Octavia (Skoda)

Feb 14, 2024

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.

Based on Skoda press release

Feb 06, 2024

On February 6, Skoda released exterior design sketches of the fourth-generation Octavia, featuring new headlights, redesigned bumpers, and an updated grille. The digital global premiere is scheduled for February 14, 2024. The vehicle is receiving its facelift four years after production began, will be available as a hatchback and Combi estate, including Sportline and RS versions.

Enhancements include advanced LED Matrix beam headlights with a new lighting signature and the incorporation of Crystallinium, a unique crystalline element that adds a distinctive blue hue to the headlight interior.

Based on Skoda press release

Feb 06, 2024

On February 5, Skoda Auto opened advanced technical training facilities at its Kvasiny site, focusing on strengthening robotics and automation skills for its workforce. The initiative aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge for modern automotive production techniques, enhancing capabilities for the upcoming Octavia production launch in the summer 2024.

With an investment of EUR 1 million, the training facilities offer increased capacity and incorporate modern technologies. Up to 300 mechanics, electricians, and electronic technicians annually from the Production Line Adjustment and Maintenance departments will receive specialized technical training.

Based on Skoda press release

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