Seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox
Climatronic - automatic air conditioning with adjustable dual rear vents
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The Adaptive Frontlight System (AFS) gets automatically activated by light sensors, which switch on the headlights under low light conditions. The AFS headlight control system changes the geometry of the light beam, adapting the light pattern on the road to different driving conditions. It optimises illumination and enhances safety by enabling quicker response to obstacles. It gradually shifts the light pattern so that it does not disturb the driver. In rainy conditions, the frontlight pattern shortens and widens to avoid dazzling effects to occupants.
The Octavia comes with panoramic sunroof that has tinted glass for reduced light and thermal transmittance. With an electronic controller the roof window can be tipped out or moved backwards to enjoy the outside weather – moreover, the Octavia deploys a wind screen in this event to reduce wind noise and redirect airflow for the comfort of passengers.
Airbags along with seatbelts make passenger cabin a safe place and the Octavia has eight of them. The airbags insulate occupants from coming in contact with the rigid components in case of an accident. The front airbag in the steering wheel protects the driver, while a similar one in the dashboard protects the front passenger. The side airbags for the front seats protect against side impact and the head airbags cover from A-pillar to C-pillar protecting both front and rear seat passengers.
The Octavia has a fully-loaded SKODA infotainment system with a 5.8” TFT colour touchscreen display. The audio player reads SD/MMC card and USB drive, Aux-in and also streams music from iPod or via Bluetooth. Moreover the output is channeled through eight well-placed speakers for crisp sound.
The Tyre Pressure Monitor (TPM) draws the driver's attention to pressure loss in any of the tyres. Early warning can prevent mishaps related to punctures, under inflated tyre and also defect that radically changes the cars behavior and drivability. TPM is not only a safety feature but also improves longevity of tyres.
The dual-zone climatronic air conditioner of the Octavia allows driver and passenger to set their own temperatures and makes sure that it remains that way. Moreover, it has adjustable vents for the rear passengers so that their comfort is also completely taken cared of.