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Brand New 20 Plate ŠKODA Octavia 1.5 TSI SE Drive 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemDriver alert system
Driver fatigue sensorDriver profile selection
Electro-mechanical power steeringOutside temperature gauge
Proximity sensorsService interval indicator
SmartLink with Apple Carplay/Android auto and MirrorLinkStop/start system
Voice control system 

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketBolero radio with 8" touchscreen display
DAB Digital radioMulti device interface

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionBody colour door mirrors and handles
Body coloured bumpers and protective side mouldingsChrome grille surround
Electric front and rear windows with child safety lockHalogen Projector Headlamps
High level third brake lightInternally adjustable headlight beam level
LED daytime running lightsLight assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
Rain and light sensorsRear mudflaps
Rear wiperTinted glass

Interior Features

Air re-circulation and pollen filterChrome inner door handles
Cloth upholsteryDriver + passenger vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic air conditioning with humidity sensor and controlFront armrest with storage box
Front seatback pocketsGear shift indicator
Height adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar supportHeight adjustable front and rear head restraints
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated air conditioned glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartmentInterior courtesy light operated by door switches
Lashing eyelets in bootRear seat backrest release
Split folding rear seat backrestsSunglasses storage
Textile floor mat setTwo isofix child seat fitting in rear
Umbrella under front passenger seat 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersAutomatic post collision braking
Driver and passenger front and side airbagsDrivers knee airbag
Energy recovery systemESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR
Fuel supply cut offHead and curtain airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts + pretensionersHill hold control
Passenger airbag deactivate switchSeatbelt warning lamp
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

AlarmElectronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking 

Technical

XDS electronic differential lock
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)110NOx0.028
Particles0.0001Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC999Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders3
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)76.4
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves12
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)57.7EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)43.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max7.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max43.5WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max40.4WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min48.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Max49.6WLTP - MPG - High - Min55.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max36.7WLTP - MPG - Low - Min37.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max45.6WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min48.7

General

Badge Engine CC1.0Badge Power115
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesSE Drive
Generation Mark3Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Mileage112000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5500Engine Torque - LBS.FT148
Engine Torque - MKG20.4Engine Torque - NM200
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed127

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/45 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDENOMWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1461Length4670
Wheelbase2686Width1814
Width (including mirrors)2017 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1796
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1580Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)590
Max. Loading Weight625Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked620
Minimum Kerbweight1171No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Skoda Octavia

Skoda's fourth generation Octavia sharpens up its act. Jonathan Crouch reports

Ten Second Review

A Skoda Octavia was once the least sophisticated of all the Volkswagen Group's family hatchback products. Not any more. Almost nothing has been held back for this fourth generation version. It's still bigger and better value than most of its rivals, a Mondeo-sized medium range hatch for the price of a Focus-sized one. The difference now though, is that it's clever enough, once again, to change the way you think about Skoda.

Background

You can trace the Skoda success story of the last few decades back to the original launch of one model: this one - the Octavia. Right from its very first appearance in 1996, this has been a car that's always super-sized its value proposition, offering more space than the class norm. For first and second generation versions, that class saw competition amongst Focus and Astra-class family hatches. The MK3 model of 2012 took a step up in the world, virtually big enough to compete with Mondeos and Insignias in the larger medium range segment and this fourth generation version continues to offer that kind of proposition. This Octavia though, is more sophisticated than ever before - and cleverer too - as it has to be to distance itself from the simpler, but not much smaller Scala model that hit the market in the Spring of 2019, not long before this car arrived. The Scala is the car to choose for Skoda motoring as it used to be, light on frills and cutting-edge technology but solid, reliable, value-laden and built to last. This Octavia, in contrast, is more a signpost to a direction the Czech brand wants to go in the future: one that shares the very latest technology with more luxurious brands in the Volkswagen Group stable.

Driving Experience

The powerplant range here has a familiar look if you're familiar with Skoda's borrowed Wolfsburg-sourced engineware. Volume sales are based around either a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, offered in either 115 or 150PS guises. Or the brand's usual 1.5 TSI EVO 150PS petrol powerplant, which gets the brand's 'e-TECH'-branded 48-volt mild hybrid engine tech when mated to DSG auto transmission. You can also talk to your dealer about an entry-level 1.0-litre three cylinder 110PS petrol unit, which in DSG auto form, also gets that mild hybrid technology. If you want an extra does of electrification, this model line offers two plug-in hybrid 'iV' model options. This powertrain is offered in 204PS form or, with the sporty vRS iV, in uprated 245PS guise. The vRS can also be had in conventional petrol and diesel forms. As before, there'll be an SUV-inspired 'Scout' version of the estate body style complete with standard AWD and a slightly raised ride height. Like its predecessor, this MK4 Octavia uses the Volkswagen Group's MQB front wheel drive and All-Wheel Drive platform, but in this case the revised version of it that recently debuted on the new-era MK8 Volkswagen Golf.

Design and Build

The last Octavia took quite a big step forward in size; this one has grown more slightly, the hatchback version 19mm longer than before with the ever-popular estate variant now 22mm lengthier. In both cases, width has increased by 15mm. Visually, you'd certainly recognise this as an Octavia if you'd owned one before, but the car looks a little more mature and sophisticated now and features full-LED headlights as standard. LED lighting also features in the wider, thinner rear lamps. Where work was needed on this model line though, was in the cabin. Skoda interiors have always been smart and functional but a little dull. This one could almost fool you that you were sitting in a VW Passat, which is another way of saying that quite a big step forward in perceived quality has been now made. Softer-touch plastics, much more chrome trim and configurable LED ambient lighting all now feature and the new two-spoke multi-function steering wheel looks smart too. As is the current fashion, a digital instrument binnacle display is available, this one 10.25-inches in size. It's complemented by your choice of centre-dash screen; there are four choices, a base 8.25-inch monitor, then, if you can afford more, three 10-inch displays of varying functionality. As usual with an Octavia, back seat space is class-leading. As is boot capacity, which has grown to 600-litres in the hatch, or 640-litres in the estate.

Market and Model

For the time being, the core trim level is 'SE Technology' and pricing sits primarily in the £23,000-£25,000 bracket. Plus there are also 'SE First Edition' and 'SE L First Edition' launch variants. Whichever trim level you opt for, as usual, there's a premium of around £1,000 if you want the estate rather than the five-door hatch. As usual with a Skoda, all variants get as standard a range of practical 'Simply Clever' features. In this case, that means a helpful AdBlue nozzle for diesel variants and familiar touches like an ice scraper secreted in the fuel cap and a ticket clip on the driver's side A-pillar. If you've more to spend, a 'Sleep package' can be added that'll give you more comfortable rear seat head rests, stowed blankets and sun blinds. Other extras include massaging front seats, a head-up display and Matrix LED headlights that adapt to the road and other vehicles. As you'd expect, camera-driven safety kit provision has taken a step forward. The brand's 'Collision Avoidance Assistance' autonomous braking system is, as expected, standard right across the range, along with lane departure warning featuring steering assistance and predictive cruise control, which works alongside an updated traffic sign recognition set-up. If you specify your car correctly, you'll find that the cruise control set-up can combine with Skoda's 'Lane Keep Assist' and 'Traffic Jam Assist' systems to provide for a degree of semi-autonomous driving.

Cost of Ownership

You'll be wanting the WLTP emissions figures that'll determine this car's tax status. For the manual 1.5 TSI petrol, it's 127g/km (or 130g/km for the Estate). For the 2.0 TDI 115PS diesel manual, it's 113g/km (or 118g/km for the Estate). For the 2.0 TDI 150PS auto, it's 120g/km (or 123g/km for the Estate). The e-TECH system that features on Octavia 1.0 and 1.5 TSI petrol models fitted with DSG auto transmission is of course the same one we're increasingly seeing on various VW Group models. To recap, it pairs a 12-volt belt-driven starter motor with a small 48-volt lithium ion-battery, which stores energy that's recuperated under braking. The setup assists the petrol engine with a small electric boost, while also enabling this Skoda to coast with the engine completely disengaged at speed on the highway, improving efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. Don't get your hopes up too high though, as to the effect all of this will have on your running costs. Experience with equivalent Audis has shown us that it doesn't make an enormous amount of difference. If a difference is what you want, then what you need is the Octavia iV (apparently the letters referenvce 'innovative car'), which is the brand's first plug-in model in this segment. Here, a 1.4 TSI petrol engine combines with an e-motor fed by a 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack and, when the cells are fully charged, will enable an Octavia iV to travel for a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of 34 miles.

Summary

The Octavia name - based on the latin for 'eight' - is an almost inseparable part of Skoda's history, dating all the way back to 1959 when it arrived to designate the eighth design produced by the Czech brand following World War II. In modern era guise, Octavias have sold prolifically, enough, if placed end-to-end, to fill all three lanes of the complete M25. But those sales of course date back to a time when this was a slightly smaller and much less sophisticated car. How will modern era buyers cope with a version of this Skoda that's quite a lot more expensive and sophisticated. It'll be interesting to see. What's clear is that like its Korean competitors, Skoda sees a future in which it no longer competes as a 'value brand'. That market will be left to the Chinese. Instead, the Czech maker wants a higher quality image developed alongside higher quality products - cars like this one. They want the purchase of something like an Octavia to be viewed not as a cheaper choice but instead as rather a clever one. That time may already have arrived.

Performance
60%
Handling
50%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
60%
Build
70%
Value
80%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£252
Deposit£252
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate4.1%
Cash price£19,695
Credit amount£16,443
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£7096.51
Total amount payable£21,698.51
Skoda deposit£3500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge3.6p per mile
Representative APR4.1%
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