In the newly designed
interior, the OCTAVIA offers a new two-spoke steering wheel, which can be heated
as an option and – if ordered as a multifunction variant – comes with new
control buttons and knurled scroll wheels, allowing drivers to operate a
total of 14 different functions without removing their hands. The dashboard,
which has also been redesigned, is modular and has been arranged in different
levels, featuring a large, free-standing central display. The centre console is
elegant, uncluttered and adorned with chrome details – as are the new door trims
and handles. New and soft-touch materials lend the interior a premium look,
while the new LED ambient lighting provides a special visual touch for the
front doors and dashboard by indirectly illuminating them in a choice of ten
different colours – even in a variety of colours if desired. Coordinated
lighting scenarios can also be selected
For the first time, ŠKODA is offering particularly back-friendly seats as an option in the new OCTAVIA. They are available from the Ambition trim level upwards and come with electronically adjustable lumbar support as well as an electric massage function, their length and height can be adjusted and the seat surface extended – even in their entry-level variant; heating is optional. Sports seats are also optional and are covered in a particularly breathable ThermoFlux fabric. The Ergo seats will later also be available with Alcantara® covers – for the sporty RS models too – as well as with Alcantara®/leather covers for the OCTAVIA SCOUT and will then also include electric adjustment with a memory function. The top version of the ergonomic seats bears the seal of approval of the German Campaign for Healthier Backs, comes with a ventilation function and perforated leather upholstery as well as heating as standard.
The new front apron and the razor-sharp, narrower, new headlights featuring LED technology for the low beam, high beam and daytime running lights as standard are a visual delight. The tail lights, brake lights and fog lights also feature LED technology. The newly designed, shallow roof rails emphasise the elongated silhouette of the OCTAVIA COMBI, while the hatchback looks almost like a coupé. The latest developments in ŠKODA’s design language are characterised by sculptural elements, precise lines and modern, clear surfaces, and lend the car an authentic as well as dynamic appearance, creating a high-quality look.
The new OCTAVIA comes with advanced, modern TDI and TSI engines as well as significantly improved aerodynamics, which not only reduces fuel consumption but also exhaust emissions. The SCR exhaust gas treatment now featuring two catalytic converters has been further optimised, which means that nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions generated by the diesel engines from the latest EVO generation have been reduced by up to 80 per cent. Using what is known as ‘twin dosing’, AdBlue® is specifically injected in front of two SCR catalytic converters that are arranged one after the other. As a result, the EVO engines fulfil the technical preconditions for the future Euro 6d emissions standard.
But that’s not it, two TSI petrol engines are celebrating their ŠKODA premiere – they are also of the latest EVO generation and feature mild hybrid technology – and as another first, the OCTAVIA can now also be ordered as a plug-in hybrid. The wide range of powertrains deliver from 81 kW (110 PS) to 150 kW (204 PS) is complemented by the OCTAVIA G-TEC, which runs on natural gas (CNG). Depending on the engine type, the fourth-generation OCTAVIA can, of course, either be fitted with a manual or DSG transmission, customers can opt for four-wheel drive if desired, and there is a choice of four chassis variants, including Dynamic Chassis Control with Driving Mode Select.