› The new OCTAVIA is the first ever ŠKODA to use shift-by-wire technology to operate its DSG transmission
› Full LED Matrix headlights and full LED tail lights with dynamic indicators are optional
› Other premieres include Collision Avoidance Assist, Turn Assist and Exit Warning
ŠKODA has equipped the fourth-generation OCTAVIA with numerous new technologies and innovative assistance systems that are making their debut in a production vehicle from the Czech brand. This includes shift-by-wire technology for operating the DSG as well as new systems for further increasing safety, such as Collision Avoidance Assist, Turn Assist and Exit Warning. Yet more premieres for the OCTAVIA include full LED Matrix headlights, Side Assist and Emergency Assist as well as Predictive Cruise Control and Area View.
The new OCTAVIA is the first ŠKODA ever to use shift-by-wire technology to operate its DSG. The gear selector is no longer connected to the gearbox mechanically. Instead, it relays which gear has been chosen electronically. This saves space and offers new design options. In place of the familiar DSG lever, the centre console has therefore been provided with a new control module featuring a small rocker switch for selecting the drive modes – R (reverse), N (neutral) and D/S (drive/sport) – as well as a button for the parking mode, P.