The countdown for the official unveiling of the third iteration of Skoda's popular Octavia begins with a promotional film that concentrates on the design process, which, judging from the recent spy shots, is arguably one of the less interesting aspects of the Czech carmaker's model.
The new 2013 Octavia evolves the design of the current model and applies it on a slightly larger body that rides on the Volkswagen Group's much-touted MQB platform architecture.
We will also see a new generation of petrol and diesel engines that will include a fuel-efficient 1.4-liter TSI with a cylinder deactivation system, while later on, Skoda will enhance the range with its flagship RS (vRS in the UK) model powered by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine featured in the next Golf GTI.
A spacious estate model will join the lineup in about a year's time from now.
Thanks to Shrawan R. for the video tip!