Setting new standards for space, practicality, versatility and quality in the compact segment, the 13-model range is available in Škoda’s familiar three trims, S, SE and Elegance.
On sale in the UK from June 2013, prices for the all-new Octavia Estate start at just £16,790 (OTR) for the 1.2-litre TSI 105PS S. The flagship 2.0-litre TDI CR 150PS DPF DSG Elegance model costs £24,040 (OTR). Diesel versions start from £18,840 (OTR). The premium for the Estate over its Hatch sibling is £800.
The new Octavia Estate will be available in the UK with four advanced engine options: two petrol and two diesel. Power outputs range from 105PS (1.6 TDI CR) to 148bhp for the 2.0 TDI model.
Engines are up to 17% more economical than the previous generation units, and a fuel-efficient GreenLine version, available in the UK later in 2013, will offer CO2 emissions of only 87 g/km.
The fleet sector will make a significant contribution to Octavia Estate sales, and with BIK starting at just 14% (2013-2014 rate), the Octavia Estate’s appeal is obvious. The Škoda Octavia is the brand’s most popular model across all markets, and the Estate remains at the heart of its ambition to grow market share.
Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director for ŠKODA UK, commented: “The Octavia Estate offers unrivalled space and comfort, functionality, fuel efficient engines and many ‘Simply Clever’ ideas, yet these prices prove it’s still exceptional value for money. We expect it to prove very popular with UK customers.”
New Octavia Estate standard equipment by trim level
|New Octavia Estate S|
|16” ‘Minoris” alloy wheels||Two ISOFIX child seat fittings in rear|
|8 loudspeakers||Height adjustable driver seat|
|Aero windscreen wipers with intermittent function||Height adjustable front and rear head restraints|
|Air recirculation with pollen filter||Height and reach adjustable steering wheel|
|Automatic Post Collision Braking System||Illuminated luggage compartment|
|Bluetooth||Interior light with door pillar switches|
|Black roof rails||Internally adjustable headlight beam level|
|Curtain airbags||Lashing eyelets in the luggage compartment|
|DAB||Leather steering wheel (4 spoke)|
|Daytime running lights||Climate control air conditioning|
|Driver and passenger front and side airbags||MDI (with USB)|
|Driver knee airbag||Outdoor temperature gauge|
|Electric front windows||Passenger airbag de-activation switch|
|Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors||Passenger vanity mirror|
|Electro-mechanical power steering||Remote central locking|
|Electronic engine immobiliser||Split and folding rear seats|
|ESC incl ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR||Tinted glass|
|Tyre repair kit (no spare wheel)||Touchscreen “Bolero” (with proximity sensor)|
|Fuel supply cut off switch|
|Gear change recommendation|
|Halogen projector headlights with DE-module|
Additional value of £3,500 over outgoing Octavia Estate S
|New Octavia Estate SE (equipment above S)|
|16” ‘Ilias’ alloys w anti-theft wheel bolts||Front fog lights|
|Acoustic rear parking sensors||Height adjustable driver and passenger seats with lumbar support|
|Body-coloured door mirrors and handles||Maxi-dot trip computer|
|Chrome finished inner door handles||Rear electric window (with child safety switch)|
|Driver Fatigue Sensor||Remote rear seat fold down|
|Driving mode selection (eco/comfort/sport/custom)||TPM+|
|Dual-zone air conditioning with humidity sensor||Front fog lights|
Additional value of £3,890 over outgoing Octavia Estate SE
|New Octavia Estate Elegance (equipment above SE)|
|17” ‘Teron’ alloys with anti-theft wheel bolts||Front armrest with Jumbo box (storage compartment)|
|Alcantara and leather trim||Front assistant (emergency city breaking)|
|Amundsen satellite navigation
(with proximity sensor)
|Intelligent Light Assistant (includes high beam assistant, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror)|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror||MFSW radio and telephone|
|Colour Maxi-dot display||Telescopic front headlight washers|
|Cruise control||Intelligent Light Assistant (includes high beam assistant, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror)|
|Floor mats||Rear armrest with load through access to boot|
|Variable boot floor|
Additional value of £5,300 over outgoing Octavia Estate Elegance
Class leading space
At 4.66 metres long, the car is 90 mm longer than its predecessor and at 1.81 metres (excluding side mirrors); it is also 45 mm wider. To ensure the new Octavia Estate offers class-leading interior space and legroom the wheelbase has grown by almost 110 mm. Leg room at the rear has increased by 73 mm, and headroom at the front and rear of the car has also been improved; front – 983 mm (compared to 981 mm in previous generation Octavia), rear – 995 mm as (compared to 984 mm). Passenger elbow room has also grown considerably: 1,454 mm, (+39 mm) in the front and 1,449 mm (+26 mm) at the rear. Additionally, shoulder room in the Estate has also been significantly optimised to 1,398 mm (+19 mm) in the front and to 1,378 mm (+4 mm) at the rear.
The Boot space measures 610 litres (20 litres more than the new Octavia Hatch) – a record for the segment – and expands to a massive 1,740 litres with the rear seats down. That’s an impressive 85 litres more than its predecessor. With the front passenger seat folded down the car will carry objects up to 2.92 metres in length.
The new Škoda Octavia Estate’s boot opening offers improved access, making loading extremely easy; the tailgate opening is 1,070 mm in height, 9 mm more than its predecessor. The boot’s width is a maximum 1,070 mm (compared with 1,061 mm) and the loading sill is a mere 631 mm, (-6 mm).
The Škoda Octavia Estate is available with ‘Simply Clever’ features which make life easier, including a double-sided boot floor mat, a comprehensive net restraint system, multiple bag hooks and a waste bin.
The spacious cabin comes with numerous cubby holes for bottles, keys and multimedia devices, plus there’s an ice scraper behind the fuel flap and a warning-vest holder under the driver’s seat. There is also space for a luggage compartment retractable parcel shelf and roof bars under the adjustable and retractable variable boot floor.
Black roof rails are standard across the range, while SE and Elegance benefit from a remote fold-down function for the rear seats.
Innovative technology and comfort
The new Octavia offers a number of advanced technologies normally reserved for higher-segment vehicles. In addition to making their debut in the new Octavia, some of them are becoming available for the first time ever in a Škoda.
Among these new features is the Adaptive Cruise Assistant – a system that automatically maintains a pre-set distance to the car ahead.
The new Intelligent Light Assistant (standard on Elegance) will switch to high beam and back automatically, increasing comfort and safety in traffic.
The Automatic Parking Assistant makes parallel and bay parking the Octavia even easier. Also available for the first time (as part of the optional Columbus sat nav system), is traffic sign recognition.
Driving Mode Selection enables drivers to set certain vehicle driving characteristics at the push of the button (standard from SE).
In developing the new Škoda Octavia, an important goal was to make the car even safer. To achieve this, Škoda engineers developed a host of cutting-edge safety systems for the new Octavia. Modern safety assistants available include, Automatic Post-Collision Brake, Front Assistant with City Emergency Braking Function, the Driver Fatigue sensor, the Crew Protection Assistant or the Lane Assistant to keep you inside the lanes.
An electric panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof is also available for the new Škoda Octavia Estate. Comprising two parts – the front part can be tilted and shifted electrically, while the rear section is fixed – the entire roof module is made of tinted, heat-insulated glass and is 1,362 x 870 mm in size. The glass will reflect 95 per cent of irradiated heat and 93 per cent of irradiated light.