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A rugged SCOUT and two further sporty RS variants have now been added to the fourth-generation OCTAVIA portfolio. By electrifying the powertrain with new mild hybrid technology and two OCTAVIA iV plug-in hybrids, ŠKODA has reduced the OCTAVIA’s CO2 emissions even further. The iV variants of the bestseller can travel up to 60 kilometers in the WLTP cycle without producing any emissions; the combustion engines have also continuously been optimized making them even more efficient.

Furthermore, ŠKODA has lowered nitrogen oxide emissions from the new EVO generation of diesel engines by about 80 per cent using the twin dosing process. There is a choice of two body variants, front or all-wheel drive, manual or DSG transmission as well as five drive systems, petrol, diesel, CNG, mild hybrid and plug-in hybrid. The centre piece of the OCTAVIA’s all-wheel drive system is a sixth-generation electronically controlled multi-plate clutch, which is significantly lighter than its predecessor following a comprehensive technical update.

The success story of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA began in 1959. As the brand’s eighth model since the Second World War and the eighth to feature ultra-modern independent suspension for all wheels, it was given a name meaning the eighth in Latin, a name which has since become synonymous with the entire brand. Next came the first OCTAVIA COMBI estate variant in 1961, which was produced until 1971. The first generation of the modern-day edition made its debut in April 1996. The unmistakable hatchback with a large tailgate was followed in March 1998 by the even more spacious OCTAVIA COMBI, which was particularly successful in Europe. The third generation introduced in November 2012 was also a huge success – a total of more than 2.5 million customers had opted for this OCTAVIA by spring 2020. Since 1959, ŠKODA has produced more than seven million OCTAVIAs.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Mon, 06 Jul 2020
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