Skoda Octavia (2013–2020)

Model History

December 2012

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.

January 2014

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.

June 2016

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.

August 2016

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.

January 2017

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
2.0TDI 150PS 113 C £21,170.00 22% £21,115.00
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
2.0TDI 150PS 113 C £22,370.00 22% £22,315.00
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
2.0TDI 150PS 113 C £21,170.00 22% £21,115.00
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
2.0TDI 150PS 113 C £22,370.00 22% £22,315.00
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 113 C £23,205.00 22% £23,150.00
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 113 C £24,405.00 22% £24,350.00
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
Hatch 2.0TDI 150PS 114 C £27,435.00 22% £27,380.00
2.0TDI 150PS DSG 119 C £28,685.00 23% £28,630.00
Estate 2.0TDI 150PS 114 C £28,630.00 22% £28,575.00
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

July 2017

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.

September 2017

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.

February 2019

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.

March 2019

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.

May 2019

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.

What does a Skoda Octavia (2013 – 2020) cost?

List Price from £21,515
Buy new from £16,376
Contract hire from £137.16 per month