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Brand New 69 Plate ŠKODA Octavia 1.6 TDI SE Technology 5dr

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£1038 initial rental
£173 per month+ VAT

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlBluetooth system
Drive mode selectorDriver alert system
Driver fatigue sensorDriver profile selection
Electro-mechanical power steeringFront assist with pedestrian protection
Outside temperature gaugeService interval indicator
Stop/start systemVoice control system

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketBolero Radio
DAB Digital radioMulti device interface

Exterior Features

Aero wiper + intermittent functionAuto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour door mirrors and handlesBody coloured bumpers and protective side mouldings
Chrome window surroundElectric front and rear windows with child safety lock
Halogen Projector HeadlampsHigh level third brake light
Internally adjustable headlight beam levelLED daytime running lights
Light assistant (coming home/tunnel light)Rain and light sensors
Rear mudflapsRear wiper
Tinted 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 centre armrest
Front seatback pocketsGear shift indicator
Height adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar supportHeight adjustable drivers seat
Height adjustable front and rear head restraintsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated air conditioned gloveboxIlluminated luggage compartment
Interior courtesy light operated by door switchesLashing eyelets in boot
Rear seat backrest releaseSplit folding rear seat backrests
Sunglasses storageTwo isofix child seat fitting in rear

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

Diesel particulate filterXDS 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)109NOx0.035
Particles0.0001Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio16.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)67.3EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3EC Urban (mpg)58.9

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power115
Coin DescriptionTDI CRCoin SeriesSE Technology
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0712EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage112000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)10.4Engine Power - BHP115
Engine Power - KW85Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3250Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed123

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R16Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleVELORUMWheel Type16" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

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

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1927
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1740Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)610
Max. Loading Weight632Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked632
Minimum Kerbweight1295No. 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 improved third generation Octavia will be at its most popular in the UK in 1.6-litre TDI diesel form. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

Is sensible enough? Probably not. If you want a purely functional vehicle, there are many cheaper than Skoda's improved third generation Octavia. If, on the other hand, you want good common sense mixed with a warm feel-good factor that reminds you how wise your purchase was, Skoda's Mondeo-sized and much-improved mid-ranger could be just the ticket. Especially in 1.6-litre TDI form.

Background

For the person who doesn't feel the need to try too hard, there's always the Skoda Octavia. This was always the five-door family model for those self-assured enough to not need a badge to lean their egos on, who recognised a good car and weren't afraid to reward a once-unfashionable marque with their money. We're now well into the third generation of Octavia and while it's become steadily more sophisticated and socially mobile, it remains a car that has a certain cool sense about it, especially in 1.6-litre TDI diesel form. The first generation version ran from 1998 to 2004, with the second generation model then enjoying a nine year innings which is almost unheard of in the midrange market. But that hints at how Skoda buyers aren't instantly seduced by all that is new, shiny and superficial. There's always been substance to the Octavia and this improved third generation car, which despite its Golf underpinnings these days campaigns in Mondeo and Insignia territory, explores that theme still further.

Driving Experience

The Octavia's engine line-up will look like familiar fare to anyone who, maybe not realising the sheer size of this third generation design, is maybe considering a slightly smaller Volkswagen Golf or a SEAT Leon as an alternative purchase. Like those two cars - and Audi's A3 Sportback - this car's UK sales will be very heavily dependent on the 1.6-litre TDI diesel engine we look at here which in standard form now puts out 115PS, good enough of rest to 62mph in 10.1s on the way to a 126mph top speed. To be honest, this car doesn't feel that fast - and in this diesel guise would benefit from a sixth speed in its manual transmission to ease the engine strain at higher revs. Not that you'll be short of speeds if you select the DSG auto gearbox option, this offering you up to seven ratios but with the usual auto transmission sprint-sapping penalties attached. Still, you can perk things up a bit by recourse to the kind of hi-tech intervention you simply wouldn't expect to find on a family-minded Skoda of this sort: 'Driving Mode Selection'. It's the Czech brand's version of Audi's 'drive select' set-up and it's standard whatever your engine choice on all but entry-level Octavias to allow you to match the set-up of the car to the mood you're in and the road you're on.

Design and Build

Skoda people will probably quite like the fact that the look and feel of this car doesn't attract too much attention, even in this updated form where the lines have been streamlined, especially at the front. The two adjacent headlights form a dual face with a crystalline look and feature full-LED technology. The brand logo has gained more presence, with the front of the car featuring what the Czech maker hopes is a more powerful and wider appearance. Of course, it remains just as spacious as before and you get a feel for that when you lift the heavy bootlid. The cargo area is absolutely huge, the 590-litre capacity reached over a notably low lip and the space on offer almost double what you'd get in a comparably-priced Ford Focus and over 50% more than you'd get in a Volkswagen Golf. There's 610-litres if you go for the Octavia estate model. Has all this been achieved at the expense of rear seat occupants? It seems not. Enter in through the wide door openings and you'll find more headroom and elbow width than you'd get in comparably-sized Focus-class competitors too. Up front, you still wouldn't think you were in an Audi but everything's certainly much more Volkswagen-like these days in terms both of fit and finish, the feeling supposed to equate to that of 'wearing a well tailored suit', according to the design team. So-called 'Simply Clever' features include an allergen filter for the Climatronic air conditioner, an optional rear-view camera that's kept clean using washer jets and an optional umbrella under the front passenger seat. Plus iPads can be mounted to the front seats' backrests.

Market and Model

Expect to pay around £19,000 for a 1.6 TDI Octavia, with an £800 premium on top of that to find if you want the estate version. Whichever one you choose, your car will come with alloy wheels, tinted glass, climate-controlled air conditioning that also cools the glovebox, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a four-spoke leather-covered steering wheel, a trip computer, an eight-speaker stereo with a DAB digital radio and USB and AUX-in sockets and a hill holder clutch that stops you from drifting backwards on uphill junctions. There are also nice touches like the ice scraper built into the fuel filler lid and I'd want to specify the neat double-sided boot floor mat that you can flip around to suit either normal luggage or muddy boots and filthy dogs. I'd also want to pay extra for the optional spare wheel, provision of which could save you a lot of hassle if it's ever needed. You'll need at least an SE model if you want the Driving Mode selection system - which is fair enough - but it is a bit disappointing that you have to stretch up to the priciest trim levels for basics like steering wheel stereo controls, floor mats and a rear seat ski hatch.

Cost of Ownership

The upfront costs of the Octavia are certainly attractive when you weigh up what you're getting in the package but what about running the car? Skoda's engineers have achieved significant improvements in fuel consumption and emission figures thanks to advanced petrol and diesel engines, a low drag coefficient and reduced vehicle weight. The 1.6-litre TDI engine delivers 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and 106g/km thanks to a Start/stop system that cuts then engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. Opt for the pokier 150PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel and you can expect 65.7mpg and 113g/km of CO2. What else? Well, there's the usual three year / 60,000 mile warranty. And there's the choice between fixed or flexible servicing regimes, depending on whether your annual mileage is short or long.

Summary

This improved third generation Skoda Octavia sharpens up its act but ultimately, it'll still appeal to the same practically-mined customers who've always been attracted to it. These people will particularly appreciate the efficient charms of this 1.6-litre TDI diesel variant. 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
80%
Handling
70%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
90%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%

* 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.

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Monthly payment£173
Initial Rental£1038
Term (months)36
Contract mileage24,000
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