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Brand New 20 Plate ŠKODA Octavia 1.5 TSI SE L 5dr DSG

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemDriver alert system
Driver fatigue sensorDriver profile selection
Electro-mechanical power steeringFront assist with pedestrian protection
Outside temperature gaugeProximity sensors
Service interval indicatorStop/start system
Voice control system 

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketBolero Radio
DAB Digital radioMulti device interface

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionBody colour door mirrors and handles
Body coloured bumpers and protective side mouldingsChrome trim to front bumper
Coming/leaving home lighting functionElectric front and rear windows with child safety lock
Full LED Headlights with adaptive front light system and LED daytime running lightsHigh gloss black front grille
High level third brake lightIntelligent light assist with high beam control
Internally adjustable headlight beam levelLight assistant (coming home/tunnel light) with auto-dimming rear view mirror
Privacy glassRain sensor
Rear mudflapsRear wiper
Telescopic front headlight washersTinted glass

Interior Features

Air re-circulation and pollen filterChrome inner door handles
Driver + passenger vanity mirrorsDual zone automatic air conditioning with humidity sensor and control
Front armrest with storage boxFront seatback pockets
Gear shift indicatorHeight 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 armrest with storage
Rear seat backrest releaseSplit folding rear seat backrests
Split folding rear seats with centre armrest and storageSunglasses storage
Textile floor matsTwo 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)124NOx0.048
Particles0.0001Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.9
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)52.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)61.4EC Urban (mpg)40.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max7.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max8.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min6.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max40.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min44.8
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max39.2WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min42.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Max47.1WLTP - MPG - High - Min52.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max33.6WLTP - MPG - Low - Min35.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max42.2WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min46.3

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesSE L
Generation Mark3Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
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)8.4Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed134

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1465Height (including roof rails)1495
Length4667Wheelbase2686
Width1814Width (including mirrors)2017

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1872
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1740Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)610
Max. Loading Weight645Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked645
Minimum Kerbweight1227No. 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 Estate

Skoda's fourth generation Octavia Estate continues to go large. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

Skoda Octavia Estate got a lot bigger in its third generation guise and becomes larger still in this more sophisticated MK4 model form. It's still great value for money, equipment levels are strong and it now holds up to 640-litres without having to fold the back seats. That's more than most pricier Mondeo-segment station wagon models.

Background

Do you really need a small estate car? The whole purpose of an estate car is its easy load lugging ability and to choose a small one is a bit like choosing a slow supercar or an ugly coupe; it pretty much defeats the initial point. But if you want a new car, you've to keep to a budget and fancy a station wagon over an SUV, going for a decently-sized Mondeo or Passat-class estate costs serious money these days. Which you might think would leave you needing to look at a late, low mileage decently-sized estate rather than something new. Before you do that though, check out the car we're looking into here, the latest MK4 version of Skoda's Octavia Estate. It might just surprise you.

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 Estate body style measures in at the same 4.69m length figure as the equivalent hatch, which makes this latest version 22mm longer than its direct predecessor and 15mm wider. That means 30-litres more boot space and more generous passenger room. Actual boot capacity is therefore bigger than ever - 640-litres is claimed before you start folding seats. Visually, you'd certainly recognise this as an Octavia Estate if you'd owned one before, but the car now looks a little more mature and sophisticated 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 Estate, 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.

Market and Model

If you're anything like most, you'll probably be shocked at the prices of new cars. This is a time when Vauxhall can charge you up to £26,000 for a Corsa and still keep a straight face and as such, the fact that you can buy a Skoda Octavia Estate for a starting figure beginning at not much more than £20,000 seems extremely reasonable. Positively generous in fact. Okay, so that'll mean the entry level engine and trim, but even that includes quite a lot these days. For the time being, the core trim level is 'SE Technology' and pricing sits primarily in the £23,500-£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 this 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 130g/km. For the 2.0 TDI 115PS diesel manual, it's 118g/km. For the 2.0 TDI 150PS auto, it's 123g/km. 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

There aren't too many cars that have improved their appeal quite as markedly as this fourth generation Skoda Octavia estate. Yes, it's more efficient, better built and better equipped, which are all decisively good things. But the key to this car's big draw is simple. It's much bigger than before but the prices haven't taken a sharp climb. The Octavia was already one of the best value cars in the family hatchback station wagon sector. It's no longer really in that sector but now gives cars like the estate versions of the Mazda6 and the Ford Mondeo a real headache. The best value is to be had at the entry-level end of the Octavia Estate range. At the top end of the line-up, it's easy to see many trading equipment for badge equity and defecting to Volkswagen or Audi products, but given that they're all built by the same group, that might not be such a bad thing. Not so much if the money was going to BMW or Mercedes though. As it stands, this is a solid seven out of ten car. You'll love it.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
90%
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£323
Deposit£323
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate4.1%
Cash price£23,695
Credit amount£20,372
Guaranteed future value£8267.86
Total amount payable£26,135.86
Skoda deposit£3000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
Representative APR4.1%
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