Official Details : New Skoda Octavia Combi 4×4
Skoda first displayed these two models at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. This time, Czech carmaker dropping more details and new set of photos of its flagship model Octavia, in wagon body format.
Carmaker says in a statement that new wagon, Combi 4×4 comes fitted it improved AWD and few other features. The new AWD is improved in a sense that it intelligently distributes torque between front and rear wheels (like most of others AWD do). Under normal conditions, the front axle will keep car rolling, but when need of more grip arrives, it transfers more torque to rear axle. Company said AWD system was in demand, as 20% of Octavia sold last year were AWD. Demand for AWD is highest in Switzerland and Normay, with 55 and 61 percent respectively. Seeing the scenario, a dedicated AWD variant is an natural phenomenon.
The Skoda Octavia Combi 4×4 comes fitted with one more feature, the Electronic Differential Lock. Performance-wise, model is offered in three engine choices, a 180PS 1.8 petrol, a 105PS 1.6 TDI diesel and one 150PS 2.0 TDI diesel. The petrol variant comes with automatic six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission and it is fastest among three doing 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds.