The elegant new ŠKODA Octavia combines unrivalled build quality, practicality and an inexpensive price tag to be one of the best hatchbacks on the market. Both petrol and diesel models are kitted out with a Direct Shift Gearbox, which promises smooth gear shifts, impressive acceleration and unbeatable fuel economy. Whichever of the six trim lines you choose, the ŠKODA Octavia will deliver a punchy performance and a very enjoyable ride.
The ŠKODA Octavia is a smart, no-nonsense car. The vertical strakes inside the LED headlights match those of the grille, creating a uniform, harmonious image. The interior is similarly chic and clean with exceptional build quality. Every model – the S, SE and Elegance – gets a great level of equipment as standard including DAB radio, Bluetooth® connectivity and a touchscreen system.
There are seven types of engines available for the ŠKODA Octavia, five of which are petrol and two diesels. Outputs are from 79bhp to the most powerful at 197bhp.
The entry-level petrol engine for the Octavia is the 1.2-litre TSI that can return a combined (urban and non-urban) figure of 49.6mpg. The 1.4-litre TSI 120bhp delivers more power through turbo charging and direct fuel injection. This makes for an extremely fuel efficient and clean powerplant able to achieve 47.9mpg combined. In addition, CO2 emissions are only 147g/km. When fitted within the Octavia vRS range the 2.0-litre T FSI 197bhp oozes power. In fact, ŠKODA claims it is the most powerful engine the motor manufacturer has ever produced.
The entry level Octavia diesel engine is the 1.6-litre TDI CR. A five-speed gearbox is standard, but also available is a DSG gearbox that comes as a six or seven-speed.
For real power, there is the turbo charged 2.0-litre TDI CR. The vehicle can go from 0-60mph in just 9.5 seconds. Technological features such as the automatic start/stop system and power recuperation help reinforce this line's green credentials.
With the ŠKODA Octavia, safety comes as standard. It has received the full five-star rating from the Euro NCAP crash test. All Octavias have seven airbags as standard and rear side airbags come as an optional extra. Electronic Stability Control and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution are also installed to keep your drive as steady as possible. An alarm and immobiliser are fitted to every model, so security is assured with the Octavia.
The ŠKODA Octavia is renowned as a car that provides easy driving and that is economical to run. Book your ŠKODA Octavia test drive today with Lookers ŠKODA in Eccles, Guildford, Harrogate, Manchester, Newcastle, Stockport or West London.