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ŠKODA's Best Selling Car Gets A Make Over

First in production in 1959, the best selling ŠKODA Octavia is now ready for a new look.

More spacious, safer, more connected and more emotive than ever – the new Octavia takes ŠKODA to new dimensions.

With a more modern design and the latest technology, it is efficient, practical and offers exceptional space with excellent value for money.

The fourth-generation Octavia will continue to be the brand’s top volume model (with more than 6.5 million units produced to date).

More Spacious Interior

The new Octavia is slightly longer and wider than the 3rd generation model. The COMBI’s boot capacity, which is the largest in the segment, has increased by 30 litres to 640 litres.

LED head, tail lights and daytime running lights are standard. New paint colours are available for the body work.

In the newly designed interior, the Octavia has a new two-spoke steering wheel, which can be heated as an option and – if ordered as a multifunction variant – comes with new control buttons and knurled scroll wheels, allowing drivers to operate a total of 14 different functions without removing their hands from the wheel. The redesigned dashboard is modular and has been arranged in different levels, featuring a large, free-standing central display.

Chrome features in the interior trim and ambient lighting is available in a range of colours. The new Octavia's choice of upholstery materials give a premium feel.

Have a bad back? The Octavia's 'ergo' seats are designed to support you and there is an electric massage function too!

The optional head-up display projects the most important information such as speed, navigation, detected traffic signs and activated driver assistance systems directly onto the – optionally heated – windscreen. The 4.2-inch, multifunction Maxi DOT 16-colour display comes as standard. Tri-zone Climatronic makes its debut in the Octavia, so everyone can be comfortable.

New Transmission Technology

The new Octavia is the first ŠKODA ever to use shift-by-wire technology for DSG operation, which electronically transmits the driver’s gear selection to the transmission. In place of the familiar DSG lever, there is a new control module located in the centre console with a small rocker switch for selecting the drive modes as well as a button for the parking mode.

A whole range of new safety systems such as Collision Avoidance Assist, Turn Assist, Exit Warning and the local Traffic Warning function are also making their debut at ŠKODA. A whole host of additional new technology for driver assistance and safety is included in the new Octavia.

New alternative powertrains and efficient engines

Never before has the Octavia been as efficient, eco-friendly and available with as many alternative powertrains as in its fourth generation. For the first time, the line-up includes a plug-in hybrid, the Octavia iV. Some of the petrol engines, which have been further optimised, are now equipped with innovative mild hybrid technology, while the diesel engines come from the latest EVO generation and emit up to 80 per cent less nitrogen oxide.

With a capacity of 37 Ah providing 13 kWh of energy, the high-voltage lithium-ion battery allows for an all-electric range of up to 55km in the WLTP cycle. The eTEC variants fitted with latest EVO-generation 1.0 TSI or 1.5 TSI petrol engines feature mild hybrid technology when equipped with DSG. Using a 48-volt belt-driven starter motor and a 48-volt lithium-ion battery, it is possible to recover brake energy, support the combustion engine by providing it with an electric boost, and to coast with the engine completely switched off!

The EVO diesel engines apply a new ‘twin dosing’ exhaust gas treatment, where AdBlue® is injected specifically in front of the two catalytic converters that are arranged one after the other. Dynamic Chassis Control, which is optional, now comes with slider controls within the different driving modes, allowing the driver to change individual parameters such as the suspension, damping and steering characteristics or the operation of the DSG to suit their preferences.

Latest infotainment systems and a further developed Virtual Cockpit

The OCTAVIA offers a choice of four infotainment systems from the latest generation with screens measuring from 8.25 to 10 inches. Some of them can be operated using gesture control or by voice via the Laura ŠKODA Digital Assistant. The top-of-the-range Columbus infotainment system can – for the first time – display the navigation system’s maps in a different level of zoom than the 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit .

Thanks to a built-in eSIM, the OCTAVIA is always online; access to the latest ŠKODA Connect mobile online services is therefore always possible. These include eCall, which is mandatory in the EU, comprehensive remote vehicle access and infotainment apps backed by online data. The car features up to five USB-C ports for charging or connecting media devices and USB sticks, one of which can optionally be housed in the overhead console above the rear-view mirror. Older devices with a USB-A 3.0 port can easily be connected using the USB-C to USB-A 3.0 adapter from the ŠKODA Genuine Accessories range. Furthermore, smartphones can be charged inductively, using the optional Phone Box. Finally, the acoustically optimised interior and the new optional CANTON sound system ensure a perfect audio experience.

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