Irish Motorists Urged To ‘Hang On’ For The Third Generation Skoda Octavia

SKODA has today announced specification and pricing details for their third new model in just six months with the imminent arrival of the new Octavia to Ireland. Unveiled internationally  late last year the new Octavia will be available in Ireland from March with three different specification variants, both manual and automatic transmission options and five engine alternatives the new Octavia offers the Irish motorist considerable choice with prices starting from €18,995.The Octavia impresses with unrivalled cabin and luggage capacity, innovative safety and comfort systems, low fuel consumption and a new range of touch screen audio and navigation systems.

Originally launched in Ireland back in 1998, the Octavia has become a firm favourite with Irish motorists with more than 40,600 Octavia’s sold to the end of 2012. Now as SKODA enters its 20th Anniversary in Ireland, the third generation of the Octavia will see SKODA challenge not only direct competitors in the medium family segment but thanks to its proportions challenge vehicles in the Executive Saloon class.

The new Octavia has grown significantly in length and width, the new model is 90mm longer and 45mm wider than the outgoing Octavia. The wheelbase has grown by 108mm enabling the Octavia break the mould for spaciousness in its model segment with interior length (1,782mm), more knee room (73mm) and more headroom at the back (980mm) as well as best in class boot volume of 590 litres.

The new Octavia is powered by the latest low emission TSI petrol engines as well as common rail diesel engines with Stop Start technology for excellent fuel economy.

Speaking on the price reveal for the new Octavia in Ireland, Raymond Leddy Head of Marketing, SKODA Ireland said: “We have increased specification levels for all versions of the new Octavia.  Additional airbags, Electronic Stability Control for increased safety and Stop Start Technology for reduced emissions and improved fuel economy are now standard features across the range.  Stylish alloy wheels are now offered on all models with the exception of the entry Active model. In dimension terms the new Octavia is wider and has grown in length by 9cm allowing for increased cabin space and luggage capacity. Despite this growth the new Octavia has in fact shed up to 100kg in weight compared to its predecessor. Less weight equates to better fuel economy and the new Octavia in its 1.6 TDI version consumes only 3.8 litres for every 100km travelled.

Leddy continued, “The new Octavia will be offered with attractive finance terms from €239 per month inclusive of servicing form SKODA Finance. The new Octavia goes on sale at SKODA Authorised retailers from 16thMarch.  We would encourage anyone thinking of purchasing a new car for 2013 to consider the next generation Octavia before making that all important purchase.”

Engine range from launch Fuel Economy (l/100km) CO2 Emissions (g/km) Annual Road Tax Active Ambition Elegance
1.2 TSI (86bhp) 5.2 (54mpg) 121 €200 €18,995 €21,545 €23,095
1.6 TDI(105bhp) 3.8 (74mpg) 99 €180 €22,195 €24,545 €26,095
2.0 TDI(150bhp) 4.1 (69mpg) 107 €190 €24,095 €26,445 €27,995

Octavia A7 Specification Summary

Active Ambition Elegance
+€2,350 +€1,550
ESC (Electronic Stability Control) Front Centre Armrest Dimming Rear  view mirror
Front Passenger & Driver Airbags Climatic Air Conditioning Dual Zone Climate Control
Curtain Airbags Sun Glasses Holder MDI (MP3, USB, Storage device connection)
Front Side Airbags Front & Rear Elec Windows Wood Decor interior trim
Front Electric Windows Leather steering wheel, gear knob & handbrake lever Rear Parking Sensors
Electrically Adjustable & Heated Mirrors Bluetooth Phone Connection Cruise Control
15” Wheels with wheel covers 8 Speaker Sound System 17” Alloy Wheels
4 Speaker Sound System 16” Alloy Wheels Bolero Sound System (Colour Touch Screen, SD Card and 6-CD)
Start Stop Technology*
Not on 1.2 TSI 86bhp*
Maxi-DOT Information Dash display

Finance Data:

Typical Finance example: Octavia RRP €18,995. Deposit / Part Exchange €5,566.57. 36 monthly payments of €239 includes €10.99 service plan installment. Optional Final Payment €7,598. Total hire purchase price €21,522.93 including acceptance fee (€75) and completion fee (€75). Minimum deposit is 10%. Subject to lending criteria. This offer is made under a hire purchase agreement. ŠKODA Finance is a trading style of Volkswagen Bank GmbH Branch Ireland, authorised by the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority in Germany and regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland for conduct of business rules.

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