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New Skoda Octavia: the first (secret) show and test drive

Goodbye, dual headlights! What else is hiding under the camouflage of the brand new Skoda Octavia, learned “Behind the wheel”.Michael gsovski “Behind the wheel”

Previously, I was a little sorry for Skoda: it seemed that Czech designers are not allowed to roam to the fullest. God forbid you should draw the car more beautiful than his colleagues in the Volkswagen group! Things are different now.

7 FACTS ABOUT THE NEW OCTAVIA

  1. The stated distance from the knees of the passenger to the backrest of the front seats has increased to 78 mm.
  2. Trunk volume increased up to 600 litres (+ 32 liters).
  3. Prepare new cords: now Octavia all connectors — USB type-C. Two front, two rear, one interior rear view mirror.
  4. Among the smart “chips” Simply Clever folding head restraints, blanket, pockets for smartphones in the front seat backrests and in the front door put not only the umbrella but also a brush for snow.
  5. Optional three-zone Climatronic system is responsible for the climate.
  6. The volume of the audio system can be changed swiping your finger across the strip-a slider at the base of the touch screen, the map scales with two fingers.
  7. Optional first became available massage function and seat ventilation.

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Chief interior designer Skoda Norbert Weber: “We tried to make as many live elements in the interior. For example, a new steering wheel. Corrugated surround of a button it can be pressed and rotated, with their help you can change 14 different settings, no distractions from the road”.Chief interior designer Skoda Norbert Weber: “We tried to make as many live elements in the interior. For example, a new steering wheel. Corrugated surround of a button it can be pressed and rotated, with their help you can change 14 different settings, no distractions from the road”.

— Pay attention to the center console: it is not deployed to the driver, use multimedial convenient for the passenger. In our salon full democracy!

The main intererst Skoda Norbert Weber proudly ran his hand along the front panel.

— How are dvuhsvetny the wheel, did you notice?

Of course! Steering wheel — the main visual “trick” of beauty, which in style echoes the interior models Kamiq and Scala. Take a look at the sketch of the cabin of this couple and imagine that the bottom spokes at the helm there. Very unusual!

To inspect the car, I had a half an hour — so much time was taken to the first secret screening of universal Combi. Taking pictures is strictly forbidden. To be sure, strongly suggested to lock the camera down and phone in the storage room.

Octavia declassified in a few days, but for now use your imagination and try to look under the camouflage.

Remember, any Skoda in recent years: I’ll probably find at least one line with which the inner aesthetic voice disagrees. In the Octavia model year 2020 no one disputed point, I have not seen. The sharp edges punch on the sides and on the hood, no less “prickly” sharp optics, grew to 19 inch wheels — wagon looks just great. Almost as aggressive as the sketches of the concept Vision C!

Goodbye, dual headlights! Instead — led optics with two rows of diodes, a dozen in each. Tail lights and turn signals are also led with dynamic turn indicators. The most feature-rich option — matrix LED-optics with the segments comprising individually.

Many of the ideas from the sketch models Kamiq and Scala migrated to Octavia. Add to this the lower wheel without spokes, a compact controller DSG in the spirit of “eighth” of Golf, instead of the traditional lever and solid center console with a horizontal row of buttons above the ducts.Many of the ideas from the sketch models Kamiq and Scala migrated to Octavia. Add to this the lower wheel without spokes, a compact controller DSG in the spirit of “eighth” of Golf, instead of the traditional lever and solid center console with a horizontal row of buttons above the ducts.

Secret fairway

A few hours earlier I tested the case camouflaged Combi with tightly draped interior. Immediately pay attention to the selector transmission shift-by-wire without mechanical connection with the DSG.

Under cover on centre console — 8-inch touchscreen, and can stand and 10 inch. For the first time on the Skoda — optional head-up display, which on the prototype was not working. Well, at least the dashboard is not hidden is a 10-inch screen with excellent portrayal and the four visualization options. The same is the new Golf.

Combi stretched by 20 mm — up to 4608 mm. Width was increased by 15 mm to 1,829 mm., the dimensions of the liftback: length 4689 mm (+19 mm) width 1829 mm (+15 mm). Still wheelbase — 2686 mm. Now the maximum size of wheels is 19 inches.Combi stretched by 20 mm — up to 4608 mm. Width was increased by 15 mm to 1,829 mm., the dimensions of the liftback: length 4689 mm (+19 mm) width 1829 mm (+15 mm). Still wheelbase — 2686 mm. Now the maximum size of wheels is 19 inches.

The new European gamma motor is a gasoline engine (1.0 liters and 110 HP) version, compressed gas (1.5 TSI 130 BHP) will be mild hybrids with 48‑volt starter generator belt driven (110 or 150 HP), plug-in hybrids and, of course, the diesels (three versions of the 2.0 — with a capacity of 115, 150 and 200 HP).

As usual, for our market of motors separate. With a probability of 99% we will leave the current line. Now on Octavia works localized aspirated 1.6 in combination with 5-speed manual transmission or a classic 6-speed hydroautomation. Another variant — 1.4 TSI also “handle” or with a 7-speed DSG. Piece goods — 180‑horsepower engine 1.8.

Well, that test drive rolled out the Octavia with the engine 1.5 TSI with 150 HP (in Russian 1.4) and DSG. This car rides nice, but fully loaded and on the climbs it is felt that the capabilities of the motor a little lacking. Later experimented with 150‑horsepower diesel mechanics and torque in abundance, and vibration good. It is a pity that it is not driven in Russia!

Everything in aviation is an ugly plane to fly would be bad. The Octavia with the order flow: the drag coefficient of the wagon and 0.26, liftback — 0,24. In emotional new Octavia will compare with the most outstanding representatives of the class with “the five” from Mazda or Kia Optima sedan.Everything in aviation is an ugly plane to fly would be bad. The Octavia with the order flow: the drag coefficient of the wagon and 0.26, liftback — 0,24. In emotional new Octavia will compare with the most outstanding representatives of the class with “the five” from Mazda or Kia Optima sedan.

Unknown and the fate of two new electronic assistants — Collision Avoidance Assist and Exit Warning. First he makes further wheel in case of a risk of hitting a pedestrian, cyclist or another car, to make it easier to avoid interference. The second one warns about interference from behind, when the driver opens the door.

Although the Octavia retuned suspension, including active DCC (she had an individual mode), a dramatic difference in handling and comfort I felt. Rulitsya car as before, accurately and easily, the suspension is tight and energy-intensive, the noise level is low.

Interestingly, in versions with DCC Europeans will be able to enjoy the car reduced by 15 mm ground clearance, and raised by 15 mm. But here it should be noted that DCC implies a decrease in clearance relative to the passive suspension on the same 10 mm. For us — the flea!

As practice shows, the most expensive of the options for Skoda is not in demand. Democracy expected from the price. If the Czechs will keep it at current levels, the alternatives of the new Octavia will be less than the physical buttons on the touchscreen.

Spacious, as before, brighter than ever before! The supply wagon in Russia — a question

New Skoda Octavia: the first (secret) show and test drive

Goodbye, dual headlights! What else is hiding under the camouflage of the brand new Skoda Octavia, learned “Behind the wheel”.

New Skoda Octavia: the first (secret) show and test drive

  • Accessories for Octavia, you can choose in the online store “at the wheel”, whether it be car mats, hood struts, windshield wipers with heating and much more.

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New Skoda Octavia: the first (secret) show and test drive

Goodbye, dual headlights! What else is hiding under the camouflage of the brand new Skoda Octavia, learned “Behind the wheel”.

New Skoda Octavia: the first (secret) show and test drive

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