ŠKODA has expanded the equipment range for the Octavia with a host of interior upgrades. The comprehensive upgrade brings new design elements and improved operating solutions.

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The interior of the upgraded Škoda Octavia is characterized by an exceptionally generous amount of space and simple elegance. Its horizontally oriented design emphasizes the spaciousness of the width; the lines, surfaces and volumes are geometrically clear. On the dashboard, the round instruments are large and easy to read and their new graphics give them an even finer appearance.

Škoda presents several innovations in terms of the materials and colours for the interior: The Ambition equipment line features a new black/brown combination; the instrument panel is entirely in black. The other equipment lines are enhanced with the inclusion of new patterns.

In addition, the inlays have been revised. For the equipment lines Style and Laurin & Klement, Škoda completes the decorative strips in the doors with ambient lighting as standard. Narrow light guides create subtle lighting that can be regulated in ten colors.

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In the compact class, the upgraded Škoda Octavia continues to set the benchmark for interior space. Both the hatch and combi versions have 73 mm of knee room in the rear. The hatch and Estate models have boot volumes of 590 liters (1580 liters with rear seats folded) and 610/1740 liters respectively. If the backrest of the passenger seat (option for Ambition and Style) is folded down, objects of up to 2.92 m in length fit into the vehicle. For the combi (estate), it comes with an electric boot door as an option, as well as variable loading floor, multi-function shelf, luggage net partition and Four bag hooks. Elsewhere, the upgraded Octavia is stacked with bottle holders on the center tunnel, a removable flashlight (combi version) and front seat backrests fitted with folding tables.

There are also two major innovations in the comfort package: the heated steering wheel and three customizable keys. As soon as one driver unlocks the vehicle, their personal settings are initiated. These cover a wide range of operating areas, including driving profile selection, assistance systems, indoor and outdoor lighting, Climatronic, infotainment systems and electrically adjustable seats.

The infotainment program includes the sound systems Swing (series standard) and Bolero, as well as the navigation systems Amundsen and Columbus. All four systems belong to the latest generation of devices with impressively fast operation and easy operation. The touch displays react to a light touch of the finger rather than pressure. For the Bolero, Amundsen and Columbus systems, the display features a new high-quality glass design. Additionally, the Swing sound system provides extensive connectivity and links a smartphone via MirrorLink, CarPlay or Android Auto. Meanwhile, the Amundsen navigation system can be used to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot. The top navigation system Columbus features integrated Wi-Fi hotspot and a 9.2-inch, 1,280×640-pixel monitor.

Additional components rounding off the hardware range include: Phonebox (from the Ambition line up), CANTON sound system (from Ambition up) with eight speakers, table holders, 230 volt outlets and USB ports.