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Skoda OCTAVIA ESTATE 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]

Stock Offer Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Stock Offer Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Stock Offer Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Stock Offer Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Stock Offer Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Stock Offer Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Stock Offer Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Stock Offer Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Stock Offer Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
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Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]
Skoda OCTAVIA 2.0 TSI 245 vRS 5dr [Black Pack]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG40.90
  • 0-62mph6.7 secs
  • Top Speed153 mph
  • C02156 g/km
  • BHP245
  • Torque273 lbs/f
  • P11D35%

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 third generation version, which now features smarter looks, new hi-tech 1.0 and 1.5-litre TSI petrol engines, the option of adaptive damping further up the range and more sophisticated optional smartphone connectivity.

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Skoda's improved third generation Octavia looks a strong proposition. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

You can trace the Skoda success story of the last couple of 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. This MK3 model though, took a step up in the world, virtually big enough to compete with Mondeos and Insignias in the larger medium range segment. An Octavia then, that's larger than previous generation versions were - and cleverer too - as it has to be to distance itself from the simpler, smaller Rapid model. The Rapid 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 improved 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

As with the Volkswagen Golf and the SEAT Leon, the German engineers who created this car took a pragmatic approach to driving dynamics, deciding that drivers opting for lower order engines wouldn't care too much about cutting edge handling response. So the sophisticated multilink rear suspension is reserved for the performance-oriented vRS models, the most powerful of which uses the 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit borrowed from the Golf GTI. Here though, we're focusing on the mainstream variants that most Octavia customers will be considering, all suspended with a much humbler torsion beam arrangement. A very large proportion of customers opt for entry-level petrol power, previously a 1.2-litre unit but now a more frugal and sophisticated 1.0-litre engine developing 115PS and 200NM of torque. It can be ordered with or without 7-speed DSG auto transmission and in manual form, makes 62mph in 9.6s. Otherwise, the engines on offer are much as before. Petrol people get a 1.5 TSI 150PS ACT unit or, in the top vRS performance models, a 245PS version of the 2.0 TSI turbo unit borrowed from the Golf GTI. Those in search of a diesel get either a 115PS 1.6 or a 150PS version of the usual 2.0 TDI unit, which is available with 184PS in the vRS. Opt for an engine with 150PS or more and you get the option of DCC adaptive damping. 4WD is an option with the 2.0 TDI engine. And handling? Well as we suggested at the beginning, it isn't really geared towards the needs of the enthusiast driver, though to be fair, bodyroll is well controlled and the steering direct and precise. If you're after more than that, then you'll appreciate one of the sporty vRS models. Horses for courses you see. And if those courses are likely to be on the rough and muddy side, then you'll be interested in the four-wheel drive system also developed for this car, primarily for a Scout estate model with additional body cladding and a raised ride height.

Design and Build

Skoda people will probably quite like the fact that the look and feel of this car doesn't attract too much attention, even in this updated form where the lines have been streamlined, especially at the front. The two adjacent headlights form a dual face with a crystalline look and feature full-LED technology. The brand logo has gained more presence, with the front of the car featuring what the Czech maker hopes is a more powerful and wider appearance. Of course, it remains just as spacious as before and you get a feel for that when you lift the heavy bootlid. The cargo area is absolutely huge, the 590-litre capacity reached over a notably low lip and the space on offer almost double what you'd get in a comparably-priced Ford Focus and over 50% more than you'd get in a Volkswagen Golf. There's 610-litres if you go for the Octavia estate model. Has all this been achieved at the expense of rear seat occupants? It seems not. Enter in through the wide door openings and you'll find more headroom and elbow width than you'd get in comparably-sized Focus-class competitors too. Up front, you still wouldn't think you were in an Audi but everything's certainly much more Volkswagen-like these days in terms both of fit and finish, the feeling supposed to equate to that of 'wearing a well tailored suit', according to the design team. So-called 'Simply Clever' features include an allergen filter for the Climatronic air conditioner, an optional rear-view camera that's kept clean using washer jets and an optional umbrella under the front passenger seat. Plus iPads can be mounted to the front seats' backrests.

Market and Model

Expect to pay somewhere in the £18,000 to £33,000 bracket for mainstream versions of this Octavia. Should you want the spacious estate rather than the five-door model, then there's an £800 model-for-model premium to find. The UK best seller will be the 115PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel version, a variant that commands a £1,000 premium over the similarly powerful 1.0-litre TSI petrol alternative. These are the two engines you'll find in most UK Octavias. Want an alternative? Well if you're a petrol person, there's a £1,000 jump to go from the 1.0 TSI to the 1.5. And if you're a diesel driver, there's a £700 premium to go from the 1.6-litre TDI to the 150PS 2.0-litre alternative. If, having considered all of that, you decide that this is the car you want, then you're going to want a strong standard specification to be part of the deal. And by and large, you shouldn't be disappointed. The two bodystyles - hatch and estate - are mated with eight main trim levels - S, SE, SE Drive, SE L, Sportline, Laurin & Klement, Scout and vRS. Whichever one you choose, your car will come with alloy wheels, tinted glass, climate-controlled air conditioning that also cools the glovebox, a height-adjustable driver's seat, a four-spoke leather-covered steering wheel, a trip computer, an eight-speaker stereo with a DAB digital radio and USB and AUX-in sockets and a hill holder clutch that stops you from drifting backwards on uphill junctions. The optional Skoda Phonebox with wireless charging connects a smartphone to the car antenna by near-field coupling without the need for a cable, thus offering high call quality and best data reception.

Cost of Ownership

The big news for Octavia buyers in recent times is that a turbo-charged, three-cylinder petrol engine has replaced the 1.2-litre, four-cylinder variant at the foot of the range. From its engine size of 999cc, the 1.0 TSI powerplant produces 115PS and is 8% more efficient than the previous 1.2 TSI unit. The 1.0 hatchback with manual transmission can return up to 50.4mpg, while emitting 107g/km of CO2. Go for the 1.5 TSI ACT powerplant and you're looking at 48.7mpg on the combined cycle and 112g/km of CO2. The rest of the engine range is also very efficiency-minded. Best of the bunch is the 1.6-litre TDI diesel, able to return up to 58.9mpg on the combined cycle and up to 107g/km of CO2, thanks to a Start/stop system that cuts then engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. Opt for the pokier 150PS 2.0-litre TDI diesel and you can expect 56.5mpg and 111g/km of CO2. All figures are WLTP-rated. What else? Well, insurance ranges between groups 13 to 20 on the 1-50 scale for mainstream models. There's the usual three year / 60,000 mile warranty. And there's the choice between fixed or flexible servicing regimes, depending on whether your annual mileage is short or long.

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. This improved version looks likely to continue that trend. The excellence of the latest 1.0 and 1.5 TSI petrol engines means that there's no need to automatically opt for a diesel if you're looking at this car and the 'Simply Clever' design touches make a lot of difference to day-to-day usability. 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.

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Driver Convenience
Acoustic rear parking sensors
Amundsen satellite navigation system with 8" touch screen, USB, SD card reader and integrated Wi-Fi
Cruise control
Lane assist
Multifunction colour trip computer
SmartLink with Apple Carplay/Android auto and MirrorLink
Bluetooth system
Drive mode selector
Driver alert system
Driver fatigue sensor
Driver profile selection
Electro-mechanical power steering
Outside temperature gauge
Performance mode selection
Proximity sensors
Service interval indicator
Stop/start system
Voice control system
Entertainment
8 loudspeakers
Auxiliary input socket
Bolero Radio
DAB Digital radio
Multi device interface
Exterior Features
Black roof rails
Electric adjustable heated folding door mirrors with boarding spots
LED front fog lights
Special solid paint
Aero wiper + intermittent function
Body colour door handles
Body coloured bumpers and protective side mouldings
Door sill trim with vRS logo
Electric front and rear windows with child safety lock
Full LED Headlights with adaptive front light system and LED daytime running lights
Gloss black door mirrors
Gloss black front grille
High gloss black front grille
High level third brake light
Internally adjustable headlight beam level
LED rear lights (high)
Light assistant (coming home/tunnel light) with auto-dimming rear view mirror
Privacy glass
Rain sensor
Rear wiper
Telescopic front headlight washers
Tinted glass
vRS exterior design with bumper and spoiler
Interior Features
3 spoke supersport multifunction leather steering wheel with vRS logo
Air re-circulation and pollen filter
Chrome inner door handles
Driver + passenger vanity mirrors
Dual zone automatic air conditioning with humidity sensor and control
Front armrest with storage box
Front seatback pockets
Gear shift indicator
Height adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar support
Height adjustable front and rear head restraints
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated air conditioned glovebox
Illuminated luggage compartment
Interior courtesy light operated by door switches
Lashing eyelets in boot
Rear seat backrest release
Safety vest holder under passenger seat
Split folding rear seat backrests
Split folding rear seats with centre armrest and storage
Sunglasses storage
Textile floor mats
Two isofix child seat fitting in rear
Umbrella under front passenger seat
vRS Cloth upholstery + Front sport seats
Wheels
18" Gemini anthracite alloy wheels with anti theft wheel bolts
Tyre repair kit
Low rolling resistance tyres
Packs
LED Interior lighting package - Octavia
Safety
3 rear 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Automatic post collision braking
Driver and passenger front and side airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Energy recovery system
ESC including ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR, ESBS, TSA, MKB, XDS and Prefill brake function
Fuel supply cut off
Head and curtain airbags
Height adjustable front seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold control
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Red brake calipers
Seatbelt warning lamp
Tyre pressure monitor
Security
Alarm
Electronic engine immobiliser
Remote central locking
Technical
Electronic limited slip differential
Sports suspension
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 156
NOx 0.027
Particles 0.0001
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1984
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 82.5
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 92.8
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 40.9
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 49.6
EC Urban (mpg) 31.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 7.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 7.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 7.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 7.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 6.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 6.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 10.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 10
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 7.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 36.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 38.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 36.2
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 37.2
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 42.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 44.1
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 27.2
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 28.3
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 37.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 39.2
General
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 245
Coin Description TSI 245
Coin Series vRS [Black Pack]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 29E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 112000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 6.7
Engine Power - BHP 245
Engine Power - KW 180
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 273
Engine Torque - MKG 37.7
Engine Torque - NM 370
Engine Torque - RPM 1600
Top Speed 153
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/40 R18
Tyre Size Rear 225/40 R18
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style GEMINI
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1452
Height (including roof rails) 1482
Length 4689
Wheelbase 2680
Width 1814
Width (including mirrors) 2017
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 50
Gross Vehicle Weight 1946
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1740
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 610
Max. Loading Weight 589
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 710
Minimum Kerbweight 1357
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.5

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