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Octavia Estate revealed

Skoda has announced prices and specifications for the new Octavia Estate, which is being shown at the Geneva Motor Show. The entry-level 1.2-litre model will start at £16,790 when it goes on sale in the UK in June, rising to £24,040 for the top 2.0-litre diesel model.

It will be a 13-model range and will continue with Skoda's familiar and easy-to-understand S, SE and Elegance trim lines. The premium over the hatchback will be £800.

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. The boot has grown by 20 litres and is now 610 litres with the seats up and 1,740 litres with the rear seats down. With the front passenger seat folded down the car will carry objects up to 2.92 metres in length.

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Price and engine availability

Trim CO2
(g/km)
Recommended
OTR price
BIK
(2013/14)
P11D
value
S        
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
SE        
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
Elegance        
1.4TSI 140PS 121 £21,040.00 16% £20,985.00
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

New Octavia Estate standard equipment by trim level

New Octavia Estate S
16” ‘Minoris” alloy wheels Two ISOFIX child seat fittings in rear
8 loudspeakers Height adjustable driver seat
Aero windscreen wipers with intermittent function Height adjustable front and rear head restraints
Air recirculation with pollen filter Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
Alarm Hill hold
Automatic Post Collision Braking System Illuminated luggage compartment
Bluetooth Interior light with door pillar switches
Black roof rails Internally adjustable headlight beam level
Curtain airbags Lashing eyelets in the luggage compartment
DAB Leather steering wheel (4 spoke)
Daytime running lights Climate control air conditioning
Driver and passenger front and side airbags MDI (with USB)
Driver knee airbag Outdoor temperature gauge
Electric front windows Passenger airbag de-activation switch
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors Passenger vanity mirror
Electro-mechanical power steering Remote central locking
Electronic engine immobiliser Split and folding rear seats
Energy recovery Stop/start
ESC incl ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR Tinted glass
Tyre repair kit (no spare wheel) Touchscreen “Bolero” (with proximity sensor)
Fuel supply cut off switch  
Gear change recommendation  
Halogen projector headlights with DE-module  

Additional value of £3,500 over outgoing Octavia Estate S

New Octavia Estate SE (equipment above S)
16” ‘Ilias’ alloys w anti-theft wheel bolts Front fog lights
Acoustic rear parking sensors Height adjustable driver and passenger seats with lumbar support
Body-coloured door mirrors and handles Maxi-dot trip computer
Chrome finished inner door handles Rear electric window (with child safety switch)
Driver Fatigue Sensor Remote rear seat fold down
Driving mode selection (eco/comfort/sport/custom) TPM+
Dual-zone air conditioning with humidity sensor Front fog lights

Additional value of £3,890 over outgoing Octavia Estate SE

New Octavia Estate Elegance (equipment above SE)
17” ‘Teron’ alloys with anti-theft wheel bolts Front armrest with Jumbo box (storage compartment)
Alcantara and leather trim Front assistant (emergency city breaking)
Amundsen satellite navigation
(with proximity sensor)
Intelligent Light Assistant (includes high beam assistant, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror)
Auto dimming rear view mirror MFSW radio and telephone
Colour Maxi-dot display Telescopic front headlight washers
Cruise control Intelligent Light Assistant (includes high beam assistant, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror)
Floor mats Rear armrest with load through access to boot
Variable boot floor     

Additional value of £5,300 over outgoing Octavia Estate Elegance

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, which will be present at the Geneva Motor Show.

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