Preliminary details are starting to emerge about the Skoda Octavia facelift set to come out for the 2017 model year.
The compact hatchback and wagon from Czech Republic are getting ready for a mid-cycle nip and tuck and according to a report issued by British media the updates are going to be quite significant. The most important change will be at the front where the Octavia will apparently make the switch to a double headlight arrangement. There will be square, small outer lights incorporating an LED strip for the daytime running lights at the bottom which will continue on the separate inner lights. These new lighting clusters are going to flank a redesigned grille that will look like the one on the Superb.
As for the taillights, these will also go through some changes and will adopt a more C-shape design. The report specifies these will be the most important changes on the outside as the rest of the design will remain just about the same, albeit there will probably be some small revisions to both the front and rear bumpers.
As far as the interior is concerned, Skoda is set to improve the Octavia's technologies so there will probably be upgraded infotainment setup, new safety & assistance systems and possibly other tweaks as well.
The facelifted Octavia will be sold until around the end of the decade when an all-new model will arrive with a plug-in hybrid version.
Note: 2017 Skoda Octavia facelift render by Tobias Hornof pictured.