Fully revealed the technical specifications of the new Skoda OctaviaOctober 29, 2019
The fourth generation Skoda Octavia is an important car for the Czech brand.
Despite the seemingly unstoppable increase in the number of SUVs, in particular in the Skoda lineup, it is Octavia that has been the leader and since its launch, it has accounted for about a third of the brand’s global production.
Currently, the Czech corporation is not yet ready to show the finished version of the new items, but recently, journalists were allowed to evaluate the concepts of the model.
The novelty will receive a 2.0-liter TDI engine with a capacity of 148 or 115 horsepower and a 1.5-liter gasoline engine. The power plants will operate along with a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG gearbox. In addition, a variation with plug-ins and hybrid versions will become available.
It is noted that the new model will be built on the already familiar MQB architecture. However, the manufacturer improved aerodynamic performance by 14%. Czech brand specialists also worked on the suspension and steering to ensure even more comfortable and high-quality handling.
The most significant changes have affected the electric platform, which has been completely redesigned to introduce the latest auxiliary devices for motorists. Now the station wagon is equipped with the latest autonomous system of the second level, consisting of a lane keeping system and adaptive cruise control. Matrix LED headlights will also be offered as an option. The multimedia complex was also modernized, which was able to update content through the network.
The interior of the new Skoda Octavia will receive a more cool design and expensive finishing materials. Also, the novelty has acquired a 2-spoke steering wheel and a dashboard similar to that of the previous generation Mercedes S-Class.
Although the space for passengers has not increased (it is still one of the largest in its class), the trunk has become larger: in the hatchback – 600 liters, and in the station wagon – 640 liters, which is an increase of 10 and 40 liters, respectively.
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