Although Skoda only recently released the facelifted Octavia Mk2, it is never to early to imagine what the next generation car will look like.

This is an artist's representation of what the Skoda Octavia Mk3 could look like.  The current editon has been on the road since 2004, with a facelift out in 2009.  Sharing the same platform as the VW Golf Mk5, the second generation car received a good deal of buzz, particularly because engineers managed to improve rear passenger space, and increase clearance, effectively addressing two of the car's most annoying aspects.

Even though the Octavia was already Skoda's most successful vehicle, the company still wheeled out a bundle of improvements for the facelift, including a new engine and transmission choice, in addition to the car's new styling.

Nonetheless, fans of the car are certainly eager to see what the Czech automaker has up their sleeves for the third generation car.  Expected to be based on the same platform used by the new Volkswagen Golf Mk6, the next Octavia could grow in size like its VW cousin.

Here, the artist has taken inspiration from the Skoda Joyster concept, introduced at the Paris Motor Show in 2006.  The artist used the same dark-background headlamps from the Joyster, and keeping the shape of the lights in place.  In the rendering, you also notice a front fascia that combines the top half of the current Octavia with the Joyster's wider grille, spoiler, and thin-strip fog lights.  The drawing also shows a car with a lower roofline, giving the extended body a more muscular stance.

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Gallery: Rendered Speculation: Skoda Octavia III