China is one car market where older generation of cars refuse to go out of production. Such is the state of affairs in Chinese car market that the 1981 VW Passat continues to sell along with the current gen Passat! World over, the Skoda Laura, which is the last gen Octavia in most markets, is looking all set to be replaced by the new 2013 Skoda Octavia.
However, China is where the old Octavia will continue to soldier on, albeit with minor revisions. Skoda has already launched the new Octy in Europe and will launch the latest generation of the popular mid sizer in India and China later this year.
The old generation of Octavia aka Laura will be sold alongside the newer car in the Chinese car market. The Laura facelift for Chinese car market gets new Skoda emblem and new badges for the bootlid. The car might also get Day-time Running Lamps for the headlights.
The 2013 Skoda Octavia is being expected to make its Indian debut around Diwali this year and the Skoda Laura facelift, which is headed to China, will NOT make it to Indian car market.
Source – AutoHome.com.cn