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
- 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
Energy Recovery is fitted as standard across the range
|1.2 TSI 105PS
|1.2 TSI 105PS DSG*
Available from May 2013
|1.4 TSI 140PS
|1.4 TSI 140PS DSG*
|1.6 TDI CR 105PS
|1.6 TDI CR 105PS
|2.0 TDI CR 150PS
|2.0 TDI CR 150PS
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
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
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