The history of Octavia began in 1959.
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The second time Octavia appeared only in September 1996 at the Paris Motor Show. In 1997, mass production began. This model was for the company Skoda a kind of "exam on maturity." After all, Octavia was the first completely new model created after the transition of the company under the control of the Volkswagen concern. It was also an application for a seat in a higher class, where Czech cars were completely absent for the last half century.
The audience took Octavia quite warmly. Firstly, the hopes of the buyers were justified that with the arrival of the Germans in the management, the cars of the Czech company will acquire real German quality. Secondly, an attractive price was set for the car.
In the debut year, the Octavia was represented only by the hatchback body, and two years later, sales began of the station wagon, which has the additional Combi designation in its name.
The basis of the Octavia laid the platform of the well-known Golf IV. But at the same time, the Czech car is an overgrown in the golf class, because in its dimensions it closely approaches the “D” segment.
Octavia stands out very roomy trunk. Its volume in a hatchback is 528 liters, and with a folded rear sofa it does altogether 1,330 liters. In Combi, with a folded sofa, you can hold as many as 1,512 liters, while the maximum permissible load is 540 kg. Such outstanding performance was achieved not only by increasing the rear overhang, but also by reducing the living space of the rear passengers - if in Golf IV behind people of medium height they feel more or less comfortable, then in Octavia they have a hard time, especially when the front seats are pushed to the stop.
Octavia has several complete sets. The simplest is Classic (until 2000 it was called LX). It has nothing but an immobilizer, power steering and adjustable steering column. In the next rank Ambiente (GLX), the filling is more appropriate for a modern car: central locking, power windows and electrically adjustable rear-view mirrors, on-board computer, airbags, as well as, as a rule, audio system and air conditioning.
The third version is called Elegance (SLX), in addition to what is in the previous ones, it is distinguished by cast wheels and an extensive electric package. The highest grade Laurin & Klement is “charged” to the maximum: leather upholstery, electric window, 16-inch wheels, xenon headlights, parking sensors, rain sensor, heated front seats, chrome, aluminum and wood in dystrophy finish.
The driver's workplace meets all the requirements of ergonomics. Due to the adjustable steering column and the ability to select the desired height of the driver's seat problems with finding the optimal position behind the wheel does not arise. The seat itself is moderately hard, with good lateral support.
All Octavia engines inherited from Volkswagen and Audi. Several four-cylinder petrol injectors and turbo diesel engines were installed on the model. At first, the car was offered only with a hatchback body and with the following engines: petrol 1.6 liter (75 hp) and 1.8 liter (125 hp), as well as 1.9 liter turbo diesel (90 hp). ). A little later a petrol unit of 1.6 liters and a power of 101 hp appeared. In addition to these engines, the car was equipped with 1.8 liters (125 hp), and since 2000, a fundamentally new eco-friendly 1.4 liters (75 hp).
It is worth highlighting the modification of a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with an index of 1.8 T, developing 150 hp This unit is very popular among drivers who prefer an active driving style.
With the launch of the station wagon, the powertrain line was replenished with another TDI 1.9 liter turbodiesel (110 hp).
In 1999, the all-wheel drive version of the wagon debuted (the hatchback began to be offered in the 4x4 version only a year later). They used the all-wheel drive system 4-Motion. In it, the torque between the axles is distributed by the Haldex clutch with the electronic control unit. Under normal road conditions, it is all sent to the front wheels, but as soon as they start to slip, it immediately partially spreads to the rear.
It should be noted that only cars with the most powerful engines - gasoline 1.8 T and turbo diesel were equipped with all-wheel drive. Even all-wheel drive versions have a different rear suspension - independent multi-link.
Also in 1999, the line of power units was replenished with a new petrol 2.0-liter engine producing 115 hp.
In 2000, Octavia underwent a facelift and received an updated appearance: slightly increased headlights, another grille and new bumpers. Unlike the wagon hatchback, the rear lights remain the same. Modernization has also touched the cabin - the rear seat has been redesigned, resulting in an additional 40 mm for the rear passengers' legs. In 2001, she debuted the "charged" all-wheel drive version of the RS with a forced 1.8-liter 20-valve engine, developing 180 hp.
In 2004, Skoda introduced the second generation Octavia. The car was generously awarded with advanced technologies that are used by German colleagues: direct injection engines FSI, robotic 6-speed DSG gearbox and a new multi-link rear suspension.
The first thing that catches your eye is the updated front end design. New Octavia received a completely new head optics and front bumper with a wide air intake, which visually enhances the car. The look turned out solid and respectable. The interior has also undergone a number of changes. There is a new dashboard and center console. The length of the car is 4,572 mm, width - 1,769 mm, height - 1,462 mm.
Six months after the debut of the hatchback, the Skoda New Octavia Combi wagon was officially introduced in front-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions. The main trump card new wagon - a huge trunk. The cargo compartment holds from 580 to 1620 liters.
But the volume of the hatchback trunk in the normal state is 560 liters, but if you fold the rear seats, it increases to 1,350 liters (the predecessor has 528 liters and 1,328 liters, respectively). In addition, the Octavia provides many compartments for small luggage.
One of the advantages of the new Octavia is the loading height, which has been reduced from 696 to 674 mm. It is noteworthy that the full-size "spare" is not included in the basic package, as on most European cars, and instead of it, a kit-rescuer is offered.
The line of power units consists of six engines: four petrol and two diesel. They are located transversely and drive the front wheels. From the previous version, the novelty inherited two gasoline engines of 1.4 liters (75 hp.) And 1.6 liters (102 hp.), As well as a 1.9-liter turbo diesel TDI (105 hp.). They added two “Volkswagen” gasoline units with direct injection FSI of 1.6 liters (116 hp.) And 2.0 liters (150 hp.) And another TDI turbo diesel of 2.0 liters and 140 l with.
Depending on engine power, a 5 or 6-speed manual transmission is offered in the “standard”. As an option, you can order a 6-step “automatic” or a robotic DSG gearbox. The latter is available only for turbo diesel versions.
All New Octavia are equipped with on-board diagnostics system EOBD (European On Board Diagnostics). Its principle of operation is based on an analysis of the composition of the exhaust gases. If the content of harmful substances exceeds the permissible norms, a red warning lamp on the dashboard lights up, and information about the malfunction is stored in the computer's memory, which facilitates subsequent diagnostics at the workshop.
The car received a new independent suspension: the front with McPherson struts, the rear - four-lever (previously, there was a semi-dependent suspension). Power steering gave way to an adaptive electric, which changes the force on the steering wheel depending on the speed.
The model is offered in three versions: Classic, Ambiente and Elegance. Classic includes two frontal and two side airbags, ABS, Brake Assist, disc brakes on all wheels, central locking, three-point belts on all five seats, a driver's seat with height adjustment, steering column, the length and angle of which are changed, two fasteners ISOFIX. Passenger airbags can be disabled. The list of additional equipment is also impressive: xenon headlights, navigation system, ESP. For the New Octavia, there is a wide range of exterior colors (12) and interior trim (5), as well as fabric or leather upholstery.
In 2009, the model has undergone a restyling. The updated version was shown at the Paris Motor Show in the fall of 2008. The Octavia A5, which has been produced since 2004, is not too modern, becoming a thing of the past, giving way to a more presentable appearance. Excessive simplicity and adherence to the smoothed lines of the A5 was replaced by more stylish outlines of the front headlamps of complex shape and grille. The massive bumper complements the look of the car, making it impressive and impressive. Czech designers presented Octavia 2009 with modified rear lighting, improved mirrors with integrated direction indicators, alloy wheels. Updated Octavia 2009 has a lot in common with the new Fabia and SuperB. The car has become more respectable and harmonious in appearance.
In addition, Skoda Octavia 2009 "grew up" in size, which not only gave the Czech model solidity, but also made its interior even more spacious. Restyling touched and interior decoration.
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Restyled Skoda Octavia pleasantly surprised and a variety of engines. In the line of power units appeared 1.39-liter "four" TSI. The "subcompact" 16-klapannik is equipped with direct fuel injection into the combustion chambers, turbocharging and intermediate cooling of the forced air. With a compression ratio of 10, the engine develops up to 122 hp. at 5 thousand rpm and produces up to 200 Nm of torque in the range of 1500-4000 min-1. The engine is distinguished by good traction and outstanding fuel economy. For the Russian market, modifications of the car are prepared in the equipment with gasoline engines with a capacity of 80 to 160 hp. - 1.4 TSI, 1.6 MPI, 1.8 TSI, with 1.4- and 1.8-liter turbocharged engines can be combined with a 7-speed automatic transmission and dual clutch. With other engine options, Octavia will be equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox.
For the Russian market, the Czech automaker has prepared two options for completing the updated Skoda Octavia. The basic version of Ambient has such features as an automatically controlled air conditioner, a radio with a CD player, an audio package with 8 speakers, an on-board computer, front electric windows, heated side windows, heated front seats, and other useful and pleasant things. In addition to the ABS system, this modification also has the Adaptive Light System Light Assistant, as well as a package prepared for Russian roads specifically for bad roads.
The more expensive equipment of the car, Elegance, is also equipped with climate control and cruise control systems and power windows. A multifunctional display is installed in the passenger compartment, there are front side airbags, and the seat belts are equipped with an "unbuckled driver" function. Appearance Octavia in this configuration supplemented bumpers in body color, decorative door sills and fog lamps. Plus options - like satellite navigation with a retractable touch screen monitor. Or seat upholstery with genuine leather of high quality manufacture.
The security level of the updated Skoda Octavia meets the highest demands. And all due to the fact that the manufacturer "did not stint" and equipped the car already in the basic version with various safety features. We are talking not only about the ABS system, but also about adaptive headlights, a set of airbags, active head restraints, a system for reminding you about an unfastened belt.
Octavia, as before, will be sold in versions with a hatchback and station wagon, each of which has a sports version, and a station wagon is also presented in the all-wheel drive version.
The design of the updated Skoda Octavia RS has become more expressive and expressive - the front part and optics of the car have been completely updated. The Octavia RS is equipped with a 2.0-liter gasoline engine with a power of 200 hp. and a six-speed DSG dual-clutch gearbox. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes only 7.2 seconds. Octavia RS with this engine in the combined cycle consumes only 7.5 liters of fuel per 100 km, and CO2 emissions into the atmosphere are 175 g / km. Maximum torque of 280 Nm is achieved in the range of 1700-5000 rpm. Octavia RS in our country will be offered only in the back of a hatchback.
Skoda Octavia Scout has also been updated and improved. Now this practical and roomy wagon with excellent maneuverability has become more expressive and technically perfect. The impressive ground clearance of 179 mm and enhanced bottom protection make the Octavia Scout well prepared for off-road driving. All-wheel drive system with Haldex clutch last, fourth generation, can transfer up to 85% of torque to one of the wheels. Asymmetrical distribution of the wheels on the wheels provides impressive opportunities that guarantee a safe ride even on difficult road sections or in the winter season. In the version of Scout luggage compartment volume can reach 1655 liters.
In general, looking at the updated generation of the car, no revolutionary changes in its appearance can be found, however, Octavia 2009 looks quite fresh and relevant. The model has become more distinctive, a small make-up outside, improved ergonomics and trim vnturi, only strengthened its position in the automotive market.
In 2012, as part of the Geneva Motor Show, the Czech manufacturer introduced the third generation Skoda Octavia. The basis of the car is the lightweight platform MQB of the German concern VW Group, which will also become the basis for the VW Golf Mk7 and Audi A3.
Octavia 2013 added significantly in size compared with the previous version. Thus, the overall length increased to 4,659 mm (+90 mm), width - up to 1,814 mm (+45 mm), and the size of the wheelbase increased by 108 mm at a time and is now 2,686 mm. Despite the increase in size, the weight of the car became 100 kg lighter.
As for the exterior, then the outwardly new Octavia 2013 has become more solid. The car is made in the company's corporate style with a characteristic grille with a recess under the emblem, which is located on the central edge of the hood. Headlights were narrowed. The rear part is almost unchanged, only corrected the shape of the bumper, taking into account the relief of the body and lighting, as well as the fifth door became bigger. The rear lights got LEDs, and the upturned window line in the rear window even got its own name “fin”. Complement the strict car body 16 and 17 - inch alloy wheels with tires 205/55 R16 and 225/45 R17.
Due to the increased base, the cabin became more spacious, especially in the area of the rear seats, and the volume of the trunk increased by 5 liters to 590 liters, if you fold the back row, the volume of useful space can reach up to 1,500 liters. This is about the car in the back of a hatchback.
Changes in the interior of the Skoda Octavia 2013 are evolutionary in nature - the overall architecture of the cabin remains the same. The car received a new steering wheel, a retouched instrument panel, an enlarged display of the multimedia system, a renewed climate control unit, modified door handles and vents of a different form of ventilation. Some changes have undergone and the center console. Finishing materials and insulation have become much better.
The company offers eight options for gasoline and diesel engines, of course, not all of them will go to the Russian market. All engines comply with Euro 5 environmental standards. The weakest of 1.6 l / 90 hp diesel engines. paired with 5MKPP, fuel consumption in the combined cycle of 3.4 liters per 100 km. This low fuel consumption is achieved thanks to the Greenline system. Continue the line of diesel engines: 1.6 l / 105 hp; 1.6 l / 110 hp; 2.0 / 150 hp
The basic petrol version was a 1.2-liter engine with 105 hp. You can also buy a car with a 1.4-liter engine producing 122 hp. and 140 hp and a 180-horsepower 1.8-liter turbocharged TSI engine. Fuel consumption of petrol engines is moderate 4.9 - 5.7 liters per 100 km of track. As for gearboxes, the manufacturer offers - 5-6-step mechanics and 6-7-speed DSG branded robots.
Rear suspension varies depending on engine power. On Octavia with stronger engines, they will install a multi-link rear suspension, the rest will have a torsion beam rear axle.
In the presence of basic versions of disc brakes ABC with EBD, ESP, HHC (helper when starting uphill), electric power steering. Among the innovations - an auxiliary option for the driver Adaptive Cruise Assistant, as well as the Traveler Assistant with the recognition of road signs. In addition, the new Octavia has a “smart” headlight control system that is able to automatically adjust the level of the flow of light from headlamps and a hatch. System Driving Mode Selection allows you to set the parameters of the vehicle movement when you press a certain button.