Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia is a compact car produced by the Czech car manufacturer Škoda Auto since 1996, its name is taken from a model originally produced between 1959 and 1971. The current Octavia is available in five-door liftback and estate. Car based on VW Group platform to share the Volkswagen Golf. There have been two generations of models of the Octavia. high-performance version of the VRS or the RS, which is related to the Volkswagen Golf GTI will be available.

The first generation Octavia was published in 1996 and was built in the Volkswagen Group A4 (PQ34) platform. UK sales commenced in 1998 and the big car was an instant hit with buyers who appreciated its power, refinement and economy, but could not match the success of established family favorites as the Ford Mondeo car and Opel Vectra. The car has been widely used in the taxi trade in the UK due to the large number of private hire drivers who use the vehicle because of its low price space, and reliability.

The first generation Octavia gets a makeover in 2000 and is still manufactured and marketed in some markets, although the second generation was introduced in 2004. In Germany and other parts of Western Europe and Asia, older model is marketed under the Octavia Tour, while the new model is marketed as the Octavia. In some markets, is the first generation Octavia is still known as Octavia, and the new model called the new Octavia, Octavia5 (Greece) or Laura (India). The main improvements of the new model is the independent rear suspension and interior improvements (in space, design and quality of materials).

The original version also presents Octavia 4x4 wheels, both for goods and most popular sedan models, and uses the Haldex clutch drive as other cars based Volkswagen Group A platform (Golf IV, Audi A3 Seat Leon Cupra and R4). His ground clearance and a larger tank of fuel for transport 63 liters (17 U.S. gal; imp 14) with respect to L 55 (15 U.S. gal; imp 12) Standard FWD versions. The option was available for 4x4 1.8T 150 bhp (112 kW, 152 hp) gasoline engine, the 1.9 TDI 90 hp (67 kW, 91 hp) diesel engine, along with a 5-speed manual and 1.9-TDI PD (Pumpe-Duse) 100 hp (75 kW, 101 hp) diesel engine version that comes with six-speed manual transmission.

The speed manual model other 6 was the 1.9 TDI-PD 131 hp (98 kW, 133 hp) available with the front wheels. Only the VRS, which is the highest specification and faster, is a turbocharged 1.8-liter I4 that produces 180 hp (134 kW, 182 HP), as the first engine in the Audi TT. Skoda has a limited number of WRC Replica 100 cars worldwide in 2002, are distinguished from normal Octavia VRS, because they are produced in white, have rally decals and other standard accessories (such as ESP, fog xenon, heated front seats). The VRS model was also popular with British police as both a car off the road and style without dialing (Q-bus), due to its low cost, reliability, performance, and simple.

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