2013 Geneva Motor Show: Skoda showcases all-new Octavia
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- 07:32 pm, March 05, 2013
The new Octavia is likely to make its debut in the Indian market before end-2013.
Skoda has unveiled the third generation Octavia, a car which has been eagerly awaited for all the right reasons: It is the company’s first model to make use of Volkswagen’s MQB platform which offers significant production cost savings. Also, the new Octavia is bigger and yet, lighter than the outgoing model.
Compared to its predecessor, the Octavia has grown significantly in length and width. The new model is 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than the second-generation Octavia. At the same time, the wheelbase has grown by 108 mm, mainly benefiting the cabin space, especially on the rear seats.
Commenting on the debut of the new Octavia, CEO of Skoda, Winfried Vahland said, “The Skoda Octavia is the heart of the SKODA brand. It embodies the good SKODA genes in the best sense of the word: lots of room, quality, precise workmanship, modern, mature technology, timeless design, high functionality and the best price-value ratio. Our customers’ expectations have grown. Our aim was to make this car even better for its third generation. This is reflected in the values of the new Octavia – it is a class of its own.”
Image source: Autocar UK
First Published on 07:32 pm, March 05, 2013
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