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2017 Skoda OCTAVIA news, pictures, specifications, and information

MAJOR REVISION FOR ŠKODA'S BEST-SELLING MODEL, THE OCTAVIA

◾New design treatment to the front and rear
◾Available wîth the latest full-LED headlight technology
◾Latest generation infotainment systems wîth displays in glass design
◾ŠKODA Connect provides versatile networking wîth mobile online services
◾Driver assistance systems wîth technologies
◾Two TSI and Two TDI engines available from launch in the ÚK

Mladá Boleslav, 27 October 2016 – ŠKODA has made major revisions to its best-selling model, the OCTAVIA. Available internationally at the end of the year, early 2017 in the ÚK, the model features a newly designed front and rear section, state-of-the-art driver assistance systems, infotainment and connectivity, as well as additional new equipment which further enhance the OCTAVIA's appeal. The compact model is available in Hatch and Estate form.

'The ŠKODA OCTAVIA has always been in a class of its own in the compact §egmènt,' says ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier. 'As the 'heart of the brand', the Octavia has decisively shaped ŠKODA's outstanding development from the very start, and has made the company what it is today: an internationally successful automotive manufacturer wîth a presence in more than 100 markets worldwide. With the now extensively revised ŠKODA OCTAVIA, we are keen to continue this development sustainably.'

The ŠKODA OCTAVIA is the Czech automaker's best-selling model. At the upper end of its §egmènt, ŠKODA'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 ŠKODA OCTAVIA, five million customers from all over the world have opted for an OCTAVIA. With the extensively revised version of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA, the brand plans to continue the success story of its predecessors and to further strengthen ŠKODA's position in the international markets.

The lines of the new ŠKODA OCTAVIA have been further streamlined, especially at the front. The two adjacent headlights form the dual face wîth a crystalline look and feature full-LED technology. The brand logo has gained even more presence, wîth the front of the car featuring a more powerful and wider appearance.

The space available in the revised ŠKODA 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; wîth folded rear seat backrests up to 1580 and 1740 litres respectively. There is an optional electric tailgate available for OCTAVIA Estate.

The revision has brought new infotainment systems to the ŠKODA OCTAVIA. All three systems – Bolero, 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 wîth an LTE speed for an ultra-fast connection to the Internet.

The revised ŠKODA OCTAVIA also offers state-of-the-art solutions for connectivity. ŠKODA Connect is divided into Infotainment Online and CareConnect. CareConnect is available in all equipment variants of the revised ŠKODA OCTAVIA.

The revised ŠKODA OCTAVIA is also moving ahead wîth assistance systems. If the OCTAVIA is used as a towing vehicle, the trailer assistant will take over the §teering when the vehicle is slowly reversing. Predictive pedestrian protection complements Front Assist. In addition, the parking assistant has been further optimised. Thanks to the rear radar, Blind Spot Detection and Rear Traffic Alert ensure safe lane changes and also help while reversing out of a parking space. The rear-view camera displays the car's immediate surroundings via the on-board monitor.

New features have been added to the ŠKODA OCTAVIA's numerous 'Simply Clever' solutions: a customisable key, allowing multiple users to save their own vehicle settings, as well as a heated §teering wheel, bottle holders which facilitate the opening of bottles, and the estate version features a removable torch in the boot.

The two TSI and two TDI engines available from launch in the ÚK are: 1.0 TSI 115PS, 1.4 TSI 150PS, 1.6 TDI 115PS and 2.0 TDI 150PS. For almost all engines in the revised ŠKODA OCTAVIA, a DSG transmission wîth six or seven gears is available in addition to manual transmission. (posted on conceptcarz.com)

A highlight in the chassis is the optional Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), which enables the driver to regulate the §teering and damping characteristics in the Comfort, Normal and Sport modes. The light alloy wheels range from 16 to 18 inches and come in numerous new designs.

The revised ŠKODA OCTAVIA saloon and estate version will be available in the first markets from the end of the year. Deliveries will begin in early 2017.

Source - Skoda
 
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