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The new ŠKODA OCTAVIA: the brand’s icon makes great strides in terms of technology and design

World premiere of the new OCTAVIA on 11 November 2019 in Prague

The OCTAVIA is the heart and engine of the ŠKODA brand, an icon and the top volume model. And just in time for the 60th anniversary of its start of production, the Czech manufacturer is introducing the latest edition of its bestseller. The fourth generation of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA has grown in size, is therefore longer and wider than its predecessor. And the boot is bigger too. Thanks to the new ŠKODA design language, the OCTAVIA boasts even more emotiveness; the all-new interior concept combines outstanding functionality and a unique amount of space with high-quality materials and clever features, even in small details. Furthermore, several new connectivity solutions and assistance systems underline the brand’s innovative capability in the compact car segment. All of these qualities are topped off with extraordinary value for money and the usual high level of ŠKODA quality.

ŠKODA AUTO CEO, Bernhard Maier, said, “For ŠKODA, the OCTAVIA is of immense importance. That’s why we’ve totally renewed this car. The outcome is the best OCTAVIA of all time: it is even more spacious, more practical and safer than ever. Just in time for its 60th anniversary, we are taking a big step into the future with the new generation. Over the last six decades, the OCTAVIA has contributed to the positive development of the company and the brand. I am very confident that the new generation will play its part in maintaining this positive development.”

In January 2019, the OCTAVIA celebrated 60 years since its start of production. The first units of this legendary model range rolled off the production line at the plant in Mladá Boleslav at the beginning of 1959. In the mid-1990s, the first OCTAVIAs of the modern-day generation inherited the legacy from the popular compact car. The Czech car manufacturer has built more than 6.5 million OCTAVIAs since its launch in 1959. Over the past few years, the third generation of the large compact car has sold about 400,000 units a year worldwide, acccounting for about one third of ŠKODA’s total sales. Currently, the OCTAVIA is the overall bestselling model in the Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Hungary, Poland, Serbia and Belarus. The leading role in this success story is played by the COMBI variant: nearly two thirds of all OCTAVIA buyers opt for this body design. The OCTAVIA is the bestselling estate in Europe and the most popular import car in Germany. Therefore, ŠKODA AUTO will first launch the COMBI variant of the bestseller’s latest edition; the hatchback will follow a few weeks later.

Emotive exterior design, greater dimensions

The new front apron and the sharply drawn, new headlights provide visual highlights for the ŠKODA OCTAVIA. The compact vehicle’s increased length and width bring out its self-assured character. At 4,689 mm, the fourth-generation ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI is 22 mm longer than its predecessor; its width has grown by 15 mm to 1,829 mm (the hatchback’ length has increased by 19 mm to 4,689 mm and by 15 mm in width, taking it to 1,829 mm). The wheelbase measures 2,686 mm. The redesigned, shallow roof rails emphasise the vehicle’s elongated silhouette, whilst alloy wheels measuring up to 19 inches lend it a powerful appearance.

New OCTAVIA ranks among the most aerodynamic cars in the world

The new design sharpens the ŠKODA OCTAVIA’s visual presence and enables excellent aerodynamics. The hatchback has a drag coefficient (cd) from 0.24 and the OCTAVIA COMBI from 0.26. The new OCTAVIA thereby ranks among the most aerodynamic cars in the world. The improved aerodynamics also reduce the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

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SOURCE: ŠKODA

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