The all-new 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift broke cover just a week ago and now the gorgeous model is back into the spotlights with a video and a new media gallery.
While some might think that the car`s new styling cues resemble that of an old and rugged Mercedes-Benz E-Class, others praise the design lines of the facelifted Octavia, along with the latest technology, which is common to all vehicles within the Volkswagen Group.
Speaking about the design of the 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift, company representatives have stated that the model is now coming with streamlined styling elements, especially concerning the front. “The two adjacent headlights form the dual face with a crystalline look. On request, they shine in full-LED technology. The brand logo has gained even more presence, the front is more powerful, wider, and has more character.”
Inside, the cabin is equipped with a 9.2-inch high-resolution display, SIM card module, WLAN hotspot, new instrument cluster, heated steering wheel, folding tables for the rear passengers and so on. In the safety department, the new Octavia tweaks Predictive Pedestrian Protection on the Front Assist, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Traffic Alert, Parking Assistant, rearview camera and rear radar, and so on.
As far as the engine lineup goes, there aren`t any signs of important changes, the new Octavia featuring the same mills, meaning five petrol burners and four diesels. We should mention the petrol 1.0-liter with 84 horsepower, or the 2.0-liter engine with 184 horsepower, both hooked to a six-speed and a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.
On the diesels side, there are also the 1.8-liter TSI and the 2.0-liter TDI worth mentioning, sending the power to all wheels. All versions will also come with improved steering and driving capabilities, thanks to the Dynamic Chassis Control, adding as well three driving modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport – and other fine mechanics.
The 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift will hit dealerships in Europe and the US starting next year, with prices to be revealed next month.