The ŠKODA OCTAVIA made use of the latest Volkswagen Group technologies in the given class, such as the latest-generation PQ34 chassis platform.
The platform was also used by the VW Golf IV and Audi A3, for example.
The engines, gearboxes and some other components, such as the seats, were also identical to the Volkswagen Group’s siblings.
On the other hand, the interior and exterior design was distinctive.
The team led by Dirk van Braeckel gave the body an unmistakable stamp of timelessly elegant design.
For the first time in ŠKODA’s history, the designers worked with CAD (computer-aided design) technology.