SKODA OCTAVIA: facts and figures on the Czech car manufacturer’s bestseller
The first modern model generation launched in 1996 was manufactured for 15 years, with more than 1.4 million units sold. In 2019 ŠKODA’s bestseller found most of its customers on the Chinese market: 78,200 units correspond to 21 per cent of the total number of OCTAVIAs delivered that year. The second-largest market for the successful model was Germany with a share of 15.45 per cent of total deliveries during the year.
A total of 17 different wheelsets in sizes from 16 to 19 inches are available for the fourth generation. The first generation of the modern OCTAVIA from 1996 offered wheels from 14 to 16 inches. An extraordinary record was set in 2011, when an OCTAVIA with a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine prepared by the British importer reached a top speed of 365 km/h on the Bonneville Salt Flats in the US state of Utah, setting a record.
Up to 20 different sensors supply data and information for various assistance systems in the 4th generation of ŠKODA’s bestseller. A total of four to five kilometres of cables, which can include the wiring for infotainment systems, are installed in each OCTAVIA.
Apr 30, 2020 at 21:11