Skoda Octavia: how it all began?
In the 50s of the XX century, Czechoslovak developers brought to the market a new model, the car was distinguished by a laconic design of both the interior and exterior parts. The body of the car was two-door and was mounted on a frame, while most of the technical elements were borrowed from the car (years of production: 1938-1946). The interior also looked quite simple – there were three dials on the dashboard, and the gear lever was mounted on the steering column. The car was equipped with a 1.1-liter engine with 40 hp. and could accelerate to 110 km / h, while the average fuel consumption per 100 km was about 8 liters.
We can say with confidence that 1959 was a turning point for this model, firstly, the “people’s" car received a new name – (the eighth model of the brand), and secondly, it acquired a number of key technical changes. So, under its hood, a more powerful engine with a volume of 1.2 liters (45 hp) “growled”, and the front suspension acquired springs with telescopic shock absorbers. The salon has become more comfortable, the appearance of the first radio receiver belongs to the same period – an obvious application for status. Following this model, a sports version with a capacity of 50 hp entered the market, and then it released its first station wagon – with a spacious trunk and a fifth door – it was he who became the absolute bestseller of the brand and became a sales leader for almost two decades.
A new era for the brand came in 1996, when, simultaneously with the change in the management team of the brand (representatives of the German concern took the helm), a completely new liftback assembled on the basis of the fourth generation platform was presented at the Paris Motor Show. And here all bets were made correctly, in addition to the release, almost simultaneously with the liftback, station wagon, the range of equipment was expanded. If the base version offered a very modest set of options (power steering, immobilizer, etc.), then the top version immediately “declared” itself with a leather interior, a convenient cruise control system and a rain sensor, xenon headlights and an electric sunroof (the trend of the 90s. ). Specifications were presented with 1.4-liter (75 hp) and 1.8-liter (125 hp) petrol engines, the diesel version was equipped with a 1.9-liter engine (90 hp).
In 2004, the second generation entered the world market with a "smart" automatic transmission, a new MacPherson strut multi-link suspension and a direct injection engine (. .0 l (150 hp) and a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel (140 hp) in combination with a 5-speed and 6-speed manual transmission, and an optional robotic transmission was offered. station wagon with increased ground clearance, a plastic body kit for the lower part of the body and additional engine protection.
The third generation was introduced in 2013 as a liftback and station wagon. This time, the developers relied on a more aggressive design – narrowed headlights, an enlarged bumper and sharp edges of the hood. The car has become lighter, longer by 100 mm and wider by 40 mm, while the length of the wheelbase has grown to 2686 mm (+60 mm). The interior of the new one was supplemented by a multimedia system on the central panel, a modified dashboard, a three-spoke steering wheel, and the distance between the second and first row seats increased by 30 mm and became more comfortable. Specifications in the database were supplemented by a robotic transmission. In 2017, a restyled version of the third generation was released, the car became longer – 4.66 m, the radiator grille increased in size, an updated bumper and LED front and rear optics appeared.
In September this year, many dealerships started selling the fourth-generation Skoda Octavia liftback in three trim levels with an addition. Read more about the new product in the article.
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