Skoda Octavia and Superb Get New Powertrain

Skoda announced that its Octavia and Superb model ranges will receive the 140 hp 2.0 TDI common-rail turbocharged diesel engine with four-wheel drive and an automatic double-clutch DSG transmission.

The Superb and Superb Combi with four-wheel-drive are very popular models, accounting for almost ten percent of the total sales for these models. This is why the Superb line will be offered with a new combination of a 2.0 TDI particulate filter powerplant and an automatic twin-clutch six-speed DSG transmission with the fourth-generation of the Haldex all-wheel-drive system. The package will become available starting from next month.

The Octavia four-wheel drive is a success, as the AWD version of the Octavia Combi accounts for 15 percent of the range’s sales. The new combination will be offered for both the Octavia Combi and the Scout soft-road version.

The new package offers a combination of increased driving comfort and safety. The driver no longer has to worry about gear shifts and can rely on the traction offered by the 4WD system.

The power distribution is controlled electronically, by the fourth-generation Haldex clutch. Under normal traction conditions, 96 percent of the total power is directed to the front axle. If, however, the road/wheel adhesion parameters change, the Haldex system reacts in a fraction of a second and moves the torque to those wheels whose traction parameters are better at that particular moment. The result is safe driving in any conditions, including on snow and ice or in rain,” stated the press release, explaining the way in which the all-wheel-drive system works.
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