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The Octavia name has been associated with Škoda for many years. While the current model’s forerunners rank among the most successful in the company’s history, it was the modern-day Octavia that triggered the brand’s unprecedented success in the car world.

Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia TourPhoto: 2011 Skoda Octavia Tour

The current, second-generation is easily identifiable thanks to the elegant and dynamic look of both the five-door liftback and the spacious estate. The environmental GreenLine and Green tec versions are making their debut at the Paris Motorshow. This thrifty version, coupled with the 1.6 TDI CR engine, ensures that Škoda’s best-selling model guarantees maximum economy coupled with much lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia TourPhoto: 2011 Skoda Octavia TourView more 2011 Skoda Octavia Tour, Combi & GreenLine pictures in our 2011 Skoda Octavia Tour, Combi & GreenLine photo gallery

From November, the range will be expanded by another version offering an attractive combination of a drive train comprising a 2.0 TDI CR DPF/103 kW diesel engine, DSG automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. This configuration will be available both for the Octavia Combi and its more free-spirited Scout version.

The Octavia’s design remains timelessly elegant. The front end, with its 19-slat chrome grille and flat, horizontal upper surface which blends into the domed bonnet and sleek front wings, makes a very dynamic first impression.

Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia GreenLine -Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia GreenLine -

The headlamps, which can be fitted with optional Xenon lights and swivelling modules, are large and dominant, their individualistic concept emphasizing the Octavia’s front end. A bold crease runs from the Škoda logo above the grille, across the bonnet and towards the windscreen, visually connecting with the centre console of the passenger compartment.

The front fog lamps, sitting underneath the front bumper with its distinct horizontal alignment, are equipped with enhanced active safety features in the form of daytime running and cornering lights. The side mirrors with integrated indicators are electrically adjustable and heated even at the entry level Classic model. Power-retractable side mirrors are fitted as standard in the Elegance and L&K trims and are optional in all others. The C-shaped rear lights have become an instantly recognizable hallmark of Škoda cars. “Cats’ eyes” are integrated into the rear bumper so that the Octavia remains highly visible not only on the road, but also when it is parked.

Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia GreenLinePhoto: 2011 Skoda Octavia GreenLine

Four versions designed for optimal consumption are being exhibited at the Paris Motor Show for the first time. The GreenLine version, which will continue to be offered as a hatchback and an estate, offers record-breaking low consumption of 3.8 litres per 100 km and combined CO2 emissions of 99 grams per km (hatchback). A Green tec version has been developed for the Octavia and the Octavia Combi to bring down combined consumption to 4.2 litres per 100 km and emissions to 109 g of CO2 per km. These outstanding results are achieved by means of an efficient 1.6 TDI CR 77 kW (105 bhp) engine with maximum torque of 250 Nm between 1,500 and 2,000 rpm. A start-stop system, drastically reducing fuel consumption in urban traffic, is installed as standard. The brake energy regeneration system converts the kinetic energy generated during braking into electrical energy, which is stored in the battery. Then, when the engine comes under greater stress, this electricity reserve is drawn from the battery; as a result, the alternator does not consume as much engine power as it would in a car without a regeneration system. Aerodynamic body and chassis modifications and tyres with lower rolling resistance round off the fuel efficiency features. The list of optional equipment for the GreenLine version is limited, and items such as larger wheels and towing devices are not available. In contrast, in Green tec versions few optional items have been removed from the list.

The upgraded Octavia offers six petrol engines, one MultiFuel engine, one LPG engine and four diesel engines. The basic Octavia engine is the 1.4-litre petrol engine, delivering 59 kW (80 bhp) and 132 Nm at 3,800 rpm. This engine (an EU 5 version of which will make its way off the production line as of calendar week 45) uses just 6.4 litres of petrol per 100 kilometres and has CO2 emissions of 149 g/km. It is equipped with a five-speed manual gearbox.

The next level up is the 1.2 TSI petrol engine, which has already made a name for itself in the Yeti. It delivers 77 kW (105 bhp) and produces its maximum 175 Nm torque over a wide range from 1,550 to 4,100 rpm. With this engine, the Octavia accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 10.8 seconds and has a top speed of 192 km/h. Combined fuel consumption is 5.7 litres per 100 kilometres. CO2 emissions are a mere 134 g/km. The 1.2 TSI engine, available since February, replaced the 1.6 MPI 75 kW engine. In other countries, the four-cylinder 1.6 MPI engine continues to be available. The 1.2 TSI petrol engine can be combined with either a manual six-speed gearbox or automatic seven-speed dual-clutch DSG.

Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia GreenLinePhoto: 2011 Skoda Octavia GreenLine

The more powerful 1.4 TSI 90 kW (122 bhp) engine produces maximum torque of 200 Nm between 1,500 and 4,000 rpm. With this engine, the Octavia achieves a top speed is 203 km/h and accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.7 seconds. This engine, small in displacement but big in performance, is also very frugal. Its combined consumption is only 6.3 litres per 100 km, equating to CO2 emissions of 148 g/km. The 1.4 TSI can be combined with either a manual six-speed gearbox or automatic seven-speed dual-clutch DSG. The latter combination earned the Octavia top spot in a comparative test by the German magazine AutoBild thanks to its excellent consumption and driving dynamics.

The 1.8 TSI 118 kW (160 bhp) petrol engine can be combined with either a manual six-speed gearbox or automatic seven-speed DSG. The six-speed manual version is also available for the four-wheel drive versions, including the Octavia Scout.

The 1.6 TDI CR DPF 77 kW (105 bhp) diesel engine, which produces its maximum torque of 250 Nm between 1,500 and 2,500 rpm, is specifically tuned for economy and so features in the Octavia GreenLine family. In the rest of the Octavia model range, it replaces the 1.9 TDI PD engine. When equipped with front-wheel drive, it can be combined with the DSG seven-speed automatic transmission, while four-wheel versions feature a six-speed manual gearbox.

Besides the GreenLine versions, there is plenty of engine choice for Octavia customers:

Petrol engines:
1.4 MPI 59 kW (80 bhp), CO2 emissions of 149 g/km (EU 5 version available as of CW 45 2010)
1.6 MPI 75 kW (102 bhp), CO2 emissions of 176 g/km
1.6 MPI 75 kW (102 bhp), CO2 emissions of 162 g/km, E85 157 g/km
1.6 MPI/75 kW (102 bhp), LPG/72 kW (98 bhp), CO2 emissions of 169 g/km, LPG 149 g/km
1.2 TSI 77 kW (105 bhp), CO2 emissions of 134 g/km, DSG 136 g/km
1.4 TSI 90 kW (122 bhp), CO2 emissions of 148 g/km, DSG 147 g/km
1.8 TSI 118 kW (160 bhp), CO2 emissions of 158 g/km, DSG 155 g/km
2.0 TSI 147 kW (200 bhp), CO2 emissions 175 g/km – RS

Diesel engines:
1.6 TDI CR DPF/77 kW (105 bhp), CO2 emissions of 119 g/km, DSG 123 g/km
GreenLine 99 g/km
Green tec 109 g/km
2.0 TDI PD 81 kW (110 bhp), CO2 emissions of 132 g/km
2.0 TDI CR DPF/103 kW (140 bhp), CO2 emissions of 126 g/km; DSG 138 g/km
2.0 TDI CR DPF 125 kW (170 bhp), CO2 emissions 149 g/km – RS

The Octavia LPG is a redesigned version of the 1.6 MPI 75 kW petrol engine. When run on petrol, the engine output is 75 kW (102 bhp), whereas LPG reduces the output slightly to 72 kW (98 bhp). Maximum torque is produced at 3,800 rpm and is rated at 148 Nm for petrol and 144 Nm for LPG. Consumption amounts to 7.1 litres of petrol or 9.2 litres of liquefied gas per 100 km. The 44-litre fuel tank is integrated into the spare wheel well beneath the luggage compartment. The tank is fuelled via a safety valve with a push-push latch next to the fuel tank filler neck. With this solution, the Octavia’s loading capacity remains virtually the same – 560 litres in the liftback, 580 litres for the estate. The Octavia LPG is primarily supplied to markets with a dense network of LPG dispensing stations where LPG tax advantages substantially decrease operating costs.

Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia Combi GreenLinePhoto: 2011 Skoda Octavia Combi GreenLine

The interior emphasis is on comfort, ease of operation and the careful selection of materials. New-look instruments with clear white scales predominate, while the multi-function display shows information from the on-board computer. The rotary controls for both the Climatic and Climatronic air-conditioning systems are electronically operated and include heated front seat switches.

The folding armrest in the middle of the rear fold-down seats houses a storage compartment; the rear side of the Jumbo Box between the front seats contains controls for the passengers in the back to heat their seats (this is an optional feature in the Octavia). A mesh pocket in the centre console on the front passenger’s side offers additional storage space. The Jumbo Box under the armrest between the two front seats is fitted with cooling function connected to the air-conditioning.

Rear seat passengers enjoy the Octavia’s maximum comfort and space – among the best in this class – while the large doors make entering and exiting the vehicle easier. The tailgate is so big that storing luggage in the hatchback’s class-leading 585-litre luggage compartment is simple. Folding down the rear seats extends the volume to a remarkable 1,455 litres, a capacity which expands from 605 to 1,655 litres in the estate version.

Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia GreenLinePhoto: 2011 Skoda Octavia GreenLine

The Octavia can be fitted with parking distance control via fifth-generation parking sensors. The system uses two speakers and two different signals to distinguish a decreasing distance in front or behind the car.

Important equipment items:
Bolero radio and the Amundsen and Columbus navigation systems with touchscreen colour monitor
MDI (Media Device Interface) – a new connection for an iPod, Aux-in (3.5 mm jack), USB or mini-USB device that can be controlled via the radio or Škoda navigation system, with data shown either on the MDI display or on the Maxi DOT screen
GSM III Premium phone pre-installation
new WOKS headrests on the front seats, incorporated as standard in all Octavias
fifth-generation parking sensors with detailed display on the radio or the Škoda navigation system screen
fourth generation immobilizer – protection identical to the system used in the Superb
fourth-generation Haldex clutch in the Octavia Combi 4×4 and Scout

Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia TourPhoto: 2011 Skoda Octavia Tour

Skoda Octavia RS

Škoda’s motorsport history, dating back over a hundred years, has provided the experience needed to develop the Octavia RS’s sporting agility and dynamic design. Yet the RS also shares the strengths of the Octavia designed for everyday use and comfortable family trips over long distances. Economy, spaciousness, reliability and safety continue to be traditional virtues of these cars.

The well-balanced characteristics of the Octavia RS were brought up to date by last year’s facelift, which included an even more expressive front end design, new alloy wheel designs and new body colours. Inside, driver and passengers are greeted by RS Decor or, optionally, RS Supreme leather upholstery. The Climatronic air conditioning is now equipped with a sensor which constantly measures the quality of the air drawn into the vehicle and, if necessary, automatically switches to recirculation mode.

Since its launch in 2000, the Octavia has chalked up 67,000 sales, 70% of which have been estates. The estate version is particularly popular in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, while the hatchback is a favourite in the UK and Spain. In other markets, demand for the two variants is more or less equal.

Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia TourPhoto: 2011 Skoda Octavia Tour

The face of the Octavia RS is dominated by its grille with the RS legend, which extends into the equally bold headlamps. These can be equipped with Xenon lamps and adaptive front lighting. The front bumper, with its wide air intake, houses cornering fog lamps and LED daytime running lights which consume just 50 W of power.

The ground clearance of the Octavia RS has been lowered by 13 millimetres compared to the regular version (12 millimetres on the estate), while a palette of seven body colours is on offer. Optional 7.5Jx18″ Neptune wheels are available over the standard 17″ Zenith alloys.

The list of comfort, safety and function options is extensive and includes numerous opportunities to customize the Octavia RS. The RS Supreme interior, in a leather/artificial leather combination trim and exclusive sill guards round off the sporty ambience.

Both of the Octavia RS engines meet the EU 5 emissions standard. Despite producing 147 kW (200 bhp) at 5,100 – 6,000 rpm, the 2.0 TSI petrol engine also achieves combined fuel consumption of only 7.5 l/100 km, while combined CO2 emissions are 175 g/km. Its diesel sibling, the 2.0 TDI with common rail injection and diesel particulate filter, has an output of 125 kW (170 bhp) and maximum torque of 350 Nm between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm. Average consumption of 5.7 l/100 km and CO2 emissions of just 149 g/km are particularly impressive.

In 2000, Škoda Auto introduced the first in a new series of sporty cars full of dynamism and agility that draw their inspiration from the company’s long-standing motorsport tradition. Far ahead of their time, the company founders Václav Laurin and Václav Klement looked to compare quality in races on both paved and dirt roads. In the early 1970s, the letters RS (Rally Sport) appeared for the first time on the Škoda 180 RS and Škoda 200 RS rally cars. The Škoda 130 RS, which reigned supreme on circuits and in mountain races, tapped into their potential. Its greatest successes include its touring car victory at the Rally Monte-Carlo in 1977 and the European Touring Car Championship in 1981.

Photo: 2011 Skoda Octavia GreenLinePhoto: 2011 Skoda Octavia GreenLine

Skoda Octavia Scout

The Scout design line has built up a firm position in the range of Škoda models, its exceptional status underscored by exclusive interior and exterior features. Robust and self-confident, the Octavia Scout also represents Škoda’s FWD capability, making it ideally suited both to daily use in challenging conditions and to leisure activities. So far, the Octavia Scout has reported 31,000 sales. From the 2011 model year, Proteus polished 17" alloy wheels and economical LED daytime running lights will be available.

The cross-country mobility, dynamic capability and comfort of the Octavia Scout are perfectly balanced. The 179 mm ground clearance and Rough Road Pack significantly enhance its off-road suitability, as does the four-wheel drive, which is controlled by the fourth-generation Haldex clutch. The variable torque distribution between both axles provides impressive traction ensuring safe progress even on unsurfaced roads. The Scout can also be equipped with Hill Start Assist as an option. Two reliable and powerful engines – the 1.8 TSI/118 kW (EU 5) and 2.0 TDI CR/DPF 103 kW (EU 5) – combined with a manual six-speed gearbox ensure optimal performance.

Inside, both driver and passengers enjoy high comfort levels, high-quality materials and meticulous workmanship. The upholstery is made of wear-resistant fabric which is pleasant to the touch. The front seat passenger is sure to appreciate the grab handle on the dashboard, which is another distinct and exclusive detail of this model. The two-zone Climatronic air conditioning is equipped with a sensor which constantly measures the quality of the air and, if necessary, automatically switches to recirculation mode.

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