New ŠKODA Octavia: The World Premiere


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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