Skoda Shows Off Facelifted 2017 Octavia In New Images And Video

After transforming the headlamps of the Octavia into a dual-combo design, somewhat reminiscent of the older Mercedes-Benz E-Class W212, Skoda found itself under fire, as not everyone agreed with the styling update. 

However, that hasn’t kept the Czech-based automaker from dropping new images of the most popular nameplate in its range, accompanied by a short video that places its focus on -you guessed it, the headlights, and in case the changes aren’t visible enough, the company provides a short description too.

The lines of the new Skoda Octavia have been further streamlined, especially at the front. The two adjacent headlights form the dual face with a crystalline look. On request, they shine in full-LED technology. The brand logo has gained even more presence, the front is more powerful, wider, and has more character.

Currently used on the Octavia Sedan and Combi body styles, and expected to be adopted by the Scout and RS too, the changes have also brought revisions to the infotainment systems, along with a new instrument cluster, heated steering wheel, customizable key with memory settings and folding tables for the rear passengers. The car also features an optimized parking assistant, Front Assist, Blind Spot Detection, and Rear Traffic Alert.

Customers will be able to place their orders for the updated Skoda Octavia by the end of this year and deliveries are expected to commence in early 2017.

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  • Tinky-Winky

    Come on, Škoda, stop this joke already, it’s not funny.

  • Thando_Gqabaza

    Yuck

  • Matthijs

    Ah well, we all hates the current IS when it came out with it’s strange headlights but in real life it payed off. This looks like a bad photoshop or a facelift from China but maybe it’s not so bad on the road

    • Bash

      no , its bad in the photos, and will look ugly in real life. period

  • roy

    its ugl-E

  • Sébastien

    Still ugly, maybe a lame attempt to push Octavia buyers toward the Kodiaq (which has a more pleasing front)

  • It looks OK… from very far away.

  • Matt

    Really don’t understand the hate. The Octavia is such a generic design that this quirky headlight treatment is a welcome relief in my opinion. I say bring on more daring-looking Skodas.

    I also believe this styling treatment will look better in the flesh, especially as the inner headlight units help to make the grille look larger, and more imposing.

  • catalin

    Chris Bangle works for Skoda now?…come on…serious, looks like Skoda replica, made in China.

  • aaron

    Škoda is messing up with a perfectly good car with very odd headlight arrangement. It just doesn’t work and is not a good solution to a problem no one asked.

  • Evo45

    That’s a affordable W212 (sort of), and it’s not bad

  • Zed68

    Ewwwwww

  • BGM

    Facelift is a strong word. The whole car is 5-10 years behind the times.

    • WG

      My bad… let me put some quotation marks around facelift –> “facelift”.

    • Vassilis

      How so?

  • Chris

    VW got bored of people saying Skoda finally has free hand on design, so they can make nicer cars than the parent company itself (new fabia, new superb, the previous octavia of this, etc…), so daddy just slapped them in the face, to remember they have to design things like the first Superbs D pillar, or this horrible thing… Poor Skoda

  • lapirk

    blandness redefined

  • Leśny Ludek

    After few days from beeing terrified I am now totally convinced into it. Should look handsom in real life, although I miss radio’s volume knob and think that the Superb as well as the refreshed Octavia deserve to gain full LED rear lights – just mentioning.

  • Gowtham Oleti

    Those Headlamps Look a Bit Nice On The Estate Version.

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