Here it is. Finally, the wait is over for you to feast your eyes on the new fourth-generation OCTAVIA.
The new-look OCTAVIA was unveiled on Monday 11th November at the national gallery in Prague to the delight of the world’s media and the Czech Prime Minister, Andrej Babis.
Meet The Car
Its time to meet the new car. The OCTAVIA has been in production since 1959, Its Sixty Years the unveiled model is best yet. Since the relaunch in 1996.
The new OCTAVIA takes SKODA to new dimensions, with it being more spacious, safer, connected and emotive than ever.
Already an Icon in its Czech home as well as in numerous other markets around the world, the new OCTAVIA continues to build on the successes of its predecessors. It features a modern design and modern technology. It is efficient, extremely practical and offers exceptional amounts of space and of course excellent value for money.
Bigger and even more attractive
The new OCTAVIA has grown further and thanks to its new proportions through the latest developments in SKODA’s design language. At a length of 4,689mm, the hatchback model is 19mm longer. The COMBI is 22mm longer than the third-generation model. The COMBI’s boot already the leader in its segment has seen an increase of 30 Litres in boot size, bringing it to a whopping 640 litres. The models also benefit from an additional 15mm in width.
The model benefits from newly designed razor-sharp headlight design and LED lights both front and rear. The range gets Alloy wheels up to 19 inches tall to give it that powerful appearance. The range gets new paint choices of Crystal Black, Lava Blue and Titanium Blue.
New Interior concept and a multi-level dashboard
The OCTAVIA is graced with a newly designed interior. One of the most notifiable differences is the new two-spoke steering which can be heated if ordered with the option. The multifunction wheel allows the driver to operate 14 different functions without removing their hands.
The Dashboard is designed in a more of a modular format featuring a large free-standing central display. The centre console is elegant, uncluttered and adorned with chrome details. 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.
Head-up display makes its debut and particularly back-friendly Ergo seats
Optional, particularly back-friendly Ergo seats, which among other things offer an electric massage function, are available for the first time in a ŠKODA.
The optional head-up display is another first for a ŠKODA. It projects the most important information such as speed, navigation, detected traffic signs and activated driver assistance systems directly onto the – optionally heated – windscreen
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA is now also available with acoustic side windows at the front, which reduce road noise in the cabin even further.
DSG with shift-by-wire technology and optional full-LED Matrix headlights
The new OCTAVIA is the first ŠKODA ever to use shift-by-wire technology for DSG operation, which electronically transmits the driver’s gear selection to the transmission. In place of the familiar DSG lever, there is a new control module located in the centre console with a small rocker switch for selecting the drive modes as well as a button for the parking mode. Innovative full LED matrix headlights are available as an option, allowing the driver to leave the high beam on at all times without dazzling other road users.
A whole range of new safety systems such as Collision-Avoidance Assist, Turn Assist, Exit Warning and the local Traffic Warning function are also making their debut at ŠKODA.
Other new features for the OCTAVIA include Area View, Side Assist and Predictive Cruise Control, which – together with the updated version of Traffic Sign Recognition and the further improved Lane Assist, as well as Traffic Jam Assist and Emergency Assist – forms the comprehensive Travel Assist system.
New alternative powertrains and efficient engines
Never before has the OCTAVIA been as efficient, eco-friendly and available with as many alternative powertrains as in its fourth generation. For the first time, the line-up includes a plug-in hybrid, the OCTAVIA iV. Some of the petrol engines, which have been further optimised, are now equipped with innovative mild-hybrid technology, while the diesel engines come from the latest EVO generation and emit up to 80 per cent less nitrogen oxide.
Latest infotainment systems and a further developed Virtual Cockpit
The OCTAVIA offers a choice of four infotainment systems from the latest generation with screens measuring from 8.25 to 10 inches. Some of them can be operated using gesture control or by voice via the Laura ŠKODA Digital Assistant. The top-of-the-range Columbus infotainment system can – for the first time – display the navigation system’s maps in a different level of zoom than the 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit (which, by the way, has also been further improved, making it even more user-friendly).
Innovative Simply Clever features
For diesel cars, the range of the brand-typical Simply Clever features now also includes a convenient filler tube for AdBlue®, enabling it to be filled up using a lorry pump nozzle too. In the rear, two smartphone storage pockets on the front seatbacks are making their ŠKODA debut. The Sleep package for the back seat is now also an optional extra for the OCTAVIA. Also, new retractable sun blinds for the rear side windows make it possible to block out the light. There is a multifunction storage pocket below the boot cover in both the hatchback and the OCTAVIA COMBI; the latter will also feature an automatically retractable load cover. The storage compartment with an umbrella and hand brush in the front doors is new. The funnel integrated into the lid of the windscreen washer tank is yet another new feature in the OCTAVIA.