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► Škoda Octavia Combi 4x4 2013

By YouCar

The Octavia Combi 4×4 has been making an important contribution. Almost 20 per cent of all Octavia Combi sold worldwide in 2012 were all-wheel drive versions. The first all-wheel-drive Octavia Combi was launched in 1999 and confirms the brand´s all-wheel drive competence. The Octavia Combi 4×4 is especially popular in Alpine countries and in Scandinavia. In Switzerland 55 per cent of Octavia Combi customers opted for the 4×4 variant, in Austria, 41 per cent, and in Norway, even 61 per cent. In Sweden and Russia as well, more than one third of Octavia Combi customers chose the all-wheel drive version. In addition to these features, the new ŠKODA Octavia Combi 4×4 offers the high convenience of an all-wheel drive vehicle: improved pulling power on slippery surfaces and optimum driving-off and climbing ability. This is thanks to an advanced all-wheel drive system based on a fifth-generation, the most recent, Haldex clutch, which ensures all-wheel drive and electronically controls power allocation to the front and rear axles. The advantage is an intelligent distribution of torque between both axles and the individual wheels. In normal driving, most of the power will go to the front axle. As soon as more torque is required or the wheels need more grip, the rear wheels are seamlessly activated. In addition, the standard EDL electronic differential lock ensures optimum driving-off behaviour on light terrain. The new ŠKODA Octavia Combi 4×4 offers a choice of three engines (1.8 TSI/132 kW, 1.6 TDI/77 kW and 2.0 TDI/110 kW). Compared to the car's predecessor model, fuel economy and emission figures have been improved by an average of 14 per cent. All come with start-stop and recuperation as standard. ► http://www.facebook.com/youcarpress


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