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Brand New 69 Plate ŠKODA Octavia 1.5 TSI SE L 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Acoustic rear parking sensorsAmundsen satellite navigation system with 8" touch screen, USB, SD card reader and integrated Wi-Fi
Bluetooth systemCruise control
Drive mode selectorDriver alert system
Driver fatigue sensorDriver personalisation including 3 keys
Driver profile selectionElectro-mechanical power steering
Front assist with pedestrian protectionMultifunction colour trip computer
Outside temperature gaugeProximity sensors
Service interval indicatorSmartLink with Apple Carplay/Android auto and MirrorLink
Stop/start systemVoice control system

Entertainment

8 loudspeakersAuxiliary input socket
Bolero RadioDAB Digital radio
Multi device interface 

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionBlack rear spoiler
Body colour door mirrors and handlesBody coloured bumpers and protective side mouldings
Electric front and rear windows with child safety lockElectrically adjustable heated folding and auto dimming door mirrors
Front fog lightsFull LED Headlights with adaptive front light system and LED daytime running lights
Gloss black boot lip spoilerHigh gloss black front grille
High level third brake lightIntelligent light assist with high beam control
LED rear lightsLight assistant (coming home/tunnel light)
Privacy glassRain and light sensors
Rear mudflapsRear wiper
Telescopic front headlight washersTinted glass

Interior Features

3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheelAir re-circulation and pollen filter
Chrome inner door handlesDriver + 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 bootMicrosuede cloth/leather upholstery
Rear armrest with 2 cupholders and load through provisionRear armrest with storage
Rear seat backrest releaseSplit folding rear seats with centre armrest and storage
Sunglasses storageTextile floor mat set
Two isofix child seat fitting in rearUmbrella 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 

Wheels

17" Trius alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
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)108NOx0.033
Particles0.0002Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb124WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High128
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High105WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low168
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium119 

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)58.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)70.6EC Urban (mpg)46.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max8.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max42.2WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min51.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max40.4WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min50.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max48.7WLTP - MPG - High - Min61.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max34WLTP - MPG - Low - Min38.2
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max43.5WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min53.3

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 - Years2
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)8.7Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed139

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1461Length4670
Wheelbase2686Width1814
Width (including mirrors)2017 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1830
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1580Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)590
Max. Loading Weight625Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked640
Minimum Kerbweight1205No. 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 - Preview

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. So things kick off with a 1.0-litre three cylinder TSI petrol unit offering 110PS that looks too feeble to propel a car of this size along with much alacrity but actually does surprisingly well. Next up is the 150PS 1.5 TSI unit which, like the smaller powerplant, primarily uses a 6-speed manual gearbox but can also be had with a 7-speed DSG auto. Choose the auto with either of these engines and your Octavia will also come fitted out with the brand's latest 'e-TECH'-branded 48-volt mild hybrid engine tech. More on that later. The rarest petrol choice will be the 2.0 TSI 190PS unit that predictably can only be had with a DSG auto. Of more interest to likely Octavia buyers will be the various 2.0 TDI diesel options - there are 115 and 150PS versions of this four cylinder unit (the latter available with optional AWD). Plus there's a top 200PS biturbo version of this 2.0 TDI powerplant that has to be paired with DSG transmission and 4WD. As before, there's 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 is 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

Pricing isn't much different from before, so you'll be paying from just under £20,000 to around £35,000 for your Octavia, depending on your choice of hatch or estate body style, engine and trim. 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

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 48-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 (don't ask us why it's called that), 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
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
80%
Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
70%
Insurance
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* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 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£279
Deposit£279
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate4.84%
Cash price£20,995
Credit amount£18,216
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£7320.63
Total amount payable£23,501.63
Skoda deposit£2500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
Representative APR4.9%
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