Skoda confirms prices for new Octavia

The new Skoda Octavia goes on sale in the UK from 16 March, with prices starting at £15,990. There will be three trim levels and four engine options - ranging between 105PS and 150PS, with the cleanest model averaging a claimed 74.3mpg with CO2 of 99g/km. The upcoming Greenline will improve that to 89g/km and 83mpg.

Starting with the petrol options, both are turbocharged TSIs, with the 1.2 TSI with 105PS averaging an official 57.7mpg and 114g/km. The 1.4 TSI 140PS is usefully more powerful (and has more torque with 250Nm), but there's little pay-off at the pumps, with 53.3mpg and 121g/km. Both are available with an optional seven-speed DSG gearbox, as well as the standard six-speed manuals.

The diesels are both TDI direct injection units. The entry-level 1.6 TDI 105PS is fitted with start-stop and a five-speed manual transmission with official fuel consumption of 74.3mpg and CO2 of 99g/km. It develops the same 250Nm as the 1.4 TSI petrol, but lower down the rev range at 1500-2750rpm. The 2.0 TDI delivers 68.2mpg and 106g/km (119g/km for DSG models).

These engines, combined with a lower (by 102kg) kerb weight, means the new Octavia is quicker, cleaner and more economical across the range than the outgoing model.

Big advances in safety performance are being claimed by Skoda - and the standard equipment tally is comprehensive. It's topped by the Multi-Collision Brake system, which automatically slows the vehicle after a detected collision – even if the driver is not on the brakes. Also making its debut in a Skoda is the Front Assistant - an radar-guided automatic braking system in the event of an accident ahead. Driver fatigue, seatbelt pre-tightening and lane assistance systems are already available.

Finally, up to nine airbags (seven as standard on all models) and three-point safety belts are fitted. Knee and rear side airbags are available for the first time in an Octavia.

Equipment includes Adaptive Cruise Assistant, Automatic Parking Assistant and Driving Mode Selection. As well as this, an electric panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof and KESSY (Keyless-Entry-Start-and-Exit-System), the automatic door-and-ignition-lock system, are options.

Model CO2 S SE Elegance
Stop/start and Energy Recovery is fitted as standard across the range
1.2 TSI 105PS 114 £15,990 £17,190 -
1.2 TSI 105PS DSG*
Available from May 2013
119 £17,240 £18,440 -
1.4 TSI 140PS 121 - £18,390 £20,240
1.4 TSI 140PS DSG* 124 - £19,640 £21,490
1.6 TDI CR 105PS 99 £18,040 £19,240 £21,090
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DSG* 102 £19,290 £20,490 £22,340
2.0 TDI CR 150PS 106 - £20,140 £21,990
2.0 TDI CR 150PS DSG 119 - £21,390 £23,240

 Octavia Standard Equipment by Trim Level
(Additional equipment over current Octavia marked in bold)

New Octavia S
16” ‘Minoris' alloy wheels Head & curtain airbags
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 Illuminated luggage compartment
Bluetooth Interior light with door pillar switches
Body coloured bumpers and side mouldings Internally adjustable headlight beam level
DAB Lashing eyelets in the luggage compartment
Daytime running lights Leather steering wheel (4 spoke)
Driver and passenger front and side airbags Manual air conditioning
Driver knee airbag MDI (with USB)
Electric front windows Outdoor temperature gauge
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors Passenger airbag de-activation switch
Electro-mechanical power steering Passenger vanity mirror
Electronic engine immobiliser Remote central locking
Energy recovery Split and folding rear seats
ESC incl ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR Stop/start
Folding rear seats Tinted glass
Fuel supply cut off switch Touchscreen “Bolero” (with 6CD autochanger and proximity sensor)
Gear change recommendation Two ISOFIX child seat fittings in rear
Halogen projector headlights with DE-module Tyre repair kit (no spare wheel)


New Octavia SE
16” ‘Ilias’ alloys with anti-theft wheel bolts ESC incl ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR
Acoustic rear parking sensors Front fog lights
Bluetooth Curtain airbags
Body-coloured door mirrors and handles Height adjustable driver and passenger seats with lumbar support
Chrome finished inner door handles Hill hold
DAB Illuminated glove box
Driver alert system (fatigue detection) Maxi-dot trip computer
Driver knee airbag MDI (with USB)
Driver’s vanity mirror Pockets on rear of front seats
Driving mode selection (eco/comfort/sport/custom) Rear electric window (with child safety switch)
Dual-zone air conditioning with humidity sensor Stop/start
Energy recovery TPM+


New Octavia Elegance
17” ‘Teron’ alloys with anti-theft wheel bolts Floor mats
Alcantara and leather trim Front armrest with Jumbo box (storage compartment)
Amundsen satellite navigation (with proximity sensor) Front assistant*
Auto dimming rear view mirror Curtain airbags
Bluetooth High beam assist
Colour Maxi-dot display Hill hold
Cruise control Light assistant with rain sensor
DAB MDI (with USB)
Driver alert system (fatigue detection) MFSW radio and telephone
Driver knee airbag Net in luggage compartment
Driving mode selection (eco/comfort/sport/custom) Rear seat splits and folding with armrest and storage box
Electrically adjustable, heated and foldable mirrors with boarding spots Stop/start
Energy recovery Telescopic front headlight washers



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