Let's start with the interiors. The first is that while the Octavia's total length has increased by 30mm, its wheelbase has decreased by 17mm.
While this may sound unusual, it's a trivial figure given that the Octavia is a very large vehicle with plenty of space inside. The second point to mention is that this new-generation Octavia is available in India in two trim levels: Style and the more opulent L&K variation, which is what we're looking at today.
The interiors of this next generation Octavia are possibly best described as minimalist yet purposeful. The entire interior has been decked out in beige over black, which has been an Octavia hallmark for years, and there's no badging, an overabundance of chrome, or bright plastics - simply clean smooth lines in a vertically stacked layout.
The polymers utilized are consistent for the category, with all contact surfaces meeting or exceeding expectations in terms of quality, fit, and finish. In terms of ergonomics, everything is comparable, with everything falling easily to hand whether you are in the driver's seat or the passenger seat.
The two huge screens are the focus of the whole dashboard, as is the case with many automobiles nowadays. The screen on the right displays Skoda's virtual cockpit, while the screen on the left displays the infotainment system.
The 10-inch infotainment screen is the largest Skoda has ever fitted to an Octavia and includes the usual features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Mirror link, wireless connectivity, vehicle health, and of course connected car technology via in-sim-card and a dedicated mobile app that offers a variety of services such as driver assessment, car services, and general information.