All new Škoda vehicles will be fitted with an air filtration system that is claimed to remove 99% of fine dust particles from the interior of the vehicle.
The Climatronic Air Care system uses various sensors to monitor air quality, detect pollen or fine dust concentrations inside the vehicle and then responds automatically.
The system is available as standard or as an option in the new Škoda Octavia as well as the Karoq, Kodiaq and Superb, it uses various sensors to measure the interior air quality and humidity. If it detects excessive indoor air pollution, it automatically activates the air recirculation function.
During this circulation process, the air passes through a highly effective activated carbon cabin filter in the Air Care System each time.
To ensure that the filtration remains highly effective, individuals are advised to replace the cabin filter regularly.
The Czech brand said they hope this new filter will increase driving safety for allergy sufferers and people with chronic breathing problems as well as improve the comfort for all passengers, especially sensitive individuals and children – particularly when driving in cities with fine dust pollution and other regions with poor air quality.
Jan HrnÄ?í?, Škoda coordinator for the development of air conditioning systems, said: ‘I am convinced that today we offer our customers an optimal cabin-filter package in terms of air quality, filterability and price.
‘We can keep up to 99% of the pollen and particles out of the vehicle interior, thereby contributing to the health and well-being of passengers.
‘We distinguish between two environments: The first group includes countries with low levels of particulate pollution, and the second group represents countries with high levels.
‘The level of particles in the air due to road conditions and other environmental factors plays a significant role.
‘For the first group, we recommend changing the filter every two years or 60,000 kilometres. For the second group, we recommend a more frequent interval of one year or 30 000 kilometres.’
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