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Facelifted Skoda Octavia range on sale now

Available to order now, the revamped Skoda Octavia range is priced from £17,055 on-the-road.

With a new front and rear design that incorporates the latest evolution of the Škoda’s design language, the new Octavia also has LED headlight technology for the first time (standard on SE L, Laurin & Klement, Scout and vRS models) and the same crystalline detailing that defines the new Kodiaq SUV.

The UK range comes with six engines, two body styles (Hatch and Estate) and seven trim levels – including Scout and vRS. The range structure remains familiar with S, SE, SE Technology, SE L and Laurin & Klement. Order books for Scout and vRS models will open later.
The new line-up features ‘significantly’ more technology and equipment than the outgoing model. All come with alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment systems, SmartLink+ ensuring that Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM connectivity is now standard across the model range, LED rear lights, air conditioning, XDS electronic differential lock and automatic post-collision braking system.

£17,055 OTR gets you the entry Octavia 1.0-litre S Hatch while the S Estate costs from £18,255 OTR. The SE range starts at £18,360 OTR (Hatch) and adds, among other items, cruise control, three-spoke multifunction steering wheel, Driving mode selection, acoustic rear parking sensors and driver fatigue sensor. Dual-zone air conditioning, driver personalisation (including three keys), front fog lights and chrome finished door handles are also included as standard. The SE Estate starts at £19,560 OTR.

An SE Technology model feature 'even more' equipment, including adaptive cruise control, Amundsen 8” touchscreen navigation system, Wi-fi hotspot, and front and rear parking sensors, while SE L models add Alctantara and leather upholstery, full LED headlights, front assist, intelligent light assist and an umbrella under the passenger seat. On the road pricing starts at £20,450 Hatch and £21,650 Estate.

SE L models are also equipped with sunset glass from the B-pillar back, front grille finished in gloss black and a colour maxi-dot trip computer as standard and start from £21,405 OTR and (£22,605 Estate).

Laurin and Klement models deliver the most advanced technology ever seen on an Octavia thanks to a standard equipment list that includes heated front seats, heated steering wheel, 9.2” Columbus infotainment system, CANTON sound system and an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory function and lumbar support. KESSY, Park assist and Lane assist are also included as standard. Prices start at £27,435 OTR for the Hatch and £28,630 Estate.

Scout models deliver a combination of comfort and rugged 4x4 ability and feature Alcantara and leather upholstery, Amundsen eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, full LED headlamps Scout body styling details and off-road mode. Scout models also come equipped with a rough road package that delivers increased protection for the underside the vehicle along with Lane assist, heated front seats and heated multifunctional steering wheel. Pricing starts at £26,525 OTR to £29,450 for the Estate.

vRS models also enjoy a ‘significant’ boost in equipment levels, along with a power increase for the 2.0 TSI petrol model which now delivers 230PS as standard (+10PS). Equipment highlights for the new vRS models include sport seats and upholstery, full LED headlights, Performance mode selection and a super sport 3-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel with vRS logo and paddles for DSG model. The Hatch costs from £25,130 up to £28,130 for the 2.0 2.0 TDI 184PS DSG 4x4 while the vRS Estate variants cost from £26,330 up to £29,330 OTR for the the range-topping 2.0 TDI 184PS DSG 4x4.

Order books for the vRS and Scout models will open at the end of Q1 2017.