Skoda Auto says the fourth generation, with its timeless design, exquisite interiors, class-leading safety, and intelligent connectivity features, pushes the yardstick further.
Every body panel of the new generation Octavia is new. The sedan is 4,689 mm long, 1,469 mm tall, 1,829 mm wide, and comes with a wheelbase of 2,680 mm.
In Octavia’s front section is a classic robust grill, with a chrome frame. Following on from the grill are razor-sharp, narrower, new headlights featuring Bi-LED technology, and daytime running lights (standard).
The Octavia is available in five paint schemes: Lava Blue, Candy White, Magic Black, Brilliant Silver, and Maple Brown, with the last two exclusively available at the Laurin & Klement.
The beige suede leather upholstery complements the chrome highlights on the inside. The multi-level dashboard has been completely redesigned.
The two-spoke multifunction steering wheel with paddle shift and black leather lends the vehicle an emotive appearance.
Passengers can choose from different shades of colours, called the ‘mood tiles’, or customize a colour, precisely to his or her liking, on a bar. One can even assign a different colour palette to the dashboard and footwell. The new lighting system also assists in safety and turns red when the front doors open.
The new 25.4-cm display infotainment system with a touch slider adjusts the volume or the map. Smartphones can be paired to the infotainment system, offering access to infotainment apps.
The Canton Sound system on the Laurin & Klement features 12 speakers, including a subwoofer, and has a power output of 600 plus watts.
The two-zone Climatronic air conditioning system, with Air Care function, enables different temperatures to be set for the front passengers.
There are storage pockets and the cargo space is fitted with Velcro to stop the unnecessary movement of luggage.
The Skoda Octavia offers 600 litres and 1,555 litres luggage space after folding down the rear seats. The electrically controlled 5th door opens and closes at the mere touch of the button on the remote control.
The fourth-generation Octavia features ‘shift by wire’ technology and electric parking brake. A rocker switch with a minimalist design, integrated into the centre console, controls and electronically conveys the gear selection to the transmission unit. The turbocharged 2.0 TSI petrol engine delivers 190 PS (140kW) of power and a peak torque output of 320Nm while delivering fuel efficiency figures of 15.81 km/l (ARAI).