In the same year that the model celebrates its sixtieth anniversary, the brand is introducing the latest edition of its bestseller.

The newest incarnation of the popular Octavia will be introduced in the year of its 60th birthday.

Longer and wider than before with an all-new interior concept, it combines outstanding functionality and space with high-quality materials and clever features, even in the smallest details.

With the latest connectivity solutions and assistance systems all the exceptional value for money you expect from ŠKODA, the Octavia underline the brand’s innovation in the compact car segment.

Exterior design

At 4,689mm, the fourth-generation estate is 22mm longer than its predecessor and its width has grown by 15mm to 1,829mm. The length of the hatch has increased by 19mm to 4,689mm and by 15mm in width, taking it to 1,829mm. The wheelbase measures 2,686 mm.

The redesigned, shallow roof rails emphasise the car’s elongated silhouette, and alloy wheels measuring up to 19 inches give the vehicle a powerful appearance.

The new design allows excellent aerodynamics with drag coefficient (cd) from 0.24 for the Hatch and the estate from 0.26 – making it one of the most aerodynamic cars around. And of-course reduced drag means reduced the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

SKODA Octavia

Interior concept

Rear passengers can enjoy even more knee room than before – now 78mm. The boot capacity has increased to 640 litres in the estate and 600 litres in the hatch, the largest in the segment.

The completely overhauled interior features a 2-spokes steering wheel with chrome trim; in the multifunction variant, 14 different functions can be performed using push and new scroll buttons in a chrome finish.

The centre console, door trims and dashboard have been redesigned too. The dashboard has a modular, multi-level arrangement taking its design cue from the shape of the ŠKODA grille, it has a contrasting, coloured area below the large, free-standing central multifunction display. Ergonomic, heated seats now include a massage function and/or cooling ventilation.


The OCTAVIA is the first ŠKODA model to feature a head-up display, projecting the speed or navigational information directly onto the windscreen, allowing the driver to read it without taking their eyes off the road.

You can access optional streaming services for radio and TV, as well as completely cable-free smartphone connection using wireless SmartLink+ technology. Media devices or USB sticks can also be directly linked to the infotainment system through the two USB-C ports. The acoustically optimised interior and the new optional Canton sound system deliver exceptional sound quality.

ŠKODA has also improved the Virtual Cockpit for the new OCTAVIA. The 10-inch screen is now even more user-friendly; the driver can choose basic, classic, navigation and driver assistance layouts and select their content using the controls on the multifunction steering wheel. The navigation map can be seen on the 10-inch display with a choice of zoom levels. 

Driver assistance systems

The new Collision Avoidance Assist supports the driver by actively increasing the steering moment in the event of an impending collision with a pedestrian, cyclist or another vehicle – ideally preventing the accident with a controlled evasive manoeuvre.

The Exit Warning system lets the driver know if another vehicle or a cyclist is approaching from behind when opening the car door. Using Hands-on Detect, the car is able to check whether the driver is touching the steering wheel consistently or whether they no longer have control of the vehicle because of a potential medical emergency. If such an emergency occurs, Emergency Assist can bring the car to a stop.

SKODA Octavia

Engines, transmissions and chassis

The new Octavia is the first to use shift-by-wire technology to operate its automatic transmission. The gear selector is no longer connected to the gearbox mechanically, it relays which gear has been chosen electronically. In place of the familiar gear lever, there is a new control module located in the centre console.

The new OCTAVIA will be offered with modern TDI and TSI engines with increased efficiency that, thanks to significantly improved aerodynamics, lower fuel consumption and pollutant emissions. In addition to the diesel and petrol engines, plug-in hybrid variants and, for the first time at ŠKODA, engines featuring mild-hybrid technology will be offered.

In addition to the standard setup, ŠKODA is offering two other chassis options for the OCTAVIA, a sports suspension chassis which is 15mm lower and a Rough Road chassis with 15mm more ground clearance.

Optional Dynamic Chassis Control constantly adjusts the suspension and damping, provides a range of different profiles for driving mode select

Clever features

The new OCTAVIA offers several Simply Clever solutions to make day-to-day mobility easier.

  • The optional sleep package gives the back seat two comfortable, larger headrests and a blanket.
  • For the estate, an improved net package in the boot and an automatically retractable load cover are also new.
  • A multifunction storage pocket below the boot cover offers further space for stowing items.
  • Child safety locks for the rear doors can be operated electronically and the rear passengers can make use of two smartphone storage pockets on the front seatbacks.
  • Two USB-C sockets are offered in the front and, as an option, two in the rear; another optional USB-C port on the overhead console above the rear-view mirror is brand new.
  • The classic ŠKODA umbrella in a storage compartment in the driver’s door; there is now space in this compartment for a hand brush as well.
  • The funnel integrated into the lid of the windscreen washer tank.
  • A new convenient filler tube for AdBlue, allowing it to be filled up using lorry pump nozzles too.
  • The optional tow bar can be electrically unlocked by pushing a button in the boot.

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