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Home » Green Car News » Green Skoda Cars

New 83mpg Skoda Octavia

16 January 2013

"New 2013 Skoda Octavia"

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The new Skoda Octavia sets new standards in the compact segment. With unrivalled interior space, innovative safety and comfort systems, low fuel consumption, and a wide range of ‘Simply Clever‘ solutions, the third-generation Octavia sets  the benchmark in every key area.



The new Skoda Octavia will be available in the UK with four advanced engine options: two petrol and two diesel. Power outputs range from 105PS (1.2 TSI, 1.6 TDI CR) to 150PS for the 2.0 TDI 150PS model.

On sale in the UK from 16 March 2013, prices for Octavia start from just £15,990 with models separated into Skoda’s familiar three trim levels of S, SE and Elegance. Diesel versions start from only £18,040.

The new Skoda Octavia, with its wide range of standard equipment, is great value, both when compared to the previous generation and when comparing the value of additional standard equipment at each trim level step.

  • Buyers opting for the entry level S model get an additional £3,500 of value over the equivalent predecessor car.
  • The mid-range SE is fitted with extra equipment worth £2,220, yet it costs a mere £1,200 more than the S model. It represents an enhanced value offering of £3,890 over the outgoing model.
  • The flagship Elegance model adds £1,850 in price over the same engine in SE trim, but comes with additional features worth £3,575. Compared to its predecessor, it has an additional value offering of £5,300.

Price and Engine Availability

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

Engines and Transmissions: Efficient and powerful

Engineers achieved significant improvements in the Skoda Octavia’s consumption and emission figures thanks to the introduction of new technologies, improved aerodynamics and reduced vehicle weight. All engines are equipped with Start/stop and Energy Recovery as standard.

Despite its increased size and larger amount of technology on board, Skoda engineers have still succeeded in making the car up to 102kg lighter than the current model. This was achieved thanks to advanced lightweight engineering, a progressive body design, utilisation of high- and ultra-tensile steel and a careful selection of materials.

The petrol engines in the new Skoda Octavia are both turbocharged and direct-injection TSI units with four cylinders. The entry-level petrol engine is the 1.2 TSI. It develops 105PS, has combined-cycle fuel consumption of 57.7mpg and CO2 emissions of 114 g/km. The TSI engine provides a maximum torque of 175 Nm at between 1,400 and 4,000 rpm. As an alternative to the manual six-speed, the engine can be ordered with an automatic DSG seven-speed transmission.

The 1.4 TSI 140PS is also available with a manual six-speed or an automatic DSG seven-speed transmission. Fuel consumption of the 1.4 TSI is 53.3mpg and CO2 emissions are 121g/km for the manual version (124g/km when equipped with the DSG gearbox). The engine achieves maximum torque of 250 Nm at 1,500 to 3,500 rpm.

Both diesel units available in the new Octavia are turbocharged TDI direct injection engines. Fuel consumption of the 1.6 TDI 105PS with standard start/stop and manual five-speed transmission is 74.3mpg with CO2 emissions of 99 g/km. The engine delivers a maximum torque of 250 Nm at between 1,500 and 2,750 rpm. In addition to the manual gearbox, this engine can also be ordered with the automatic DSG seven-speed transmission.

The most powerful diesel engine for the new Octavia is the 2.0 TDI 150 PS. This high-performance engine achieves excellent environmental values with fuel consumption of only 68.2mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 106g/km (119g/km for DSG-equipped models).

The engine impresses with its outstanding smooth running characteristics and makes its maximum torque of 320 Nm available at as low as between 1,750 and 3,000rpm.

An even more economical GreenLine version will follow later this year. Powered by an optimised 1.6 TDI CR 110PS engine, the GreenLine version achieves CO2 emissions of only 89 g/km and returns 83mpg on the combined cycle, making it the cleanest and most fuel-efficient Octavia ever. In addition, a sporty Octavia vRS engine is under development, and will join the range at a later date.


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