Skoda is set to welcome the fourth-generation Octavia to the UK this summer and has opened the order books for its newcomer from today. The company says the new model is the most advanced and sophisticated model ever to wear the Octavia badge, with the all-new model building on 60 years of Octavia tradition.
With a comprehensive launch range that consists of hatch and estate body styles, three engine options and a trio of value-packed trim grades: SE First Edition, SE Technology, and SE L First Edition, the Octavia is set to continue where its predecessor left off.
The Octavia has been the backbone of the Skoda range in the UK for more than 20 years, and remains the brand’s biggest selling model to date. More than 2.5 million third-generation Octavias were sold worldwide, making it the most successful Skoda model ever.
Retail customers looking to finance their new Octavia with a Solutions Personal Contract Plan (PCP) can take advantage of a generous launch offer that features a £2,000 deposit contribution, 4.1 per cent APR Representative, and the option to add a service plan (covering the Octavia’s first two services) for £159.
Additional derivatives and powertrain options will join the range later this year, including an entry level S trim, a 1.0 TSI engine available with a manual transmission, the introduction of mHEV (mild hybrid) DSG on both the 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI, and PHEV (plug-in hybrid) models. A sporty vRS model, available in diesel, petrol and PHEV, will also be added to the range. The Octavia vRS iV will be the first ever electrified vRS model.
In terms of engine choice, the new Octavia range launches with three options with power outputs ranging from 113 bhp to 148 bhp. The petrol unit is a 1.5 TSI 148 bhp while the entry-level diesel offering is a 2.0 TDI unit that develops 113 bhp. Both drive through a six-speed manual gearbox. SE L First Edition customers have the additional option of a 2.0 TDI 148 bhp engine that comes with a seven-speed DSG gearbox as standard.
Among the Octavia’s technology highlights are third-generation MIB infotainment systems, Virtual Cockpit digital display, LED headlights, and Wireless Smartlink for Apple CarPlay. The all-new interior features a host of features including a new two-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel, shift-by-wire DSG selector, and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist.
UK deliveries of the Octavia launch model are expected to start in the summer with additional variants scheduled to arrive by the end of the year.