The 2017 model year of the Skoda Octavia is reaching out into modern times with the addition of the new 1.0 TSI powertrain and of the Dynamic Chassis Control.
The Czech automaker is most likely diligently working on the facelift of the Octavia range, but for now the 2017 model year comes with subtle changes. The Octavia is a true bestseller for Skoda following more than one million deliveries and among the improvement the most notable we can count is the introduction of the new turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol engine from the TSI family. It comes in lieu of the older 1.2-liter, four-cylinder unit. This is Octavia’s first take on the new, downsizing three-cylinder trend and has 999 cubic centimeters with an output of 115 horsepower (85 kilowatts) and a maximum torque of 148 pound-feet (200 Newton meters). It can be linked to the seven-speed DSG automatic transmission featuring a twin-clutch arrangement, getting to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) in ten seconds flat and averaging 4.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers.
Among the host of other improvements we can also note the new aero package for the Active, Ambition and Style trim levels. It adds improvements such as a lower ride height to reduce drag, active air flaps for added aerodynamics, and a tailgate or roof spoiler for better air flow. With low resistance tires on, the fuel consumption will stand at 4.4 l/100 km with CO2 emissions of 102 grams per kilometer. Other tweaks include the adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control for any version stronger than 50 hp (110 kW), and the Climatronic auto climate system has a new allergen filter.