The Geneva’s Auto Show stage was increased with one additional place, this time for the Skoda’s latest baby. The new Skoda Octavia sedan is 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than its old generation. And the company didn’t hide the technical characteristics of the car, making them available to anyone who’s remotely interested in the new series. There’s no big surprise in the design of the car, it looks familiar and that’s a good thing. As the new Skoda Octavia creators stated, thanks to the widened wheelbase the rear passengers got their leg space significantly increased. And space is almost the greatest feature a car of this segment could offer.
Compared to the predecessor of the Skoda Octavia the newest generation has grown a lot. The overall length of this car is 4659 mm, the width is 1814 mm and the wheelbase is 2796 mm. The other great thing the new SUV has is the also increased truck capacity that has almost 610 liters of space. If you fold the rear seats this number increases to 1740 liters.
The interior features will most definitely be taken from the Octavia’s hatchback version. The engine variety is presented with the same options that were previously shown for the hatchback. The interesting thing about the forthcoming Skoda presentation at the Geneva is the fact that the company’s stand will also present the all-wheel drive version of the Skoda Octavia wagon equipped with the 2.0 diesel engine. There are rumors that the RS version of the Octavia will also be presented but it’s hard to tell for sure.
The acceleration time up to 100 km/hour takes less than 7.3 seconds. That’s more than enough for a car this size. The other interesting features are presented by the basic and optional feature packages that are fully unknown. We might suppose that the new Skoda Octavia will have an innovative cruise control system with touch screen panel or the night view cameras installed at the rear bumpers or the nanotechnological audio system that would read your mind but that’s just our assumption, the real picture will be cleared at the Geneva in less than ten days.