The Škoda Octavia begins the third decade of its success story with proven strengths and new qualities. Comprehensive revisions give the Czech car manufacturer's bestseller a particularly striking design, a refined ambiance in the familiar generously sized interior and optimised driving characteristics. Nine engines, including a CNG variant, are available for the Škoda Octavia and Škoda Octavia Combi. When coupled with the 110 kW (150 PS) TDI engine, the optional 7-speed DSG gearbox can also be Combined with all-wheel drive for the first time. Dynamic Chassis Control is available and the range of driver assistance systems has also been extended. A new generation of infotainment systems enables the use of the Škoda Connect online services. The upgrade of the compact car segment models is completed by additional 'Simply Clever' features.
Wide range of engines, DSG transmissions and all-wheel drive The revised Škoda Octavia and Škoda Octavia Combi models are launched with a choice of nine engines: four TSI petrol, four TDI diesel and one CNG engine. The power outputs range from 63 kW (86 PS) to 135 kW (184 PS). The modern drivetrains contribute to the fact that all of the compact car's variants have a good balance of driving performance, consumption and emissions. They feature a manual gearbox with 5 or 6 speeds or automatic DSG gearboxes with 6 or 7 speeds.
The TSI engines have a turbocharger and direct petrol injection. The 1.2-l TSI engine with four cylinders and a power output of 63 kW (86 PS) is the entry-level variant and is Combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox. The engine with the smallest capacity in the range has a power output of 85 kW (115 PS). The 1.0-l TSI engine with three cylinders is available with a 6-speed manual or a 7-speed DSG gearbox. The 1.4-l TSI G-TEC engine is a particularly efficient variant which, as a bivalent engine, can run on both CNG and petrol, and offers a power output of 81 kW (110 PS). In CNG drive and when Combined with the 7-speed DSG, the Škoda Octavia and Škoda Octavia Combi have CO2 emissions of 98 and 99 g/km espectively with this engine. As a pure petrol engine, the 1.4-l TSI produces 110 kW (150 PS). The 1.8-l TSI engine is the top-performing petrol engine with a power output of 132 kW (180 PS).
Turbocharging and high-pressure direct injection with Common rail technology are features shared by the TDI engines for the Škoda Octavia and the Škoda Octavia Combi. Both four-cylinder engines with a capacity of 1.6 and 2.0 l respectively are available with two performance levels. The entry-level 1.6-l TDI engine provides 66 kW (90 PS) and is Combined with a 5-speed manual gearbox. A 7-speed DSG is available as an alternative to the manual gearbox for the second variant of the 1.6-l diesel engine, which now has a power output of 85 kW (115 PS). In this Combination, the Combined fuel consumption of the Škoda Octavia and Škoda Octavia Combi totals just 3.9 l/100 km. The two 2.0-l variants of the TDI engine offer power outputs of 110 kW (150 PS) and 135 kW (184 PS). The 110 kW (150 PS) diesel engine comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and is available both with front- and all-wheel drive. A 6-speed DSG is available as an alternative for front-wheel-drive models; a 7-speed DSG is available as an option for the first time in a Škoda Octavia with all-wheel drive. The most powerful diesel engine is only available with all-wheel drive. A 6-speed DSG is also part of the standard equipment for this model variant. The 1.8-l petrol engine with 132 kW (180 PS) is the third engine that can be Combined with all-wheel drive.
The all-wheel drive system that provides the decisive increase in traction and safety in the Škoda Octavia and Škoda Octavia Combi has a compact design and low weight. A key component of the system is an electronically controlled multi-plate clutch, which is located in front of the rear axle. The system's control unit constantly calculates the ideal driving torque for the rear axle. Based on this, appropriate power distribution to the four wheels is maintained at all times for any situation. The XDS+ electronic differential lock, a function of the Electronic Stabilisation Control (ESC), makes handling even safer when cornering quickly - in both front-wheel-drive and all-wheel-drive versions. XDS+ gently slows down the inner wheels to transmit more power to the outer wheels.
'Simply Clever': a wealth of new ideas for comfort and everyday practicality Practical features which increase comfort and everyday usefulness are part of the character of all Škoda models. As part of the model upgrade, numerous additional 'Simply Clever' features have been implemented for the Škoda Octavia and Škoda Octavia Combi.