The Czech company Skoda in 1996 demonstrated the first generation of the new Skoda Octavia. The model was built on the VW Group platform and was sold on world markets after restyling until 2004, when a new car appeared - Skoda Octavia.
The car was produced in the Czech Republic. The model was presented in three body types - wagon, hatchback and sedan, produced for the Chinese market.
The new "Skoda Octavia" was released in 2012, which was a significant event for all fans of the Czech brand.
An updated version of the Octavia was presented in a liftback body. Despite the fact that the modification belonged to the golf class, it was unique in its own way, going beyond its category in many respects. The liftback was equipped with the same wide range of power units as the Skoda Octavia station wagon, withrobotic and manual gearboxes. In the economical configuration, the model was equipped only with a mechanical transmission. For modifications of the new Skoda Octavia, the suspension is made in the form of a beam, with the exception of the version with a 1.8 TSI engine. In technical terms, all cars of the Octavia lineup are practically the same, since the main difference lies precisely in the type of body and overall design.
The owners of the Skoda Octavia note in their reviews that models with increased ground clearance and reinforced suspension are produced for the Russian market.
Review and history of the Skoda Octavia
Skoda Octavia station wagon was originally created as a family car, respectively, the main emphasis was on safety, spaciousness and practicality of the model. This determined the power, dimensions, design and interior of the car.
The first generation Skoda Octavia was equipped with engines ranging from 59 to 150 horsepower. The top powertrain was a 1.8-liter VRS with 180 horsepower.
The range of engines installed on the first generation consisted of fifteen engines of both diesel and gasoline types. All Skoda Octavia engines were paired with a five- or six-speed manual transmission.
The second generation was released in 2004. The car was created on the VW Group platform and differed from the first generation in an updated range of engines, modified dimensions, interior and bodywork. Appeared in the lineupwagon "Skoda Octavia" Scout with a high level of cross-country ability.
In 2012, the Czech automaker demonstrated the third generation of a car with an enlarged body, roomy interior and less weight.
The owners of the Skoda Octavia in the reviews note the family orientation of the car, which has a good capacity and large dimensions:
- Body length - 4659 millimeters.
- Height - 1460 millimeters.
- Width - 1814 millimeters.
- Luggage capacity - 1580 liters.
Engineers of the Czech concern were able to increase the size of the car, which affected the aerodynamic characteristics of the Skoda Octavia, which has become more maneuverable and light: the curb weight of the car is 1300 kilograms, the maximum load capacity is 630 kilograms.
Exterior and Interior
The designers of the Skoda concern, creating the third generation Octavia, decided to break the stereotype about the simplicity of the design of the exterior and interior of the car, which was repeatedly mentioned by the owners of the Skoda Octavia in the reviews. The updated generation received a bright and recognizable body design.
Sharp and clear lines gave the exterior brutality and aggressiveness, which significantly expanded the target audience. The radiator grille received an original shape, as did the head optics.
The interior instrument panel is offered with two lighting options. Steering wheel three- or four-spoke with controlsmain vehicle systems. The upholstery is made of premium quality and natural materials.
According to the result issued by EuroNCAP, the Skoda Octavia received five stars, but only in the third generation: the first generation received only four stars for the driver and two for pedestrians; the protection of passengers and the driver in the second generation has not improved much - only the level of pedestrian safety has increased to the third star. The level of pedestrian protection in an emergency in the third generation has increased to 90%, thanks to which the Skoda Octavia received the coveted five stars.
Description of "Skoda Octavia" necessarily includes the price of the car. It is worth noting that Octavia is a joint Czech-German brainchild, respectively, has a high build quality. Since the model belongs to the middle class, is considered a family car and is intended for regular trips, you must remember that its maintenance costs a large amount.
However, in comparison with competitors, Octavia has a certain advantage, which is often indicated by the owners in the reviews: "Skoda Octavia" in the top version is sold for 800 thousand rubles, while the same Ford Focus - for 900 thousand rubles. The cost of the basic version with engine 1, 4 and mechanical transmission is 570 thousand rubles. The final price is formed depending on the selected configuration, additional options and technical characteristics of the Skoda Octavia.
Skoda Octavia lineup
The Czech car is offered in three body styles. Russian dealers offer only wagon and hatchback, and in the third generation - only hatchback.
The updated version is offered in different trim levels, body styles and engines.
Skoda Octavia 1.6 MPI
In the basic configuration, "Skoda Octavia" is equipped with a 1.6-liter naturally aspirated engine with a capacity of 110 horsepower. The initial version of Active offers an audio system, two airbags, a stabilization system, electric mirrors and power windows. The price of the modification is 984 thousand rubles.
Extended equipment "Skoda Octavia" - Ambition - is offered for 1,118,000 rubles and includes air conditioning, side airbags, rain and light sensors and heated front seats. The top version of Style is equipped with an alarm system, security curtains, climate control, cruise control, parking sensors and alloy wheels. The cost of a complete set is 1,220,000 rubles.
The owners of the Skoda Octavia in the reviews note that the car can be equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission for 48 thousand rubles.
Octavia 1.4 TSI
Skoda Octavia hatchback with 1.4 liter engine and 150 horsepower. The version is offered in three trim levels - Ambition, Active and Style. A robotic seven-speed DSG transmission is offered as an additional option for 40 thousand rubles.
"Skoda Octavia" 1.8 TSI
A version of the Octavia with a turbocharged 1.8-liter engine producing 180 horsepower. Options Ambition and Style are offered for 1,263,000 rubles and 1,365,000 rubles, respectively. Robotic transmission costs 40 thousand rubles.
Dealers offer an all-wheel drive version of the car with a robotic transmission for 1,586,000 rubles.
Skoda Octavia RS
The owners of the Skoda Octavia in their reviews note the dynamism and maneuverability of the sports version of the RS. The modification differs significantly from the base one not only in body design, but also in its type - liftback and station wagon, and transmission - robotic DSG and manual transmission.
Skoda Octavia RS differs from the base A7 in dimensions: ground clearance is 127 mm, wheelbase - 2680 mm. In terms of characteristics, the liftback and station wagon differ slightly, while the largest luggage compartment of the station wagon is 610 liters.
The sports version of the Skoda Octavia is equipped with a two-liter engine with a capacity of 220 horsepower - gasoline, 184 horsepower - diesel.
Station wagon Octavia Combi
The Skoda Octavia version is characterized by a spacious luggage compartment, the volume of which, with the rear row seats folded down, is 1470 liters. The spacious interior of the car is provided by large dimensions:
- Body length - 4659 mm.
- Height - 1465 mm.
- Width - 1814 mm.
- Clearance - 155 mm.
In the technical equipment of the Combi station wagon significantlydiffers from the standard version: the range of power units is represented by diesel and gasoline engines. Russian dealers offer a two-liter turbocharged diesel engine and a number of gasoline units. Transmission to choose from: either a five-speed manual or a seven-speed automatic.
All-wheel drive modification of the Skoda Octavia station wagon, equipped with a 1.8 TSI DSG engine. Compared to the front-wheel drive version, it consumes more fuel - 6.7 liters per 100 kilometers.
A special feature of the Skoda Octavia is the suspension design. The front suspension is independent, the rear is multi-link, but it is only installed on the version with a 1.8 TSI gasoline engine. Other modifications of the Skoda Octavia, with the exception of the RS, are equipped with a torsion beam.
The unique line of Skoda Octavia cars is available in two body styles - station wagon and liftback, and practically does not differ externally from the regular version of the model. The Czech automaker, when creating this modification, set the main goals of economy and environmental friendliness. The introduction of a large number of innovative technologies has reduced GreenLine's fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere.
Skoda Octavia GreenLine is equipped with a 1.6 liter TDI diesel engine. Modification, in fact, was created as opposed to the sports version of the RS. In Russia, the environmental model will not be presented, since it was developed specifically for the Europeanmarket.
An updated version of the Skoda Octavia was introduced to the Russian market in 2017: the car has become safer, more modern and more comfortable. Minor, but relevant and precise changes in the design and equipment of the model attracted the attention of not only fans of the Czech car company, but also young motorists, making the car youthful.
At the Moscow Motor Show in 2017, three vehicle configurations were presented in two body styles and three special versions, while the owner retains the right to choose the power unit and option package. The minimum cost of Skoda Octavia today is 984 thousand rubles for the basic configuration. The top, "charged" version of Octavia will cost the buyer 2,415,000 rubles from Russian dealers.