03.03.2021 – 11:47
Skoda Auto Germany GmbH
Mlada Boleslav (OTS)
›ŠKODA AUTO’s first success in a prize awarded exclusively by women
›The international jury consists of 48 automotive journalists from 38 countries
›Fourth generation Skoda bestseller is now also in the race for all-out victory
Skoda Octavia won the “Women’s World Car of the Year 2020” award in the “Family Car” category. For the Czech car manufacturer, this is the first success in the tenth edition of the International Prize, which is presented exclusively by auto journalists. As one of nine category winners, the best-selling koda is now competing for an all-out victory: “World Women Car of the Year 2020” will be announced on March 8th on International Women’s Day. The jury consists of 48 journalists from 38 countries, from Argentina to New Zealand.
Compared to its predecessor, the fourth-generation Skoda Octavia not only offers a more emotional and dynamic design, but also more space and increased comfort, as well as the highest level of active and passive safety and the latest connectivity. Skoda’s outstanding modular functions and numerous clever detailing solutions make it the ideal family car. In addition, the Octavia is more economical and environmentally friendly than ever, as Skoda provides it on the driving side with the largest variety of variants in the history of the model series. It is available as a sedan and station wagon with efficient petrol and diesel units, a natural gas engine * plus hybrid technology * and mild hybrid technology with front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The output ranges from 81 kW (110 hp) * to 180 kW (245 hp) *.
The award “The Best Car in the World for Women” has been presented since 2011; The jury is made exclusively of automotive journalists. This year, 48 jurors from 38 countries evaluated all new prototypes submitted between January and December 2020 and initially nominated three finalists in each of the nine categories. Octavia excels in the “family car” category and is now in the race for an all-out victory. The “International Women’s Car of 2020” will be announced on “International Women’s Day” on March 8th. The evaluation criteria are, for example, safety, quality, price, design, driving comfort and environmental friendliness.
The new Octavia wins international awards
With the category winning the ‘Women’s World Car of the Year 2020’ award, the new Octavia continues an impressive series of successes at international award ceremonies. In February 2021, she won a readership survey Best Cars 2021 ‘ From the German trade magazine “auto motor und sport” the import category in “compact class”. In the last quarter of 2020, Octavia has already won prestigious awards, including in Austria’s important export markets. Germany And Switzerland. In October 2020, it achieved particularly good results in the family car category with the British magazine ‘Auto Express’, receiving an ‘Auto Express New Car Award’ in the ‘Compact Family Car’ category in addition to an overall winning of ‘Car of the Year’. Readers of German trade magazine AUTO Straßenverkehr voted for it in June 2020 ‘Family Car of the Year’ In the “Best Design” category for cars valued at 25,000 euros.
The specified consumption and emissions values were determined according to legally prescribed measurement procedures. Since September 1, 2017, certain types of new vehicles have been approved according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test (WLTP) procedure, which is a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Since September 1, 2018, the new WLTP (Globally Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure) has replaced the previous Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emissions values measured according to WLTP are in many cases higher than those measured according to the NEDC. For more information on the differences between WLTP and NEDC, see www.skoda-auto.de/wltp.
Currently, NEDC values are still mandatory for communication. As far as WLTP certified new cars, the NEDC values are derived from the WLTP values. Additional specifications for WLTP values can be made voluntarily until their use is requested. Insofar as NEDC values have been defined as bands, they do not refer to an individual vehicle and are not part of the display. They are only used for the purposes of comparison between different types of vehicles. Additional equipment and accessories (additional parts, tire shape, etc.) can include relevant vehicle parameters, such as weight change, roll resistance, and aerodynamics, as well as weather and traffic conditions as well as individual driving behavior, affecting fuel consumption, energy consumption and second emissions. Carbon dioxide and vehicle performance values.
* Consumption according to EC Regulation No. 715/2007; Carbon dioxide emissions and carbon dioxide efficiency in accordance with Directive 1999/94 / EC. More information about the official fuel consumption and official CO2 emissions set for new passenger cars can be found in the “New Passenger Vehicle Fuel, Carbon Dioxide and Energy Efficiency Guide”, available at all outlets and at DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth -Hirth -Str. 1, 73760 Ostfelden Scharnhausen (www.dat.de), Available for free.
Octavia iV (Plug-in-Hybrid)
Combined fuel consumption of 1.2 l / 100 km, combined energy consumption 11.1 kWh / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions of 28 g / km, CO2 efficiency class A +
Octavia Combi IV (Plug-in-Hybrid)
Combined fuel consumption of 1.4 l / 100 km, combined energy consumption 11.6 kW / 100 km, combined CO2 emissions 31 g / km, CO2 efficiency class A +
Octavia 1,5 TGI G-TEC DSG 96 kW (130 PS)
4.5 kg / 100 km, outside cities 2.8 – 2.7 kg / 100 km, combined 3.5 – 3.4 kg / 100 km, CO emissions combined 95 – 93 g / km, CO2 efficiency class A +
Octavia Combi 1,5 TGI G-TEC DSG 96 kW (130 PS)
Urban 4.6 – 4.5 kg / 100 km, outside cities 2.9 – 2.8 kg / 100 km, combined 3.5 kg / 100 km, CO2 emissions combined 96-95 g / km, CO2 efficiency class A +
Octavia 1.0 TSI 81 kW (110 PS)
6.0 l / 100 km, outside cities 3.9 – 3.8 l / 100 km, combined 4.7 – 4.6 l / 100 km, combined 0 kWh / 100 km, CO2 emissions combined 107-105 g / km, CO2 – class Efficiency b / a
Octavia Combi 1.0 TSI 81 kW (110 PS)
Urban 6.1 – 6.0 l / 100 km, outside cities 4.0 l / 100 km, combined 4.8 – 4.7 l / 100 km, combined 0 kWh / 100 km, CO2 emissions combined 109-107 g / km, CO2 Proficiency Class A.
Octavia RS 2.0 TSI DSG 180 kW (245 hp)
9.0 l / 100 km, additional urban 5.1 – 5.0 l / 100 km, combined 6.5 l / 100 km, CO2 emissions combined 150 – 148 g / km, CO2 efficiency class C.
Octavia Combi RS 2.0 TSI DSG 180 kW (245 hp)
9.0 liters / 100 km, urban additional 5.1 – 5.0 l / 100 km, combined 6.6 – 6.5 l / 100 km, CO2 emissions combined 151 – 149 g / km, CO2 efficiency class C.
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