Skoda reveals the price of the new Octavia in Switzerland

Skoda Octavia 2024 ©Skoda

The Skoda Octavia, a true institution on the European automobile market, has had a facelift and is arriving in Switzerland in a modernized version which promises to appeal to fans of family sedans. This best-seller, which has already won over more than seven million motorists around the world, is getting a careful facelift to stay in the race.

From the first glance, we notice the aesthetic developments: a redesigned front end with a redesigned grille and reworked bumpers. But it is above all the new light signature that attracts attention, with second generation Matrix LED headlights. These high-tech projectors, equipped with 36 individual segments, promise more efficient and precise lighting. At the rear, the refined lights and animated indicators bring a welcome touch of modernity.

In the cabin, Skoda hits hard with a 13-inch infotainment screen now offered as standard. A technological leap that should delight technophiles. But the Czech manufacturer does not forget current environmental concerns: nine new “Design Selections” are offered, emphasizing sustainable materials. The most striking example? The “Suite” finish, which incorporates components from recycled coffee bean hulls.

Engines of the new Octavia

On the engine side, Skoda plays the diversity card. At launch, Swiss customers will have the choice between two mild hybrid petrol (mHEV) versions of 115 and 150 hp, as well as a 150 hp diesel. Other options will be added to the range in 2024, including a 265 hp RS sports version for thrill-seekers.

The Octavia remains true to its philosophy: offering excellent value for money. The entry-level version, a 1.5 TSI mHEV with 115 hp in Selection finish, starts at 37,000 Swiss francs. A price that remains competitive in the segment.

This new version comes at the right time for Skoda. In 2023, the Octavia rose to third place in sales in Switzerland with nearly 5,000 registrations. A success that the brand intends to capitalize on with this revised and corrected version.

Swiss dealers are already rubbing their hands: the new Octavias have arrived in their showrooms and road tests have started. It remains to be seen whether this development will convince an ever more demanding clientele, at a time when competition is raging in the family sedan segment.

With this modernized Octavia, Skoda once again demonstrates its ability to offer vehicles combining practicality, technology and style, all at reasonable prices. A cocktail which has made the brand successful and which should continue to appeal to Swiss motorists in the months to come.

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