Even better, more spacious, safer, more connected and more emotive than ever: with the launch of the fourth generation of its bestseller, ŠKODA has reached new dimensions. The new OCTAVIA is longer and wider than its predecessor, has an even larger boot and is even more emotive thanks to the new ŠKODA design language. The new interior concept combines an excellent amount of space and outstanding functionality with high-quality materials and clever details. Innovative connectivity and new assistance systems raise the comfort and safety of the brand’s icon to an even higher level.
The fourth generation since the modern-day OCTAVIA’s launch in 1996 will further cement the model line as the brand’s heart and engine, as well as its top volume model. With more than seven million units produced, it is the bestselling ŠKODA ever and has been a real icon for many years, both in its Czech homeland as well as in numerous other markets around the world. The reasons for this are obvious: it features modern design and technology, is efficient, extremely practical and high-quality. Added to this, it also offers exceptional amounts of space and superior value for money.
ŠKODA has equipped the fourth-generation OCTAVIA with numerous new technologies and innovative assistance systems that are making their debut in a production vehicle from the Czech brand. This includes shift-by-wire technology for operating the DSG as well as new systems for further increasing safety, such as Collision Avoidance Assist, Turn Assist and Exit Warning. Yet more premieres for the OCTAVIA include full LED Matrix headlights, Side Assist and Emergency Assist as well as Predictive Cruise Control and Area View.The new OCTAVIA is the first ŠKODA ever to use shift-by-wire technology to operate its DSG. The gear selector is no longer connected to the gearbox mechanically. Instead, it relays which gear has been chosen electronically. This saves space and offers new design options. In place of the familiar DSG lever, the centre console has therefore been provided with a new control module featuring a small rocker switch for selecting the drive modes – R (reverse), N (neutral) and D/S (drive/sport) – as well as a button for the parking mode, P
ŠKODA has equipped the new OCTAVIA with numerous safety and comfort features usually reserved for higher-tier vehicles. The head-up display, for example, that projects the most important information directly onto the windscreen in clear view of the driver, is making its debut at ŠKODA. Other new features include two types of optional ergonomic seats, the top of-the-range variants being ventilated and bearing the seal of approval from the German Campaign for Healthier Backs.
The OCTAVIA’s new head-up display is a first at ŠKODA. It is available as an optional extra from the Style trim level upwards. This innovative feature increases both safety and comfort for the driver. It works using an imaging unit which creates pictures based on data to be displayed, such as speed, navigation, detected traffic signs and activated driver assistance systems. The resulting pictures are then presented in clear view of the driver using an optics module that projects directly onto the windscreen. This allows them to read such information without taking their eyes off the road.
Experience the new ŠKODA Octavia from behind the wheel by getting in touch with a member of the team at Des Winks today to arrange a test drive.