SKODA is ready to take the market challenges with new ŠKODA Octavia. SKODA is offering new design, advanced features, innovative technology and improved safety in new ŠKODA Octavia with enhanced comfortable drive system. The feature which makes the car unique is its low fuel consumption, a ‘Simply Clever solutions’ by loading the new Octavia with more standard and optional features configuration and a SKODA-typical price-value ratio. This car has the best SKODA genes with vast research and implementation on current market challenges.
The Sedan has unique fusion with middle-class qualities at a much affordable price tag. Octavia offering internal space almost found only in higher classes. It’s boot volume at 590 liters. Its interior length is about 1,782 mm with more knee room 73 mm and more headroom at the back 980 mm. It’s new model is 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than the second-generation Octavia, the wheelbase has grown by 108 mm. ŠKODA has replaced the logo to a new location. It has developed Front Assistant/emergency braking function from May 2013 which includes Driver Activity Assistant , Crew Protect Assistant/securing , multi-collision-braking/automatic brake actuation in an accident. These measures mitigate the risk for road users and drivers. In passive safety it provides up to nine airbags which interacting with 3-point safety belts. First time, it is offering Knee airbags and rear side airbags. Knee airbags is a standard in EU countries.
On 17 December 2012, in Mladá Boleslav, the SKODA AUTO has officially started the series production of the new ŠKODA Octavia.
The Green based version of the new Octavia has 1.6 Litre TDI Engine with a horsepower of 109[i.e. 81 kilo-Watts] that achieves CO2 emissions of only 89 grams/kilometer. It has claimed that it has a fuel efficiency of 69 miles/gallon[i.e. 3.4 liters of diesel/100 km]. Cutting-edge TSI technology has been embedded in all Four petrol engines. Four modern TDI common-rail diesel engines are available. It is 102 kg lighter than the second generation. It is due to careful selection of materials. Sports variant will be known as ŠKODA Octavia RS, is also in the pipeline with 1.8 TSI Engine, capable of producing as horsepower 177[i.e. 132 kilo-Watts] and will possess the Modern manual and automatic DSG transmissions with All-Wheel Drive variants.
It has the Adaptive Cruise Assistant which maintains a pre-set distance to the car ahead and a new Intelligent Light Assistant for the Automatic Parking. The ‘Traveler Assistant’ package would help in future traffic-sign recognition. First is the electric panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof, KESSY (Keyless-Entry-Start-and-Exit-System).
Octavia is with new radio and radio navigation systems, Touch panel display with proximity sensors. The CANTON sound system and the Multimedia holder space for an iPod and a mobile phone. An ice scraper is placed inside the filler flap.
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Auto Press Release 2012
The new ŠKODA Octavia: a class of its own
› ‚Heart of the brand‘ sets standards in compact segment
› New Octavia offers middle-class qualities at compact-car price
› Benchmark in terms of room for occupants and their baggage
› Refined appearance: clear, precise and timeless design
› Top safety package: new assistance systems
› Powerful and efficient engines: 89 g/km CO2 a new best
› Innovative comfort and infotainment systems
› Functionality: ‚Simply Clever‘ solutions make life in the car easier
Mladá Boleslav, December 11th, 2012 – The new ŠKODA Octavia sets standards in the compact segment. The Octavia’s third generation more than ever confirms the car’s unique position in its vehicle segment, impressing with an unrivalled space offering, new design, high functionality, innovative safety and comfort systems, low fuel consumption, wide range of ‚Simply Clever‘ solutions and a ŠKODA-typical price-value ratio.
“The ŠKODA Octavia is the heart of the ŠKODA brand,” says ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland. “It embodies the good ŠKODA genes in the best sense of the word: lots of room, quality, precise workmanship, modern, mature technology, timeless design, high functionality and the best price-value ratio. Our customers’ expectations have grown. Our aim was to make this car even better for its third generation. This is reflected in the values of the new Octavia – it is a class of its own.”
The ŠKODA Octavia in its overall package has always been about offering that little bit extra. This is down to the generous space offering, but also the fusion of an elegant saloon shape with the practical advantages of car with a large hatch, a fusion that is unique in this segment. The new generation confirms this uniqueness. “The new Octavia shows us resolutely continuing down a ŠKODA-typical road. It is a car with middle-class qualities at a compact-car price. It is an ideal car for demanding, confident customers expecting a modern Octavia with all its good values. It is our best,” says Frank Welsch, ŠKODA board member for technical development.
Unrivalled space offering, optimum functionality
The new ŠKODA Octavia sets benchmarks in its class in terms of its space offering. “The new Octavia offers space such as is otherwise found only in higher classes,” says Welsch. No other car in the compact segment offers more interior length (1,782 mm), more knee room (73 mm) and more headroom at the back (980 mm). Also best in class is the boot volume at 590 litres. Other interior dimensions have also increased significantly compared to the Octavia’s second generation: front head room: + 8 mm, front elbow width: + 39 mm, rear elbow width: + 26 mm.
New refinement: a distinctive, clear and timeless design
The new ŠKODA Octavia is not just roomy and functional, it looks good, too. ŠKODA design chief Jozef Kabaň and his team revised the car from head to toe, creating enthusiasm at first sight. Never before has a ŠKODA Octavia appeared as dynamic and at the same time as timelessly elegant, as distinctive, refined and assured on the road as this bestseller’s third generation. “Each line and gap breathes love of precision and detail. The new Octavia is an unmistakable face in the automobile crowd,” says Welsch.
Compared to its predecessor, the Octavia has grown significantly in length and width. The new model is 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than the second-generation Octavia. At the same time, the wheelbase has grown by 108 mm, mainly benefiting the interior and space on the rear seats.
The front of the car is assured and confident thanks to an emphasis on horizontal lines and a new location for the ŠKODA logo. The side aspect of the new ŠKODA Octavia has become markedly more dynamic when compared to its predecessor. This is down to the long wheelbase as well as to the shortened front overhang and a C pillar pulled far backwards. The high, sharp tornado line provides the car with optical stretch and distinctively highlights its coupé-like silhouette. A special new characteristic is an upswept dynamic window line in the rear doors, the so-called “fin” – a small, but effective design idea providing the car with a forceful appearance and direction.
Its rear aspect is also about precision, classiness and perfect proportions. Everything is in the right place, well-positioned and tidy. ŠKODA’s typical lighting graphic with its distinctive C-shaped lighting contour is executed in uncompromising brilliance.
Tidiness, elegance and especially lots of space are what the new Octavia’s interior is about. ŠKODA designers have completely redone the car’s insides.
Safety at the highest level
In developing the new ŠKODA Octavia, an important goal was to make the car even safer. Accordingly, ŠKODA engineers developed a host of cutting-edge safety systems for the new Octavia including Front Assistant/emergency braking function (from May 2013), Lane Assistant, which keeps the Octavia on track, multicollision-braking/
In addition, a precise chassis, a long wheelbase and a rigid and light body structure combine to ensure an extremely stable handling in ŠKODA’s most recent offspring. In the event of an accident, a comprehensive package of passive safety elements provides optimum protection for driver and occupants. In the area of passive safety, up to nine airbags, finely interacting with 3-point safety belts, shield occupants from injury. Knee airbags (standard in EU countries) and rear side airbags are available for the first time in a ŠKODA Octavia.
New efficiency: CO2 emissions from 89 g/km
Engineers achieved significant improvements in the ŠKODA Octavia’s consumption and emission figures thanks to newly developed petrol and diesel engines, a low drag coefficient and reduced vehicle weight.
The GreenLine version of the new ŠKODA Octavia (1.6 TDI/81 kW) achieves CO2 emissions of only 89 g/km and consumes a mere 3.4 litres of diesel per 100 km. In all, four petrol engines, all with cutting-edge TSI technology, and four modern TDI common-rail diesel engines are available, with a natural-gas version planned for later. Except for the relevant entry-level petrol and diesel option, all engines now are available in a Green tec version with a start-stop system and recuperation. The line-up runs all the way to the top option, the 1.8 TSI with 132 kW. Modern manual and automatic DSG transmissions are available, with all-wheel-drive versions in the works. A sporty-trim ŠKODA Octavia RS is also in the pipeline.
Despite its increased size and larger amount of technology on board, ŠKODA engineers have still succeeded in making the car up to 102 kilogrammes lighter than the ŠKODA Octavia’s second generation. This was achieved thanks to resolute lightweight engineering, a progressive body design, utilisation of high- and ultra-tensile steel and a careful selection of materials. Actual weight reduction will vary depending on buildability of each vehicle configuration.
Supreme comfort through innovative technology
In addition, the new ŠKODA Octavia offers numerous new comfort functions such as hitherto available only in higher-segment vehicles. In addition to making their debut in the new Octavia, some of them are even becoming available for the first time ever in a ŠKODA. In this context, use of new technologies is no end in itself, but seeks to provide tangible added value to customers, meaning no fanciful knickknacks, but technology for people’s sake, technology that makes mobility safer and more comfortable for people.
Available for the first time in a ŠKODA is the Adaptive Cruise Assistant, which automatically maintains a pre-set distance to the car ahead. The new Intelligent Light Assistant will switch to high beam and back automatically, increasing comfort and safety in traffic. The Automatic Parking Assistant makes parking the Octavia in and out easier. Also available for the first time in a ŠKODA will be in the future traffic-sign recognition as part of the ‘Traveller Assistant’ package. Driving Mode Selection enables drivers to set certain vehicle driving characteristics at the push of the button. Another first is the electric panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof: a transparent panorama roof enhancing comfort and wellbeing on board the Octavia. The new Octavia is also available with KESSY (Keyless-Entry-Start-and-Exit-
New generation of infotainment systems
The new ŠKODA Octavia impresses with an all-new generation of radio and radio navigation systems. Touch displays with proximity sensors and swiping functionality will be available in higher-level systems, while the new CANTON sound system and an acoustically optimised passenger space provide pure listening pleasure.
Practical and functional thanks to ‚Simply Clever‘ solutions
As in every ŠKODA, life for occupants is made easier by a range of ‚Simply Clever‘ features in the new Octavia. Depending on trim level, the following items are available either as standard or as an option. They include foldable cargo elements for the boot, enabling safe anchoring of objects on the floor. A double-sided floor covering in the boot can be found for the first time in a ŠKODA Octavia. An ice scraper is placed inside the filler flap. A warning vest holder is located underneath the driver’s seat and a rubbish bin inside the door panel. A multimedia holder has space for an iPod, a mobile phone and the like. A large overhead sunglasses compartment is just one of many storage bays, holders und hooks that make for an intelligent and clean organisation of interior and baggage space of the new ŠKODA Octavia. Also on board are the fuel-error prevention function and a boot cover folding away behind the rear seats.
New ŠKODA Octavia: series production has begun
- Start of production of third ŠKODA Octavia generation at Mladá Boleslav plant
- Brand’s main facility has been comprehensively modernised and capacities expanded
- New ŠKODA Octavia sets standards in compact car segment
- Market launch in Europe in late January 2013
Mladá Boleslav, 17 December 2012 – ŠKODA AUTO today officially initiated series production of the new ŠKODA Octavia in Mladá Boleslav. The third generation of this ŠKODA bestseller sets standards regarding its space offering, functionality, safety and comfort technology, timeless design and price-value ratio. This makes the Octavia a class of its own in the compact segment. The new model will be launched on the first European markets in late January 2013.
“The Octavia is the heart of ŠKODA brand,” says ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland. “Our people have employed competence and passion to create the best Octavia ever. This car is a class of its own in every respect. It is a great moment to give the starting shot for the third generation here at our main plant today.” As a central corner pillar of ŠKODA’s growth strategy, the Octavia is to vigorously continue its predecessors’ success story and further strengthen the position of ŠKODA on the international markets.
In preparation for the third Octavia generation, ŠKODA initiated on of the most comprehensive modernisation and expansion projects in the history of its main plant at Mladá Boleslav. At the core is an upgrade increasing the Octavia/Rapid production line’s capacity step by step from 800 to 1,200 cars per day. Besides the new ŠKODA Octavia and the Rapid, Mladá Boleslav plant also makes the ŠKODA Fabia. “The start of the ŠKODA Octavia after that of the ŠKODA Rapid in August is the second major production ramp-up within the shortest time in our main plant,” says Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA board member for production and Logistics. “The entire team, and especially production, planning, toolmaking and logistics have successfully managed a gigantic project, and this while production of the other models went on at the plant.”
Production of the new ŠKODA Octavia has entailed a host of measures such as the commissioning of a new body shop and a fully automated interior painting line as part of the expansion of production capacity. In addition, a state-of-the-art press line is to come onstream at Mladá Boleslav in early 2013.
In launching the new ŠKODA Octavia, ŠKODA ignites the next stage of the greatest model offensive in its company history. From today until 2015, ŠKODA plans to launch a new or revised model every six months on average. This fireworks of model launches is to resolutely extend the brand’s current growth course, the aim being to raise the number of cars sold worldwide to a minimum of 1.5 million per year by 2018. The new ŠKODA Octavia is a cornerstone of this strategy.
The third generation is to forcefully continue the success story of the ŠKODA Octavia. The Octavia is by far the brand’s bestselling model with a share of its worldwide deliveries of about 44 per cent in the first eleven months of 2012. Like no other car, the ŠKODA Octavia symbolises the brand’s heady success story in the past two decades. Its launch in 1996 heralded the company’s rise to become a manufacturer with an international presence and activities in more than 100 markets worldwide. Since 1996, more than 3.7 million Octavias have been delivered to customers.
Compared with its predecessor, the ŠKODA Octavia has grown in almost all dimensions. The car is a real space wonder and offers roominess common in vehicles one segment up. The new model is longer and wider than its predecessor and has a longer wheelbase. It offers rear-seat passengers the largest head and leg room in the class, and its boot, at 590 litres is also larger than that of any competitor, offering loads of space for passengers and their baggage.
The new ŠKODA Octavia features numerous innovative safety, comfort and infotainment systems usually the preserve of higher vehicles segments. Even so, the third generation weighs up to 102 kg less than its predecessor. This lightness and the new generations of cutting-edge TSI and TDI engines enable optimum figures for consumption and emissions. Also, the car boasts a large number of “simply clever” solutions while its large hatch permits it to combine the elegance of a saloon with the practical advantages of an estate.
The new Octavia has become even friendlier to the environment without sacrificing driving pleasure. The engine line-up offers customers a broad choice from an especially thrifty GreenLine version with a mileage of just 3.4 litres of diesel and a mere 89 g/km CO2 to the top-of-the-line 132 kW as well as future all-wheel drive versions and a sporty Octavia RS.
For all this, the new ŠKODA Octavia is an unmistakable face in the crowd setting a large optical exclamation point in its segment. Never before has an Octavia appeared so dynamic and at the same time so simply elegant, so distinctive, refined and assured as this bestseller’s third generation. Clear lines, distinctive shapes, clean, generous surfaces and a precise gap pattern all contribute to the new ŠKODA Octavia saloon impressing with clarity and love of detail. This makes the new Octavia timelessly elegant and demonstrates assurance, quality and precision.
Auto Press Release Source : ŠKODA