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UK PRICING AND SPECIFICATIONS ANNOUNCED FOR ALL-NEW ŠKODA OCTAVIA

ByDave Stopher

May 1, 2020
  • Fourth-generation Octavia launches with two feature-laden First Edition models
  • SE Tech trim created to appeal to business users
  • Striking new design, plus a raft of new safety and assistance systems
  • Hatch and estate versions available
  • Three engine options from launch
  • SE First Edition trim starts from £22,390 OTR
  • Additional derivatives and powertrains join later this year, including entry level S trim

Milton Keynes, 4 May 2020: The Octavia has been at the heart of the ŠKODA brand for more than six decades and has established itself as a key pillar of the brand’s ongoing success in the UK. 2020 marks the arrival of an all-new fourth-generation model that is set to redefine sector standards for equipment, value and technology.

The all-new Octavia range launches with two body styles, two special First Edition trim levels and three engine options. Prices range from £22,390 OTR for the 1.5 TSI 150PS SE First Edition hatch model to £29,515 OTR for the 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG Estate SE L First Edition.

Additional derivatives and powertrain options will join the range later this year, including an entry level S trim, a 1.0 TSI engine available with a manual transmission, the introduction of mHEV (mild hybrid) DSG on both the 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI, and PHEV (plug-in hybrid) models. A sporty vRS model, available in diesel, petrol and PHEV, will also be added to the range. The Octavia vRS iV will be the first ever electrified vRS model.

Bigger, safer, and packed with more technology than ever – the fourth-generation Octavia delivers better value and raises the bar for practicality and space. A best-seller throughout its various production runs, the new version is set to continue the UK’s ongoing love affair with the ŠKODA Octavia.

UK TRIMLINES
The launch range consists of three value-packed trim grades: SE First Edition, SE Technology, and SE L First Edition. To celebrate the launch of the most advanced Octavia ever, all First Edition models incorporate exceptionally high equipment levels with a host of technologies and safety systems.

The all-new model is longer and wider than its predecessor, has an even larger boot and showcases the latest evolution of ŠKODA design language. The new interior combines class-leading practicality with outstanding functionality and high-quality materials. Innovative connectivity features and new assistance systems further highlight the brand’s commitment to delivering the best possible value for money to owners.

Among the many highlights fitted to all models are third-generation MIB infotainment systems, Virtual Cockpit digital display, LED headlights, and Wireless Smartlink for Apple CarPlay. The all-new interior features a host of high quality design features including a new two-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel, shift-by-wire DSG selector, and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist.

Octavia SE First Edition – from £22,390 OTR
While the SE First Edition will initially be the entry-level trim grade in the new Octavia range, it has a specification list that most mid and high range models struggle to match. In terms of safety systems, the SE First Edition comes with Front assist, Lane assist and e-Call system that automatically alerts emergency services in the case of accident. SE First Edition models also feature an infotainment system with 8.25” touchscreen display, eight loudspeakers, and full smartphone connectivity. The cabin features five USB-C ports, including one in the rear-view mirror for connecting to a dashcam. Prices for the Octavia SE First Edition range start from £22,390 OTR for the 1.5 TSI 150PS hatch model.

Octavia SE L First Edition – from £25,150 OTR
Positioned at the top of the new Octavia launch range is the SE L First Edition. As customers have come to expect from ŠKODA, the SE L First Edition showcases a range of the brand’s most advanced features and creature comforts. SE L First Edition models ride on striking 17-inch Rotare AERO alloy wheels, while the exterior is distinguished from other models in the range by chrome window surrounds and a chrome strip in the lower front bumper.

Inside, SE L First Edition models come with microsuede upholstery, heated front seats and LED ambient lighting, along with an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory and lumbar support. ŠKODA’s feature-laden Columbus infotainment system is also standard, and comes with voice control, Remote Access and Infotainment online (1year). In terms of safety and assistance systems, the SE L First Edition comes with Blind spot protection, front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist and Adaptive cruise control with follow to stop. Drive mode selection and keyless entry on all four doors with start/stop are also standard fit on all SE L First Edition models. Prices for SE L First Edition models start from £25,150 OTR for the 1.5 TSI 150PS hatch.

Octavia SE Technology – from £22,640 OTR
Octavia SE Technology models have been specially created to appeal to business users and add 16-inch Twister AERO alloy wheels, range-topping Columbus infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen display, Remote Access, and Infotainment online (1 year). SE Technology buyers also get voice control and front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist. Despite the significant specification boost over the SE First Edition, prices for the SE Technology start at just £22,640 OTR for the 1.5 TSI 150PS hatch model.

ENGINE RANGE
The new Octavia range launches with three engine options with power outputs ranging from 115PS to 150PS. The petrol option is a 1.5 TSI 150PS while the entry-level diesel offering is a 2.0 TDI unit that develops 115PS. Both drive through a six-speed manual gearbox. SE L First Edition customers have the additional option of a 2.0 TDI 150PS engine that comes with a seven-speed DSG gearbox as standard. More engine and transmission options will be added to the new Octavia range as the line-up expands throughout 2020.

The new fourth-generation Octavia will be open for order in June with cars in retailers from July.

PRICES:

SE First Edition

Engine

WLTP CO2 Combined (g/km)

Recommended OTR

BiK 2020/2021

P11D value

Hatch

1.5 TSI 150PS ACT

127

£22,390.00

28%

£22,160.00

2.0 TDI 115PS SCR

113

£23,300.00

29%

£23,030.00

Estate

1.5 TSI 150PS ACT

130

£23,370.00

29%

£23,140.00

2.0 TDI 115PS SCR

118

£24,280.00

30%

£24,010.00

SE L First Edition

Engine

WLTP CO2 Combined (g/km)

Recommended OTR

BiK 2020/2021

P11D value

Hatch

1.5 TSI 150PS ACT

127

£25,150.00

28%

£24,920.00

2.0 TDI 115PS SCR

114

£26,060.00

29%

£25,790.00

2.0 TDI 150PS DSG SCR

120

£28,460.00

31%

£28,190.00

Estate

1.5 TSI 150PS ACT

130

£26,225.00

29%

£25,995.00

2.0 TDI 115PS SCR

118

£27,405.00

30%

£27,135.00

2.0 TDI 150PS DSG SCR

123

£29,515.00

31%

£29,245.00

SE Technology

Engine

WLTP CO2 Combined (g/km)

Recommended OTR

BiK 2020/2021

P11D value

Hatch

1.5 TSI 150PS ACT

127

£22,640.00

28%

£22,410.00

 

2.0 TDI 115PS SCR

113

£23,550.00

TBC

£23,280.00

Estate

1.5 TSI 150PS ACT

130

£23,620.00

29%

£23,390.00

2.0 TDI 115PS SCR

118

£24,530.00

30%

£24,260.00

New Octavia First Edition equipment highlights:

SE First Edition

WHEELS

16″ Velorum alloy wheels

INTERIOR
Cloth upholstery
Two spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with paddles for DSG
Leather gearshift lever
Aluminium decorative inserts
Interior door handles in chrome

EXTERIOR
LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
LED rear lights (low functionality)
LED front fog lights
Chrome grille surround
Black window surrounds
Door mirrors and handles in body colour
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Black roof rails (Estate only)
Rear window wiper (Estate only)
Parcel shelf rolling (Estate only)
Luggage compartment lighting x2 light (Estate only)

SAFETY
Front assist
Lane assist
Tyre pressure monitoring
Curtain airbags and front side airbags
Driver knee airbag
ISOFIX on front passenger seat and outer rear seats

ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATION
Swing radio with 8.25″ touchscreen
Wireless Smartlink for Apple CarPlay
Smartlink (includes Android Auto and Mirrorlink)
DAB Radio
Colour multifunction trip computer
2x USB Type C ports (for charging and data transfer)
2x USB Type C ports in rear of front centre armrest (charging only)
1x USB Typc C port in rear view mirror (charging only)
Bluetooth
8 speakers
Remote Access (1 year)
Virtual Cockpit with 10.25″ display 

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Height adjustable front seats
Lumbar support for front seats
Rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist
Climatronic dual zone air conditioning
Light and rain sensor
Cruise control with speed limiter
Hill start assist
Keyless start/stop

SE Technology (in addition to SE First Edition)

WHEELS
16″ Twister AERO alloy wheels

INTERIOR
Textile floor mats

ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATION
Columbus satellite navigation with 10″ touchscreen display
Remote Access (1 year) and Infotainment online (1 year)
Voice control

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist

SE L First Edition (in addition to SE First Edition)

WHEELS
17″ Rotare AERO alloy wheels

EXTERIOR
Chrome strip in lower front bumper
Chrome window surrounds
Rear privacy glass
Headlight washers
Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors with memory function

INTERIOR
Microsuede upholstery
Electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory and lumbar support
Front heated seats
Silver squares haptik decorative inserts
Chrome air vent surrounds
Fabric padded dash panel
LED interior light pack (ambient lighting)
Textile floor mats

SAFETY
Blind spot detection

ENTERTAINMENT AND COMMUNICATION
Columbus satellite navigation with 10″ touchscreen display
Voice control
Remote Access (1 year) and Infotainment online (1 year)

COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE
Front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist
Adaptive cruise control with follow to stop
Drive mode selection
Keyless entry and start/stop including rear doors

ESTATE only
Chrome roof rails
Variable boot floor