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151209 Warm, safe, clever – SKODA auxiliary heating systems

151209 Warm, safe, clever - SKODA auxiliary heating systems

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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Warm, safe, clever: ŠKODA auxiliary heating
systems

› For the ŠKODA Yeti, Octavia and Superb: modern factory- or retro-fitted
auxiliary heating systems
› Comfort: pleasant interior temperatures as soon as the journey commences
› Safety: a clear view through ice-free windows from the start of the journey
› Avoid the cold starting phase: lower consumption and less wear

Mladá Boleslav, 9 December 2015 – Freezing temperatures, icy windows, an
annoying cold start: from time to time, winter makes starting a car journey a
real challenge. Auxiliary heating provides an effective remedy. ŠKODA offers
high-performance heating systems as option for the Yeti, Octavia and Superb.

More safety, more comfort, less engine load and fuel consumption in the start-up phase –
auxiliary heating offers far more than just pleasant interior temperatures.
Modern auxiliary heating systems ensure an unobstructed view and warm feet. In
addition, there will be less engine wear and lower fuel consumption and emissions as a
result of a warmed-up engine in the start-up phase.
Operation is also very simple. The systems offered by ŠKODA can be controlled using a
radio remote control (range up to 1,000 metres) or using the corresponding button on
the air-conditioning control unit. Particularly convenient: the infotainment system allows
you to programme when the auxiliary heating should automatically come on and be
switched off. The driver simply has to enter when they would like to set off and what the
temperature of their car’s interior should be at that time. The electronics do the rest.

The additional comfort created by the auxiliary heating is considerable. The windows do
not have to be cleared of ice or the lock defrosted. That saves time and stops your hands
from getting cold. The interior temperature will already be at the individual’s desired
level of comfort when setting off. There is also a clear advantage regarding safety. Clear
windows from the very beginning allow an unobstructed view of the road and traffic
situation. Pleasant temperatures also increase the driver’s ability to concentrate from the
outset.

Modern auxiliary heating systems not only warm the interior, but also the engine’s
cooling circuit. The cold start-up phase, which is demanding on the engine, is no longer
an issue. The result: less engine wear. After all, a cold start taxes the engine roughly as
much as driving for approximately 70 kilometres on the motorway.

The warmed-up engine also has a positive effect on fuel consumption in the first few
kilometres. The auxiliary heating’s fuel consumption in the warming-up phase is however
limited. Depending on the model, the systems consume around 0.2 litres of fuel for a 30-
minute heating phase. To a large extent, this is balanced out by the saving effect of the

ŠKODA Media Services:
http://media.skoda-auto.com, media@skoda-auto.cz
ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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warm engine. Furthermore, there will be reduced exhaust emissions with an engine that
is starting warm thanks to the auxiliary heating compared to a cold start.

Incidentally, auxiliary heating is not only beneficial in winter. Ventilation can be activated
in hot summer days, consequently cooling down the interior.

Further information:
David Haidinger, Product Communications
T +420 326 811 737
david.haidinger@skoda-auto.cz

Media images:

ŠKODA auxiliary heating systems
ŠKODA offers high-performance heating
systems as option for the Yeti, Octavia and
Superb. Image: ŠKODA Octavia Scout.

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ŠKODA auxiliary heating systems
The systems offered by ŠKODA can be
controlled using a radio remote control (range
up to 1,000 metres) or using the
corresponding button on the air-conditioning
control unit.

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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle manufacturers in the world. The Czech headquarters in Mladá
Boleslav began production in 1895; at first with bicycles, and shortly afterwards with motorcycles and
cars.
› currently has the following passenger car model series: Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Octavia as well as Yeti and
Superb.
› delivered, for the first time, more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide in a single calendar
year in 2014.

› has been part of Volkswagen Group since 1991. Volkswagen is one of the most successful automotive
companies in the world. ŠKODA, as a member of the Group, independently manufactures and develops
vehicles, as well as components such as engines and transmissions.
› operates at three different locations in the Czech Republic; produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India
mainly through Group partnerships; as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan with local partners.
› employs over 25,900 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.