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New Skoda Octavia

12 Dec , 2012  

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Today saw the release of the third generation Octavia. It offers “middle-class qualities at compact-car price” as well as having a “Refined appearance: clear, precise and timeless design”

Here are the facts:

  • Interior length of 1,782 mm
  • 73mm of knee room
  • 980mm of rear headroom
  • 590 litre capacity boot
  • New model is 90mm longer and 45mm wider
  • Wheelbase is 108mm longer
  • Front Assistant/emergency braking function
  • Lane assistant
  • Multicollision-braking (automatic brake actuation)
  • Crew Protect Assistant (securing of the vehicle in an accident situation)
  • Driver Activity Assistant (fatigue detection)
  • Up to nine airbags
  • 1.6 TDI/81 kW achieves CO2 emissions of only 89 g/km and consumes a mere 3.4 litres of diesel per 100 km
  • Four petrol and four diesel engines to choose from
  • Manual and DSG boxes are availble
  • All wheel drive version in the works, plus an RS model
  • New octavia is up to 102 kilogrammes lighter
  • Adaptive Cruise Assistant, which automatically maintains a pre-set distance to the car ahead
  • Intelligent Light Assistant will switch to high beam and back automatically
  • Automatic Parking Assistant makes parking the Octavia easier
  • Driving Mode Selection enables drivers to set certain vehicle driving characteristics at the push of the button
  • Electric panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof

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