This year at Paris Motor Show (2-19 October, 2008), Skoda unveils a “facelifted” version of its Octavia. Produced or assembled in altogether eight countries, the Octavia is Škoda’s bestseller.
“The Octavia has always had a special position among Škoda vehicles. It is our most successful model, very popular worldwide. Now it has gone through a complete transformation that is apparent in the new interior and exterior, as well as the applied technology,” said Dr. Eckhard Scholz, BOD Member responsible for technological development.
At exterior we can fiind new headlamps, a more robust radiator grille and a one-piece bumper. The interior offers an innovated line of Škoda audio and navigation systems. The steering wheel, the dashboard (white-backlit), the air conditioning controls and the decorative strips on the doors and the central console have been redesigned. In addition, new upholstery fabrics are available across all equipment levels (Classic, Ambiente and Elegance).
New adaptive xenon headlamps enhance the vehicle’s active safety, passive safety has been improved by installing front WOKS headrests for effective rear impact protection (in all equipment levels).
Innovative changes are to be found also under the bonnet – Škoda is coming with a brand new 1.4 TSI/90 kW engine. Turbocharged 1.4 and 1.8 litre petrol engines can be combined with a seven-speed twin-clutch automatic DSG transmission.
Škoda Auto’s presentation at the Paris Motor Show is going to be installed in Hall 4, position 215.