Skoda launches new fourth-generation Octavia

Skoda launches new fourth-generation Octavia

November 28, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Skoda Corporation has begun mass production of fourth-generation Octavia liftbacks and station wagons.

Every day the company will collect 1,150 copies of the machine. It follows that each year the volume of production will be approximately 400,000 vehicles. The release of the debut modern Octavia started more than 20 years ago. During this period, the model sold around the world with a circulation of 6,500,000 units and became one of the best-selling in several European countries, in particular, in the Czech Republic, Austria, Finland and Switzerland.

Regarding the fourth-generation Skoda Octavia, it debuted in Prague in early November this year. The model, built on the advanced MQB platform, became 1.9 cm longer (station wagon 2.2 cm) and the width increased 1.5 cm. The distance between the axles is 2686 mm. The volume of the luggage compartment of the liftback is 600 liters, and that of the station wagon is 40 liters more.

 In the interior of the new Octavia, you can notice a digital dashboard with a 10-inch infotainment complex screen with customizable graphics. In addition, the new two-spoke steering wheel, and instead of the traditional automatic transmission selector, a small switch appeared, like the Audi model.

  The standard engine was a three-cylinder 110-horsepower 1.0-liter engine, and another 1.5-liter “turbo-four” with a capacity of 150 hp. The diesel range includes two-liter power units with a capacity of 115, 150 and 200 hp. Paired with motors, a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG is working. They will also offer full-fledged hybrids with a return of 204 and 245 hp, as well as variations with a power plant using natural gas.