The 1.6 TDI GreenLine version of the new ŠKODA Octavia will achieve CO2 emissions of just 89 g/km.
In all, four petrol engines, all with TSI technology, and four modern TDI common-rail diesel engines are available, with a natural-gas version planned.
Except for the entry-level petrol and diesel option, all engines are now available in a Green tec version with a start-stop system and recuperation.
Manual and automatic DSG transmissions are available, with all-wheel-drive versions and an Octavia RS in the pipeline.
Compared to its predecessor, the Skoda Octavia has grown significantly in length and width. The new model is 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than the second-generation Octavia. At the same time, the wheelbase has grown by 108 mm, mainly benefiting the interior and space on the rear seats.
However despite its increased size and larger amount of technology on board, the car is up to 102 kilogrammes lighter than the Octavia’s previous-generation model. This has been achieved thanks to lightweight engineering, use of high- and ultra-tensile steel and a careful selection of materials. Actual weight reduction will vary depending on each vehicle configuration.
Available for the first time in a Skoda is the Adaptive Cruise Assistant, which automatically maintains a pre-set distance to the car ahead. The new Intelligent Light Assistant will switch to high beam and back automatically, increasing comfort and safety in traffic. The Automatic Parking Assistant makes parking the Octavia in and out easier. Also available for the first time in a Skoda will be traffic-sign recognition as part of the ‘Traveller Assistant’ package. Driving Mode Selection enables drivers to set certain vehicle driving characteristics at the push of the button. Another first is the electric panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof. The new Octavia is also available with KESSY (Keyless-Entry-Start-and-Exit-System), the automatic door- and ignition-lock system.