Skoda, a Czech automaker, has been putting great efforts in manufacturing various models, some of which have become the best selling family cars. One of the nameplate manufactures by Skoda is the Octavia. This model has been around since the year 2007, and during this duration, the auto has been received well in various auto markets world-wide. Skoda wants to do it again, this time by redesigning the Octavia to make it the most favorite in its segment. The 2016 Skoda Octavia will acquire an innovative overhaul to enable it to maintain its upward swing in the auto world. Skoda Octavia fans can expect to find a significantly changed model in a few months to come. This model is also expected to come with a mixture of power-trains and new sharp sleek styling. The Czech automaker believes that the new changes will offer the Octavia the ability to compete and probably overthrow other sedans such as Ford Focus and Opel Insignia.
2016 SKODA OCTAVIA: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
The expected model, 2016 Skoda Octavia is set to receive significant changes all over. However, the major changes will take place outwards. As per some ongoing rumors, the 2016 Skoda Octavia might acquire a number of renewals on its exterior side to make it more attractive. It is said that the grille is one of the exterior features to be redesigned to differentiate the new Octavia from the previous models. This model is again said to come with new Xenon head lights and a new cluster. Its tail lights will also be infused with LED technology. Another highlight in the redesigned model will be its rear end. Although it is said to remain unchanged, it will also get a restyled rear bumper that shall provide this sedan with the highly needed face-lift. This new model will be about 8 mm shorter that the outgoing model while its width will increase by about 90mm.
Inwards, the new 2016 Skoda Octavia is going to acquire some minor changes more so in its upholstery and its equipment levels. Its increased width will enable the auto to get ample cabin space. In that case, there will be enough head and leg room for all its occupants.
2016 SKODA OCTAVIA: ENGINE SPECS
Under its hood, it is expected to be packed with 2.0 liter four cylinder turbo diesel unit with the ability to generate up to 184 horsepower. With this engine, the new model will be able to accelerate from zero to sixty miles per hour in about 7.8 seconds. This engine shall be paired with the six speed DSG gearbox. Indeed, the new model’s power output will be as good as that of the best models like BMW X3 and Mercedes Benz GLA. This redesigned model will also be powered by the 1.4 liter and 1.8 liter TSI petrol units. The small TSi engine will generate about 80 bhp while the big one will generate 108 bhp.
2016 Skoda Octavia: Release Date and Price
2016 Skoda Octavia will have price variations depending on the available power train. As for the model with the small TSi engine, it will go for about $ 20 000. This redesigned model will most likely be unveiled in late 2015 or early 2016.