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Skoda Octavia is now bigger and better

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Skoda Octavia has been a winner for the automaker and with a whopping 5 million cars sold to date, the car is now entering its third decade with promises of bringing with it even more safety and comfort features that currently only limited to higher segment cars.

The design modifications made as part of the comprehensive model upgrade give the Skoda Octavia and Skoda Octavia Combi including wide radiator grille, additional lighting units within the headlights, with a crystalline look, and wider honeycomb air inlets. The outer headlights produce the dipped beam and the high beam shines from the inner headlights, tapered towards the radiator grille. Newly developed full-LED headlights are available from the Ambition trim level upwards.

The side view of the Skoda Octavia and Skoda Octavia Combi is characterised by precise and clean-cut lines leading all the way to the rear section. The redesigned rear bumper appears powerful and bold with its subtle contours. The use of LED technology for the rear light cluster lends the characteristic C-shaped tail light the appearance of a homogeneous lighting surface.

As part of the model upgrade, the outer dimensions of the Skoda Octavia and Skoda Octavia Combi have changed slightly. Skoda engineers have created an interior where the amount of space for passengers and luggage far exceeds the usual dimensions found in this segment. Occupants enjoy generous, leg-, elbow and headroom in the front and rear.

The interior of the Skoda Octavia and Skoda Octavia Combi impresses not only with its generous dimensions and great clarity, but also with its high-quality materials and new features. The revised multi-function displays are clear and easy to read. The type of information displayed on their screen varies according to the trim level. The air conditioning controls have also been visually refined. The door trims are now available with additional ambient lighting as an option. Slim LED lighting units at the upper edge of the trim strips emit a discreet, atmospheric light which can be set to one of ten different colours.

The revised Skoda Octavia and Skoda Octavia Combi models are launched with a choice of nine engines: four TSI petrol, four TDI diesel and one CNG engine. The power outputs range from 63 kW (86 PS) to 135 kW (184 PS). The modern drivetrains contribute to the fact that all of the compact car’s variants have a good balance of driving performance, consumption and emissions. They feature a manual gearbox with 5 or 6 speeds or automatic DSG gearboxes with 6 or 7 speeds.

The TSI engines have a turbocharger and direct petrol injection. The 1.2-l TSI engine with four cylinders and a power output of 63 kW (86 PS) is the entry-level variant and is combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine with the smallest capacity in the range has a power output of 85 kW (115 PS). The 1.0-l TSI engine with three cylinders is available with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG gearbox.

The 1.4-l TSI G-TEC engine is a particularly efficient variant which, as a bivalent engine, can run on both CNG and petrol, and offers a power output of 81 kW (110 PS). In CNG drive and when combined with the 7-speed DSG, the Skoda Octavia and Skoda Octavia Combi have CO2 emissions of 98 and 99 g/km respectively with this engine. As a pure petrol engine, the 1.4-l TSI produces 110 kW (150 PS). The 1.8-l TSI engine is the top-performing petrol engine with a power output of 132 kW (180 PS).

Turbocharging and high-pressure direct injection with Common rail technology are features shared by the TDI engines for the Skoda Octavia and the Skoda Octavia Combi. Both four-cylinder engines with a capacity of 1.6 and 2.0 l respectively are available with two performance levels. The entry-level 1.6-l TDI engine provides 66 kW (90 PS) and is combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox. A 7-speed DSG is available as an alternative to the manual gearbox for the second variant of the 1.6-l diesel engine, which now has a power output of 85 kW (115 PS). In this combination, the combined fuel consumption of the Skoda Octavia and Skoda Octavia Combi totals just 3.9 l/100 km.

The two 2.0-l variants of the TDI engine offer power outputs of 110 kW (150 PS) and 135 kW (184 PS). The 110 kW (150 PS) diesel engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and is available both with front- and all-wheel drive. A 6-speed DSG is available as an alternative for front-wheel-drive models; a 7-speed DSG is available as an option for the first time in a ŠKODA OCTAVIA with all-wheel drive.

The most powerful diesel engine is only available with all-wheel drive. A 6-speed DSG is also part of the standard equipment for this model variant. The 1.8-l petrol engine with 132 kW (180 PS) is the third engine that can be combined with all-wheel drive.

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