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22-11-2019 | Automotive Engineering | News | Article

New Skoda Octavia Available as Plug-in Hybrid Drive

Author:
Patrick Schäfer
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Skoda has unveiled the saloon and estate versions of the new Octavia. The fourth-generation mid-size model has increased in size and is also available as a plug-in hybrid version for the first time.

The Skoda Octavia has increased in size by 19 mm to a length of 4,689 mm and has a wheelbase of 2,686 mm. The Octavia Combi is now 4,689 mm long. The design is based on the bigger Superb model. The slim headlights next to the newly shaped radiator grille are fitted with LEDs as standard. The Skoda name is written in large lettering at the rear, where LED lights are also used. 

The modularly constructed cockpit contains a newly designed two-spoke steering wheel. The Octavia is fitted with a 4.2-inch multifunction display by standard. A 10.25-inch virtual cockpit and a head-up display are both available at additional cost. The four infotainment systems use screens with sizes varying from 8.25–10 inches. The most premium version of the Octavia with a built-in SIM card remains online. The car features heated seats with a ventilation function as well as back-friendly seats with an AGR seal of approval.

The Octavia can be fitted with driver assistance systems such as evasion, turning and lane assist, local danger warning, traffic sign recognition, Side Assist or adaptive cruise control with an integrated traffic jam assistant.

Skoda Octavia available with a natural gas engine and a plug-in hybrid drive

The 1.0 TSI (81 kW, 110 HP) and 1.5 TSI (110 kW, 150 HP) petrol engines are paired to a six-speed manual transmission. The eTEC versions with mild-hybrid technology use a seven-speed DSG transmission. The 2.0 TSI provides 140 kW (190 HP) of power, DSG and all-wheel drive. The 2.0-litre TDI Evo diesel engines, with 85 kW (116 HP), 110 kW (150 HP) and 147 kW (204 HP) of power, use the twin dosing process in which AdBlue is injected by two catalytic converters arranged in series in order to improve the SCR exhaust gas treatment. The two most powerful versions are available with all-wheel drive and DSG. The G-TEC natural gas version of the Octavia features a 1.5 TSI engine with 96 kW (130 HP) of power.

The plug-in hybrid drive combines a 1.4 TSI petrol engine with 115 kW (156 HP) with a 75 kW (102 HP) electric motor. It has a system output of 150 kW (204 HP) with 350 Nm of maximum torque. The power is transmitted by the six-speed DSG. The lithium-ion battery has an energy content of 13 kWh, enabling an electric range of 55 km in the WLTP cycle.

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