Skoda debuts new Octavia for 2020

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Cleaner, greener, sleeker and more “emotional” than before. Just don’t call it premium…

Skoda’s Octavia estate and hatchback achieved its best-selling status within the Czech brand by offering functionality to its core market of company car drivers and families. With the new car, head of design Oliver Stefani wants the buying motivation to be more than just space and good value.

“This car talks to both halves of your brain,” he told CDN at its big reveal in Czech capital of Prague. “The previous generation car was also great, but it was more functional than emotional. This car has both sides.”

The changes have been achieved by spending a bit of extra money in certain areas, for example stretching out the right lights so they extend onto the tailgate, and taking a few cues from highly successful design of the Superb (a car that sits a size above the Octavia).

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