The new fourth-generation Skoda Octavia range is set to expand with the addition of a new, efficient 1.0 e-TEC engine. The new unit, which is equipped with a seven speed DSG gearbox as standard is the brand’s first mHEV or mild hybrid powertrain and is available in two trim variants from £23,005.
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.
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.
The Octavia has been at the heart of the Skoda brand for more than six decades and 2020 marks the arrival of an all-new fourth-generation model. The all-new Octavia range launches with two body styles, two special First Edition trim levels and three engine options. Prices range from £22,390 for the 1.5 TSI 148 bhp SE First Edition hatch model to £29,515 for the 2.0 TDI 148 bhp DSG Estate SE L First Edition. Diesels start at £23,300 for the 2.0 TDI 113 bhp SCR bhp hatch model.
Skoda is stoking anticipation of the all-new Skoda Octavia vRS iV. The Czech manufacturer has released three official exterior design sketches showing the sporty range-topper for the fourth Octavia generation, which will have its world premiere on 3 March at the Geneva Motor Show.
The fourth-generation of Skoda’s global best-seller has achieved a maximum five-star test score in the independent European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP). This makes the Octavia one of the safest compact models on the market. Its 88 per cent score for Child Occupant Protection puts it among the top performers of vehicles tested to date.
The first fourth-generation Octavia has rolled off the production line at Skoda Auto’s Mladá Boleslav plant. The company says the latest edition of the brand’s bestseller is “more spacious, safer, better connected and more emotive”. With around 400,000 units delivered each year, the Octavia is a favourite amongst European customers.
Skoda is preparing to launch the fourth generation of the Octavia, which has grown in size and is longer and wider than its predecessor. Nearly two thirds of all Octavia buyers opt for the estate body style and today, the Octavia is the bestselling estate in Europe and the most popular import car in Germany. Skoda will therefore launch the estate variant of the Octavia first; with the launch of the following a few weeks later.
Skoda has released design sketches providing the first glimpse of the new Skoda Octavia. The company says that the new Skoda design language reveals that the fourth generation of the brand’s best-selling model will have a more emotive look; combining compact dimensions with a very generous amount of interior space.