Although it was unveiled in 2012 at Skoda’s Museum in Mlada Boleslav, the 3rd generation Octavia is preparing for its mid cycle aesthetic redesign. The facelift model is slated to arrive in European showrooms at some point next year. spotted undergoing cold weather and high altitude testing, the prototype captured on film isn’t as revealing as we would have liked. But in spite of the heavy camouflage wrap, we identified a couple of visual differences over the outgoing model.
First of all, there’s the front bumper. At first sight, you would think it looks like the one fitted to the current model, but take a closer look at the sides. See those edgy rectangular foglamp surrounds resembling the ones adorning the outgoing Audi A4 saloon? That’s one of the visual changes! The rear bumper seems to have been mildly redesigned too. It appears that it’s slightly more prominent and decorated with less angular motifs unlike the bumper fitted to 2013 Octavia. Also, the red reflective tape strips seem to have been removed altogether.
Still no news about the likely technological upgrades that the Czech Republic automaker could propose with the launch of the facelift! Debut of engines would be plausible to date, in addition to a comprehensive renovation of the interior, particularly from the technical point of view, with the New Skoda Octavia which could debut the latest version of the infotainment/entertainment systems of the Volkswagen Group.
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