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Skoda adds SE Sport and SE Technology to Octavia range

Skoda has added two new trim levels to its Octavia line-up – the SE Sport and SE Technology.

Both new models offer ‘significant’ equipment boosts over the standard SE and have been created to satisfy buyer demand for the latest in-car technology and sporty design, says Skoda.

Priced from £19,990 OTR, the Octavia SE Sport is available in hatch and estate form and comes with two engine options - a 1.4 TSI 150PS and the 1.6 TDI 110PS, with the option of a DSG gearbox on both. As part of the standard spec, SE Sport models run on 17-inch Denom alloy wheels, and also feature bi-xenon headlights, LED Daytime running lights with automatic activation and LED rear lights.

On the inside, sport seats are joined by a ‘Super Sport’ multi-function steering wheel and an automatic dimming rear view mirror, while standard technology includes Amundsen satellite navigation system with Wi-Fi and cruise control. It costs £950 more than the standard SE, meaning buyers choosing the SE Sport over the SE get over £3,150 worth of upgrades, if priced individually.

The new SE Technology model (from £19,925 OTR) can also be ordered in hatch or estate forms, and is available with four TDI diesel options with power outputs ranging from 110PS to 150PS. The 1.6 TDI 110PS engine can be specified with a DSG automatic, customers can also choose the frugal GreenLine III engine that offers up to 80.7mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of 90g/km.

Tech features added to the SE Technology include an Amundsen satellite navigation system with Wi-Fi, a four-spoke multifunction steering wheel, adaptive cruise control (standard cruise control on GreenLine III models) and front and rear parking sensors as well as light and rain sensors. The equipment list also features a Chrome pack and double-sided boot floor covering.

The SE Technology replaces the current SE Business model, and, despite the increased spec – with options that would normally cost £1,830 on the standard SE – the SE Technology costs £275 over the outgoing model, offering a customer saving of £1,155 says Skoda.

Both new models are available to order now.