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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.
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.
The powerplant range here has a familiar look if you're familiar with Skoda's borrowed Wolfsburg-sourced engineware. Volume sales are based around either a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine, offered in either 115 or 150PS guises. Or the brand's usual 1.5 TSI EVO 150PS petrol powerplant, which gets the brand's 'e-TECH'-branded 48-volt mild hybrid engine tech when mated to DSG auto transmission. You can also talk to your dealer about an entry-level 1.0-litre three cylinder 110PS petrol unit, which in DSG auto form, also gets that mild hybrid technology. The top vRS sporting model offers two conventional engines, a 245PS 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit and a 200PS 2.0 TDI diesel, the latter available with the option of 4WD. If you want an extra does of electrification, the Octavia model line offers two plug-in hybrid 'iV' model options. This powertrain is offered in 204PS form or, with the sporty vRS iV, in uprated 245PS guise. 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. Whatever flavour of Octavia you happen to prefer, it'll come with a fresh generation of drive assist technology. Previously, the optional 'ACC' 'Adaptive Cruise Control' system (now standard) merely braked and accelerated the car based around a pre-set speed. Now, it uses the car's front camera system, GPS data and a host of sensors to drive the car predictively. So when 'ACC' is set, the car knows in advance about bends, roundabouts and upcoming traffic flow, plus this Skoda will adapt itself to speed limits as you enter them.
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
For the time being, the core trim level is 'SE Technology' and pricing sits primarily in the £23,000-£25,000 bracket. Plus there are also 'SE First Edition' and 'SE L First Edition' launch variants. Whichever trim level you opt for, as usual, there's a premium of around £1,000 if you want the estate rather than the five-door hatch. 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
You'll be wanting the WLTP emissions figures that'll determine this car's tax status. For the manual 1.5 TSI petrol, it's 127g/km (or 130g/km for the Estate). For the 2.0 TDI 115PS diesel manual, it's 113g/km (or 118g/km for the Estate). For the 2.0 TDI 150PS auto, it's 120g/km (or 123g/km for the Estate). The e-TECH system that features on Octavia 1.0 and 1.5 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 (apparently the letters referenvce 'innovative car'), 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
- Boot lid release from inside vehicle (electrically)
- Solid paint
- Rear window wiper
- Cruise control
- LED front fog lights
- LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
- LED rear lights - low functionality
- Manual rear child locks
- Cloth - Black
- 16" Velorum alloy wheels
- Tyre repair kit
- Black window surrounds
- Heated rear windscreen
- Rain and light sensors
- Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
- Electric front and rear windows
- Rear disc brakes
- Electronic parking brake
- Hill start assist
- Hill hold control
- ESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR
- Bluetooth system
- 2x USB Type C ports (for charging and data transfer)
- 2x USB Type C ports in rear of front centre armrest (charging only)
- 1x USB Type C port in rear view mirror (charging only)
- Speed limiter
- Lane assist
- Electro-mechanical power steering
- Front assist system
- Rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist
- Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" digital display
- Wireless SmartLink for Apple Car Play
- Smartlink (includes android auto and mirrorlink)
- Auto dimming rear view mirror
- Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
- Aluminium decorative inserts
- 8 speakers
- DAB Digital radio
- Swing radio with 8.25" touchscreen
Exterior Body Features
- Body colour door mirrors and handles
- Chrome grille surround
- Ice scraper in fuel cap
- High level third brake light
- Rear fog light on one side
- Climatronic dual-zone electronic air conditioning
- Front centre armrest
- Cloth upholstery
- Sunglasses storage
- Illuminated air conditioned glovebox
- Ticket holder
- Chrome inner door handles
- Leather trimmed gearshift lever
- Umbrella in door panel
- Two-spoke leather multi function steering wheel
- 4 foldable roof handles
- Satin black textured with artificial stiching in dash board pads
- Luggage compartment lighting x1 light
- Parcel shelf - folding
- Two tone horn
- Passenger airbag deactivate switch
- 3 point front/outer rear seatbelts+pre-tensioners
- Drivers knee airbag
- Tyre pressure monitor
- Driver and passenger front and side airbags
- Head and curtain airbags
- Automatic fuel cut off in case of crash
- Automatic door unlocking in case of crash
- Emergency call and proactive services
- ISOFIX on front passenger seat and outer rear seats
- Visual and acoustic seat belt reminder
- Warning reflectors in front door
- Alarm with interior monitoring, tilt sensor and back up horn
- Automatic warning lights in case of emergency braking
- 3 rear headrests
- Front head restraints
- Height adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar support
- Unsplit rear bench seat and split folding backrest
- Remote central locking
- Keyless start/stop
- Door locks with immobiliser
- Sun visors with mirrors
- 0 to 60 mph (secs)
- 0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.2
- Engine Power - BHP 150
- Engine Power - KW 110
- Engine Power - PS
- Engine Power - RPM 5000
- Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
- Engine Torque - NM 250
- Engine Torque - RPM 1500
- Top Speed 142
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