“A mid-life facelift last year refreshed the current Octavia. It’s now a large family hatchback and comes equipped with everything associated with that segment.”
sporty Octavia RS series, all-wheel drive Octavia Combi 4x4, frugal Octavia Greenline, gas-powered Octavia G-TEC (not so common in the UK and Ireland) and the outdoorsy Octavia Scout.
UNDER THE BONNET The engine portfolio comprises the latest Group petrol and diesel units with power outputs ranging from 63kw (86 PS) to 180kw (245 PS).
Depending on the engine version, the Skoda Octavia is also available with advanced direct-shift transmission (DSG) and all-wheel drive.
OCTAVIA VRS As well as the standard Octavias and associated estate versions, a range of derivative models has been added to the Octavia family.
The sporty VRS variant has received a new range-topper: the VRS 245, the fastest and most powerful Skoda Octavia ever.
Available as a hatchback and a combi estate, the VRS 245 has a 2.0 TSI engine that produces 245 PS and allows the compact sports car to sprint from 0 to 62mph in just 6.6 seconds (6.7 seconds for the estate.
It also has new lighting systems an integrated Wi-fi hotspot and numerous driver assistance systems improve comfort and safety in the car. drive technology with an electronically controlled, hydraulic multi-plate clutch.
Ground clearance for the compact five-door was increased by 30mm in comparison to the estate, helping the compact five-door master rough terrain. It boasts good climbing capability, a high towing capacity and electronic differential lock (EDL) as standard on front and rear axles. WHO WOULD BUY ONE? The Octavia will suit anyone with a requirement for a large family car, a good tower or an active outdoors lifestyle (in particular the Scout).
Additionally, anyone looking for power and excitement should check out RS models. All cars have good depreciation value and there is a vibrant used marketplace.