› ŠKODA OCTAVIA now also available as a plug-in hybrid or mild hybrid
› The latest EVO-generation diesel engines emit up to 80 per cent less nitrogen oxide
› All-wheel drive and four chassis options, including Dynamic Chassis Control with Driving Mode Select
The fourth generation of the ŠKODA OCTAVIA is not only more economical and eco-friendlier, it also comes with a greater choice of alternative drive systems than ever before. For the first time, there is a plug-in-hybrid variant, the OCTAVIA iV. Some of the petrol engines, which have been further optimised, are now equipped with mild hybrid technology, and the diesel engines come from the latest EVO generation and emit up to 80 per cent less nitrogen oxide. The line-up also includes a variant powered by natural gas (CNG), the OCTAVIA G-TEC. There is a choice of four chassis variants, and of course, the new OCTAVIA is available with all-wheel drive.
“When we developed the new OCTAVIA, our focus was on lowering fuel consumption as well as CO₂ and NOx emissions. In addition to the OCTAVIA G-TEC, which runs on natural gas, we now – for the first time – also offer a plug-in hybrid, the OCTAVIA iV. The OCTAVIA eTEC features new mild hybrid technology, which helps to reduce consumption. And thanks to the application of a new ‘twin dosing’ method of exhaust gas treatment, the latest EVO-generation diesel engines emit around 80 per cent less nitrogen oxide.”
Christian Strube, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Technical Development
The new OCTAVIA comes with advanced, modern TDI and TSI engines as well as significantly improved aerodynamics, which not only reduces fuel consumption but also exhaust emissions. The SCR exhaust gas treatment now featuring two catalytic converters has been further optimised, which means that nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions generated by the diesel engines from the latest EVO generation have been reduced by up to 80 per cent. Using what is known as ‘twin dosing’, AdBlue® is specifically injected in front of two SCR catalytic converters that are arranged one after the other. As a result, the EVO engines fulfil the technical preconditions for the future Euro 6d emissions standard.
But that’s not it, two TSI petrol engines are celebrating their ŠKODA premiere – they are also of the latest EVO generation and feature mild hybrid technology – and as another first, the OCTAVIA can now also be ordered as a plug-in hybrid. The wide range of powertrains deliver from 81 kW (110 PS) to 150 kW (204 PS) is complemented by the OCTAVIA G-TEC, which runs on natural gas (CNG). Depending on the engine type, the fourth-generation OCTAVIA can, of course, either be fitted with a manual or DSG transmission, customers can opt for four-wheel drive if desired, and there is a choice of four chassis variants, including Dynamic Chassis Control with Driving Mode Select.