The new ŠKODA Octavia raises the bar in the compact segment. With unrivalled interior space, innovative safety and comfort systems and low fuel consumption the third-generation Octavia offers 'Simply Clever' solutions that will impress across the board.
Compared to its predecessor, the new Octavia offers even better value for money, adding more space, equipment and all the latest technology. The model has grown significantly in length and width. The wheelbase has grown by 108 mm, offering passengers class-leading cabin space.
With safety in mind, ŠKODA engineers have developed a host of cutting-edge safety systems for the new Octavia. Automatic Post-Collision Brake is fitted as standard, whilst Driver Alert is fitted as standard from SE trim level, and City Emergency Braking is available on an Octavia for the first time.
Front Assistant, a radar sensor which triggers full braking if an imminent head to-tail collision is detected, and Lane Assistant, a function designed to prevent drivers from inadvertently leaving their lane, make their ŠKODA debut on the SE and Elegance.
The new Octavia also offers a number of advanced technologies normally reserved for higher-segment vehicles. Among these features is the Adaptive Cruise Assistant – a system that automatically maintains a pre-set distance to the car ahead; Intelligent Light Assistant (standard on Elegance) which will switch to high beam and back automatically; Automatic Parking Assistant; and available for the first time, keyless entry, an automatic door-and-ignition-lock system.
Despite its increased size and the impressive technology on board, the new ŠKODA Octavia is 102kg lighter than the current model, helping to improve the vehicle's mpg performance and reduce CO2 emissions. Stop/Start and Energy Recovery is standard across the range, further adding to the Octavia's fuel economy and reduced emissions.
The new ŠKODA Octavia is the third model to embody the brand's bold new design language. The new Octavia has been completely restyled, creating an engaging and elegant new look. The all new Octavia has been lauded from its introduction, already being awarded five stars by What Car? and Auto Express.