Chock-full of high tech
Take a look at all the goodies in the new OCTAVIA models
t the beginning of July, the carmaker presented a whole family of OCTAVIA cars, including the SCOUT, RS and G-TEC models, among others, via a video-streamed workshop for journalists. A version with alternative drive systems, which further increase the car’s economy, was also introduced. We already presented it to you, including the details of individual models, in previous issues of ŠKODA Mobil. We now focus on the innovations that the ŠKODA brand is coming up with for the first time. RED
Further details are available by scanning the QR code on ŠKODA Storyboard, where you can also watch a video introducing the new models and four workshops that, in addition to cars, look at drive strategy and connectivity.
Tune your driving mode
In conjunction with the 2.0 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines, the OCTAVIA RS cars have a 15 mm lower chassis than the standard version. Customers can also opt for an adaptive DCC chassis. For the first time, this allows the driver to select individual parameters, such as the damping, steering or shifting characteristics of the DSG automatic transmission, when selecting drive modes with the scroll bar on the central display. All according to the driver’s preferences.
Improved 4×4 drive
The core of the SCOUT model is its high-powered four-wheel-drive powertrains. Their efficiency is increased by the sixth-generation electrically controlled clutch, which has undergone substantial modification. It is almost 0.8 kg lighter, and its high efficiency is due to the use of low viscosity oil, reduced bearing preload and an improved internal lubrication system. It now also hosts an integrated control unit. For example, its software can detect whether 4×4 drive is needed at any given moment in the Eco driving mode.
The OCTAVIA will be the first ŠKODA car to have e-TEC petrol engines, along with a 48V lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 0.6 kWh. It is located under the front passenger seat and is recharged exclusively through brake energy recuperation. Electricity is used to boost the internal combustion engine with a starter-generator, which can add up to 50 Nm of torque. Consequently, the engine starts quietly and with less vibration. At the same time, it provides for the sailing mode completely without burning fuel. This saves up to 0.4 litres of petrol per 100 km and reduces CO2 emissions.
Information in front of your eyes
Customers can order another novelty in ŠKODA cars – the so-called head-up display – upon request. It consists of a projection unit that creates an image based on speed information, navigation data, detected traffic signs and activated assistance systems transmitting all of this to the windscreen in the driver’s field of vision. Thus, the driver does not have to look away from the road.