Refresh for Skoda’s best-selling Octavia

February 14, 2024

Škoda Auto is updating the hatchback and estate versions of its iconic Octavia which has sold more than seven million units.

Skoda Octavia

It is by far the brand’s best-selling model and its fourth generation has now been given a freshened look that includes a revised Škoda grille and new second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights.

Customers benefit from even more comprehensive standard equipment and the share of sustainable materials inside the car has increased.

The new range structure comprises four trim levels – SE Technology, SE L, SportLine and vRS – as well as nine Design Selections for the interior.

In addition to new and sustainable materials for the seats, dashboard and door panels, a 10‑inch Digital Display now comes as standard on selected model variants. The familiar 10‑inch Virtual Cockpit, introduced at the launch of the fourth-generation Octavia, remains on offer.

A 13‑inch infotainment display is available as an option for the first time on the Octavia. The AI-based ChatGPT chatbot will be integrated into the Laura voice assistant as standard and it introduces a variety of new capabilities that go far beyond the previous voice commands. Intelligent Park Assist and Remote Park Assist also make their Octavia debuts.

The engine line-up consists of two 1.5 TSI petrol engines, optionally available with mild-hybrid technology, two power-boosted 2.0 TSI petrol engines and two diesels. Outputs range from 116PS (85kW) to 265PS (195kW).

Skoda has also extended its comprehensive portfolio of active and passive safety features: a new Attention and Drowsiness Assist now uses a wide range of data and parameters to assess driver behaviour. In addition, the updated Octavia comes with up to 10 airbags.

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