To say the Volkswagen Golf and Skoda Octavia are important cars for the German conglomerate would be a huge understatement. They’re racking up hundreds of thousands of sales every year across the world, so even the slightest problem with these compact cars has major repercussions on VAG’s sales. The automotive giant is being hit hard these days by software issues, first prompting the core VW brand to halt sales of the Golf and now its Czech arm is doing the same with its sister model, the Octavia.
The culprit? It seems there is an issue with the online connectivity component shared by the two MQB Evo-based cars. A spokesperson from Skoda told Automotive News Europe’s sister site Automobilwoche the company is “taking the same measures as the Volkswagen brand.” Unsurprisingly, the German publication has learned that Audi and SEAT are also investigating whether there are similar software issues with their A3 and Leon, respectively.