The new Octavia must show up in India in Diwali 2013. Skoda will retain the same engine options, but because of a lighter body, improvements will be observed in fuel efficiency. The rear seat comfort of the new Octavia has improved considerably, credit to the stretched wheelbase which is over 10cm longer than the outgoing car, and the boot space has been increased to 590L.
The third generation Octavia is 4,659 mm long, 1814 mm wide and sports a wheelbase of 2,686 mm (compared to 4569 mm, 1769mm, 2,578mm of the current Octavia).
Under the bonnet of the new Octavia, engines displacing 1.2-, 1.4- or 1.8 liters firing petrol or 1.6L and 2.0L diesel engines carry out propulsion duties. Outputs range from 84hp to 177hp and these engines are married to 5-speed manual, 6-speed manual or 6-speed AT gearboxes.