The new Skoda Octavia Estate will be priced from £16,790 rising to £24,040 for the 2.0TDI CR 150PS DPF DSG Elegance model. It will go on sale in June 2013 for a premium of £800 over the hatchback model.
The new model has a bigger footprint than the predessor; 4660mm (l) x 1810mm (w) which makes it 90mm longer and 45mm wider. The Boot space measures 610 litres and increases to 1,740 litres with the rear seats down, which is 85 litres more than its predecessor. With the front passenger seat folded down the car will carry objects up to 2.92 metres in length.
The new Octavia Estate will be available with the choice of : two petrol and two diesel engines with power outputs ranging from 105PS (1.2 TSI, 1.6 TDI CR) to 150PS - all engines will feature stop/start.
There will be three trim levels for the Octavia Estate ‘S’, ‘SE’ and ‘Elegance’.
Standard equipment highlights on the ‘S’ model includes 16” ‘Minoris” alloy wheels, Bluetooth, DAB radio, ESC incl ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSR, climate control air conditioning and a touchscreen “Bolero” with proximity sensor interface.
The ‘SE’ adds 16” ‘Ilias’ alloys with anti-theft wheel bolts, acoustic rear parking sensors, driver fatigue sensor, driving mode selection (eco/comfort/sport/custom), dual-zone air conditioning with humidity sensor, front fog lights and rear electric window (with child safety switch).
The Octavia Estate ‘Elegance’ gains 17” ‘Teron’ alloys with anti-theft wheel bolts, Alcantara and leather trim, Amundsen satellite navigation with proximity sensor, auto dimming rear view mirror, cruise control, intelligent light assistant (includes high beam assistant, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror) and MFSW radio and telephone.Published 5 March 2013