october 27, 2016 - Skoda

ŠKODA OCTAVIA in new top form: Major revision of the bestseller

› ‘Heart of the brand’ with new design elements in the front and rear 
› Headlights available with latest full-LED technology 
› Latest generation of infotainment systems with displays in glass design 
› ŠKODA Connect provides versatile networking with mobile online services
› Driver assistance systems with technologies from the mid-class 
› Five TSI and four TDI engines with high performance and low consumption

Mladá Boleslav, 27 October 2016 – ŠKODA has made major revisions to the bestseller. The ŠKODA #octavia will be available from the end of the year with a newly designed front and rear section, state-of-the-art driver assistance solutions, infotainment and connectivity, as well as new equipment. The compact model is presented in top form as both a saloon and estate, and once again highlights its unique position in the category.

​“The ŠKODA #octavia has always been in a class of its own in the compact segment,” says ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier. “As the 'heart of the brand', the #octavia has decisively shaped ŠKODA’s outstanding development from the very start, and has made the company what it is today: an internationally successful automotive manufacturer with a presence in more than 100 markets worldwide. With the now extensively revised ŠKODA #octavia, we are keen to continue this development sustainably.” 

The ŠKODA #octavia is the Czech automaker’s best-selling model by far. At the upper end of its segment, ŠKODA’s bestseller has set new standards in terms of space, functionality, safety and comfort technology, design and value for money. In the 20 years since the 1996 reintroduction of the ŠKODA #octavia, five million customers from all over the world have opted for one of the model versions in the #octavia family. With the extensively revised version of the ŠKODA #octavia, the brand plans to continue the success story of its predecessors and to further strengthen ŠKODA’s position in the international markets.