Skoda Octavia Combi 4x4 Revealed in New Images [Photo Gallery]
Fitted with an improved all-wheel-drive system and the latest Haldex 5 Clutch, the Octavia Combi 4x4 is said to impress its customers with secure handling on difficult terrain and offer “middle-class qualities at a compact-car price”. 102 kg lighter that the previous version, the new 4x4 station wagon also comes with up to 17 percent improved fuel efficiency and reduced CO2 emissions.
Three engines are available on the Octavia Combi 4x4, with the base 1.6-liter TDI diesel boasting 105 HP. The more powerful 2.0-liter TDI unit offers 150 HP, while the 1.8-liter gasoline powerplant is good for 180 HP. All three choices will have start-stop and an energy recuperation system as standard.
Other standard features include the Electronic Differential Lock, knee and rear side airbags, folding hooks for shopping bags and an ice scraped in the fuel filler cap.
“The Skoda Octavia is the heart of the Skoda brand and our bestselling model by far,” says Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland. “The Octavia Combi especially embodies Skoda’s brand values in its space offering and unmatched functionality, and it has had a large role in the Octavia’s impressive success,” Vahland says. “The estate version of the Octavia was the bestselling estate car in Europe in 2012,” Vahland continues, “and Skoda again confirms its all-wheel drive competence with this model.”
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