story are coming from India, where the model has only been available for a few years. But trust us when we say that it's THE Skoda without which the brand probably wouldn't exist.

As family car buyers expect more and more features on a C-segment car, Skoda needs to innovate in three main areas: safety, infotainment, and powertrains. Everything is done with the help of the VW Group parts bin.

The 1.0 and 1.5 TSI engines are going to trickle over, and the latter will be available as with a 48V hybrid system. AWD will be available on the top-end 2-liter models packing 190 horsepower or more. Of course, the Octavia RS will remain the flagship, and the number to look for is 245 HP; we're just not sure where it's coming from, maybe a 2-liter, maybe a hybrid 1.5-liter.

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