Skoda Octavia Estate (2013 – 2020) Review
Skoda Octavia Estate (2013 – 2020) At A Glance
Roomy. More load space than the old car. Flexible and practical. Haldex clutched 4WD Scout version.
More expensive than before.
The Skoda Octavia is the brand’s most popular model with good reason. It is a credible alternative to compact estates like the Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and Renault Megane Sports Tourer but does so by offering more space than pretty much all of its rivals but without charging more for the privilege. It also ticks all the regular Skoda boxes; it’s well-built, well-specified and comes with a wide range of efficient engines. It might not be the best car in the class in terms of the driving experience.
As an estate there's stacks of room with 1,740 litres of space with the seats down, fold flat seats and plenty of cubbyholes. This time though, Skoda has turned the practicality up a notch and thought about those small touches that make a difference to everyday life.
That means that the sill sits lower for easier access, a foldable front passenger seat to allow loading of long items (up to 2,920mm in length), an underfloor boot compartment and a one-touch seat-fold lever in the boot that eliminates the need for clambering over the seats to fold them down.
Talking of seats, there's plenty of space in the back for two fully grown adults and getting in and out of the car is easy thanks to big doors and the car sitting lower to the ground than before. There are plenty of thoughtful ‘Simply Clever’ touches throughout the Octavia too, 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.
Inside, the car's dash is identical to the Octavia hatchback, which is very good news. It's stylish with an upmarket look and feel and represents a real step-change to the cabin of the old car. Of particular note are the materials that have been used.
Whereas in the old car it felt very workmanlike, there's more of a flair to the new Octavia, with a more interesting mix of colours and textures and a new steering wheel. There's better refinement on the move, too, thanks to better insulation from wind, road and engine noise.
It features a familiar range of engines, with 1.2 and 1.4-litre TSI petrols and 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesels.
The 2.0-litre TDI with 150PS is perceptibly more quiet and refined and at 1,600kg offers the best towing weight of any Octavia Estate. Both the 1.6-litre diesel and 2.0-litre can be specified with four-wheel drive, which combined with winter tyres make them a good choice if you live in a more remote area.
When it comes to suspension set-ups, petrol-engined cars with more than 140PS and TDI models with more than 150PS get a more sophisticated multi-link rear suspension rather than the torsion beam on lower powered cars. This means better handling in corners and a firmer ride but it's still supple.
Standard on all cars are alloy wheels, Bluetooth, DAB radio, a leather steering wheel, daytime running lights, hill hold, a touchscreen stereo system plus a USB port for connecting iPods. On the safety side there's ESC on all models and seven airbags.
The Octavia Estate is one of the most sensible cars you can buy - and that’s meant as a complement, not an insult - because it does everything you could reasonable ask of it with ease, and without breaking the bank either.
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On the inside of an Skoda Octavia Estate (2013 – 2020)
There's 1740 litres of space with the seats down, 610 litres with the seats up and plenty of cubbyholes throughout the car, but it’s not just about space; as we’ve come to expect from Skoda, a great deal of thought has been put in to how people use estates and what features would make life easier.
That means that the sill sits lower for easier access, there's a foldable front passenger seat to allow loading of long items (up to 2920mm in length), an underfloor boot compartment and a one-touch seat-fold lever in the boot that eliminates the need for clambering over the seats to fold them down.
Talking of seats, there's plenty of space in the back for two fully grown adults and getting in and out of the car is easy thanks to big doors and the car sitting lower to the ground than before.
Everything inside 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 into 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.
Skoda Octavia models from 2013 onwards benefited from an improved standard specification, so all models got a touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth for phone connectivity and a USB input for connecting compatible devices.
An upgraded system was also available that included satellite navigation via an SD card and a more powerful audio system, while on post-2017 cars Smart Link+ connectivity was also standard, so you could connect an Apple or Android smartphone easily and use the native apps.
A later car with SmartLink+ makes the most sense if you have the choice, but if you have an older system with navigation, make sure the SD card with the map data is included as they are expensive to replace.
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Skoda Octavia Estate (2013 – 2020) Value
The cheapest version of the Octavia Estate currently available is the S trim with the 1.0-litre TSI engine, with a current RRP of £19,835. The same trim can also be had with the 1.6-litre diesel for £22,235. That’s considerably cheaper than the equivalent Volkswagen Golf Estate (that comes with the same engines) but very close to a similar specification of Ford Focus Estate.
SE models start at £20,910 and top out at £24,030 for the 2.0-litre TDI - SE is the minimum spec level for this engine. SE Drive models start at £21,515 for the 1.0-litre TSI, rising to £24,060 for the 1.5-litre TSI 150PS with the DSG transmission, while the more luxurious SE L starts at £23,145 and goes up to £27,460.
As for used examples, there are plenty to choose from as it is a popular car that’s been on sale for many years, both in terms of recently registered cars and older examples. A search through the classified ads brought up plenty of low-mileage newer offerings, such as a a 2.0-litre TDI in SE-L spec with delivery mileage and an automatic gearbox for just £21,000
At the other end of the scale, we found a 2014 1.6-litre TDI SE with under 60,000 miles for £7500, and a 2.0-litre TDI in high-spec SE-L trim with an automatic gearbox for a fraction over £8000.
The basic 1.0-litre petrol has a claimed combined fuel consumption figure of up to 50.4mpg which is hardly thirsty, while the 1.5-litre petrol is slightly better again, with a claimed figure of up to 51.4mpg. As usual, the diesels offer the most impressive figures, with up to 54.3mpg for the 2.0-litre TDI and up to 56.5mpg for the most economical 1.6-litre TDI.
It’s a similar story on the insurance front too, as long as you’re sensible about your engine choice. 1.0-litre petrol models in SE trim manage to qualify for group 14, while the 1.6-litre diesel is in group 15.
The desirable 2.0-litre TDI is still only group 21, which is quite modest for a car with that level of performance. It’s also the case that the trim level has little effect on the insurance grouping either, so you don’t need to be too concerned if you want a top-spec model.
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Driving Skoda Octavia Estate (2013 – 2020)
- Engines range from 1.0 TSI 115 to 2.0 TSI 190 Scout 4x4 DSG
- Readers report Real MPG to be between 34–75 mpg
As many Octavia Estates are pressed into mega-mile motorway work, that added comfort and refinement will be very welcome indeed.
Twisty backroads aren't really Octavia's thing. While the steering is reasonably well weighted and there's good body control in bends, it always feels as though the car is much happier to be travelling at a more stately pace.
It's telling that Octavia misses out on the XDS system, that you'll find on Golf and Leon (this allows the wheels to turn at different speeds and can slightly brake an inside wheel in a corner while sending more power to the outside wheel), but we so expect it to put in an appearance on the VRS.
The 1.0-litre petrol might not seem big enough to cope with a car of this size, but as long as you don’t fill it to the maximum weight every day you’ll find it more than adequate.
The 1.5-litre is a more balanced offering and offers a considerable extra slug of performance. It’s not the most refined engine however.
The 1.6-litre diesel is the slowest Octavia model you can buy, but it makes up for it by being impressively economical. It too is not especially refined, but it’s an ideal choice if you are particularly conscious of keeping costs as low as possible.
Of all the engine options it is the 2.0-litre diesel that is the best all-rounder, and although it won’t be the cheapest to buy, it will pay you back in time thanks to the impressive fuel consumption. It’s virtually as quick as the 1.5-litre petrol and is happy to eat up the miles in comfort.
The Skoda Octavia was tested by EuroNCAP in 2013, and recorded an impressive five star rating. Its most impressive score was 93 per cent for adult protection, alongside a score of 86 per cent for child protection.
A little less impressive are the scores for pedestrian mitigation at 66 per cent, with an identical score recorded for safety assist at 66 per cent.
Early Octavia models offer a modest degree of active safety systems - city emergency braking and fatigue detection were available as an option - but the availability of optional systems and standard-fit equipment was increased over time.
2017 models were fitted with an automatic post-collision braking system and the XDS differential lock that provides extra traction when accelerating. Higher-specification models were also fitted with lane assist as standard.
The Octavia Estate is a very capable towing car, although like most of its rivals you do need to choose the right engine and gearbox combination to get the best performance. The basic 1.0-litre TSI can manage 1500kg braked and 630 unbraked, while the 1.6-litre TDI bumps this up to 1800kg braked and 680 unbraked. Top of the tree is actually the 2.0 TSI 190PS 4x4 at 1900kg braked and 740kg unbraked.
|1.0 TSI 115||59–63 mpg||9.9–10.2 s||105–114 g/km|
|1.0 TSI 115 DSG||58–61 mpg||10.0–10.3 s||107–114 g/km|
|1.2 TSI 105||55 mpg||10.5 s||117 g/km|
|1.2 TSI 105 DSG||57 mpg||10.6 s||115 g/km|
|1.2 TSI 110||58 mpg||9.8 s||114 g/km|
|1.2 TSI 110 DSG||58 mpg||10.0 s||113 g/km|
|1.4 TSI 140||53 mpg||8.5 s||121 g/km|
|1.4 TSI 140 DSG||57 mpg||8.6 s||116 g/km|
|1.4 TSI 150||53–55 mpg||8.2–8.5 s||119–124 g/km|
|1.4 TSI 150 DSG||57 mpg||8.3 s||114–117 g/km|
|1.5 TSI 150||52–57 mpg||8.3–8.4 s||115–124 g/km|
|1.5 TSI 150 DSG||54–58 mpg||8.4 s||114–119 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 105||74 mpg||11.0 s||99 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 105 4x4||60 mpg||11.7 s||119 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 105 DSG||71 mpg||11.1 s||104 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 110||72–74 mpg||10.8 s||99 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 110 4x4||64 mpg||11.1 s||118 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 110 DSG||72–74 mpg||10.9 s||99 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 110 Greenline||74–88 mpg||10.7 s||85–99 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 115||67–72 mpg||10.2–10.4 s||106–111 g/km|
|1.6 TDI 115 DSG||69–71 mpg||10.3–10.5 s||103–107 g/km|
|1.8 TSI||48 mpg||7.1 s||141 g/km|
|1.8 TSI DSG||50 mpg||7.2 s||132 g/km|
|2.0 TDI 150||64–71 mpg||8.5–9.1 s||106–117 g/km|
|2.0 TDI 150 4x4||58–61 mpg||8.4–8.7 s||120–126 g/km|
|2.0 TDI 150 4x4 DSG||59 mpg||8.6 s||119–120 g/km|
|2.0 TDI 150 DSG||59–64 mpg||8.3–8.7 s||115–120 g/km|
|2.0 TDI 150 Scout 4x4||57–59 mpg||9.1 s||129–130 g/km|
|2.0 TDI 150 Scout 4x4 DSG||55 mpg||7.8 s||135 g/km|
|2.0 TDI 184 Scout 4x4 DSG||55–57 mpg||7.8 s||133–134 g/km|
|2.0 TSI 190 4x4 DSG||46–57 mpg||8.4 s||139 g/km|
|2.0 TSI 190 Scout 4x4 DSG||57 mpg||8.4 s||139 g/km|
Skoda Octavia Estate (2013 – 2020) Models and Specs
From 2017 Octavia Estate models had as standard: alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment systems, SmartLink+, LED rear lights, air conditioning, XDS electronic differential lock and automatic post-collision braking system.
SE models add cruise control, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, Driving mode selection, acoustic rear parking sensors, driver fatigue sensor, dual-zone air conditioning, front fog lights and chrome finished door handles.
SE Technology models add adaptive cruise control, Amundsen 8” touchscreen navigation system, Wi-fi hotspot, and front and rear parking sensors.
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 add 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.
|Kerb Weight||1150–1484 kg|
|Boot Space||610–1740 L|
|Warranty||3 years / 120000 miles|
|Standard||Tyre-repair kit / None|
|Alternative||Space-saving spare wheel|
|Road Tax Bands||A–F|
|Official MPG||46.3–88.3 mpg|
|Euro NCAP Safety Ratings|
On sale until February 2021
On sale until November 2018
On sale until September 2018
On sale until April 2017
|1.0 TSI 115ps S 5dr||£18,310||62.8 mpg||-|
|1.0 TSI 115ps S DSG 5dr||£19,560||61.4 mpg||-|
|1.0 TSI 115ps SE 5dr||£19,660||62.8 mpg||-|
|1.0 TSI 115ps SE DSG 5dr||£20,910||61.4 mpg||-|
|1.4 TSI 150ps SE Sport 5dr||£21,640||55.4 mpg||-|
|1.4 TSI 150ps SE Sport DSG 5dr||£22,890||56.5 mpg||-|
|1.6 TDI CR 110ps SE Sport 5dr||£22,525||74.3 mpg||-|
|1.6 TDI CR 110ps SE Technology 5dr||£21,575||74.3 mpg||-|
|1.6 TDI CR 110ps SE Technology DSG 5dr||£22,825||74.3 mpg||-|
|1.6TDI CR 110ps SE Sport DSG 5dr||£23,775||74.3 mpg||-|
|2.0 TDI CR 150ps SE Technology 5dr||£22,460||70.6 mpg||-|
On sale until May 2016
|1.2 TSI 110ps S 5dr||£17,735||57.7 mpg||9.8 s|
|1.2 TSI 110ps S DSG 5dr||£18,985||57.7 mpg||10.0 s|
|1.2 TSI 110ps SE 5dr||£19,085||57.7 mpg||9.8 s|
|1.2 TSI 110ps SE DSG 5dr||£20,335||57.7 mpg||10.0 s|
On sale until April 2016
|1.6 TDI CR 110 SE L 4X4 5dr||£24,295||64.2 mpg||11.1 s|
|1.6 TDI CR 110ps SE 4X4 5dr||£22,595||64.2 mpg||11.1 s|
|1.8 TSI 180ps Laurin+Klement 5dr||£28,080||47.9 mpg||7.1 s|
|1.8 TSI 180ps Laurin+Klement DSG 5dr||£29,200||50.4 mpg||7.2 s|
|2.0 TDI CR 150ps SE DSG 5dr||£23,280||64.2 mpg||8.3 s|
On sale until October 2015
|Greenline 1.6 TDI CR 110 DPF 5dr||£21,425||88.3 mpg||10.7 s|
On sale until July 2015
- Skoda Octavia Estate won Best Estate Car in the 2014 UK Car of the Year awards. The new awards are judged by a panel of more than 25 highly experienced British-based motoring journalists. They include magazine and website editors, trade and consumer writers, motoring TV presenters, national newspaper columnists and freelance contributors.
- Big load deck, but rear seatbacks do not fold completely flat.
What to watch out for
29-3-2014: Though listed in the catalogue, Adaptive Cruise Control has become unavailable in Skoda Octavia and Octavia estate.
10-5-2015: Clutch and flywheel failure reported on Octavia 1.4 TSI estate at 7,020 miles. Customer blamed and charged £1,250 for replacement.
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."
8-6-2016: Faulty door lock sensor reported as lighting up and pinging occasionally when the car is in motion. Skoda dealer cannot find the reason for 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.
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).
30-8-2018: Report of a/c of 2015 Skoda Octavia 1.4TSI 140 SEL estate intermittently failing. We thought it might be the electromechanical a/c compressor clutch.
9-4-2019: Report of April 2018 Skoda Octavia 1.5TSI 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.
5-7-2019: Report from owner of Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI estate that bucks and judders in the lower gears.
- March 2013: Octavia Estate announced
- February 2014: Skoda Octavia Scout revealed
- June 2014: Skoda Octavia TdF launched
- 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
- March 2019: Octavia SportLine launched
Octavia Estate announced
Entry-level 1.2-litre model starts at £16,790, rising to £24,040 for the top 2.0-litre diesel model. O n sale in UK from June 2013.
Four engines have been lined up to power the Octavia estate , with two petrols and two dieselsPower outputs range from 105PS (1.2 TSI, 1.6 TDI CR) to 150PS for the 2.0 TDI 150PS model. Skoda claims that these engines are up to 17% more economical than those in the old car and promises that a Greenline version will appear later in 2013, boasting emissions of just 87 g/km.
The Octavia estate has also grown a little over its predecessor. At 4.66 metres long, it's 90 mm longer than the old one and at 1.81 metres (excluding side mirrors); it is also 45 mm wider. With the front passenger seat folded down the car will carry objects up to 2.92 metres in length.
|1.2 TSI 105PS||117||£16,790.00||15%||£16,735.00|
|1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF||99||£18,840.00||14%||£18,785.00|
|1.2 TSI 105PS||117||£17,990.00||15%||£17,935.00|
|1.4 TSI 140PS||121||£19,190.00||16%||£19,135.00|
|1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF||99||£20,040.00||14%||£19,985.00|
|1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF DSG||104||£21,290.00||15%||£21,235.00|
|2.0TDI CR 150PS DPF||110||£20,940.00||17%||£20,885.00|
|2.0TDI CR 150PS DPF DSG||119||£22,190.00||18%||£22,135.00|
|1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF||99||£21,890.00||14%||£21,835.00|
|1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF DSG||104||£23,140.00||15%||£23,085.00|
|2.0TDI CR 150PS DPF||110||£22,790.00||16%||£22,735.00|
|2.0TDI CR 150PS DPF DSG||119||£24,040.00||18%||£23,985.00|
The usual range of ‘Simply Clever’ features is present, like a reversible boot floor, door-pocket bin and built-in ice scraper behind the fuel filler flap. There are a few new touches, too, like a remote fold function for the rear headrests and a built in coat rack.
As with the hatchback, there’s a host of technologies to improve safety, including City Emergency Braking and fatigue detection. For those who demand extra stability and reassurance in slippery conditions, there’s to be a 4x4 version.
Skoda Octavia Scout revealed
The robust all-rounder sports a distinctive off-road look, innovative all-wheel drive, the best driving performance - even on rough roads - and high versatility on and off the road.
The Octavia Scout is based on the Octavia Estate and is characterised by a powerful, Scout-specific appearance. Both the front and rear feature powerful, black bumpers with silver-coloured off-road attachments. The front features a wide air intake and sharply-embossed fog lights. The door sills and wheel arches are also in black panelling, in addition to the black protective side mouldings.
The ground clearance has increased by 33mm compared to the standard Octavia. 17-inch alloy wheels are fitted as series standard. In the interior there is a 3-spoke multi-function leather steering wheel and attractive features, designed especially for the Scout.
State-of-the-art all-wheel drive technology, based on the Haldex-5 coupling, and new technological features make the new model the best Octavia Scout ever. The traction has increased by 25% to up to two tonnes. In addition, the start-up performance and climbing power of the all-rounder has significantly improved. Thanks to the larger approach/departure angles, the Czech car masters even steeper, more challenging terrain. It comes with a choice of two diesel engines and one petrol. The powertrains are 20 per cent more economical, compared to the vehicle’s predecessor.
Skoda Octavia TdF launched
Designed with the keen cyclist in mind, it comes with ‘le Tour de France’ badging, waterproof seat covers and bike wheel bags – all of which feature the Tour de France logo. In addition, customers will receive a centenary edition of the Rouleur Tour de France book and a competition entry to win a VIP Tour de France experience.
Only 198 examples are available to customers (a mix of either Red, White or Blue – the national colours of both the UK and France). That’s the exact number of cyclists entered into this year's race. Priced at £24,290, the Octavia TdF is based on the Estate SE 2.0-litre TDI 150PS 4x4 model. It has an Amundsen satellite navigation system with DAB digital radio, Keyless Entry and Start System, floor mats, roof bars and a roof-mounted bike carrier.
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 interior also features new 'Simply Clever' features, including a heated steering wheel (standard on Laurin & Klement, optional on other models), ambient lighting with 10 colour choices (standard on Laurin & Klement and vRS, optional on other models) and a customisable key that allows multiple users to save their own vehicle settings.
In addition, the new Octavia also offers ŠKODA Connect, which is comprised of two categories: Infotainment Online services that provide additional information such as weather reports and parking space availability, along with real-time navigation details. Care Connect provides remote access as well as assistance. A year’s subscription to Infotainment online is included as standard on SE Technology, SE L and Laurin & Klement models and available as an option on models equipped with Amundsen and Columbus infotainment systems.
The 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.
|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.
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.