Comfort & safety: head-up display and ergonomic seats make their debut

› Head-up display projects important information in clear view of the driver as an option
› Ergonomic seats available for the first time – top version with ventilation and seal of approval of the German Campaign for Healthier Backs
› Electromechanical parking brake and electric windows as standard, debut for tri-zone Climatronic air conditioning as an optional extra

ŠKODA has equipped the new OCTAVIA with numerous safety and comfort features usually reserved for higher-tier vehicles. The head-up display, for example, that projects the most important information directly onto the windscreen in clear view of the driver, is making its debut at ŠKODA. Other new features include various optional ergonomic seats, the top-of-the-range variants being ventilated and bearing the seal of approval of the German Campaign for Healthier Backs.

The OCTAVIA’s new head-up display is a first at ŠKODA. It is available as an optional extra from the Style trim level upwards. This innovative feature increases both safety and comfort by projecting the most important information such as speed, navigation, detected traffic signs and activated driver assistance systems directly onto the windscreen, in clear view of the driver. This allows them to read such information without taking their eyes off the road. The Maxi DOT multifunction display comes as standard in every OCTAVIA, presenting information on a 4.2-inch screen in up to 16 colours.

Particularly back-friendly seats as an option

For the first time, ŠKODA is offering particularly back-friendly seats as an option in the new OCTAVIA. They are available from the Ambition trim level upwards and come with electronically adjustable lumbar support as well as an electric massage function, their length and height can be adjusted and the seat surface extended – even in their entry-level variant; heating is optional. Sports seats are also optional and are covered in a particularly breathable ThermoFlux fabric. The Ergo seats will later also be available with Alcantara® covers – for the sporty RS models too – as well as with Alcantara®/leather covers for the OCTAVIA SCOUT and will then also include electric adjustment with a memory function. The top version of the ergonomic seats bears the seal of approval of the German Campaign for Healthier Backs, comes with a ventilation function and perforated leather upholstery as well as heating as standard.

Tri-zone Climatronic air conditioning and KESSY for all doors

The new edition of the Czech car manufacturer’s bestselling model is, depending on the trim level, equipped with a manual or the dual-zone Climatronic air conditioning system as standard. Tri-zone Climatronic is available as a new optional extra. The heated windscreen is another option and uses a thin, conductive silver film. Providing even more comfort in future is the optional KESSY keyless vehicle entry system, which allows any one of the OCTAVIA’s four doors to be opened first. All of the new models now come with a convenient button for starting the engine, four electric side windows and – making its debut at ŠKODA – an electromechanical parking brake. The ŠKODA OCTAVIA is now also available with acoustic side windows at the front, which reduce road noise in the cabin even further. 



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