Skoda’s biggest selling Octavia sedan will be moving to an all-new generation for 2020. New design sketches released by the Czech car maker reveal the car’s overhauled exterior and preview the model due to be revealed and hit showrooms next year.
The sketches confirm details seen in previous shy shots and that the new car takes influence from the Skoda Superb. At the front, the 2020 Octavia ditches the controversial split-headlamp design of the current car in favor of single units that bookend a much larger grille that brings the car in line with the rest of the range. The influence of the Superb is clear in a new clamshell bonnet.
The Super esque accents are developed in the Octavia’s profile, particularly in the sedan depicted here. The car appears to have deeper swage lines and more contours, as compared to the outgoing model, along with an overall look that is more angular. In the estate version that was spotted testing earlier this year, a rear spoiler wraps around the sloping rear window. In both models, the tailgate and tail-light design bears no resemblance to today’s Octavia.