SKODA Octavia 1.5 TSI SE Drive 5dr Petrol Hatchback

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  • 3 Years Servicing
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  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Textile floor mat set, Rear wiper, Hill hold control, Voice control system, Driver alert system, Stop/start system, Outside temperature gauge, Black door mirrors, DAB Digital radio, Rear mudflaps, High level third brake light...

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MPG

Combined - 59 mpg EC Extra Urban - 71 mpg EC Urban - 46.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

CO2 (g/km)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

A Skoda Octavia was once the least sophisticated of all the Volkswagen Group's family hatchback products. Not any more. Almost nothing has been held back for this fourth generation version. It's still bigger and better value than most of its rivals, a Mondeo-sized medium range hatch for the price of a Focus-sized one. The difference now though, is that it's clever enough, once again, to change the way you think about Skoda.

Background

You can trace the Skoda success story of the last few decades back to the original launch of one model: this one - the Octavia. Right from its very first appearance in 1996, this has been a car that's always super-sized its value proposition, offering more space than the class norm. For first and second generation versions, that class saw competition amongst Focus and Astra-class family hatches. The MK3 model of 2012 took a step up in the world, virtually big enough to compete with Mondeos and Insignias in the larger medium range segment and this fourth generation version continues to offer that kind of proposition. This Octavia though, is more sophisticated than ever before - and cleverer too - as it has to be to distance itself from the simpler, but not much smaller Scala model that hit the market in the Spring of 2019, not long before this car arrived. The Scala is the car to choose for Skoda motoring as it used to be, light on frills and cutting-edge technology but solid, reliable, value-laden and built to last. This Octavia, in contrast, is more a signpost to a direction the Czech brand wants to go in the future: one that shares the very latest technology with more luxurious brands in the Volkswagen Group stable.

Driving Experience

The powerplant range here has a familiar look if you're familiar with Skoda's borrowed Wolfsburg-sourced engineware. So things kick off with a 1.0-litre three cylinder TSI petrol unit offering 110PS that looks too feeble to propel a car of this size along with much alacrity but actually does surprisingly well. Choose the auto with this base engine and your Octavia will also come fitted out with the brand's latest 'e-TECH'-branded 12-volt mild hybrid engine tech. More on that later. Next up is the 150PS 1.5 TSI unit which, like the smaller powerplant, primarily uses a 6-speed manual gearbox but can also be had with a 7-speed DSG auto. The rarest petrol choice will be the 2.0 TSI 190PS unit that predictably can only be had with a DSG auto. Of more interest to likely Octavia buyers will be the various 2.0 TDI diesel options - there are 115 and 150PS versions of this four cylinder unit (the latter available with optional AWD). Plus there's a top 200PS biturbo version of this 2.0 TDI powerplant that has to be paired with DSG transmission and 4WD. As before, there's an SUV-inspired 'Scout' version of the estate body style complete with standard AWD and a slightly raised ride height. Like its predecessor, this MK4 Octavia uses the Volkswagen Group's MQB front wheel drive and All-Wheel Drive platform, but in this case the revised version of it that recently debuted on the new-era MK8 Volkswagen Golf.

Design and Build

The last Octavia took quite a big step forward in size; this one has grown more slightly, the hatchback version 19mm longer than before with the ever-popular estate variant now 22mm lengthier. In both cases, width has increased by 15mm. Visually, you'd certainly recognise this as an Octavia if you'd owned one before, but the car looks a little more mature and sophisticated now and features full-LED headlights as standard. LED lighting also features in the wider, thinner rear lamps. Where work was needed on this model line though, was in the cabin. Skoda interiors have always been smart and functional but a little dull. This one could almost fool you that you were sitting in a VW Passat, which is another way of saying that quite a big step forward in perceived quality has been now made. Softer-touch plastics, much more chrome trim and configurable LED ambient lighting all now feature and the new two-spoke multi-function steering wheel looks smart too. As is the current fashion, a digital instrument binnacle display is available, this one 10.25-inches in size. It's complemented by your choice of centre-dash screen; there are four choices, a base 8.25-inch monitor, then, if you can afford more, three 10-inch displays of varying functionality. As usual with an Octavia, back seat space is class-leading. As is boot capacity, which has grown to 600-litres in the hatch, or 640-litres in the estate.

Market and Model

Pricing isn't much different from before, so you'll be paying from just under £20,000 to around £35,000 for your Octavia, depending on your choice of hatch or estate body style, engine and trim. As usual with a Skoda, all variants get as standard a range of practical 'Simply Clever' features. In this case, that means a helpful AdBlue nozzle for diesel variants and familiar touches like an ice scraper secreted in the fuel cap and a ticket clip on the driver's side A-pillar. If you've more to spend, a 'Sleep package' can be added that'll give you more comfortable rear seat head rests, stowed blankets and sun blinds. Other extras include massaging front seats, a head-up display and Matrix LED headlights that adapt to the road and other vehicles. As you'd expect, camera-driven safety kit provision has taken a step forward. The brand's 'Collision Avoidance Assistance' autonomous braking system is, as expected, standard right across the range, along with lane departure warning featuring steering assistance and predictive cruise control, which works alongside an updated traffic sign recognition set-up. If you specify your car correctly, you'll find that the cruise control set-up can combine with Skoda's 'Lane Keep Assist' and 'Traffic Jam Assist' systems to provide for a degree of semi-autonomous driving.

Cost of Ownership

The e-TECH system that features on Octavia 1.0 TSI petrol models fitted with DSG auto transmission is of course the same one we're increasingly seeing on various VW Group models. To recap, it pairs a 12-volt belt-driven starter motor with a small 48-volt lithium ion-battery, which stores energy that's recuperated under braking. The setup assists the petrol engine with a small electric boost, while also enabling this Skoda to coast with the engine completely disengaged at speed on the highway, improving efficiency and reducing CO2 emissions. Don't get your hopes up too high though, as to the effect all of this will have on your running costs. Experience with equivalent Audis has shown us that it doesn't make an enormous amount of difference. If a difference is what you want, then what you need is the Octavia iV (don't ask us why it's called that), which is the brand's first plug-in model in this segment. Here, a 1.4 TSI petrol engine combines with an e-motor fed by a 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack and, when the cells are fully charged, will enable an Octavia iV to travel for a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of 34 miles.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Energy blue
  • Solid paint
  • Cloth - Black
  • Tyre repair kit
Specification
Body Glass
Rear wiper
Tinted glass
Aero wiper + intermittent function
Electric front and rear windows with child safety lock
Rain and light sensors
Brakes
Hill hold control
Automatic Post collision braking
Energy recovery system
ESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR
Communication
Voice control system
Bluetooth system
Driver Aids
Driver alert system
Driver profile selection
Electro-mechanical power steering
Proximity sensors
Driver Convenience
Stop/start system
Driver Information
Outside temperature gauge
Service interval indicator
Driver fatigue sensor
SmartLink with Apple Carplay/Android auto and MirrorLink
Driver personalisation including 3 keys
Driving Mirrors
Black door mirrors
Entertainment
USB, SD card and Proximity sensors
DAB Digital radio
Auxiliary input socket
Multi device interface
Bolero radio with 8" touchscreen display
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door mirrors and handles
Rear mudflaps
Body coloured bumpers and protective side mouldings
Body colour door handles
Black grille surround
Gloss black boot lip spoiler
Exterior Lights
High level third brake light
Halogen Projector Headlamps
Internally adjustable headlight beam level
LED daytime running lights
Light assistant (coming/leaving home/tunnel light)
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Air re-circulation and pollen filter
Dual zone automatic air conditioning with humidity sensor and control
Interior Features
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Cloth upholstery
Sunglasses storage
Lashing eyelets in boot
Illuminated air conditioned glovebox
Front armrest with storage box
Chrome inner door handles
Gear shift indicator
Umbrella under front passenger seat
Interior Lights
Interior Courtesy Light operated by Door Switches
Illuminated luggage compartment
Safety
Height adjustable front seatbelts + pretensioners
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Seatbelt warning lamp
Fuel supply cut off
3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Drivers knee airbag
Tyre pressure monitor
Driver and passenger front and side airbags
Head and curtain airbags
Seats
Front seatback pockets
Split folding rear seat backrests
Rear seat backrest release
Height adjustable front and rear head restraints
Height adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar support
Two isofix child seat fitting in rear
Security
Alarm
Remote central locking
Electronic engine immobiliser
Transmission
XDS electronic differential lock
Vanity Mirrors
Driver + passenger vanity mirrors
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)8.7
Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5
Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed139

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