We have been reporting about the new 2013 Skoda Octavia/Laura ever since the details of the upcoming car surfaced on the web world. We have always loved the way Skoda cars look and the new Skoda Octavia takes forward the Skoda styling to an all new level.
We can go on talking in length about the new car’s styling. However, here is a brief summary of the 2013 Skoda Octavia’s exterior design.
The headlamps of the car look really slim and sharp. Also, the headlights are angled slightly upwards at their terminal ends. There is a well defined crease flanking the headlights and running right into the front bumper. The deliberately left gap between the hood and the headlight comes across as an interesting design detail. The panel gap acts like a pair of lashes over the new Octavia’s pretty new eyes. The design cues from VisionD can be found in abundance on the bumper of the car. The slim central air-dam and the angular fog lamp housings have been directly lifted from the much publicized concept.
Talking about the side, the car seems to be really Loooooo……ong. The rear windows have definitely grown in surface area. The rear window on the new car also features a quarter panel with a pronounced black cladding around the aft portion. The car seen was shod with very tasty five spoke alloy wheels.
The car has a notchback body layout and is wider and lengthier than the outgoing model.
Rear is where the changes in the design of the new car seem to be minimal. The 2013 Octavia looks quite similar to the current gen car and has only subtle changes to differentiate itself from the outgoing car. The bumper is now more angularly cut out and the boot seems to be taller than before. The C-Motif in the tail-lamps shout Skoda and give the car a familiar look.
The new Octavia looks sexy and very sophisticated. On the same time, it has this understated sense of purpose that the Octy has always been famous for. We love it!
2013 Skoda Octavia Image Gallery
Here is a video of the designers of the upcoming car talking a fair bit about the design philosophy behind the styling of the new car.