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  • Skoda Octavia next generation is unveiled

    Dec 12, 2012, 10:34
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    The third generation of Skoda Octavia has been officially introduced in Czech Republic. The new version of a popular car has become bigger, more spacious inside and was fitted with several additional functions. Octavia is going to hit the market early in 2013 and later it will be fitted with an all-wheel-drive version.

    The design of a new generation is pretty traditional for Skoda cars and perfectly matches Volkswagen models' and related brands' stylistics. Compared with a previous version of Octavia, new model looks tougher due to side edges and more narrow headlights, similar to Rapid optics. Badge has been moved a little higher and got the square framework below.

    The most fuel-efficient motor of new Octavia is 1.6L 110 hp diesel engine with a fuel consumption of just 3.4L per 100 km. There are also available TSI petrol 1.2, 1.4 and 1.8L engines, 1.6 and 2.0 diesel engines and manual transmission or two-clutch DSG gearbox.

    With some of new functions and systems meant to improve the comfort and safety of Octavia's third generation owner Skoda model has been fitted for the first time ever, but they could have been seen on Volkswagen cars earlier. For example, Adaptive Cruise Control, road signs recognition system and electrically actuated sunroof. Octavia is also fitted with automatic light control, parking assist system, keyless entry, tracking system of road-marking and driver's fatigue.

    Besides, new Octavia has Skoda models' specific feature as well: depending on package, the car is fitted with folding boxes in a trunk, ice scrapper, cell phone carrier in a cup holder and so on.

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