Volkswagen’s SAIC joint venture has certified a “fourth” Octavia in China, which will enter the local market in the first half of 2021. It follows from the document that the liftback is called Octavia Pro and exceeds its European counterpart both in body length of 4753 mm (+64) and in wheelbase size of 2730 mm (+44). The “stretch” is amazing, because the” third ” Octavia in China has an average 4675 and 2686 mm.
The Pro nameplate is not a substitute for RS, although the bifurcated release suggests so. Most likely, the icon simply separates the new car from the old one that remains on display.
Width-1788 mm (-41), height – 1469 (-1). The grille and led headlights are nothing unusual, but the front bumper is taken from the Octavia RS, albeit in a simplified form. Invisible to the eye, the increase in length will go, as usual, “into the legs” of the rear passengers. The gap for the knees in 78 mm, you see, was not enough.
Petrol turbo engines 1.2 TSI (116 HP, 200 Nm) and 1.4 TSI (150 HP, 250 Nm) kept their positions together with the six-speed “mechanics” and the seven-band “robot” DSG. The Chinese Octavia still had the front-wheel drive. The base atmospheric 1.5 MPI (113 HP, 145 Nm) is out of the range, which means that prices will increase. So far they are in the range of 99900-149900 yuan (15 300 – 22 900 dollars). Demand has been declining since 2017. If 66,806 units were sold in 2019, then only 21,111 units were sold in the ten months of 2020.
We also advise you to see a detailed review of the Skoda Octavia A8 2020 from the FineAuto team: