Skoda Octavia and Superb, now available with a combination wheel drive - DSG transmission

Skoda Octavia and Superb, now available with a combination wheel drive - DSG transmission

The flagship Skoda Superb and Skoda Octavia bestseller has now become even more attractive. For the first time, four-wheel drive can be ordered with automatic transmission and dual-clutch 6-speed (DSG).

Skoda is now offering Octavia and Superb models, and the combination of dual-clutch automatic transmission, 6-speed (DSG) and four-wheel drive. The new configuration will be available from November for the powerful 2.0 TDI diesel engine with 103 kW (140 hp). The engine has common rail direct injection and diesel particulate filter as standard and meets the stringent requirements of Euro 5 emissions standard.

By launching attractive variant-wheel drive automatic transmission, Skoda traction stresses its powers in full. Demand for four-wheel drive variants of the Octavia and Superb models for many years is significant. Every tenth 4x4 drive has sold Superb and Superb Combi version, even one fifth. If Octavia Combi drive the share reaches 15% full. Allrad AutoBild readers repeatedly chose the Octavia Combi 4x4 as "wheel-drive car of the year. The Octavia Scout has been designated with the title "Best Crossover Estate" by the British 4x4 magazine.

At Skoda, DSG and all-wheel drive offers the latest tech at a higher level: for more comfort and more safety. Haldex coupling in the younger generation, namely the fourth, take over the electronic distribution of power front and rear decks. When the car is traveling on ordinary roads, paved, 96% of drive power is transmitted to the front axle. Once the road surface is bad, the Haldex system reacts in fractions of seconds and redirects torque to the wheels that have good traction. Up to 90% of power is transmitted to the rear axle. The wheels are individually controlled electronically. This car can be better controlled, in conjunction with ABS and ESP systems and maintains stability even in difficult terrain or areas with extreme conditions.

For Skoda, the new offering is part of the promise of "Simply Clever". The objective is to continuously optimize the degree of utility of machines in combination with an optimum price-offer for the customer. The success confirms the quality mark: in just the first eight months of 2010 have been delivered to nearly half a million cars. This means a 13% increase over the previous year.


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