VIENNA — Hoping to lure more Czech executives and government officials to its product, Skoda Auto a.s. unveils a stretched version of its Octavia car. The new model is 8 cm (3.2 ins.) longer than the standard 54.1 m (177.5 ins.) car with a wheelbase of 259.2 cm (102.0 ins.) vs. the 251.2 cm (98.9 ins). The basic version of the long Octavia, powered by Volkswagen AG's 1.8L 150-hp 20-valve turbocharged engine, is priced at Czech koruna 809,000 (US$25,882) and now becomes the company's ...

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