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The ŠKODA OCTAVIA is all about safety without compromise. Besides the safety systems already described, the following features are available as standard or an option:
› Isofix and Top tether anchorage points to fasten a child seat to the second-row outboard seats. Isofix is also available for the front-passenger seat.
› Unlike cruise control, which maintains a set speed, the Speedlimiter allows the driver to travel at any speed up to, but not more than, the predefined value.
› ABS keeps the wheels from locking during emergency braking or when braking on slippery surfaces.
› By increasing the braking pressure, the HBA braking assist helps drivers in situations in which emergency braking is necessary. This can lead to a significant reduction in the braking distance required.
› EBD automatically optimizes braking pressure and the overall braking balance and prevents overbraking of the rear wheels.
› MSR counters the locking action of the driving wheels, which can occur when the driver decelerates on a smooth surface.
› The ASR ensures smooth starting and acceleration without the wheels spinning on slippery surfaces.
› EDL helps when accelerating or driving uphill with low traction under one of the driven wheels.
› TSA operates when the vehicle is equipped with an original towing device with its own control unit. The system works on the principle braking one or more wheels and simultaneously reducing engine torque as necessary. The TSA system intervenes and helps stabilize the car and the trailer.
› XDS+ helps the driver during sharp turns and ensures that the vehicle behaves neutrally during dynamic cornering. The control electronics essentially simulate the presence of a self-locking differential to improve traction and driving dynamics during turns. As a result, the vehicle will take bends much more assuredly and naturally than before.
› Tyre Pressure Monitoring TPM+ keeps the driver informed of the tyre pressure at all times.
› The optional Hill-Hold Control helps drivers to start uphill safely. The system activates itself on inclines of five degrees or more and ensures easy and safe uphill starting without the use of the handbrake. The system keeps the car from rolling backwards or stalling.
› Flashing brake lights reduce the risk of rear-end impact, especially when approaching traffic jams on highways or braking suddenly in front of an unexpected obstacle.
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA is available with the electronically controlled multi-plate clutch. Two engines, the 2.0 TSI/140 kW, 2.0 TDI/110 kW and 2.0 TDI/140 kW, are available with state-of-the-art all-wheel drive, guaranteeing optimal driving dynamics, the highest level of active safety and economical consumption.
Torque distribution to all four wheels is automatic and depends on the driving environment. The ideal torque for the rear axle is calculated by the control unit. Adjustments are made by variable pressure on the clutch plates.
For maximum driving pleasure, the OCTAVIA can be fitted with Dynamic Chassis Control, incorporating Driving Mode Select. As such, the car offers several modes that change both the stiffness of the shock absorbers and other vehicle settings. Reconfiguring the car from a comfortable, relaxed mode to a dynamic, sporty setting is as easy as pressing a button.
The Dynamic Chassis Control continuously monitors, evaluates and responds to current driving behaviour (braking, acceleration, turning) and adapts the damping characteristics depending on the set mode for each wheel individually and independently.
Featuring shorter coil springs and sports-tuned shock absorbers, the 15 mm lower sports chassis offers extraordinary responsiveness and dynamic driving properties.
Chassis protection can be further enhanced thanks to:
› The option of a raised chassis, which increases the ground clearance by 15 mm.
› The option of the Rough-Road package, which also includes technical features such as different springs and tuning of the shock absorbers and rear-axle skid plate.
The OCTAVIA is the first ŠKODA model to feature a shift-by-wire system in its version with an automatic transmission. The new shifting selector does not have a fixed mechanical connection to the DSG gearbox. Instead, shifting takes place purely electronically.
This feature provides the OCTAVIA with better handling and agility in curves. The progressive steering changes ratio depending on how far the wheel is turned.
The standard tyre repair kit can optionally be replaced by:
› 16" steel temporary spare wheel
› 16" steel spare wheel
› 18" space-saving steel spare wheel