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Brand New 67 Plate Skoda Octavia2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr

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From £26,495Save £1100 on list price
£1499 deposit
£337 per month

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Bluetooth systemDrive mode selector
Driver alert systemElectro-mechanical PAS
Multifunction colour trip computerOutside temperature gauge
Service interval indicatorVoice control system

Entertainment

Auxiliary input socketDAB Digital radio
Multi device interfaceSD card slot
USB connection 

Exterior Features

Adaptive front lighting systemAero wiper + intermittent function
Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door handles
Body colour side mouldingsBody coloured bumpers
Door sillElectric adjustable heated door mirros with boarding spots and memory function
Electric folding and auto dimming door mirrorsElectric front windows
Electric rear windows with child safety lockExhaust tailpipes in high gloss black
Gloss black door mirrorsHeadlight washers
High gloss black front grilleInternally adjustable headlight beam level
LED daytime running lightsLED Headlights
LED rear lights (high)Privacy glass
Rain sensorRear mudflaps
Rear wiperTinted glass

Interior Features

3 spoke leather supersport multi function steering wheelAir re-circulation and pollen filter
Ambient lighting in door trimBackrest release
Chrome inner door handlesDriver seat height adjust
Driver's vanity mirrorDual zone air conditioning with humidity sensor and control
Electrically adjustable front seats + drivers door mirror with memoryFloor mats
Front armrest with storage boxFront seatback pockets
Front sports seatsHeight adj rear head restraints
Height adjustable front head restraintsHeight adjustable passenger seat with lumbar support for both seats
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartmentInterior courtesy light operated by door switches
Isofix child seat preparationLashing eyelets in boot
Passenger underseat drawerPassenger vanity mirror
Rear armrest with 2 cupholders and load through provisionSplit folding rear seats
Sunglasses storageUmbrella under front passenger seat

Packs

LED Interior lighting package - Octavia 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersABS
Automatic Post collision brakingCurtain airbags
Driver and passenger airbagsDriver and passenger side airbags
Drivers knee airbagESP including MBA, MSR, ASR, EDL, HBA
Fuel supply cut offHead airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts + pretensionersHill hold control
Passenger airbag deactivate switchSeatbelt warning lamp
Tyre pressure monitor 

Security

AlarmElectronic immobiliser
Remote central locking 

Technical

Electro-mechanical front differential lockSports suspension

Trim

Gloss black decorative inserts in dash 

Wheels

19" Xtreme gloss black alloy wheelsLow rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)150NOx0.034
Particles0.0006Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Compression Ratio9.6:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.8
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)42.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)52.3EC Urban (mpg)32.5

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power245
Coin DescriptionTSI 245Coin SeriesvRS
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0729EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Mileage112000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)6.6Engine Power - BHP245
Engine Power - KW180Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT273
Engine Torque - MKG37.7Engine Torque - NM370
Engine Torque - RPM1600Top Speed155

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear225/35 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleXTREMEWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1448Length4670
Wheelbase2680Width1814

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1912
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1580Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)590
Max. Loading Weight542Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked720
Minimum Kerbweight1370No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.5
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 looks an even stronger proposition. 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 third generation version, which now features smarter looks, a hi-tech 1.0-litre TSI entry-level petrol engine, the option of adaptive damping further up the range and more sophisticated optional smartphone connectivity.

Background

You can trace the Skoda success story of the last couple of 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. This MK3 model though, took a step up in the world, virtually big enough to compete with Mondeos and Insignias in the larger medium range segment. An Octavia then, that's larger than previous generation versions were - and cleverer too - as it has to be to distance itself from the simpler, smaller Rapid model. The Rapid 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 improved 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

As with the Volkswagen Golf and the SEAT Leon, the German engineers who created this car took a pragmatic approach to driving dynamics, deciding that drivers opting for lower order engines wouldn't care too much about cutting edge handling response. So the sophisticated multilink rear suspension is reserved for the performance-oriented vRS models, the most powerful of which uses the 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit borrowed from the Golf GTI. Here though, we're focusing on the mainstream variants that most Octavia customers will be considering, all suspended with a much humbler torsion beam arrangement. A very large proportion of customers opt for entry-level petrol power, previously a 1.2-litre unit but now a more frugal and sophisticated 1.0-litre engine developing 115PS and 200NM of torque. It can be ordered with or without 7-speed DSG auto transmission and in manual form, makes 62mph in 9.6s. Otherwise, the engines on offer are much as before. Petrol people get a 1.4 TSI 150PS unit or, in the top vRS performance models, 230PS or 245PS versions of the 2.0 TSI turbo unit borrowed from the Golf GTI. Those in search of a diesel get either a 115PS 1.6 or 150 or 184PS versions of the usual 2.0 TDI unit. Opt for an engine with 150PS or more and you get the option of DCC adaptive damping. 4WD is an option with the 2.0 TDI engine. And handling? Well as we suggested at the beginning, it isn't really geared towards the needs of the enthusiast driver, though to be fair, bodyroll is well controlled and the steering direct and precise. If you're after more than that, then you'll appreciate one of the sporty vRS models. Horses for courses you see. And if those courses are likely to be on the rough and muddy side, then you'll be interested in the four-wheel drive system also developed for this car, primarily for a Scout estate model with additional body cladding and a raised ride height.

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 somewhere in the £17,000 to £30,000 bracket for mainstream versions of this Octavia. Should you want the spacious estate rather than the five-door model, then there's an £800 model-for-model premium to find. The UK best seller will be the 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel version, a variant that commands a £1,000 premium over the similarly powerful 1.0-litre TSI petrol alternative. These are the two engines you'll find in most UK Octavias. To understand why, you only need to look at the price premiums required in each case to progress to something pokier. If you're a petrol person, there's a £1,000 jump to go from the 1.0 TSI to the 1.4. And if you're a diesel driver, there's a £700 premium to go from the 1.6-litre TDI to the 150PS 2.0-litre alternative. If, having considered all of that, you decide that this is the car you want, then you're going to want a strong standard specification to be part of the deal. And by and large, you shouldn't be disappointed. The two bodystyles - hatch and estate - are mated with six main trim levels - S, SE, SE Technology, SE L, Laurin & Klement and vRS. 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. The optional KODA Phonebox with wireless charging connects a smartphone to the car antenna by near-field coupling without the need for a cable, thus offering high call quality and best data reception.

Cost of Ownership

The big news for Octavia buyers in recent times is that a turbo-charged, three-cylinder petrol engine has replaced the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder variant at the foot of the range. From its engine size of 999cc, the 1.0 TSI powerplant produces 115PS and is 8% more efficient than the previous 1.2 TSI unit. The hatchback with 7-speed DSG can return 62.8mpg emitting 108g/km of CO2, while the manual gearbox is similarly frugal and rated at 110g/km. The rest of the engine range is also very efficiency-minded. Best of the bunch is the 1.6-litre TDI diesel, able to return nearly 70mpg on the combined cycle and put out 106g/km of CO2, 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 also expect nearly 70mpg and 113g/km of CO2. What else? Well, insurance ranges between groups 13 to 20 on the 1-50 scale for mainstream models. 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

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. This improved version looks likely to continue that trend. The excellence of the latest 1.0 TSI petrol engine means that there's no need to automatically opt for a diesel if you're looking at this car and the 'Simply Clever' design touches make a lot of difference to day-to-day usability. 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
70%
Depreciation
70%
Insurance
80%
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Personal contract purchase (PCP)

Monthly payment£337
Deposit£1499
Term (months)42
Fixed interest rate2.84%
Cash price£26,495
Credit amount£22,996
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£10,849.82
Total amount payable£28,175.82
Skoda deposit£2000
Contract mileage28,000
Excess mileage charge9.6p per mile
APRFixed 2.9% APR representative

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  • Low monthly payments
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  • Flexible mileage options available
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