Mladá Boleslav, 6 November 2019 – ŠKODA has released two design sketches providing the first
glimpse of the new interior concept for the upcoming OCTAVIA. The ŠKODA best-seller’s new
generation will, for the first time ever, feature a multi-level instrument panel and a new 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.