SKODA is ready to take the market challenges with new ŠKODA Octavia. SKODA is offering new design, advanced features, innovative technology and improved safety in new ŠKODA Octavia with enhanced comfortable drive system. The feature which makes the car unique is its low fuel consumption, a ‘Simply Clever solutions’ by loading the new Octavia with more standard and optional features configuration and a SKODA-typical price-value ratio. This car has the best SKODA genes with vast research and implementation on current market challenges. The Sedan has unique fusion with middle-class qualities at a much affordable price tag. Octavia offering internal space almost found only in higher classes. It’s boot volume at 590 liters. Its interior length is about 1,782 mm with more knee room 73 mm and more headroom at the back 980 mm. It’s new model is 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than the second-generation Octavia, the wheelbase has grown by 108 mm. ŠKODA has replaced the logo to a new location. It has developed Front Assistant/emergency braking function from May 2013 which includes Driver Activity Assistant , Crew Protect Assistant/securing , multi-collision-braking/automatic brake actuation in an accident. These measures mitigate the risk for road users and drivers. In passive safety it provides up to nine airbags which interacting with 3-point safety belts. First time, it is offering Knee airbags and rear side airbags. Knee airbags is a standard in EU countries. On 17 December 2012, in Mladá Boleslav, the SKODA AUTO has officially started the series production of the new ŠKODA Octavia.
The Green based version of the new Octavia has 1.6 Litre TDI Engine with a horsepower of 109[i.e. 81 kilo-Watts] that achieves CO2 emissions of only 89 grams/kilometer. It has claimed that it has a fuel efficiency of 69 miles/gallon[i.e. 3.4 liters of diesel/100 km]. Cutting-edge TSI technology has been embedded in all Four petrol engines. Four modern TDI common-rail diesel engines are available. It is 102 kg lighter than the second generation. It is due to careful selection of materials. Sports variant will be known as ŠKODA Octavia RS, is also in the pipeline with 1.8 TSI Engine, capable of producing as horsepower 177[i.e. 132 kilo-Watts] and will possess the Modern manual and automatic DSG transmissions with All-Wheel Drive variants. It has the Adaptive Cruise Assistant which maintains a pre-set distance to the car ahead and a new Intelligent Light Assistant for the Automatic Parking. The ‘Traveler Assistant’ package would help in future traffic-sign recognition. First is the electric panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof, KESSY (Keyless-Entry-Start-and-Exit-System). Octavia is with new radio and radio navigation systems, Touch panel display with proximity sensors. The CANTON sound system and the Multimedia holder space for an iPod and a mobile phone. An ice scraper is placed inside the filler flap. Photo Gallery of New SKODA Octavia
Video Presentation of New SKODA Octavia Auto Press Release 2012
New ŠKODA Octavia: series production has begun
- Start of production of third ŠKODA Octavia generation at Mladá Boleslav plant
- Brand’s main facility has been comprehensively modernised and capacities expanded
- New ŠKODA Octavia sets standards in compact car segment
- Market launch in Europe in late January 2013
“The Octavia is the heart of ŠKODA brand,” says ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland. “Our people have employed competence and passion to create the best Octavia ever. This car is a class of its own in every respect. It is a great moment to give the starting shot for the third generation here at our main plant today.” As a central corner pillar of ŠKODA’s growth strategy, the Octavia is to vigorously continue its predecessors’ success story and further strengthen the position of ŠKODA on the international markets.