The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia offers more space, better functionality, connectivity and functionality.
More than seven million units have been produced since the modern-day Octavia’s launch in 1996, and Skoda says the new model’s interior combines space and functionality with high-quality materials and clever details.
The interior has a two-spoke steering wheel, which comes with new control buttons and knurled scroll wheels so the driver can operate 14 different functions without removing their hands if ordered as a multifunction variant.
The redesigned dashboard has been arranged in different levels, featuring a large, free-standing central display.
LED ambient lighting illuminates the front doors, dashboard and footwell.
Up to 30 RGB colors are available and the driver can assign a different color to the dashboard and front doors than to the footwell.
The optional head-up display is a first for Skoda, projecting important information such as speed, navigation, detected traffic signs and activated driver assistance systems directly onto the windscreen.
Acoustic side windows at the front is an option, reducing road noise in the cabin.
The Octavia has a choice of four infotainment systems with screens measuring from 8.25in to 10in.
Some of them can be operated using gesture control or by voice using the Laura Skoda Digital Assistant.
The top-of-the-range Columbus infotainment system can display navigation system’s maps in a different level of zoom than the 10.25in Virtual Cockpit.
The Octavia is always online through the built-in eSIM, providing access to the latest Skoda Connect mobile online services including eCall, remote vehicle access and infotainment apps.
Up to five USB-C ports are available and smartphones can be charged inductively using the optional phone box.
Bernhard Maier, CEO of Skoda Auto, said, “For Skoda, the Octavia is of immense importance. That’s why we’ve completely redeveloped this car. The outcome is the best Octavia of all time – it is even more spacious, even more practical and even safer than ever before.”