ALL-NEW ŠKODA Octavia
Improving an icon is an ambitious task, but at ŠKODA we never stand still. The ŠKODA Octavia Hatch retains its powerful yet elegant build with a new design and enhanced features to create a car that truly means business.
The new Octavia SE Technology models are available to order now, and build on the strengths of their predecessors, which were acclaimed across the fleet market for their practicality, high equipment levels and remarkable value for money.
SE Technology models offer two advanced engine options with power outputs ranging from 115PS to 150PS. The petrol option is a 1.5 TSI 150PS while the diesel offering is a 2.0 TDI unit that develops 115PS. Both drive through a six-speed manual gearbox.
In terms of standard equipment, Octavia SE Technology models feature 16-inch Twister AERO alloy wheels, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, two-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel, voice control and front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist. To provide business drivers with the best possible connectivity on the road, all SE Technology models are equipped with ŠKODA’s range-topping Columbus infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen display and digital Virtual Cockpit. For the first time, this new system can display the navigation maps in a different level of zoom on either screen. This new function can be adjusted via an innovative touch slider located below the display on the centre console, which can also be used to control the volume.
The Octavia SE Technology is always online thanks to a built-in eSIM, enabling access to the latest ŠKODA Connect mobile online services. These include eCall, a comprehensive remote vehicle access and infotainment apps backed by online data, which is mandatory in the EU. The car features five USB-C ports; two in the front centre console for charging or connecting media devices and USB sticks, and a further three, one of which can optionally be housed in the overhead console above the rear-view mirror. Wireless Smartlink for Apple CarPlay is also fitted as standard (Android version available at a later date).
Despite this remarkably high specification prices for the SE Technology start from a P11D of £22,410, BiK from 28% for the 1.5 TSI 150PS hatch model. A full range of options are also available, allowing drivers to tailor their car to meet their exact needs. Options include Full LED Matrix headlights, an electrically operated boot, integrated tow bar and larger 17-inch alloy wheels.
The fourth-generation Octavia is longer and wider than its predecessor, has an even larger boot and showcases the latest evolution of ŠKODA’s design language. The new interior combines class-leading practicality with outstanding functionality and high-quality materials. The estate’s boot capacity, which is the largest in the segment, has increased by another 30 litres to 640 litres. The hatch can now hold 600 litres – 10 litres more than before.