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02-09-2005, 06:57 PM
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02-09-2005, 06:59 PM
Skoda press release 27-01-2005<p>KODA OCTAVIA 4x4 ESTATE PRICES EVEN GREATER VALUE FROM KODA<p>The new koda Octavia Estate 4x4 will be available in the UK from March 2005, the perfect answer to the 4x4 backlash as it offers all the advantages of a four-wheel drive system in a normal-sized estate car. Normal by koda standards is still larger than average, as this new koda offers an exceptionally roomy interior and luggage compartment not losing any capacity because of the 4x4 system. With the seats in place, carrying capacity of 580 litres is top in its class, rising to 1,620 litres with the rear seats folded.<p>With two engine choices, this is the first time that the Estate 4x4 will be available in a diesel engine. Those preferring more economical performance are likely to choose the flexible and economical 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp, priced at just 16,150, whilst the powerful new 2.0 FSI 150bhp is available at 16,745, yet more proof of kodas great value.<p>The Octavia Estate 4x4 owes its off-road capability to the permanently available four-wheel drive with automatic torque distribution which is achieved (as with the last generation koda 4x4) through kodas Haldex coupling. This results in better handling in bad weather and poor road conditions.<p>The Haldex coupling system offers several advantages over other typical four-wheel drive concepts as it has front-wheel drive characteristics under the majority of driving conditions. The system works by near-instant evaluation of road conditions, fed from sensors in the car through the CAN-Bus system to the rear differential. Full integration with traction and braking systems such as ABS, EDL & ESP means there is less stress in the drivetrain when parking or manoeuvring.<p>The 4x4 is a stand-alone trim level that offers a number of additional features to Octavias Ambiente trim, including Climatronic dual-zone air conditioning, leather steering wheel, gearknob and gaiter, ESP and front fog lamps.<p>Raised suspension and sump guard are standard too, as are the 15" alloy wheels. Both engine options have six-speed manual transmission.<p>The new koda Octavia Estate offers an extraordinary package high build quality, excellent handling and performance, and fantastic space and comfort. The new Estate 4x4 delivers all this and more; satisfying off-road capability that doesnt compromise the excellent value for money one expects from koda yet another "extra bit of car".
02-10-2005, 12:26 PM
I think they should slap some black or charcoal grey body cladding on it and create a new niche segment for mid-size estates, much like the Audi A6 Allroad and Rover Streetwise did for the Large Estate and Supermini segments.
02-10-2005, 03:53 PM
wow - its really inexpensive - why would anybody by a vw, when you can get this more attractive package for so much less?
02-11-2005, 10:15 AM
indeed, but it is too expensive for Octavia... Considering you can get one for significantly less, it makes up for one expensive option that is probably going to be low volume...
02-11-2005, 01:10 PM
Yes, you can get a Octavia for much cheaper, but I can't think of any other wagon with 4x4 in the 17k range. Does seem a bit of a stretch that they are saying it will have satisfying offroad capabilities, though. Depends on how easily satisfied you are I guess.
02-11-2005, 02:08 PM
Don't be mistaken guys, this thing is no offroader. It's more of a tall high wagon with permanent awd (not to be confused with 4wd). much along the lines of similar vehicles from audi, volvo and subaru. IOW's you can drive over bad snowy roads and maybe the occasional pasture, but probably not much else.
10-30-2005, 01:33 PM
<A HREF="http://www.autokampioen.nl/published/akm/content/afbeeldingen/toekomst/skodoc44ct_050401g-88001_enlarged_88022.jpg" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autokampioen.nl/pub...2.jpg</A>
10-31-2005, 04:35 PM
looks like the c-class estate and V50 had a little baby...
10-31-2005, 04:52 PM
Nice 4wd lookalike, it does look bit like Volvo bit i like it. Octavia range looks alright for Skoda and will bring to Australia when that brand comes here, i'm not too sure for 4x4 version.
11-03-2005, 08:41 AM
The last pic, from <A HREF="http://www.autokampioen.nl" TARGET="_blank">http://www.autokampioen.nl</A> is a chop......<br>But Skoda will bring out a allroad version of the Octavia.
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