2017 Skoda Octavia gets a facelift

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Skoda have announced a facelift for the 2017 Octavia.

The exterior has been tweaked, more so at the front with the dual headlight design which have full-LED technology. There’s also little bits such as a more prominent Skoda badge and some new alloy wheel designs.

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It’s the interior that’s seen most of the changes with the 2017 Octavia benefiting from infotainment systems with capacitive displays. They’ll be three different systems – Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus. The Columbus system will come with a 9.2-inch display, WLAN hotspot and a SIM card module with LTE connectivity.

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The 2017 Octavia will come with CareConnect as standard.

They’ll be more assistance systems compared to the previous model. There’s towing assistance which can take over the steering when the car is reversing. There’s also predictive pedestrian protection, front assist, parking assistant, rear radar, blind spot detection and Rear Traffic Alert. The rear-view camera shows the surroundings on the car’s display.

New features such as customisable key, heated steering wheel and bottle holders which can open bottles have been added.

The 2017 Octavia will come with two petrol engines: 1.0 TSI 115PS and 1.4 TSI 150PS and two diesel engines: 1.6 TDI 115PS and 2.0 TDI 150PS.

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All engines come with a manual and most engines will come with six or seven gear DSG transmission.

The 2017 Skoda Octavia will be available to order at the end of the year and first cars are expected early 2017.

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