Skoda Octavia Second generation Typ 1Z
|Also called||Škoda Octavia II Škoda Octavia5 Škoda Octavia A5 Škoda Laura (India) Škoda Octavia Tour (pre-facelift version, 2010-12) Škoda Octavia Mingrui (China, since facelift in 2010)|
|Production||March 2004–March 2013|
|Assembly||Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic Vrchlabi, Czech Republic Kaluga, Russia Bratislava, Slovakia Anting, China (SWV) Solomonovo, Ukraine Aurangabad, India (Škoda India) Ust-Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan Luanda, Angola (Ancar)|
|Body style||5-door liftback 5-door estate|
|Platform||Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35)|
|Engine||Petrol engines: 1.3 L I4 1.2 L I4 TSI 1.4 L I4 16v 1.4 L I4 TSI 1.6 L I4 1.6 L I4 16v 1.6 L I4 FSI 1.8 L I4 TSI 2.0 L I4 FSI 2.0 L I4 TFSI Diesel engines: 1.6 L I4 TDI 1.9 L I4 TDI 2.0 L I4 TDI|
|Transmission||5-speed manual 6-speed manual 6-speed automatic 6-speed DSG 7-speed DSG|
|Wheelbase||2,578 mm (101.5 in)|
|Length||4,569 mm (179.9 in)|
|Width||1,769 mm (69.6 in)|
|Height||1,468 mm (57.8 in) (liftback) 1,490 mm (58.7 in) (estate)|
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The second generation Octavia was introduced in March 2004, based on the Volkswagen Group A5 (PQ35) platform also used by other Volkswagen Group cars, such as the Audi A3 Mk2, Volkswagen Golf Mk5, Volkswagen Jetta Mk5, SEAT León Mk2, etc. Responsible for the design were Thomas Ingenlath and Peter Wouda. Along with a new internal combustion engine range, also shared with other models of the Volkswagen Group, body changes included more legroom for rear seat passengers (a weak point in the original model) and increased ground clearance at front and rear to reduce the risk of grounding on steep ramps or facing kerbs.
In addition to the Czech factories in Mladá Boleslav and Vrchlabi, from 2008 the Octavia has also been produced at a factory in Bratislava, Slovakia and in Shanghai, China, under the joint venture of Shanghai Volkswagen
In India, the second-generation Octavia is marketed as the Laura to distinguish it from the first generation. The car is marketed in a higher segment, and was sold alongside the previous generation Octavia. However the first generation ended production in India in 2010, and as of 2012 the Laura's price has been reduced and is now competing in its predecessor's segment.
There are two four-wheel-drive versions of the Octavia: the 4x4 and the Scout, both featuring a Haldex Traction four-wheel-drive system, based on a computer-controlled clutch centre coupling. The two models both have higher ground clearance than the standard Octavia, increased by 24 mm (0.9 in) for the 4x4 and by 40 mm (1.6 in) for the Scout. The Scout, announced in 2006, is only available with the estate body style, and has several crossover style exterior modifications, such as larger bumpers.
In August 2011, a special Škoda Octavia vRS hit the world record on the American Bonneville Speedway and became the fastest car in world with an up to 2-litre engine, when it hit 365.43 km/h (227 mph).
There are several internal combustion engine options available All engines are inline-four cylinder designs, water-cooled and utilise multi-point fuel injection. All diesel engines are Turbocharged Direct Injection (TDI) engines.
|Engine||Displacement, valvetrain, fuel system||Max. motive power at rpm||Max. torque at rpm||Code||Years|
|1.2 TSI||1197 cc 8v OHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection||105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp) at 5,000||175 N·m (129 lbf·ft) at 1,550–4,100||CBZB||2010– present|
|1.3 MPI (1)||1289 cc 8v OHV||68 PS (50 kW; 67 bhp)|
|1.4 MPI||1390 cc 16v DOHC||75 PS (55 kW; 74 bhp) at 5,000||126 N·m (93 lbf·ft) at 3,800||BCA||2004– 2006|
|1.4 MPI||1390 cc 16v DOHC||80 PS (59 kW; 79 bhp) at 5,000||132 N·m (97 lbf·ft) at 3,800||BUD, CGGA||2006–2010 2010–present|
|1.4 TSI||1390 cc 16v DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection||122 PS (90 kW; 120 bhp) at 5,000||200 N·m (148 lbf·ft) at 1,500–4,000||CAXA||2008– present|
|1.4 TSI||1390 cc 16v DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection||130 PS (96 kW; 128 bhp) at 5,000||220 N·m (162 lbf·ft) at 1,750–3,500||CAXA||2010– present (only for China)|
|1.6 MPI||1595 cc 8v SOHC||102 PS (75 kW; 101 bhp) at 5,600||148 N·m (109 lbf·ft) at 3,800||BGU, BSE, BSF, CCSA||2004– present|
|1.6 16V||1595 cc 16V SOHC||105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp) at 5,000||153 N·m (113 lbf·ft) at 3,800||BGU, BSE, BSF, CCSA||8.2007– present (only for China)|
|1.6 FSI||1598 cc 16v DOHC Fuel Stratified Injection||115 PS (85 kW; 113 bhp) at 6,000||155 N·m (114 lbf·ft) at 4,000||BLF||2004– 2008|
|1.8 TSI (2)||1798 cc 16v DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection||160 PS (118 kW; 158 bhp) at 5,000–6,200||250 N·m (184 lbf·ft) at 1,500–4,200||BZB||2007– present (for China 2006–present)|
|2.0 MPI||1984 cc 16v DOHC||120 PS (88 kW; 118 bhp) at 5,000||180 N·m (133 lbf·ft) at 3,750||BLR, BLX, BVX, BVY||200?– present (only for China)|
|2.0 FSI||1984 cc 16v DOHC Fuel Stratified Injection||150 PS (110 kW; 148 bhp) at 6,000||200 N·m (148 lbf·ft) at 3,500||BLR, BLX, BVX, BVY||2004– 2008|
|2.0 TFSI vRS||1984 cc 16v DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection||200 PS (147 kW; 197 bhp) at 5,100–6,000||280 N·m (207 lbf·ft) at 1,800–5,000||BWA||10.2005– 10.2008|
|2.0 TSI vRS||1984 cc 16v DOHC Turbocharged Fuel Stratified Injection||200 PS (147 kW; 197 bhp) at 5,100–6,000||280 N·m (207 lbf·ft) at 1,700–5,000||CCZA||11.2008– present|
|1.6 TDI DPF||1598 cc 16v DOHC common rail (CR)||105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp) at 4,400||250 N·m (184 lbf·ft) at 1,500–2,500||CAYC||2009– present|
|1.9 TDI (3)||1896 cc 8v SOHC PD (Pumpe Düse - Unit Injector)||105 PS (77 kW; 104 bhp) at 4,000||250 N·m (184 lbf·ft) at 1,900||BJB, BKC, BXE, BLS||2004– 2010|
|2.0 TDI DPF||1968 cc 8v SOHC PD (Pumpe Düse - Unit Injector)||140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) at 4,000||320 N·m (236 lbf·ft) at 1,750||BMM||2007– present|
|2.0 TDI (4)||1968 cc 16v DOHC PD (Pumpe Düse - Unit Injector)||136 PS (100 kW; 134 bhp) at 4,000||320 N·m (236 lbf·ft) at 1,750||AZV||2004– 2008|
|2.0 TDI (4)||1968 cc 16v DOHC PD (Pumpe Düse - Unit Injector)||140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) at 4,000||320 N·m (236 lbf·ft) at 1,750||BKD||2004– 2008|
|2.0 TDI DPF||1968 cc 16v DOHC common rail (CR)||140 PS (103 kW; 138 bhp) at 4,000||320 N·m (236 lbf·ft) at 1,750–2,500||CBAA, CBAB, CBDB, CFHC||2010– present|
|2.0 TDI DPF vRS||1968 cc 16v DOHC PD (Pumpe Düse - Unit Injector)||170 PS (125 kW; 168 bhp) at 4,200||350 N·m (258 lbf·ft) at 1,750||BMN||2006– 2008|
|2.0 TDI DPF vRS||1968 cc 16v DOHC common rail (CR)||170 PS (125 kW; 168 bhp) at 4,200||350 N·m (258 lbf·ft) at 1,750–2,500||CEGA||2008– present|
In the UK, the Octavia is available in the following trim levels: Classic, Ambiente, 4x4 (estate only), Elegance, Laurin & Klement, Scout 4x4 (estate only), and vRS. All models come with four airbags, electric front windows, air conditioning, central locking and anti-lock braking system. On some markets, including British and Czech, a version aimed to lower fuel consumption called Greenline is also available. As of September 2011, trim levels have been renamed to Active (Classic) and Ambition (Ambiente).
A facelifted version was launched in 2009, after being formally unveiled at the 2008 Paris Motor Show.
The modifications of the facelifted version include aesthetic exterior changes, mechanical changes and interior features. Externally, the designs of the headlights and bumpers were revised. There were some changes to the range of available engines and manual and automatic gearboxes, with the 1.4 TSI and 1.8 TSI engines and the 7-speed Direct-Shift Gearbox (DSG) transmission available for the first time. Inside the car, the stereo and steering wheels were revised, along with some of the interior trim.