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First details of 2013 Skoda Octavia emerge

Mon, 10 Dec 2012

More details and images of the 2013 Skoda Octavia have been revealed ahead of its official announcement.

The C-segment Octavia will be the fourth model to sit on the MQB platform after the Volkswagen Golf Mk7, Seat Leon and Audi A3.

These images suggest the car will offer few surprises – from its familiar corporate grille to the new, sharp-edged, cut-glass inspired surfacing first seen on the Rapid this third-generation Octavia looks set to build on its solid and loyal customer base.

However the DLO features a neat flick up into the C-pillar and it promises to be refined and classily finished. The placement of the wing mirrors within the DLO rather than on the door surface seems a little old-fashioned.

The lamps appear to be bag up to date, however, particularly the optional LED rear units with the trademark C-shaped graphics.

The cabin has been upgraded from the outgoing model and features piano black trim inserts and chrome details on the climate control dials.

Skoda will be unveiling the new Octavia this week ahead of its official show debut at the 2013 Geneva motor show in March.

Keep an eye out for more detailed reports from the official unveiling later this week.

By Rufus Thompson