Skoda Octavia (2013 – 2020) Review
Skoda Octavia (2013 – 2020) At A Glance
Saloon shape but actually a practical hatchback. Far superior interior quality than outgoing model. Very practical with a large boot. Feels solid.
Comfortable but not exciting to drive.
The Octavia is Skoda’s most popular car in the UK, so it’s no surprise this new model sticks to the formula that made its predecessor such a success. It’s practical, well equipped and offers excellent value for money – but this time around there’s more technology, better fuel economy and more space.
On the surface it might not look like a radical step forward. The styling is neat but subdued and in profile the car looks similar to the last generation model – but this time around it’s both larger and lighter, with weight savings of more than 100kg - which translates to useful fuel economy improvements.
There are plenty of thoughtful ‘Simply Clever’ touches throughout the Octavia. Features like a built in ice-scraper, reversible rubber boot carpet and door-pocket waste bin add to the appeal and make it stand apart from rivals, as does the large, 590-litre boot.
Four engines are initially available, two petrol and two diesel, all of which are familiar from other Volkswagen Group cars. The entry level 1.2-petrol and 1.6-litre diesel engines both have the same 105PS power output, while the 1.4-litre TSI petrol produces 140PS and the top 2.0-litre TDI engine produces 150PS.
For the best efficiency and lowest running costs the 1.6 TDI is the one to go for – it has CO2 emissions of 99g/km and a combined cycle economy figure of 74.3mpg – but none of the engines are particularly thirsty. Buyers won’t just save on fuel and tax bills, either – the new Octavia is in cheaper insurance groups than the outgoing model.
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On the inside of an Skoda Octavia (2013 – 2020)
The interior of the new Octavia is exactly as you’d expect after looking at the understated exterior. Everything is sensibly placed, neatly laid out and solidly screwed together, with plenty of soft touch materials. It’s decidedly upmarket and feels as though it should stand the test of time.
Understated and neat though it may be, there is a broad range of technology neatly packed in to the Octavia, including a full complement of seven airbags across all models. There’s also a system which applies the brakes following a crash to prevent the car rolling into the path of oncoming traffic.
All models get a touch-screen infotainment system as standard, which lets you control various car settings, as well as choose what music to listen to via the standard USB-in, aux-in or DAB radio. In top-spec Elegance trim this screen is replaced with a larger, high-resolution system.
Like the previous generation Octavia there is plenty of space in the back seats – more so this time around. Leg and headroom are good even with a six-foot driver in the front seat, making this the ideal family car. Only the very tallest passengers will struggle for headroom.
While the Octavia has a saloon car profile it’s actually a hatchback – and it has a big boot. Capacity is 590 litres with the seats in place, expandable to 1580 litres with them folded down, which is noticeably larger than rivals like the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus.
Standard equipment from launch (March 2013)
S models come with 16-inch alloy wheels, hill start assist, climate control, stop/start, front electric windows, touch screen infotainment, DAB radio, aux-in and USB.
SE trim adds rear electric windows, voice control for mobile phone, driver fatigue assist, dual zone climate control, driving mode selector and front foglights.
Elegance adds larger alloy wheels, Alcantara and leather upholstery, automatic lights and wipers, front and rear arm rests, cruise control, larger infotainment screen with sat nav, multi-function steering wheel and headlight washers.
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Driving Skoda Octavia (2013 – 2020)
There are four engines in the Octavia range – two petrol and two diesel. The entry level 1.2-litre TSI produces 105PS and has official economy of 57.7mpg with CO2 emissions of 114g/km. You might expect it to be the poor relation but it’s got a decent amount of torque at low revs and is surprisingly nippy. If you don't spend much time on the motorway it's a good choice, especially considering it's the cheapest version.
That said, the 140PS 1.4 TSI petrol is more versatile and better suited to long motorway runs. It's only slightly less efficient, with a claimed of 53.3mpg. The most efficient engine is the 1.6 TDI which produces 105PS and 250Nm of torque. CO2 is just 99g/km meaning zero VED and making it congestion charge exempt. It’s hardly an exhilarating performer but there’s good in-gear performance and it’s both quiet and refined, even at motorway speeds.
It only has a five-speed gearbox as opposed to the six-speed manual transmissions offered with the rest of the engines, but that’s not the end of the world. Fifth is tall enough to make for quiet motorway cruising. This engine will be used in the upcoming 87g/km Greenline model, which will have additional economy measures such as low rolling resistance tyres.
The engine line up is completed by the 2.0 TDI - the most powerful engine offered until the vRS version arrives. It’s almost as efficient as the smaller diesel, with emissions of 106g/km and economy of 68.9mpg. It’s probably the best choice for drivers who cover huge distances on the motorway or will be towing caravans or trailers. Unlike the 1.6 TDI it's also available as an automatic.
Regardless of engine choice the Octavia is easy to drive and comfortable. The steering is well-weighted and precise and the ride is comfortable over all but the most badly rutted and potholed roads. It’s not an exciting car to drive by anyone’s standards, but it feels safe and very composed, with little body roll through corners.
The gearchange is smooth and slick, while controls for things like the heating, audio and sat nav are all well-placed, so you can keep your eyes on the road. Those who have a sizeable CD collection will be frustrated by the location of the CD player though, which is now in the glovebox to de-clutter the centre stack – so no changing discs while on the move. Those who want an automatic can, from May 2013, choose either the 2.0-litre TDI or 1.4-litre TSI engines in combination with a seven-speed DSG transmission.
|1.0 TSI 115||60–63 mpg||9.9–10.0 s||104–110 g/km|
|1.0 TSI 115 DSG||61–63 mpg||10.0–10.1 s||106–108 g/km|
|1.2 TSI 105||58 mpg||10.3 s||114 g/km|
|1.2 TSI 105 DSG||57 mpg||10.5 s||115 g/km|
|1.2 TSI 110||58 mpg||9.8 s||114 g/km|
|1.2 TSI 110 DSG||58 mpg||9.9 s||113 g/km|
|1.2 TSI DSG||-||-||119 g/km|
|1.4 TSI 140||53 mpg||8.4 s||121 g/km|
|1.4 TSI 140 DSG||57 mpg||8.5 s||116 g/km|
|1.4 TSI 150||54–55 mpg||8.1 s||118–124 g/km|
|1.4 TSI 150 DSG||58–59 mpg||8.2 s||112–114 g/km|
|1.4 TSI DSG||-||-||124 g/km|
|1.5 TSI 150||55–59 mpg||8.2–8.3 s||112–115 g/km|
|1.5 TSI 150 DSG||55–58 mpg||8.3 s||114–116 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 105||74 mpg||10.8 s||99 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 105 DSG||72 mpg||10.9 s||102 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 110||72–74 mpg||10.6 s||99 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 110 DSG||72–76 mpg||10.7 s||99 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 110 Greenline||81–88 mpg||10.6 s||85–90 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 115||69–72 mpg||10.1–10.2 s||106–109 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 115 DSG||71–72 mpg||10.2–10.4 s||103–105 g/km|
|1.6 TDI DSG||-||-||102 g/km|
|1.8 TSI||48 mpg||7.0 s||141 g/km|
|1.8 TSI DSG||50 mpg||7.1 s||131 g/km|
|2.0 TDI 150||64–71 mpg||8.4–8.5 s||106–114 g/km|
|2.0 TDI 150 DSG||63–67 mpg||8.2–8.9 s||112–119 g/km|
|2.0 TSI 190 DSG||48 mpg||7.3 s||133 g/km|
Skoda Octavia (2013 – 2020) Models and Specs
|Kerb Weight||21–1320 kg|
|Boot Space||590–1580 L|
|Warranty||3 years / 60000 miles|
|Standard||Tyre-repair kit / None|
|Alternative||Space-saving spare wheel|
|Road Tax Bands||A–F|
|Official MPG||47.9–80.7 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Safety Ratings|
On sale until February 2021
On sale until November 2018
|1.4 TSI 150ps SE Technology 5dr||£20,125||54.3 mpg||8.1 s|
|1.0 TSI 115 SE Technology DSG 5dr||£20,855||61.4 mpg||10.0 s|
|1.0 TSI 115ps S 5dr||£18,310||60.1 mpg||9.9 s|
|1.0 TSI 115ps S DSG 5dr||£19,560||61.4 mpg||10.0 s|
|1.0 TSI 115ps SE 5dr||£19,605||60.1 mpg||9.9 s|
|1.0 TSI 115ps SE DSG 5dr||£20,855||61.4 mpg||10.0 s|
|1.0 TSI 115ps SE Technology 5dr||£19,605||60.1 mpg||9.9 s|
|1.4 TSI 150ps SE 5dr||£20,125||54.3 mpg||8.1 s|
|1.4 TSI 150ps SE DSG 5dr||£21,375||57.7 mpg||8.2 s|
|1.4 TSI 150ps SE L 5dr||£22,160||54.3 mpg||8.1 s|
|1.4 TSI 150ps SE L DSG 5dr||£23,410||57.7 mpg||8.2 s|
|1.4 TSI 150ps SE Technology 5dr||£20,125||54.3 mpg||8.1 s|
|1.5 TSI 150 SE L Act DSG 5dr||£23,710||56.5 mpg||8.3 s|
|1.5 TSI 150 SE Technology Act 5dr||£20,425||57.7 mpg||8.2 s|
|1.5 TSI 150ps SE Act 5dr||£20,425||57.7 mpg||8.2 s|
|1.5 TSI 150ps SE Act DSG 5dr||£21,675||57.7 mpg||8.3 s|
|1.5 TSI 150ps SE L Act 5dr||£22,460||56.5 mpg||8.2 s|
|1.6 TDI 115 SE Technology DSG 5dr||£22,965||72.4 mpg||10.2 s|
|1.6 TDI 115ps S 5dr||£20,420||68.9 mpg||10.1 s|
|1.6 TDI 115ps S DSG 5dr||£21,670||72.4 mpg||10.2 s|
|1.6 TDI 115ps SE 5dr||£21,715||68.9 mpg||10.1 s|
|1.6 TDI 115ps SE DSG 5dr||£22,965||72.4 mpg||10.2 s|
|1.6 TDI 115ps SE L 5dr||£23,750||68.9 mpg||10.1 s|
|1.6 TDI 115ps SE L DSG 5dr||£25,000||70.6 mpg||10.2 s|
|1.6 TDI 115ps SE Technology 5dr||£21,715||68.9 mpg||10.1 s|
On sale until September 2018
On sale until April 2017
|1.0 TSI 115ps S 5dr||£17,085||62.8 mpg||-|
|1.0 TSI 115ps S DSG 5dr||£18,335||62.8 mpg||-|
|1.0 TSI 115ps SE 5dr||£18,435||62.8 mpg||-|
|1.0 TSI 115ps SE DSG 5dr||£19,685||62.8 mpg||-|
|1.4 TSI 150ps SE Sport 5dr||£20,415||55.4 mpg||-|
|1.4 TSI 150ps SE Sport DSG 5dr||£21,665||58.9 mpg||-|
|1.6 TDI CR 110ps SE Sport 5dr||£21,300||74.3 mpg||-|
|1.6 TDI CR 110ps SE Technology 5dr||£20,350||74.3 mpg||-|
|1.6 TDI CR SE Technology DSG 5dr||£21,600||76.4 mpg||-|
|1.6TDI CR 110 SE Sport DSG 5dr||£22,550||76.4 mpg||-|
|1.6TDI CR SE Technology Greenline III 5dr||£20,650||80.7 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDI CR 150ps SE Technology 5dr||£21,235||70.6 mpg||-|
On sale until May 2016
|1.2 TSI 110ps S 5dr||£16,515||57.7 mpg||9.8 s|
|1.2 TSI 110ps S DSG 5dr||£17,765||57.7 mpg||9.9 s|
|1.2 TSI 110ps SE 5dr||£17,865||57.7 mpg||9.8 s|
|1.2 TSI 110ps SE DSG 5dr||£19,115||57.7 mpg||9.9 s|
On sale until April 2016
|1.8 TSI 180ps Laurin+Klement 5dr||£26,860||47.9 mpg||7.0 s|
|1.8 TSI 180ps Laurin+Klement DSG 5dr||£27,980||50.4 mpg||7.1 s|
|2.0 TDI CR 150ps SE DSG 5dr||£22,060||64.2 mpg||8.2 s|
On sale until July 2015
|Elegance 1.4 TSI 140 5dr||£20,775||53.3 mpg||8.4 s|
|Elegance 1.4 TSI 140 DSG 5dr Auto||£22,025||56.5 mpg||8.5 s|
|Elegance 1.6 TDI CR 105 DPF 5dr||£21,625||74.3 mpg||10.8 s|
|Elegance 1.6 TDI CR 105 DSG DPF 5dr Auto||£22,875||72.4 mpg||10.9 s|
|Elegance 2.0 TDI CR 150 DPF 5dr||£22,525||68.9 mpg||8.5 s|
|Elegance 2.0 TDI CR 150 DSG DPF 5dr Auto||£23,775||62.8 mpg||8.6 s|
|S 1.2 TSI 105 5dr||£16,525||57.6 mpg||10.3 s|
|S 1.2 TSI 105 DSG 5dr Auto||£17,775||56.5 mpg||10.5 s|
|S 1.6 TDI CR 105 DPF 5dr||£18,575||74.3 mpg||10.8 s|
|S 1.6 TDI CR 105 DSG DPF 5dr Auto||£19,825||72.4 mpg||10.9 s|
|SE 1.2 TSI 105 5dr||£17,875||57.6 mpg||10.3 s|
|SE 1.2 TSI 105 DSG 5dr Auto||£19,125||56.5 mpg||10.5 s|
|SE 1.4 TSI 140 5dr||£19,075||53.3 mpg||8.4 s|
|SE 1.4 TSI 140 DSG 5dr Auto||£20,325||56.5 mpg||8.5 s|
|SE 1.6 TDI CR 105 DPF 5dr||£19,925||74.3 mpg||10.8 s|
|SE 1.6 TDI CR 105 DSG DPF 5dr Auto||£21,175||72.4 mpg||10.9 s|
On sale until March 2013
|Elegance 1.4 TSI DSG 5dr||£21,490||-||-|
|S 1.2 TSI DSG 5dr||£17,240||-||-|
|S 1.6 TDI CR DSG 5dr||£19,290||-||-|
|SE 1.2 TSI DSG 5dr||£18,440||-||-|
|SE 1.4 TSI DSG 5dr||£19,640||-||-|
- 5 Star Euro NCAP Crash Safety Rating: 93% adult protection; 86% child protection; 82% pedestrian protection; 66% safety assist.
- Octavia 1.2 TSI 105 SE won £16k -£20k category in Caravan Club Towcar of the Year 2014 Awards.
- Skoda Octavia won Best Family Car in the 2014 UK Car of the Year awards.
What to watch out for
1-02-2013: VWG's new, modular 1.4 litre EA211 TSI is belt cam, not chain cam.
3-6-2013: 1.4 TSI 140 is timing belt, not chain and reader thinking of buying one was honestly quoted by the dealer £374 in 4 years time for replacing the belt.
14-8-2013: Optical fault in rear window can lead to distorted rear view of cars in the distance behind.
29-3-2014: Though listed in the catalogue, Adaptive Cruise Control has become unavailable on Skoda Octavia.
10-5-2015: Clutch and flywheel failure reported on Octavia 1.4 TSI estate at 7000 miles. Customer blamed and charged £1250 for replacement.
8-1-2016: One complaint that the rubber hatchback grommets channel any water lying on the hatch lid into the luggage area, so caution is advised when oening a wet Octavia hatchback.
28-1-2016: Strange case of rear brakes binding heating up and setting off TPMS alarm of 2014 Skoda Octavia. Under instruction from Skoda, dealer replaced all components. Same thing happened a year later.
1-2-2016: Significant problems reported with 2013 Octavia 1.6 TDI DSG: Columbus head unit, control unit in glove box does not work Skoda cannot get a new one of this type to fit in place.there is a new type which will not work with the car. This unit also controls the gear box modes so they don't work as well. The car has been in the garage now for over 3 months and they still do not know what to do with the car. Recommended rejection of the car to original supplying dealer.
7-3-2016: DPF light lit up on a local run in 6 month old Octavia 1.6TDI used for daily commuting, school runs and about once a week it gets a 200mile or so business trip mainly on motorways. Next motorway trip should clear it, if not then baclk to the dealer.
27-3-2016: Two successive EGR failures reported on October 2013 Octavia 1.4 TSI 140 ACT, the first after 8 months and the second 21 months later. Both replaced under warranty. Could be that the Automatic Cylinder Deactivation affects the EGR.
1-4-2016: Multiplate clutch pack of 2014/64 Skoda Octavia Estate Elegance 1.4 TSI DSG reported as screeching when pulling off from a stop and when changing up from 1 to 2 and sometimes 2 to 3. Skoda Dartford said "we are fairly certain its the multicouple clutch but you have to bring it back when the noise is louder as we can't be sure and if we change it and it's not defective Skoda UK won't pay us."
18-4-2016: Turbo failed on 2013 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI and owner told there would be a long wait for a replacement because they were in short supply.
19-4-2016: Complaint that Amundsen Sat Nav in 2015 Skoda Octavia has proven to be impossible to update. The explanation is that the system comes with a 15MD SD card that can be used to update the system online, but if this is not done frequently enough, the updates exceed the capacity of the 15MB SD card. In the reader's case the update was 22 MB. Attempting to update it also destroyed the original mapping data on the card, so, for 4 months, the reader had been without satnav and neither Skoda nor the dealer are able to offer a solution. By 7-5-2016, this was resolved. The reader called the dealer who supplied the car again and they told him to send them the SD card. They managed to perform the update straight away and it is now working in the car. However what is significant is that he told me the download size was just 6GB which clearly fits on a 15GB card. So he went and looked on Skoda's Update Portal and the size of the update file had gone from 22GB previously to 6GB. Skoda were clearly aware of this issue, that it was never going to be possible to download a file that size and have now corrected it, but refused to acknowledge it.
10-8-2016: Report of failure of front offside wheel bearing on 2014 Skoda Octava Octavia 1.4 TSI 140 Estate in 2015 after it developed an increasing droning noise between about 40-75 mph. In the past 4 weeks the noise returned and front nearside bearing needs to be replaced at 35,000 miles, still under warranty.
1-10-2016: Problems reported with engine of 2014 Skoda Octavia S 1.2 TSI. Bought at 1 year old with 14k miles in September 2015. Turned out to have had a replacement engine. Recalled by dealer in January 2016 for replacement cambelt pulley. By June 2016 engine had started tapping from 1,500rpm. Reported to dealer at June 2016 service. Waterpump replaced in August 2016. By September 2016 engine was pinking. Dealer suggested running it on super petrol.
9-3-2017: Complaint of " obvious and pronounced hesitation when accelerating from about 5 miles an hour" in a 2015 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI DSG. Possibly a problem with delayed reaction of the brake pedal switch.
24-4-2017: Report of Skoda Octavia 1.4TSI needing a spark plug change at three and a half years old. Coil packs were all fused to the plugs so the job cost £220.
13-7-2017: Hissing noise developed in 6-speed wet-clutch DSG transmission of 2014 Skoda Octavia bought used from Skoda dealer 2 months previously. Dealer put it down to a mechanical problem and agreed to fix it.
9-8-2017: Report of Mechatronics and Battery Monotoring Sensor failures on "4 year old" (2013) Skoda Octavia.
21-8-2017: Report of 2016 Skoda 1.6TDI DQ200 7-speed dry clutch DSG jumping modes. Driver sets eco or normal modes but for some reason it goes into sports mode on its own showing sports mode on the dash and definitely in sports mode, but eco/normal mode in the modes selector.
16-9-2017: Report of Columbus infotainment system becoming erratic on 2015 Skoda Octavia estate 4x4 L&K that was registered in 2015. On two occasions the integral Columbus satnav map display has frozen and become unresponsive and continued so to the end of the journey. It only seemed to correct itself when the car had been left for a while and then re-started. After its last service, the radio became unresponsive and owner immediately returned to the dealer, having reported the fault on his mobile phone, without switching off the engine. When he did switch off the engine and lock the car at the dealership, on return and checking the radio with him, it worked normally. Today, once again the radio display came on when he set off on a journey but he could get no audio output and the visual audio volume display bar behaved erratically, at first increasing as he turned up the volume and then dropping to zero as he continued to increase the volume. Having left the car, it operated normally again.
18-9-2017: Report of DQ200 7-speed dry clutch DSG transmission of 2014 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI DSG failing to engage reverse or drive. Would only show gearbox error on dash and car would not move.
30-9-2017: Report of stop start of 2014/64 Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI only working intermittently. Some days it is fine, but other days it won't kick in and the car display unit says it is because 'power consumption is high'. But there are no electrics in use at the time (including the A/C which disables it). No particular pattern to its behaviour. Skoda dealer and Skoda technical help cannot get to the bottom of it.
12-11-2017: Report of rattle from transmission of 2014 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI at idle at 23k miles.
14-11-2017: After suffering a "scratchy" wiper blade on his 2013 Skoda Octavia, owner was told there were no replacement wiper blades for the car in the country and deraler could not predict when parts would become available. Owner had previously suffered many weeks wait for a replacement turbo whern that failed at 8,000 miles.
6-12-2017: Report of problems with 7-speed DQ200 DSG in 2013/63 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI. Doesn't always lock in to gear and also "bidders sometimes from gear to gear." Had a diagnostic done at independent garage which said the problem was clutch kit. However had got Skoda dealer to change clutch kit on 22-10-2016 under warranty. The problems is a year later, at 52k miles still has same issue (the initial 3 year warranty is over). Took it back to Skoda dealer and they said it will cost £2200 to fix it because mow the dual mass flywheel has gone.
18-1-2018: Report of the two remote keys of a November 2013 Skoda Octavia Elegance (built Oct/Nov 2017) persistently needing new key betteries. In May 2017, the battery in key 1 needed to be replaced and this was done by the dealer. Owner checked voltage of key 2 and, this being low had it changed by a local VW garage as a precaution. Since then, the battery in key 1 has had to be changed six times and in key 2, three. Owner bought the replacement batteries from four different sources and cannot believe they have all been duds. He read the voltage of each new battery he fitted and they have all been in the region of 3.2; on expiry, the readings have ranged from 2.63 to 2.82. The car was serviced in early November 2017 but the dealer could find no fault with the electrics then. After key 1 battery failed for the fifth time in December 2017, the car went in specifically for the garage to check the electrics again and this time a special report was sent to Skoda. No fault was found so no solution was offered. Owner suggested that something must be happening to drain the batteries out but they have said that that couldn't happen. After the battery in key 1 was replaced in December, he avoided using it, leaving it in the small drawer where he keeps his keys and still it went flat. He is using the same key storage as I have always used and each key is in its own space i.e. they are not jumbled up. He suggested to the dealer that the keys should be replaced under warranty ( bought five years warranty when bought the car) but they said keys would be regarded by Skoda as "Consumables" and therefore excluded.
18-1-2018: Report of 'hi go' satnav screen of 2016 Skoda Octavia Scout becoming hot to the touch, then completely shattering showering the driver with slivers of glass. Owner took back to local Skoda dealer, who ordered new screen. Factory got involved, remotely connected to his car and said damage has been caused by heavy impact to screen and the explosion type incident is not a safety issue. Rejected his claim.
5-2-2018: Report of DQ200 7-speed dry clutch DSG of 2013 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI DSG not going into 6th antil car reaches 70mph and not going into 7th at all. Will paddle into 6th and 7th but will not change up by itself. Probably needs a software update for the Mechatronics.
10-2-2018: Report of Multiple Collision Brake system problem with 2013 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI at 14,500 miles. When switching on the ignition, the driver's airbag light (centre dashboard) came on and then indicated the driver's airbag was switched off. An orange light on the instrument dial is permanently on when the engine is running, indicating the driver's airbag is switched off, but the performance of the car seems to be unaffected. Local garage has all the electronic diagnostic equipment required to trace the fault , and this indicated that the Multiple Collision Brake System had "no function". However, it has not proved possible to find out what actual steps need to be taken to return this brake system to correct operational performance.
15-2-2018: Report of failure at 38,000 miles of dual mass flywheel of 2014 Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI with DQ250 6-speed wet clutch DSG. Out of warranty. Replaced by Skoda dealer for £1,009.39.
20-2-2018: Report of dual mass flywheel failure on 2014 Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI Elegance CR, 150PS, DSG 1968cc, first registered on the 14th February 2014.
21-2-2018: Report of turbo failure on 2014 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI at 23,000 miles, signified by yellow warning lights (EPC & Exhaust) appeared on the dash display. Skoda dealer diagnosed new turbo at a cost of £1,770, but Skoda paid this leaving owner with only the labour bill of £450.
24-2-2018: Report of engine failure of 2015 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI at 45,000 miles. Seems that timing belt jumped a sprocket and engine self-destructed.
13-3-2018: Report of timing belt of 2014 Skoda Octavia vRS 2.0TDI failing at 88,000 miles, destroying the engine. Manufacturer recommendation for cambelt replacement is at 140,000 miles or 5 years, or whichever comes soonest.
22-3-2018: Warning light for Charge Pressure Activator came on in 2014 Skoda Octavia SE TSI petrol Estate at 20,180 miles. Supplying dealer replaced it at cost of £180 + labour (total £381).
31-3-2018: Learned that from 2018 Skoda will not cover clutches or DSG clutch packs in its Skoda branded extended warranties.
5-5-2018: Report of primary and secondary waterpumps in a 2014 Skoda Octavia 1.6TDI gradually breaking up between 28,448 and 30,535 miles and remedial work costing a total of £1395.11 to rectify. Over the period this included £177.66 for a thermostat, £188.96 for a temp sensor and £974.49m for water pump, seondary water pump, timing belt kit, coolant and labour.
13-5-2018: Report of stop/start system failing on 2016 Skoda Octavia, immobilising the car. AA bump started it in reverse and owner was able to drive to the Skoda dealer normally. Later, Skoda dealer told owner that the clutch and dual mass flywheel had failed, and invoiced him for £1,200. Seems obvious that what failed here was the starter ring on the dual mass flywheel that should have been warranted, but the dealer put it through as a clutch fault which would not have been warranted.
23-5-2018: Report of engine management light coming on in a 2015 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI estate at 17,000 miles. E ach time Skoda Assist has diagnosed "P219600 02 sensor". First time the warning light came on was on 27th July 2017. New sensor had to be ordered. Same thing happened 3rd May 2018. This time SKODA Assist came back and fitted a new sensor the next day. Then on May 18th engine light went on a again, after about a 4 mile journey, and again the Skoda assist diagnosed the same problem, which he reset, and advised owner to go back to the garage.
5-7-2018: Report of upgraded Columbus infotainment system in 2014 Skoda Octavia losing sound, but everything else continuing to work. Skoda dealer quoted £2,700 to replace the unit and is seeking a contribution from Skoda. More likely a single wire has come off.
22-8-2018: Report of new Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI SE L 150 bought June 2018 running roughly. In owner's words, "it’s so shaky it can be felt in the passenger seat at low speeds especially at around 1500 revs and when the engine switches to ECO mode." She returned it to the Skoda dealer who was initially unable to find anything wrong. Later he did manage to replicate the roughness and borrowed another 1.5TSI from another dealer which was found to be the same. Owner now being told it's a "characteristic".
25-8-2018: Report of ACC automatic braking system of 2016 Skoda Octavia bfiefly being triggered by a crisp packet floating across the M25 in the wind. Another recent report of this in a Golf: 22-7-2018: Report of autonomous braking of 2014/64 reg VW Golf VII being activated by a carelessly discarded crisp packet from the vehicle in front that wrapped itself around the Golf's radar sensor.
30-8-2018: Report of q/c of 2015 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI 140 SEL estate intermittently failing.
12-9-2018: Report of failure of turbo of 2014 Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI in 2016 after 20,000 miles. Turbo replaced under warranty. Two year later in 2018, 2nd turbo failed at 40,000 miles. Owner quoted £1,100 for a new turbo after a £600 discount because car was properly serviced. We explained: " The reason for the failure is switching off the engine when the turbo is too hot, which it might be after constant speed cruising on the motorway or ascending a long incline or towing. That carbonises the oil in the turbo bearing oil feed and oil return pipes, restricting the flow of oil to the turbo bearing that then heats up even more than it would otherwise have done and eventually fails. Drivers used to be warned about this with stickers in the cars but, like every sensible warning that could be construes as an 'inconvenience' these sort of warnings long fell by the wayside. The reason why your second turbo failed will be because the carbon choked turbo bearing oil feed and oil return pipes were not replaced at the same time as the turbo, thus starving the new turbo of sufficient oil. I don't think you'll get any further with Skoda than you have already, but at least you now know why the two turbos failed. (If you're wondering how the stop/start system works with this, it senses if the turbo is too hot so will not automatically cut off the engine if it is. That's a good test on the motorway. If the engine does not automatically switch off when you stop for fuel, leave it running.)"
14-10-2018: Report of DQ200 7-speed dry clutch DSG of 2015 Skoda Octavia SE l TDI 110 auto replaced under warranty at 32,300 miles in August 2017 at a cost of £3,500. Has now done 50,000 miles.
13-1-2019: Report of owner finding it difficult to pull away in 1st gear in a new WLTP Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI withot it jerking (jumping around). Unless he pushes the accelerator down, it will not pull smoothly in 1st gear. Skoda dealer had the cheek to blame the driver. We suggested that switching to Super petrol might help because of the increased torque it provides at low revs.
23-2-2019: "Misting" (leaking) of front dampers found on 2017 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI when in for a service.
31-3-2019: Report of clutch pack failure in DQ200 7-speed dry clutch DSG in 2014 Skoda Octavia 1.4TSI DSG at 23,000 miles, immediately after a service. AA patrol plugged his laptop into the car’s system and diagnosed ‘ 1 x DTC in transmission for fault with No. 1 clutch P1898’. Skoda paid for the parts. Owner had to pay £600 for the labour.
9-4-2019: Report of April 2018 Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI estate engine revving "at the very idea of lifting the clutch". Back to the dealer 3 times and this was sorted but, "since then the car buck jumps and judders, in low gears, usually when cold. The dealer has tried to sort this out twice." Dealer told owner that there might be a fix by September 2019.
11-4-2019: Report of cooling system problem with Skoda Octavia purchased at 1 year old from Skoda dealer to use as a taxi siscovered at its first dealer service. Flagged up that the coolant was a "strange colour and that the car would need to be fixed." Since then owner suffered failures of coolant leaks, water pumps replaced, heater matrix replaced 3 times. The car has been off the road a number of times. Then the heating system failed and the car was back off the road again for 5 days. After repair the car it then broke down 2 days later with the same issue and has now been back in garage for last 5 days . The Skoda dealer doesn’t know what’s causing this.
14-4-2019: Owner of March 2015 Skoda Octavia TDI estate told by Skoda dealer that engine needs a new timing belt at 4 years old and also that one of the dampers is leaking.
30-4-2019: Report of differential bearing failing in final drive of December 2014 Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI at 31,000 miles. Skoda have offered to pay half of the parts cost as a goodwill gesture leaving owner with a repair bill of £970.
1-7-2019: Report of clutch failure on Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI at 27,000 miles. Reader had to pay a 'diagnostic' fee of £60 just for the dealer to tell him his clutch had failed.
5-7-2019: Report from owner of Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI that bucks and judders in the lower gears (9-4-2019) that 4 tankfuls of superunleaded did not cure the problem.
17-7-2019: Owner of 23,700 mile 2017 Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI received an email from the supplying dealer advising him to book the car in for a timing belt and waterpump replacement. This might be a clerical error, it might point to a known manufacturing fault (in which case the work should be free of charge), or it might be an attempted rip-off.
22-11-2019: Report from reader that 5 year service schedule for a Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI at a Skoda dealer includes a new and expensive stop/start battery.
9-12-2019: Report of repeated front brake judder from March 2019 Skoda Octavia 1.5. After a couple of months dealer replaced the discs and pads but a few months on it started again. only done 7,000 miles.
9-1-2020: Report of 2015 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI with DQ200 7-speed DSG needing new transmission under warranty at 37,000 miles. Now, at 66,000 miles, owner has been quited £895 for timing belt and waterpump replacement, £179 for besic service, £50 for a pollen filter, £38 for an air filter.
23-1-2020: Report of advisory "Shock absorbers light misting of oil or has limited damping effect Nearside Front [5.3.2(b)]" on January 2017 Skoda Octavia in for its first MoT at 26,000 miles. Skoda dealer said "light misting of oil on shocks. No action needed at this time".
- December 2012: Skoda unveiled the third generation Octavia
- January 2014: Octavia GreenLine launched
- June 2016: New 1.0 TSI engine added
- August 2016: New Octavia SE Sport and SE Technology models added
- January 2017: Skoda announced prices for 2017 Octavia revamp
- July 2017: Petrol engines for SE Tech models launched
- September 2017: Octavia now available with 1.5 TSI engine
- February 2019: Octavia SE Drive added to range
- March 2019: Octavia SportLine launched
- May 2019
Skoda unveiled the third generation Octavia
The Octavia in its overall package has always been about offering a little bit extra. This is down to the generous space offering, but also the fusion of an elegant saloon shape with the practical advantages of car with a large hatch, a fusion that is unique in this segment. The new generation confirms this uniqueness.
Compared to its predecessor, the Octavia has grown significantly in length and width. The new model is 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than the second-generation Octavia. At the same time, the wheelbase has grown by 108 mm, mainly benefiting the interior and space on the rear seats.
Octavia tyre and wheel sizes:
205/55 R16 91V 6.5J x 16
205/55 R16 91V 6J x 16 (205/55 R 16 94 V XL Michelin Cross Climates available)
205/55 R16 91V 6J x 16
225/45 R17 91V 7J x 17 (225/45 R 17 94 W XL Michelin Cross Climates available)
205/50 R17 89V 6J x 17
205/50 R17 89V 6J x 17
225/40 R18 92Y 7.5J x 18 (225/40 R 18 92 Y Michelin Cross Climates available)
In addition, a precise chassis, a long wheelbase and a rigid and light body structure combine to ensure an extremely stable handling in the new car. In the event of an accident, a comprehensive package of passive safety elements provides optimum protection for driver and occupants. In the area of passive safety, up to nine airbags, finely interacting with 3-point safety belts, shield occupants from injury. Knee airbags (standard in EU countries) and rear side airbags are available for the first time in an Octavia.
The GreenLine version of the new Octavia (1.6 TDI) achieves CO2 emissions of only 89g/km and consumes a mere 3.4 litres of diesel per 100 km. In all, four petrol engines, all with cutting-edge TSI technology, and four modern TDI common-rail diesel engines are available, with a natural-gas version planned for later. Except for the relevant entry-level petrol and diesel option, all engines now are available in a Green tec version with a start-stop system and recuperation. Modern manual and automatic DSG transmissions are available, with all-wheel-drive versions in the works.
As in every Skoda, life for occupants is made easier by a range of ‚Simply Clever‘ features in the new Octavia. Depending on trim level, the following items are available either as standard or as an option. They include foldable cargo elements for the boot, enabling safe anchoring of objects on the floor. A double-sided floor covering in the boot can be found for the first time in an Octavia.
An ice scraper is placed inside the filler flap. A warning vest holder is located underneath the driver’s seat and a rubbish bin inside the door panel. A multimedia holder has space for an iPod, a mobile phone and the like. A large overhead sunglasses compartment is just one of many storage bays, holders und hooks that make for an intelligent and clean organisation of interior and baggage space of the new Octavia. Also on board are the fuel-error prevention function and a boot cover folding away behind the rear seats.
Octavia GreenLine launched
Powered by a 1.6-litre TDI CR 110PS diesel engine, the Octavia GreenLine has combined cycle fuel consumption as high as 88.3 mpg while CO2 emissions are just 85g/km. A BiK rating of 13% for 2014 and VED Band A status means running costs will be kept to an absolute minimum.
It comes with low rolling resistance tyres fitted to 16-inch ‘Velorum’ alloy wheels, which are unique for the GreenLine model. These are inflated to a higher pressure than normal tyres to reduce friction with the road. The new car also features the Start-Stop system which is standard across the Octavia range, automatically switching off the engine when the car is paused, for example, at traffic lights. In addition, energy normally lost during braking is recovered and used for battery recharging.
The new model benefits from cornering front fog lights as standard. GreenLine badging on the front grille and rear hatchback mark the car out from the crowd, while inside there is a GreenLine logo on the gearstick. It is on sale now priced £20,150.
New 1.0 TSI engine added
A turbocharged, three-cylinder petrol engine has replaced the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder version. The new 1.0 TSI produces 115PS and provides 200Nm of torque.
In combination with 7-speed DSG, the new 1.0 TSI accelerates from 0-62mph in 9.9 seconds and achieves a top speed of 126mph. Combined with a 6-speed manual gearbox, 62mph can be achieved in just 9.6 seconds.
The hatchback with 7-speed DSG can return 62.8mpg emitting 105g/km of CO2 while the manual gearbox lowers the latter to 104g/km.
For the 2017 model year, Skoda is offering adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) for the Octavia with engines of a power output from 150PS and above. Also new is that Climatronic comes with an allergen filter, the optional rear-view camera is kept clean using washer jets and, from late summer, there will be an optional umbrella under the front passenger seat. iPads can be mounted to the front seats’ backrests.
New Octavia SE Sport and SE Technology models added
Priced from £19,990 OTR, the Octavia SE Sport is available with two engine options: 1.4 TSI 150PS and 1.6 TDI 110PS, with the option of a DSG gearbox on both.
As part of the standard specification, SE Sport models get 17-inch Denom alloy wheels, xenon headlights, LED Daytime running lights with automatic activation and LED rear lights. Inside, SE Sport models feature sport seats, a Super Sport Multi-Function Steering Wheel and an automatic dimming rear view mirror, while standard technology includes Amundsen satellite navigation system with Wi-Fi and cruise control.
Despite its raft of additional equipment offered on the SE Sport, it costs just £950 more than the standard SE. That means buyers choosing the SE Sport over the SE benefit from over £3,150 of customer value over the cost of individual options.
Joining the SE Sport in the expanded Octavia line-up is a new SE Technology model. It is available with four TDI diesel options with power outputs ranging from 110PS to 150PS. The 1.6 TDI 110PS engine can be specified with a DSG automatic, customers can also choose the frugal GreenLine III engine that offers exceptional economy of up to 80.7mpg on the combined cycle and emissions of 90g/km.
Like the SE Sport model, the SE Technology comes with a specification list that’s bursting at the seams with equipment. Among the technology features included over the standard SE are an Amundsen satellite navigation system with Wi-Fi, a four-spoke Multifunction steering wheel, adaptive cruise control (standard cruise control on GreenLine III models) and front and rear parking sensors. The equipment list also features a Chrome pack and double-sided boot floor covering along with light and rain sensors.
The SE Technology replaces the current SE Business model and enjoys a specification that delivers significant value to company car drivers. Despite its increased specification – with options that would normally cost £1,830 on the standard SE – the SE Technology commands a premium of £275 over the outgoing model. This gives a customer saving of £1,155.
Skoda announced prices for 2017 Octavia revamp
Starting at £17,055, the 2017 Octavia has a new front and rear design that incorporates the latest evolution of the Skoda grille. Featuring a distinctive new quad light layout, the revised front end incorporates full LED headlights for the first time (standard on SE L, Laurin & Klement, Scout and vRS models).
The UK range features six engines, two body styles (Hatch and Estate) and seven trim levels – including Scout and vRS. The range structure remains familiar with S, SE, SE Technology, SE L and Laurin & Klement. Order books for Scout and vRS models will open later.
The 2017 Octavia also introduces new technologies. These include updated infotainment systems featuring capacitive all-glass displays measuring up to 9.2 inches. The range-topping Columbus system (standard on Laurin & Klement, optional on other models) also integrates a WLAN hotspot (for connection to a smartphone) and the option of a SIM module to allow the car to be independently connected to the Internet.
IThe 2017 Octavia range features more technology and equipment than the 2016 Octavia. All have alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment systems, SmartLink+ ensuring that Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity is now standard across the model range, LED rear lights, air conditioning, XDS electronic differential lock and automatic post-collision braking system.
SE models add, among other items, cruise control, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, Driving mode selection, acoustic rear parking sensors and driver fatigue sensor. Dual-zone air conditioning, driver personalisation (including three keys), front fog lights and chrome finished door handles are also included as standard.
SE Technology models have even more equipment, including adaptive cruise control, Amundsen 8” touchscreen navigation system, Wi-fi hotspot, and front and rear parking sensors, while SE L models add Alctantara and leather upholstery, full LED headlights, front assist, intelligent light assist and an umbrella under the passenger seat. SE L models are also equipped with sunset glass from the B-pillar back, front grille finished in gloss black and a colour maxi-dot trip computer as standard.
Laurin and Klement models deliver the most advanced technology ever seen on an Octavia thanks to a standard equipment list that includes heated front seats, heated steering wheel, 9.2” Columbus infotainment system, CANTON sound system and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function and lumbar support. KESSY, Park assist and Lane assist are also included as standard.
Scout models once again offer the perfect combination of comfort and rugged 4x4 ability and feature Alcantara and leather Scout upholstery, Amundsen eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, full LED headlamps Scout body styling details and off-road mode. Scout models also come equipped with a rough road package that delivers increased protection for the underside the vehicle along with Lane assist, heated front seats and heated multifunctional steering wheel.
vRS models also enjoy a significant boost in equipment levels, along with a power increase for the 2.0 TSI petrol model which now delivers 230PS as standard (+10PS). Equipment highlights for the new vRS models include sport seats and upholstery, full LED headlights, Performance mode selection and a super sport 3-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with vRS logo and paddles for DSG models.
Full pricing for the new ŠKODA Octavia range:
|S||CO2||VED||Recommended OTR||BiK 16/17||P11D value|
|Hatch||1.0 TSI 115PS||110||B||£17,055.00||19%||£17,000.00|
|1.0 TSI 115PS DSG||108||B||£18,305.00||18%||£18,250.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS||106||B||£19,145.00||21%||£19,090.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS DSG||103||B||£20,395.00||20%||£20,340.00|
|Estate||1.0 TSI 115PS||110||B||£18,255.00||19%||£18,200.00|
|1.0 TSI 115PS DSG||108||B||£19,505.00||18%||£19,450.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS||106||B||£20,345.00||21%||£20,290.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS DSG||103||B||£21,595.00||20%||£21,540.00|
|SE||CO2||VED||Recommended OTR||BiK 16/17||P11D value|
|Hatch||1.0 TSI 115PS||110||B||£18,360.00||19%||£18,305.00|
|1.0 TSI 115PS DSG||108||B||£19,610.00||18%||£19,555.00|
|1.4 TSI 150PS||121||D||£19,370.00||21%||£19,315.00|
|1.4 TSI 150PS DSG||114||C||£20,620.00||19%||£20,565.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS||106||B||£20,450.00||21%||£20,395.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS DSG||103||B||£21,700.00||20%||£21,645.00|
|Estate||1.0 TSI 115PS||110||B||£19,560.00||19%||£19,505.00|
|1.0 TSI 115PS DSG||108||B||£20,810.00||18%||£20,755.00|
|1.4 TSI 150PS||124||D||£20,570.00||21%||£20,515.00|
|1.4 TSI 150PS DSG||117||C||£21,820.00||20%||£21,765.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS||106||B||£21,650.00||21%||£21,595.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS DSG||103||B||£22,900.00||20%||£22,845.00|
|SE Technology||CO2||VED||Recommended OTR||BiK 16/17||P11D value|
|Hatch||1.6 TDI 115PS||106||B||£20,450.00||21%||£20,395.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS DSG||103||B||£21,700.00||20%||£21,645.00|
|Estate||1.6 TDI 115PS||106||B||£21,650.00||21%||£21,595.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS DSG||103||B||£22,900.00||20%||£22,845.00|
|SE L||CO2||VED||Recommended OTR||BiK 16/17||P11D value|
|Hatch||1.4 TSI 150PS||121||D||£21,405.00||21%||£21,350.00|
|1.4 TSI 150PS DSG||114||C||£22,655.00||19%||£22,600.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS||109||B||£22,485.00||21%||£22,430.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS DSG||105||B||£23,735.00||21%||£23,680.00|
|2.0TDI 150PS DSG||118||C||£24,455.00||23%||£24,400.00|
|Estate||1.4 TSI 150PS||124||D||£22,605.00||21%||£22,550.00|
|1.4 TSI 150PS DSG||117||C||£23,855.00||20%||£23,800.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS||109||B||£23,685.00||21%||£23,630.00|
|1.6 TDI 115PS DSG||105||B||£24,935.00||21%||£24,880.00|
|2.0TDI 150PS DSG||119||C||£25,655.00||23%||£25,600.00|
|2.0TDI 150PS 4x4||124||D||£25,855.00||24%||£25,800.00|
|Laurin & Klement||CO2||VED||Recommended OTR||BiK 16/17||P11D value|
|2.0TDI 150PS DSG||119||C||£28,685.00||23%||£28,630.00|
|2.0TDI 150PS DSG||120||C||£29,880.00||24%||£29,825.00|
|2.0TDI 150PS 4x4||126||D||£30,085.00||25%||£30,025.00|
|Scout||CO2||VED||Recommended OTR||BiK 16/17||P11D value|
|Estate||2.0TDI 150PS 4x4||130||D||£26,525.00||26%||£26,470.00|
|2.0TDI 184PS 4x4 DSG||133||E||£29,450.00||26%||£29,265.00|
|vRS||CO2||VED||Recommended OTR||BiK 16/17||P11D value|
|Hatch||2.0 TSI 230PS||149||F||£25,130.00||26%||£24,930.00|
|2.0 TSI 230PS DSG||149||F||£26,520.00||26%||£26,320.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS||119||C||£25,160.00||23%||£25,105.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS DSG||129||D||£26,550.00||25%||£26,495.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS DSG 4x4||134||E||£28,130.00||26%||£27,945.00|
|Estate||2.0 TSI 230PS||149||F||£26,330.00||26%||£26,130.00|
|2.0 TSI 230PS DSG||149||F||£27,720.00||26%||£27,520.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS||119||C||£26,360.00||23%||£26,305.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS DSG||129||D||£27,750.00||25%||£27,695.00|
|2.0 TDI 184PS DSG 4x4||134||E||£29,330.00||26%||£29,145.00|
Petrol engines for SE Tech models launched
The Octavia 1.0 TSI 115PS DSG uses a seven speed automatic gearbox, which enables it to achieve up to 65.7 mpg on the combined cycle and 108g/km CO2 with enough power to deliver 0-62 mph in just 10.2 seconds. Also available is the 1.4 TSI 150PS with manual and DSG gearbox. From July 2017, an all-new 1.5 litre engine featuring active cylinder technology (ACT) will join the line-up and will be available with a manual gearbox.
Octavia now available with 1.5 TSI engine
A substantially updated version of the existing 1.4 TSI unit, it develops 150PS and 250Nm of torque. It's available on SE, SE Technology and SE L models.
It's equipped with a six-speed manual transmission as standard, customers preferring the convenience of an automatic can opt for a seven-speed DSG that replaces the six-speed unit offered with the 1.4 TSI engine.
Prices for Octavia models equipped with the new 1.5 TSI 150PS ACT engine range from £19,830 for the SE.
Octavia SE Drive added to range
New trim level builds on SE model with extra kit including rear parking sensors, cruise control, Driver fatigue sensor, Driving mode selection and Driver personalisation (including three keys). Orders now open with prices from £20,155 for the 1.0 TSI hatch model up to £24,715 for the 1.6 TDI DSG model.
Octavia SportLine launched
Based on the SE, the SportLine adds Amundsen satellite navigation with 8-inch touchscreen display and integrated Wi-Fi, Infotainment Online (one year), Light assistant (coming home, leaving home, tunnel light) and rain sensor. In the cabin, SportLine customers benefit from sport seats and upholstery, a black headlining and a Super sport three-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel (with paddles if specified with DSG).
The Octavia SportLine is available in both hatch and estate body styles, and can be specified with two engine options; a 1.5 TSI petrol engine that generates 150PS or a 2.0 TDI diesel that also produces 150PS. The latter is equipped with a seven-speed DSG gearbox as standard while the 1.5 TSI unit can be specified with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed DSG.
Prices for the new Octavia SportLine models range from £23,870 OTR for the 1.5 TSI 150PS manual hatch, to £27,860 OTR for the 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG estate variant. All Octavia SportLine models are available to order now, with first deliveries expected in April.
The Skoda Octavia was voted the most dependable compact car in the 2019 JD Power Customert Satisfaction Survey. As in previous years, J.D. Power asked more than 11,000 original owners of vehicles about their satisfaction after 12-36 months of ownership. The study examined 177 problem symptoms across eight categories: vehicle exterior; driving experience; features/controls/displays (FCD); audio / communication / entertainment / navigation (ACEN); seats; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC); vehicle interior; and engine and transmission.