Škoda's technical innovations and simply clever solutions, in the new Skoda Octavia Combi and Octavia sedan, are all showcased at the 83rd Auto Salon of Geneva International Motor Show 2013.
ŠKODA Octavia with new design, more efficient technology and comfortable driving experience with ‘Simply Clever solutions’ by combining more standard and optional features with SKODA-typical price-value ratio. 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.
The Sedan has unique fusion with mid-sized car 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.
Skoda's new Front Assistant/emergency braking function which includes the 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. 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.
Skoda's new 3rd generation Octavia Combi has a distinctive class of its own with features likes elegant design, good fuel efficiency, ample space, more functionality, smart safety and comfort systems, the Skoda’s Simply Clever ideas with mid-class features at the compact-combi prices. The Škoda Octavia Combi 4×4 is also featuring the variant with newly-built All-Wheel Drive with 5th-generation Haldex clutch.
The new Skoda Octavia Combi is loaded with a newly built engine of 3rd generation which is optimized to 17% more economical than the previous generation model. Here the offered engines contains 4 petrol and 4 diesel engines in which the GreenLine Version are highly efficient with fuel economy of 29.41 km/liter[i.e. 3.4 liters for 100 kilometers] and less CO2 emissions of just 89 grams/kilometers. The new Octavia Combi offers more space inside in every aspect, the rear-seat passenger legroom has a highest 73 mm legroom in front of the knees, while the biggest size of boot with 610 liters. The new Combi has a length of 90 mm more and width of 45 mm more than the previous model, while a wheelbase increased by 11 centimeters.
In the safety features the new Skoda Octavia Combi offers the Proactive Crew Protect Assistant or the Lane Assistant to keep you inside the lanes, the Front Assistant with City Emergency Braking Function, the Driver and Passengers maximum safety with up-to 9 airbags, the Multi-Collision Brake and the Driver Activity Assistant in which system will alert in case where it sense the driver in a fatigue condition. While on comfort features, it offers the new Adaptive Cruise Assistant which sets a distance automatically from the front vehicle, the Intelligent Light Assistant with a high-beam assistant and the all-new advanced radio and radio-navigation systems.
Photos of Skoda Octavia Combi and Skoda Octavia Sedan, live from the Geneva International Motor Show 2013