Skoda have started the production of the facelift Octavia at their main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The newly designed front and rear sections may have been criticized by the media globally when the Czech automobile manufacturer showcased the new Octavia last October, but Skoda has now decided to go ahead with the production. As the Octavia is manufactured in China, India, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Algeria, the facelift version will make its debut here this financial year.
The new Octavia boasts of new split headlights with full LED technology. Even though it reminds us of the previous E-Class model, we will keep mum on the way it looks. Apart from these changes, the new Octavia gets a redesigned front grille, which looks more like a butterfly, and a new front air-dam design for the radiator.
The facelifted Octavia will now come with a new state-of-the-art infotainment with an option of an 8-inch touchscreen or 9.2-inch monitor with navigation system. The infotainment will also feature Smart Link, currently in the Superb, which lets you connect with your smart phone via MirrorLink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
“With the start of production of the new Octavia, we are looking at the next chapter in the success story of our bestseller. Our entire Skoda team, from technical development, purchasing, production and logistics to quality assurance, has again done a great job. The production launch of this model, which is very important for the brand, has been carried out reliably, qualitatively and in a timely manner,” says Skoda Board Member for Production Michael Oeljeklaus.