New Skoda Octavia

New Skoda Octavia

Description

New Skoda Octavia

Offering plenty of space and equipment, the Octavia is a practical, comfortable hatchback with a great fuel economy.

Appearance

The Octavia is Skoda's most popular model, and it impresses with its understated beauty and updated bodywork. 'Elegant simplicity' comes to mind whilst admiring the new look of the beloved car, though its toned-down design doesn't lack eye-catching details. The large grille features 21 high-gloss slats that add more visual impact to the front and complement the patterns included in the new headlights. Inside the car, the dashboard and controls are designed with the same efficiency found across the exterior, creating a more classy atmosphere that is reinforced by the excellent quality of the finishes and trims.

Performance

There's a good selection of engines available, with more frugal or more powerful options, to suit any requirement. The 1.2-litre petrol has 103bhp and is more suitable for shorter journeys or everyday driving around town. With a top speed of 154mph, the 2.0-litre will perform beautifully on the motorway and will suit drivers who take more frequent or longer journeys, as it returns 70.6mpg. The 100kg weight loss from the previous model is evident whilst driving the new Octavia, for a more agile car that feels good to drive, especially as it also features accurate steering, great grip and good handling. Even the entry-level Octavia is equipped with a vast range of standard features – this is a car that offers very good value for money. Leather-trimmed steering wheel, trip computer, Bluetooth and air-conditioning are included in all models, which is impressive for the class. The higher-spec trims bring enough luxury to the Octavia to create an upmarket atmosphere, with brown leather and suede-like Alcantara seats and 18-inch alloy wheels, amongst others. Of course, extras can be tagged on top of any model's configurations - ideal for drivers who prefer having more customisation options.

Safety & Economy

Fuel economy and emissions are very good, with the 1.6-litre diesel capable of 74.3mpg and emitting just 99g/km of CO2, letting drivers scratch road tax from their list of car expenses. Octavia has received five stars in Euro NCAP crash tests and all models come with seven airbags and electric stability control, though there are less extra options compared to what some competitors provide.

Conclusion

Perfect for Small Families & Professionals Few cars can combine practicality with space and value, but the new Skoda Octavia manages the task with ease. Designed with comfort and function in mind, the car will suit small families and professionals alike.

Average saving on this car
£6,213

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