The first ŠKODA OCTAVIA rolled off the production line on 3rd September 1996. The model has played a pivotal role in the brand’s successful growth over the years. Since series production began 25 years ago, around 7 million customers have chosen the bestseller. From the beginning, the OCTAVIA has offered spaciousness, state-of-the-art technology, a high level of safety and excellent value for money. It has also featured innovative technologies in every generation, helping it to become the heart of the brand.
One of the hallmarks of the saloon was its high level of active and passive safety, including front and side airbags. The generous boot was easily accessible via the large tailgate and offered space for 528 to 1,328 litres of luggage.
In 1996, customers could choose from two four-cylinder petrol engines and a turbo diesel. The engine range was gradually expanded to include the top-of-the-range 1.8 20 V Turbo/100 kW. The OCTAVIA COMBI made its debut in March 1998, and a version with an all-wheel drive was added in 1999. By November 2010, more than 973,000 saloons and over 472,000 estates of the first OCTAVIA had been produced.
The second-generation OCTAVIA was even more successful, which was on the market from 2004 to 2013. It offered many technical innovations, such as petrol engines with direct injection and the automatic DSG dual-clutch gearbox. The third generation of the OCTAVIA was released between 2012 and 2020.
On 11 November 2019, ŠKODA unveiled the current, fourth generation of its bestseller. Today, ŠKODA offers the OCTAVIA with the widest range of engines in the history of the model series. The line-up includes saloon and estate body versions with front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. In addition to efficient petrol and diesel engines, the range also boasts a wide selection of alternative drive systems, including plug-in hybrid drive and mild hybrid. The interior space has increased compared to previous versions and the new OCTAVIA is safer and offers greater connectivity than ever.
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA has earned global demand as an established name in its class, confirmed by numerous awards from renowned trade magazines.
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