Bringing style, practicality and performance together in one neat, dynamic package, the new SKODA Octavia is a model that offers that little bit extra. Available as a hatchback or estate, it’s a truly versatile solution for families, urbanites, and those who are simply looking for a great all-rounder.
Unmistakably a part of the SKODA family, the new Octavia boasts compelling styling that will have you eager to get behind the wheel. Familiar elements such as the wide, shapely front grille and sleek silhouette leave you in no doubt of its heritage, while geometric headlamps and C-shaped tail lights give it a contemporary flair.
The wide stance makes for a commanding presence on the road, while clean contours exude a sense of motion, even while the Octavia is stationary. With a bold selection of paint colours to choose from too, as well as eye-catching alloy wheel designs, you can be sure of standing out on every journey.
The SKODA Octavia’s interior is equally impressive, having been designed to offer the utmost in comfort and space for everyone aboard. Both the hatch and estate offer generous legroom, meaning tall passengers can stretch out and enjoy a relaxing ride. Their luggage compartments, meanwhile, provide 590 and 610 litres respectively, ensuring you have plenty of room to stow suitcases, golf clubs or a push chair depending on your needs.
A premium feel is apparent throughout the cabin thanks to highlights such as the leather multi-function steering wheel and optional heated front seats, which take the edge off wintery mornings. And with an eight-speaker stereo delivering all your favourite music in crystal clarity, every drive is set to be a pleasure.
Modern drivers expect the support of the latest technology to keep them informed, entertained and connected out on the road. The Octavia has made such needs a priority, giving you access to audio, communication and more via a Bolero radio with eight-inch touchscreen display. This connects to your smartphone via SmartLink+, enabling you to use compatible apps during your journey, and with voice control on SE trim and above, there’s no need to take your hands off the wheel to operate the system.
Driver assistance is another key aspect of modern vehicle technology, and has not been overlooked. Parking sensors offer assistance when you’re negotiating smaller spaces, and cruise control makes tiring motorway journeys that little bit easier. Opt for SE trim or above and you’ll benefit from driver personalisation, including three keys which configure and save your preferred settings, popping them into place when you unlock the vehicle.
Whether you choose the SKODA Octavia hatch or estate, you’ll enjoy a dynamic, smooth driving experience that’ll leave you smiling. The engine range comprises two petrol units with varying outputs, as well as 1.6-litre and 2.0-litre diesel options. Each offers an impressive blend of power and economy, with the 1.5-litre 150PS petrol producing keen acceleration that whisks you from 0-62mph in only 8.3 seconds.
For those covering more miles, the 2.0-litre diesel is a smart choice, returning up to 56.5mpg (WLTP) and reducing CO2 emissions to 111g/km. With start/stop technology as standard across the range too, you can ensure your fuel goes further even when you’re driving in heavy traffic.
Experience the new ŠKODA Octavia from behind the wheel by getting in touch with a member of the team at Des Winks today to arrange a test drive.