On November 19, at a special event in Prague, a presentation of the new fourth-generation Skoda Octavia A8 model took place, and the Czechs simultaneously presented both a car in the back of a liftback and a Combi station wagon, which is in great demand on the European market. The start date of the model in Russia fell on the end of the twentieth year, prices vary from 1,473,000 to 2,130,000 rubles.
Unlike the restyled version of the previous generation car on the Skoda Octavia in 2021, it was decided to abandon the controversial optics, which were replaced by single block headlights, and for the first time in the history of the brand, they can be matrix for a surcharge.
Configurations and prices for Skoda Octavia 2021.
|1.6 MPI (110 л.с.) Active Plus MT5||1 490 000|
|1.6 MPI (110 л.с.) Active Plus AT6||1 558 000|
|1.4 TSI (150 л.с.) Active Plus MT6||1 561 000|
|1.6 MPI (110 л.с.) Ambition Plus MT5||1 591 000|
|1.4 TSI (150 л.с.) Active Plus AT8||1 618 000|
|1.6 MPI (110 л.с.) Ambition Plus AT6||1 648 000|
|1.4 TSI (150 л.с.) Ambition Plus MT6||1 651 000|
|1.4 TSI (150 l.с.) Ambition Plus AT8||1 708 000|
|1.6 MPI (110 л.с.) Style Plus MT5||1 792 000|
|1.6 MPI (110 л.с.) Style Plus AT6||1 849 000|
|1.4 TSI (150 л.с.) Style Plus MT6||1 852 000|
|1.4 TSI (150 л.с.) Style Plus AT8||1 909 000|
|2.0 TSI (190 л.с.) Ambition Plus DSG7||2 014 000|
|2.0 TSI (190 л.с.) Style Plus DSG7||2 215 000|
- In the list of equipment of the basic version Active Plus includes 16-inch steel wheels, ESP, four airbags, engine start button, air conditioning, Isofix mounts on the second row and front passenger seats, Swing multimedia system with an 8.0-inch display, heated front seats, LED headlights and lights, power windows and an electric handbrake. Cars with automatic transmission can also boast the presence of paddle shifters.
- “Medium” version Ambition Plus has 16-inch alloy wheels, more comfortable front seats with adjustable lumbar support, light and rain sensors, dual-zone climate control, additional USB-C connectors in the cabin, rear parking sensors, cruise control with speed limiter, heated washer nozzles, LED fog lights headlights and six airbags.
- Flagship execution Style Plus flaunts 17 ″ wheels, keyless entry, virtual tidy, combined seat trim, contoured interior lighting, blind spot monitoring, Bolero multimedia system with a 10.0-inch display, heated steering wheel, front parking sensors and electric folding mirrors.
Judging by the photo, the Skoda Octavia 2021 in the new body retained the recognizable appearance of its predecessor, but the design of the car has become more strict and modern. In the design of the exterior, the number of sharp edges and chrome elements has been increased; on large disks, the car looks very solid. Simpler configurations will be much more modest.
The front end here is made in the style of the younger Scala model – with a similar-shaped radiator grille, framed by a chrome edging and headlights adjoining it on the sides. The front bumper received a full-width slot, in the side sections of which horizontal foglights were registered.
The stern of the new Skoda Octavia 2021 model also underwent a serious revision – stretched lamps of complex shape appeared at the back, which partially go onto the trunk lid, while instead of the emblem on the latter, an inscription with the brand name now flaunts. The exhaust pipes are hidden behind the bumper and there is not even a fake hint of their presence.
In profile, the model has retained the signature bend of the window sill line in the area of the rear pillars, the sidewalls have become more embossed – curved stampings give the appearance more elegance. In general, the design turned out to be pleasant – controversial points, which one could find fault with especially not noticeably.
The car interior has changed radically – absolutely nothing reminds of its predecessor here – even the emblem on the steering wheel is decorated somewhat differently. At the same time, the steering wheel itself became a two-spoke – a very unexpected and bold decision, how do you like this “steering wheel”?
The instrument cluster on the machine is fully electronic – displayed on a large color display with a diagonal of 10.0 inches. To the right of it is a tablet-like screen of a multimedia system of the same size, although in simple versions it will be slightly more compact, but not much – 8.25 ″.
At the same time, this “tablet” is successfully inscribed in the front panel, and does not stick out above it, as on some other cars. Plus, the media system has access to the Internet using eSIM technology) and voice control with an “assistant” named Laura.
The center console of the new Skoda Octavia 2021 has practically lost all physical buttons – climate control has completely migrated to the touchscreen. And only a small row of buttons remained between the aforementioned screen and the central air ducts.
On machines with a robotic DSG gearbox, the transmission modes were switched in the form of a compact unit (and without a mechanical connection with the gearbox). The company also worked on improving the finishing materials, installed new seats in the car, increased free space and expanded the list of equipment – now it became possible to order such “chips” as:
- Three-zone climate control
- Harman / Kardon audio system
- Front seat massage and ventilation
- Head-up display
- Wireless charger for smartphone
- Sleep Package (with dedicated headrests and blanket)
- Matrix headlights and dynamic “turn signals”
- Extended set of security systems
The new body of the Skoda Octavia 2021 is based on the modernized modular platform MQB, which the car shares with the previously presented Volkswagen Golf 8 hatchback. In terms of dimensions, the liftback added 19 mm – up to 4,689, the width of the car increased to 1,829 (+ 15), the wheelbase is 2 686 millimeters, and the trunk volume is 600 liters (+ 10).
Due to the increase in size, it has become more spacious inside – the Octavia used to be one of the leaders in the class in terms of this indicator, and now the legroom for rear passengers has become even more spacious. Plus, the manufacturer reports a tangible improvement in aerodynamics – the drag coefficient was reduced from 0.29 to 0.24 (for a liftback in the European specification). Four suspension options are offered for the car:
- Sports (understatement 15 mm)
- Adaptive DCC (10mm understatement)
- With package for bad roads (inflated by 15 mm)
The powertrain lineup includes many different engines: the base gasoline engines for Europe are a 1.0-liter “turbo-three” with 110 hp. and a 1.5-liter “turbo four” TSI with a capacity of 150 hp. Both can be ordered with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-band DSG gearbox, with robotic versions available with a hybrid superstructure.
The latter features a belt-driven 48-volt starter generator and a compact lithium-ion battery. The electric motor helps the internal combustion engine in the first seconds of acceleration and starts the engine during the start / stop system operation mode. All this is intended to reduce consumption by about 10%.
The top 2.0-liter petrol TSI develops 190 “horses” and is combined exclusively with DSG, and also has an all-wheel drive system. With such an engine, the Skoda Octavia 2020 can gain a hundred from a standstill in 6.9 seconds, and the maximum speed is declared to be 232 kilometers per hour.
An alternative to gasoline engines is the new 2.0 TDI turbodiesel, equipped with a urea neutralization system and available in three boost options: 115, 150 or 200 forces. The latter two can optionally be ordered with an all-wheel drive transmission.
In addition, as for the Golf, the new Octavia has acquired a full-fledged hybrid modification with the ability to recharge from the mains. This version is called the Skoda Octavia iV and is equipped with a 1.4-liter TSI coupled with a six-speed robot, an electric motor and a 13 kWh traction battery.
The electric motor is available for 204 and 245 hp, and a full charge of the battery should be enough for about 55 kilometers (according to the WLTP cycle) exclusively on electric traction. True, the presence of a battery reduces the liftback trunk to 450 liters.
But that’s not all – there is a gas version of the Octavia G-Tec, where a 130-horsepower 1.5-liter TSI engine is located under the hood. Such a car has a nine-liter gas tank and 17.7 kg of methane cylinders. And in two thousand and twentieth year, the line of the model should be replenished with the all-terrain modification of the Scout and the “charged” version of the RS.