Skoda has made major revisions to the bestseller. The Skoda Octavia will be available from the end of 2016 with a newly designed front and rear section, state-of-the-art driver assistance solutions, infotainment and connectivity, as well as new equipment. The compact model is presented in top form as both a saloon and estate, and once again highlights its unique position in the category.
"The Skoda Octavia has always been in a class of its own in the compact segment," says Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier. "As the 'heart of the brand', the Octavia has decisively shaped Skoda's outstanding development from the very start, and has made the company what it is today: an internationally successful automotive manufacturer with a presence in more than 100 markets worldwide. With the now extensively revised Skoda Octavia, we are keen to continue this development sustainably."
The Skoda Octavia is the Czech automaker's best-selling model by far. At the upper end of its segment, Skoda's bestseller has set new standards in terms of space, functionality, safety and comfort technology, design and value for money. In the 20 years since the 1996 reintroduction of the Skoda Octavia, five million customers from all over the world have opted for one of the model versions in the Octavia family. With the extensively revised version of the Skoda Octavia, the brand plans to continue the success story of its predecessors and to further strengthen Skoda's position in the international markets.
The lines of the new Skoda Octavia have been further streamlined, especially at the front. The two adjacent headlights form the dual face with a crystalline look. On request, they shine in full-LED technology. The brand logo has gained even more presence, the front is more powerful, wider, and has more character.
The space available in the revised Skoda Octavia remains one of the largest in its class. Both the saloon and estate offer 1782 millimetres of interior space and 73 millimetres of legroom in the rear. Their luggage compartments measure 590 and 610 litres, respectively; with folded rear seat backrests up to 1580 and 1740 litres respectively. There is an optional electric tailgate available for Octavia Combi.
The revision has brought new infotainment systems to the Skoda Octavia. All four - Swing and Bolero as well as the navigation systems Amundsen and Columbus - now have capacitive displays in glass design that respond to light touch. The Columbus now features a full 9.2-inch display; the top system has a WLAN hotspot and, if desired, a SIM card module with an LTE speed for an ultra-fast connection to the Internet.
The revised Skoda Octavia also offers state-of-the-art solutions for connectivity. Skoda Connect is divided into Infotainment Online and CareConnect. CareConnect is available in all equipment variants (except G-TEC) of the revised Skoda Octavia.
The revised Skoda Octavia is also moving ahead with assistance systems - with technologies that have so far only b