Skoda is targeting fleet customers and company car drivers with the launch of all-new Octavia SE Technology models. The brand has developed a significant presence in the fleet sector, largely thanks to these SE Technology variants that have been created specifically to meet the demands of company car drivers.
The new Octavia SE Technology models are available to order now.
SE Technology models offer two engine options with power outputs ranging from 113 bhp to 148 bhp. The petrol option is a 1.5 TSI 148 bhp while the diesel offering is a 2.0 TDI unit that develops 113 bhp. Both drive through a six-speed manual gearbox.
In terms of standard equipment, Octavia SE Technology models feature 16-inch Twister AERO alloy wheels, LED headlights with LED daytime running lights, two-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel, voice control and front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist. All SE Technology models are equipped with Skoda’s range-topping Columbus infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen display and digital Virtual Cockpit. For the first time, this new system can display the navigation maps in a different level of zoom on either screen. This new function can be adjusted via an innovative touch slider located below the display on the centre console, which can also be used to control the volume.
The Octavia SE Technology is always online thanks to a built-in eSIM, enabling access to the latest Skoda Connect mobile online services. These include eCall, a remote vehicle access and infotainment apps backed by online data, which is mandatory in the EU. The car features five USB-C ports; two in the front centre console for charging or connecting media devices and USB sticks, and a further three, one of which can optionally be housed in the overhead console above the rear-view mirror. Wireless Smartlink for Apple CarPlay is also fitted as standard (Android version available at a later date).
A full range of options are also available, allowing drivers to tailor their car to meet their needs. Options include Full LED Matrix headlights, an electrically operated boot, integrated tow bar and larger 17-inch alloy wheels.
The fourth-generation Octavia is longer and wider than its predecessor and has a larger boot. The estate’s boot capacity, claimed to be the largest in the segment, has increased by another 30 litres to 640 litres. The hatch can now hold 600 litres – 10 litres more than before.
The new Octavia SE Technology also includes Front Assist, Lane Assist and up to nine airbags, including a driver knee airbag and rear side airbags.
The new model is available to order now, with first deliveries expected later this summer with additional variants scheduled to arrive by the end of the year.
|Octavia SE Technology||Transmission||BiK 20/21||P11D value|
|1.5 TSI 148 bhp ACT Hatch||Manual||28%||£22,410|
|2.0 TDI 113 bhp SCR Hatch||Manual||29%||£23,280|
|1.5 TSI 148 bhp ACT Estate||Manual||29%||£23,390|
|2.0 TDI 113 bhp SCR Estate||Manual||30%||£24,260|