Exterior: Visual fine-tuning and advanced headlight design

› Redesigned front and rear aprons and updated Škoda grille
› Second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights with more advanced functionality
› Logos and lettering in line with the updated Škoda CI, new alloy wheels

Mladá Boleslav, 14 February 2024 – New aprons and a revised Škoda grille lend the updated Octavia a fresh look. The advanced, second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights with their new Crystallinium elements and 36 individual matrix segments deliver even better illumination of the road ahead than the first generation, while effectively shielding oncoming road users from headlight glare.

“At Škoda, we are always implementing improvements that provide added value and benefit for our customers. Our second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights are a prime example. With their increased light output, they also ensure even better selective shielding of oncoming road users from headlight glare thanks to advanced, state‑of‑the‑art technology. In this way, they make a significant contribution to improving active safety. And for even more user-friendly infotainment, the Octavia is now available with a 13 inch display for the first time.”

Johannes Neft, Škoda Auto Board Member for Technical Development

New front and rear aprons and a slightly longer body

The new, two-dimensional Škoda logo and the lettering on the tailgate of the new Octavia reflect the updated Škoda CI. The hatchback and estate versions are available in four trim levels – Essence, Selection, Sportline and RS. The Czech car manufacturer’s best-seller now features redesigned front and rear aprons that increase the overall length of the hatchback and the Combi estate by nine millimetres to 4,698 millimetres. The lower air intakes, Air Curtains and transitions to the front wheel arches on the front apron have been redesigned and lend the car a more dynamic look. Moreover, the designers have adjusted the sides of the Škoda grille to match the height of the new headlights.

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Škoda Octavia

Škoda Octavia

Improved and more progressive headlights and rear lights for better visibility and safety

The basic headlights now use only LED technology as standard. The second-generation LED Matrix beam headlights are available as an option for the Selection and Sportline trim levels, while they come as standard on the RS models. They create a new light signature and contain two LED modules whose appearance is enhanced by the new Crystallinium element. It emphasises the contours of the headlamps and looks like coloured crystal glass. While the outer bi-LED module is used for the low and high beam, the inner module has 36 individual matrix segments in two rows, 12 more than in the previous generation. This makes for even better illumination, while oncoming drivers are shielded even more effectively when the high beam is switched on. Fog lights have been replaced by an all-weather function optimally adapting the light output to the respective weather conditions. The full LED rear lights – included as standard – are available in two versions. The basic variant will come with the Essence and Selection trim levels. The top version also offers an animated Coming/Leaving Home function as well as animated indicators that extend into the tailgate, along with the upper part of the C-shaped light cluster. This version will be included as standard with the Sportline and RS models, but will also be available as an option for Selection.

Exclusive colours and new wheels

New additions to the range of wheels – always made of alloy as standard (except for the entry-level Essence model) – include silver 16-inch Matar wheels. They are aerodynamically optimised and come as standard with the Selection trim level. New black, glossy machined 17 inch Slagard aero wheels are available for the Octavia Sportline. Further new options include the 18-inch Lerna and the RS-specific 19-inch Elias wheels in glossy machined silver or anthracite with black Aero trims. The Octavia’s colour palette comprises three solid colours and seven metallic finishes. Mamba Green is exclusive to the Sportline and RS models. Phoenix Orange is only available on the Octavia Combi.

Škoda Octavia

Škoda Octavia


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Vítězslav Kodym
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