The Four Wheel Drive system in Octavia Combi 4×4 is copy pasted in sedan model. It is a fifth-generation Haldex clutch based All Wheel Drive technology, equipped with an electronic differential lock (EDL) as standard. The system is wired to deliver torque primarily to front axle in regular driving conditions with light load. When demanded, power is directed to rear wheels within fractions of a second. Skoda claims that activation of 4×4 happens so quickly that traction loss is not a possibility.
Three new variants of Skoda Octavia sedan get 4×4 configuration, with total of four engines, comprising of one turbo petrol and three turbo diesel units. This makes the Octavia portfolio much bigger with seven variants now.
Skoda Octavia 4×4 petrol is powered by 1.8 litre TSI Green Tec motor giving out max power of 180PS. It is linked exclusively to six-speed DSG automatic transmission. Combined fuel efficiency is 14.9 kmpl. It accelerates from 0 to 100 kmph in 7.4 seconds and is capable of top speed of 229 km/h (142 mph).
Diesel variants of Octavia sedan AWD gets 1.6 litre TDI Green Tec engine that produces 105PS and delivers 22.22 kmpl mileage. It can sprint from 0 to 100 kmph in 11.5 seconds, and can reach top speed of 191 kmph (119 mph).
There is also 2.0 litre TDI Green Tec mill that pushes 150 PS and manages 21.27 kmpl. 0 to 100 kmph acceleration is much higher at 8.6 seconds, while top speed is 215 kmph (134 mph).
Top spec Skoda Octavia 4×4 diesel sedan gets 2.0 litre TDI Green Tec power house that dishes out 184PS, improving sprint from 0 to 100 kmph to 7.1 seconds and top speed to 228 km/h (142 mph). But mileage achieved is only 20.41 kmpl.