Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

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    Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    DECEMBER 11, 2012
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    It’s been a long road with plenty of scoops of both camouflaged prototypes and unmarked cars captured during testing and photo shoots, but now the time has come for Skoda to release its third generation of the successful Octavia series, which is seen here in liftback form with an estate model to follow next year.

    The 2013 Octavia is the first Skoda model to make use of the VW Group's new and lighter MQB platform that underpins several other compact cars, most notably the VW Golf Mk7 and the latest Audi A3 hatchbacks.

    Compared to the model it replaces, the new Octavia is 90mm longer at 4,659mm, 45mm wider at 1,814mm, and more importantly, the wheelbase has been stretched by 108mm to 2,686mm, something that mainly benefits the interior and space on the rear seats.

    As a result, front head room has increased by 8 mm, front elbow width by 39 mm and rear elbow width by 26 mm over the outgoing Octavia. According to Skoda, the Octavia offers a class-leading interior space in the compact segment with 1,782 mm of interior length and the largest boot with a volume of 590 liters.

    Besides being more spacious, the new model also sports a more premium feel both inside and out.

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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    Bet Audi wants back their last gen A4 headlights.
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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    Looks like a Jetta...

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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    When are they going to remove the camo? Oh, wait...

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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    it could use two or three more character lines on the side.

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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    OK.... we need some better creativity.... With every car maker under the VW group running in its own direction/sharing platforms why are all the designs looking the same? Even seats look similar.

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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    Mitsubishi Galant?

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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    Quote Originally Posted by SonicAerio View Post
    OK.... we need some better creativity.... With every car maker under the VW group running in its own direction/sharing platforms why are all the designs looking the same? Even seats look similar.
    Isn't this the same problem GM ran into in the late 80's and early 90's maybe even earlier.

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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    Quote Originally Posted by LetsRace View Post
    Looks like a Jetta...
    This looks better than the Galant, not by much though.

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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    Yeah, looks like a Jetta with a Kia grille and some character lines in the front.
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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    hmmm..."sleek" is definitely not one of the first words that comes to mind...

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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    Quote Originally Posted by rozz View Post
    Mitsubishi Galant?
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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    isn't this based on the last gen Jetta - hence the looks?

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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    Do they need camo when VW already made that vehicle?
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    Re: Skoda Officially Reveals All-New and Sleeker Looking 2013 Octavia III

    It's kinda like a Volkswagen dressed in Kia drag with the sausage outline in the skirt making it nausea enducing.

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