Following final month’s detailed presentation of the all-new Octavia Combi, Skoda has dropped new pictures and a video of the five-door Octavia liftback.
Taken through the worldwide launch in Greece, the imagery provides us a clearer have a look at Skoda’s best-seller, now in its fourth era of the fashionable period. Primarily based on the MQB Evo platform that’s additionally utilized by the remainder of VW Group’s newest compacts, the 2020 Octavia continues to be essentially the most spacious automobile in its class.
That’s partly as a result of the brand new Octavia is nineteen mm (0.7 in) longer (4,689 mm / 184.6 in) in whole) and 15 mm (0.6 in) wider (1,829 mm / 72 in) than its predecessor, although the wheelbase has remained unchanged at 2,686 mm (105.7 in).
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In line with Skoda, there’s now more room for passengers and baggage, with the cargo quantity measuring 600 liters (21.2 cu ft). The inside can be extra superior technologically, providing a alternative of 4 infotainment techniques from the latest-generation Modular Infotainment Matrix and a everlasting on-line connection through an built-in eSIM.
The central touchscreen show measures 8.25 to 10 inches and helps gesture management for some capabilities. One other first is the Laura digital voice assistant, with the 2020 Octavia additionally providing a Cellphone Field for inductive smartphone charging and as much as 5 USB-C ports on board. One in all them can optionally be had within the roof console above the rear-view mirror to energy a dashcam, for instance. Additionally elective is the ten.25-inch Digital Cockpit digital instrument panel.
Transferring on to the powertrain division, the vary is extra assorted than ever earlier than. For the primary time, the Skoda Octavia gives plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid expertise, along with petrol, diesel and CNG engines.
Outputs vary from 110 PS (109 HP) within the 1.0-liter TSI Evo turbo three-pot to 204 PS (201 HP) within the range-topping Octavia iV plug-in hybrid. This mannequin pairs a 1.4 TSI petrol engine with an electrical motor and 13 kWh battery, providing an EV driving vary of as much as 60 km (37 miles) within the WLTP cycle. If that’s not ok, there’s additionally the brand new Octavia RS iV plug-in hybrid which gives 245 PS (242 HP) and an identical EV driving vary.
One other space the 2020 Skoda Octavia has seen massive enhancements is driving help expertise. New techniques embrace Collision Avoidance Help, Flip Help, Exit Warning and Native Visitors Warning, amongst different options. The brand new Octavia was supposed to succeed in European dealerships in June however the coronavirus outbreak will possible postpone its launch.