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SKODA Octavia Estate

2.0 TDI 200 vRS 5dr DSG

SKODA Octavia Estate - 2.0 TDI 200 vRS 5dr DSG

Vehicle Information

List Price
£33,870.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
64.2 MPG
0-62 mph
7.4 secs
Engine Size
2.0
No. of Doors
5
CO2
132 g/km
By Line

Skoda's fourth generation Octavia sharpens up its act. Jonathan Crouch reports

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. 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 reference '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.

Summary

The Octavia name - based on the latin for 'eight' - is an almost inseparable part of Skoda's history, dating all the way back to 1959 when it arrived to designate the eighth design produced by the Czech brand following World War II. In modern era guise, Octavias have sold prolifically, enough, if placed end-to-end, to fill all three lanes of the complete M25. But those sales of course date back to a time when this was a slightly smaller and much less sophisticated car. How will modern era buyers cope with a version of this Skoda that's quite a lot more expensive and sophisticated. It'll be interesting to see. What's clear is that like its Korean competitors, Skoda sees a future in which it no longer competes as a 'value brand'. That market will be left to the Chinese. Instead, the Czech maker wants a higher quality image developed alongside higher quality products - cars like this one. They want the purchase of something like an Octavia to be viewed not as a cheaper choice but instead as rather a clever one. That time may already have arrived.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
BODY GLASS
  • Aero front windscreen wipers with intermittent function
  • Electric front and rear windows
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Rear privacy glass
  • Rear window wiper
BRAKES
  • Electronic parking brake
  • ESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR
  • Front and rear disc brakes
  • Hill hold control
  • Hill start assist
  • Red brake calipers
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Textile floor mat set
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Front and rear stabilizers
  • Sports suspension with 15mm lower
COMMUNICATION
  • 1x USB Type C port in rear view mirror (charging only)
  • 2x USB Type C ports (for charging and data transfer)
  • 2x USB Type C ports in rear of front centre armrest (charging only)
  • Bluetooth system
  • Voice control system
DRIVER AIDS
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Drive mode selector
  • Front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist
  • Front assist system
  • Lane assist
  • Progressive dynamic steering
  • Speed limiter
  • Turn Assist
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Electrically operated boot door, rear LED lights, dynamic indicators, power-operated child safety locks, Electric operated luggage compartment cover
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Colour multifunction trip computer
  • Columbus satellite navigation with 10" touchscreen display
  • Smartlink (includes android auto and mirrorlink)
  • Virtual Cockpit - 10.25" digital display
  • Wireless SmartLink for Apple Car Play
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Electrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors with memory function
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Carbon optic decorative inserts
  • Gloss black air vent surrounds
ENTERTAINMENT
  • 8 speakers
  • DAB Digital radio
  • Swing radio with 8.25" touchscreen
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black roof rails
  • Body colour door handles
  • Chrome exhaust tailpipes
  • Door sills with vRS logo
  • Exterior gloss black sports styling including front grille, side strip, window surrounds, door mirror and badging
  • Ice scraper in fuel cap
  • Rear spoiler
  • Special solid paint
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Full LED Matrix headlights with AFS and integrated headlight washers, rear LED lights and dynamic indicators and cornering front fog lights
  • High level third brake light
  • Rear fog light on one side
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Climatronic dual-zone electronic air conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 4 foldable roof handles
  • Alcantara padded dash panel with contrast stitching
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Black headlining
  • Chrome inner door handles
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Front centre armrest
  • Illuminated air conditioned glovebox
  • Leather trimmed gearshift lever
  • Parcel shelf - rolling
  • Satin black textured with artificial stiching in dash board pads
  • Sunglasses storage
  • Three spoke leather sports multifunction steering wheel with paddles
  • Ticket holder
  • Umbrella in door panel
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Luggage compartment lighting with two side lamps
PACKS
  • LED interior light pack - Octavia
SAFETY
  • 3 point front/outer rear seatbelts pre-tensioners
  • Alarm with interior monitoring, tilt sensor and back up horn
  • Automatic door unlocking in case of crash
  • Automatic fuel cut off in case of crash
  • Automatic warning lights in case of emergency braking
  • Driver and passenger front and side airbags
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • Emergency call and proactive services
  • Front central airbag
  • Head and curtain airbags
  • ISOFIX on front passenger seat and outer rear seats
  • Passenger airbag deactivate switch
  • Two tone horn
  • Tyre pressure monitor
  • Visual and acoustic seat belt reminder
  • Warning reflectors in front door
SEATS
  • 3 rear headrests
  • Front head restraints
  • Heated front seats
  • Height adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar support
  • Mechanical rear seat release
  • Unsplit rear bench seat and split folding backrest
SECURITY
  • Door locks with immobiliser
  • Keyless entry and start/stop including rear doors
  • Remote central locking
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sun visors with mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 19" Altair anthracite alloy wheels
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Tyre repair kit
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
  • CO2: 116
  • HC: 24E
  • NOx: 0.032
  • Particles: 0.0002
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • Bore: 81
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1968
  • Compression Ratio: 15.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: COMMON RAIL
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 95.5
  • Valve gear: DOHC
  • EC: Data Not Available
  • EC Combined: 64.2
  • EC Extra Urban: 76.4
  • EC Urban: 50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 7.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 7.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 5.1
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 5.4
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 4.2
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 4.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 4.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 5.3
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 5.1
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 5.4
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TDI 200
  • Coin Series: vRS
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: 130000
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 200
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 7.4
  • BHP: 200
  • Engine Power KW: 147
  • Engine Power RPM: 3600
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 295
  • Engine Torque MKG: 40.8
  • Engine Torque NM: 400
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1750
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 152
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/40 R19
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style: ALTAIR
  • Wheel Type: 19" ALLOY
  • Height: N
  • Height (including roof rails): 1455
  • Length: 4702
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.4
  • Wheelbase: 2681
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1829
  • Width (including mirrors): 1994
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 640
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 51.5
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2042
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 1700
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1600
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1453
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 589
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Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£235.54
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,119.82 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£196.28
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£1,766.52 Ex VAT
Contract Term
36 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
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List Price
33,870.00
Arrangements Fee
£199 +VAT
Road Tax
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Delivery
Free UK mainland
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TBC
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Vehicle Information
List Price
£33,870.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
64.2 MPG
0-62 mph
7.4 secs
Engine Size
2.0
No. of Doors
5
CO2
132 g/km
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Inc VAT
£235.54
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£2,119.82 inc VAT
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36 mths
Annual Mileage
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SKODA Octavia Estate

2.0 TDI 200 vRS 5dr DSG

SKODA OCTAVIA ESTATE *Model Shown is for illustration purposes only.
Personal Lease
Inc VAT
£235.54
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£2,119.82 inc VAT
Business Lease
Ex VAT
£196.28
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£1,766.52 Ex VAT
Contract Term
36 mths
Annual Mileage
5000 miles
Maintenance
Not Included
Excess Mileage
TBC