The first official images of Skoda's face lifted Octavia range have appeared on the web despite being scheduled for release to coincide with its live reveal at the Paris Auto Show.
2009 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed
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While official details are yet to be released, the full extent of the design changes which can be discerned from these initial images.

2009 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed

The front-end styling of the 2009 model Ocatvia has been modernised to resemble the new Fabia and Superb, while the rear boasts an evolutionary design change of the current model.

2009 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed

Inside, the new Octavia receives a new four-spoke steering wheel as well as refined controls for the air-conditioning, radio and navigation system.

2009 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed2009 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed

Expect a similar engine line-up for the new range with the notable addition of the Volkswagen Group's turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine.