Ahead of its sale date in March, Skoda presented the specifications and the prices for the Octavia model. The new model will have three trim levels: S, SE and Elegance. The variant with petrol-engine will cost 15,990 Pounds and the one with diesel engine costs 18,040 Pounds and will be on sale in March in UK. Costumers in UK will be able to choose between four engine options: the 104 bhp 1.2 liter TSI petrol with 57.7 mpg and CO2 emissions of 114g/KM, the 138bhp 1.4 liter TSI petrol with 53.3 mpg and CO2 emissions of 121g/Km, the diesel with 104 bhp 1.6 TDI with 74.3 mpg and CO2 emissions of 99g/km and the second diesel engine with 148 bhp 2.0 liter TDI with 68.2 mpg and CO2 emissions of 106 g/km.

The new Octavia is lighter than its predecessors with 102 Kg and has stop-start as standard. The 1.6 liter TDI Octavia Greenline will be launched at the end of 2013, it has CO2 emissions of 89g/km and 83 mpg. Octavia vRS arrives in the Summer. The Octavia series begins with the S model equipped with Bluetooth, DAB radio, leather wrapped steering wheel, hill hold assist and 16 inch alloys. In comparison to the previous generation model, the new Octavia S is better equipped therefore is 3,500 Pounds more expensive.

Octavia SE adds the following improvements: height adjustment for the driver seat, front fog lights, automatic air conditioning, body colored door mirrors and handles and electronic stability control.  Skoda officials state that the new equipment on the SE gives it an extra value compared to its predecessor which is why it is 2,200 Pounds more expensive and is only 1,200 Pounds more than the S version.

New Skoda Octavia

New Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia Elegance has sat-nav and cruise control, alcatara and leather trim and 17 inch alloys. It costs 1,850 Pounds more than the SE model since the extra features  are worth 3,575 Pounds. Octavia Elegance is better that the current range-topper which is why it is 5,300 Pounds more expensive. The new Octavia model is larger than Ford Mondeo and its predecessor being 90 mm longer, 45 mm wider, having a longer wheelbase with 108 mm and a bigger trunk .

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