On February 14, Skoda Auto revealed the new Octavia featuring both estate and hatchback versions.
The update includes a refreshed design with new bumpers, an updated grille, second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights, and revised LED rear lights. The range includes four trim levels – Essence, Selection, Sportline, and RS. Redesigned front and rear aprons increase the hatchback and estate length to 4,698 mm.
The engine lineup offers four gasoline (two 1.5 TSI and two power-boosted 2.0 TSI) and two diesel options (2.0 TDI) which generate the output ranging from 85 kW to 195 kW and 220 Nm to 370 Nm of torque. A 48-volt lithium-ion battery stores energy recovered during braking, powered by a water-cooled belt-driven starter generator.
In interiors, it comes with upgraded standard equipment, including a 10-inch infotainment display and a 10-inch Digital Display. The optional 13-inch display introduces the AI-based ChatGPT chatbot integrated into the Laura voice assistant. Sustainable materials are used such as recycled fabrics and sustainably treated leather, including coffee husks in the Suite Design Selection.
Enhanced safety features include new Attention and Drowsiness Assist, Lane Assist, Intelligent Park Assist, and others. The Kessy keyless vehicle access system, now upgraded, automatically unlocks or locks the vehicle within 1.5 meters of the driver.