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Brand New 70 Plate ŠKODA Octavia 1.5 TSI SE Technology 5dr

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Featured specification

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

1x USB Type C port in rear view mirror (charging only)2x USB Type C ports (for charging and data transfer)
2x USB Type C ports in rear of front centre armrest (charging only)Bluetooth system
Columbus satellite navigation with 10" touchscreen displayElectro-mechanical power steering
Front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assistFront assist system
Lane assistSmartlink (includes android auto and mirrorlink)
Speed limiterVirtual Cockpit - 10.25" digital display
Voice control systemWireless SmartLink for Apple Car Play

Entertainment

8 speakersDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent functionAuto dimming rear view mirror
Black window surroundsBody colour door mirrors and handles
Chrome grille surroundElectric front and rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsHeated rear windscreen
High level third brake lightIce scraper in fuel cap
Rain and light sensorsRear fog light on one side

Interior Features

3 rear headrests4 foldable roof handles
Chrome inner door handlesClimatronic dual-zone electronic air conditioning
Cloth upholsteryFront centre armrest
Front head restraintsHeight adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar support
Illuminated air conditioned gloveboxLeather trimmed gearshift lever
Luggage compartment lighting x1 lightParcel shelf - folding
Satin black textured with artificial stiching in dash board padsSun visors with mirrors
Sunglasses storageTextile floor mat set
Ticket holderTwo-spoke leather multi function steering wheel
Umbrella in door panelUnsplit rear bench seat and split folding backrest

Safety

3 point front/outer rear seatbelts+pre-tensionersAlarm with interior monitoring, tilt sensor and back up horn
Automatic door unlocking in case of crashAutomatic fuel cut off in case of crash
Automatic warning lights in case of emergency brakingDriver and passenger front and side airbags
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake
Emergency call and proactive servicesESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR
Head and curtain airbagsHill hold control
Hill start assistISOFIX on front passenger seat and outer rear seats
Passenger airbag deactivate switchRear disc brakes
Two tone hornTyre pressure monitor
Visual and acoustic seat belt reminderWarning reflectors in front door

Security

Door locks with immobiliserKeyless start/stop
Remote central locking 

Trim

Aluminium decorative inserts
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)109NOx0.042
Particles0.0002Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb127WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max153
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min127WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max158
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min123WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max132
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min108WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max194
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min178WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max150
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min127 

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)60.1EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4
EC Urban (mpg)45.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max8.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max42.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min50.4WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max40.9
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min52.3WLTP - MPG - High - Max48.7
WLTP - MPG - High - Min58.9WLTP - MPG - Low - Max33.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min36.2WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max42.8
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min50.4 

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesSE Technology
Generation Mark4Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0718E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage999999Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.2Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed142

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTP 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/60 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/60 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleTWISTERWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1470Length4689
Wheelbase2686Width1829
Width (including mirrors)1994 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)45Gross Vehicle Weight1843
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1555Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)600
Max. Loading Weight580Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked660
Minimum Kerbweight1263No. 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. The top vRS sporting model offers two conventional engines, a 245PS 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit and a 200PS 2.0 TDI diesel, the latter available with the option of 4WD. If you want an extra does of electrification, the Octavia 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. 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. Whatever flavour of Octavia you happen to prefer, it'll come with a fresh generation of drive assist technology. Previously, the optional 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control' system (now standard) merely braked and accelerated the car based around a pre-set speed. Now, it uses the car's front camera system, GPS data and a host of sensors to drive the car predictively. So when 'ACC' is set, the car knows in advance about bends, roundabouts and upcoming traffic flow, plus this Skoda will adapt itself to speed limits as you enter them.

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
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Handling
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Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
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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

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards. Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Monthly payment£174
Initial Rental£1044
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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