ŠKODA has released two design sketches providing a first glimpse of the new interior concept for the upcoming all-new Octavia. The latest generation of the brand’s best-seller will feature for the first time in its history, a multi-level instrument panel and a redesigned steering wheel with two spokes. The world premiere of the fourth-generation ŠKODA Octavia will take place on 11 November in Prague.
The sketches released by ŠKODA Design show the redesigned instrument panel in the new Octavia. Topped by a large, free-standing central display, it’s composed of several layers whose lines and colours reference the signature shape of the ŠKODA grille. The instrument panel’s visual width emphasises the cabin’s generous sense of space. The fourth generation of the most popular model in ŠKODA history once again provides even more interior space than its predecessor.
The new interior concept also includes a steering wheel with a two-spoke design featuring buttons and scroll wheels that make for enhanced ergonomics. In the elegant and tidy centre console, a small rocker switch has taken the place of the familiar selector lever. It uses shift-by-wire technology to electronically communicate the desired DSG transmission setting. Also making its debut in the new Octavia is the Climatronic three-zone air conditioning system.