With the new ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA AUTO is also launching a clear new product range structure and an innovative interior concept as it enters the era of electric mobility. The first ŠKODA model based on the Volkswagen Group’s modular electrification toolkit (MEB) offers customisable Design Selections for the interior. The optional Design Selections are oriented towards modern living environments and extend the existing equipment lines. The colours and materials are perfectly coordinated. In the following interview, Kateřina Vránová, Head of Colour & Trim Design at ŠKODA AUTO and her colleague Stefan Webelhorst, talk about the selection of materials, many of which are natural, sustainably processed or recycled, and demonstrate in a video how easy it is to configure the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV in just six steps.
The new Skoda Octavia Scout Design in Studio
The ŠKODA OCTAVIA is the heart of the Czech car manufacturer and tops the bestseller lists in numerous European countries. In the fourth generation of the OCTAVIA, the robust SCOUT and two other sporty RS variants complete the portfolio. By electrifying the powertrain using the new mild hybrid technology and two OCTAVIA iV models with plug-in hybrid drives, ŠKODA once again significantly reduces the CO2 emissions of the new OCTAVIA. The bestseller's IV variants drive up to 60 kilometers locally without emissions in the WLTP cycle, and the internal combustion engines are also constantly being further developed. They are even more efficient and ŠKODA has reduced the emission of nitrogen oxides by around 80 percent in the diesel generators of the new EVO generation. With two body variants, front or all-wheel drive, manual gearbox or direct shift gearbox (DSG) and five drive options - petrol, diesel, CNG, mild and plug-in hybrid - every ŠKODA customer will find the right OCTAVIA. The heart of the all-wheel drive in the OCTAVIA is the electronically controlled multi-plate clutch, which, following the extensive technical revision in the current sixth generation, is also significantly lighter than its predecessor.
On the occasion of the Sport Festival, the brand of the four rings confirms its commitment to the world of sports competitions by celebrating the start of the competitive season together with the Italian Winter Sports Federation and the commitment to one of the most difficult motoring challenges in the world: the Rally Dakar. The sportiness, which the Audi Brand expresses in the world of Motorsport through avant-garde technologies to be transferred to the road, now translates into the official participation in the Dakar as the first manufacturer in the world to participate in the rally raid with an alternative powertrain. The new challenge is witnessed in Trento by the presence of Stephane Peterhansel, 14-time winner of the Dakar, who for the first time meets the public in the new role of Audi driver. 'Mr Dakar' will be part of the Audi crews that will participate in the next rally raid with the innovative electric Audi RS Q e-tron prototype presented as a preview for Italy.
"Stellantis Spotlight" is a weekly recap of some of the major stories at Stellantis. The top stories for the week of February 12, 2021, include the Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel reaching new fuel economy levels, Mopar revealing more than 85 new accessories for the redesigned 2021 Chrysler Pacifica and the company’s CEO and Chairman visiting their first North American assembly plant.