Last night we were treated to the world premiere of the brand new ŠKODA Octavia, the fourth generation of the model that has arrived more connected, more spacious and featuring even more technology than the outgoing model.
The Octavia’s name derives from the Latin word for eight, and represents its place as the brand’s eighth post-war model. The Octavia itself has been in production since 1959 and so this marks sixty years of this iconic ŠKODA model.
The brand has designed the new Octavia to offer ‘peace of mind in all driving situations’ and have not only altered the standard features, but also the exterior styling and dimensions of the model. The Hatch is 19mm and the Combi is 22mm longer than the outgoing car, and the vehicle’s width has increased by 15mm too. These small increases make a big difference inside, where you’ll find class-leading spaciousness both in the cabin and in the boot. The Hatch model has an extra 10l of boot space whilst the Combi offers an extra 30l, up to a huge 640l of rear space.
Walking around the car, the new Octavia has been redesigned with aerodynamics in mind, making both the driving an ownership experience smoother. Fleet customers will be pleased with the significantly lower running costs, which ŠKODA expects to be some of the best in its class. Sharper lines, and new narrower headlights with LED technology as standard show off a sportier front, whilst at the rear the roof slopes into an almost coupe-like design.
ŠKODA commented that sustainability was a high priority with the redesign and have suggested there will be mild hybrid, plug-in hybrid, CNG drive and the latest generation of efficient petrol and diesel engines.
New Ergo seats feature and come with the seal of approval from the German Campaign for Healthier Backs! It’s a nice touch for those who drive longer journeys, and you can opt for heated and even ventilated options in the top spec models.
If all of this wasn’t enough to get you excited about this new ŠKODA, we can throw in the fact that there’s options of a new steering wheel, predictive ACC for increased comfort and safety, Area View, Side Assist, up to two 10” display screens and head up display, and keyless entry system. With all this personalisation available, the hardest choice will be choosing the options that suit you!
Eager to find out more? Head down to your nearest Vindis ŠKODA dealership and speak to a member of our lovely Sales teams. We can talk you through the new features, and keep you updated as to the new Octavia’s arrival in the UK.
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The Vindis Group is delighted to launch its new online buying platform; providing you with an exciting and innovative digital experience and giving you genuine real-time buy-it-now ability across all new and used vehicles; with all our stock vehicles (and factory orders) available to buy online and from the comfort of your own home.
Our vehicle search function now provides the facility to search across all brands simultaneously, or to refine your search based on make, model, overall cash price or monthly payment. And once you’ve found your perfect vehicle, you can enquire on it, reserve it or even go through our brand new online purchase process - covering everything from part-exchange valuation to finance quotation - allowing you the full freedom and transparency of buying from the comfort of your own home.
Don’t worry, if you don’t feel comfortable purchasing online, or if you stop at any point in the journey, we can pick it up with you and help to guide you in whichever way you wish; either remotely through our digital sales team, or in any one of our Vindis Group retailers.
With major new leaps in technology can always come some challenges, and as this is a very new platform (for both Vindis and the industry) we would really appreciate your feedback (and occasionally patience) whilst we go though a short-term process of ironing out any issues with this BETA version.
We look forward to hearing from you, and hope you enjoy your online journey.
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