"In 1996, we presented the first ŠKODA OCTAVIA of the new era. The new concept, the new package and a broad range of ‘Simply Clever’ details redefined the brand from scratch and won the hearts of our customers from the very beginning," said Bernhard Maier, the CEO of ŠKODA.
This is why the model’s upgrade was so important – because OCTAVIA is the embodiment of the brand’s main qualities.
"This is the first time that we have invested so much effort and so much time into the makeover of this car. Never before has it cost us so much effort. ŠKODA OCTAVIA is entering the second phase of its life cycle. It was a good car, but we wanted to make it even better than it was before. In total, I can promise you that the new OCTAVIA is continuing to set benchmarks and standards in its class."