Skoda, the renowned Czech car manufacturer, has just released the 2020 Skoda Octavia and there’s a ton of things they improved on this beloved family car.
The Octavia can be a game-changer, especially in the family car segment. And while there is a delay in the release of the 2020 Skoda Octavia, Perth residents should start making preparations once it hits the local market.
Now on its 4th generation, the all-new Skoda boasts of larger overall dimensions, a new facelift and a list of modern fancy amenities. Features that you usually see in upper-tier variants have also been made standard even to the base models including a central control panel.
In this post, we will tell you everything you need to know about the all-new Skoda Octavia and why you should consider it as your next daily-drive car.
Where is the Skoda Octavia Built?
Skoda is based in the country of Czech Republic and has its headquarters at Mladá Boleslav.The famed automaker also has a plant in their area where the 4th-generation Octavia is currently in production. According to Skoda, they are manufacturing roughly 1,150 units of cars here daily.
There is a significant reason for the modest turnout of the 4th-gen Octavia at their main factory. The Skoda Combi, arguably Europe’s best selling wagon, is also being built in the location.
With the upcoming 2020 Skoda Octavia, Perth residents are assured they will have enough units to go around once it hits the local market.
How Many Miles Can a Skoda Octavia Do?
According to the ARAI mileage, the Skoda Octavia can travel anywhere between 15.1 kilometres per litre (kmpl) to 21 kmpl. That figure translates to 35.5 miles per gallon (mpg) to 49.4 mpg.
Several factors that could affect the mileage include the engine and the car’s transmission. Generally, the liftback has better fuel economy than its wagon counterpart.
What’s New in the All-New Skoda Octavia?
Skoda has upgraded a lot of things in the fourth generation of the Skoda Octavia. It’s now bigger across the board– the Liftback is now 19 mm longer and the Wagon gaining an additional 22 mm. Both variants are also 15 mm wider while its wheelbase remains at 2686 mm.
With these additional figures, the interior also gets more space. The Wagon has a 30-Liter volume increase while the Liftback has a 10-Liter volume boost. Furthermore, the rear knee room saw a 78 mm improvement while the front seats get “ergo” seats upgrade.
The powertrain selection varies from petrol, diesel, compressed natural gas, hybrid and even plugin engines. Each engine is quite competitive and has the output to match its rivals in the family car segment. The 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine, for example, produces 85 kW and 250 Nm of torque.
In terms of style, it has upgraded its twin tail lights and tail lights to LED. The 19-inch alloy wheels, which was exclusive to VRS and upward models, are now standard across all variants. With the upcoming release of the 2020 Skoda Octavia Perth car lovers should be excited once this much-improved model finally hits the Land Down Under.
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