March 19Th Sees Arrival Of Škoda’S New Octavia

  • Longer, wider and lighter the new Octavia contains a whole series of firsts
    for ŠKODA models
  • New Octavia boasts class leading legroom, luggage capacity and safety equipment

Friday 8th March 2013: ŠKODA has confirmed the launch date of the new ŠKODA Octavia. From the 19thMarch ŠKODA retailers across the country will be marking the arrival of the Octavia with exciting open week events. Unveiled internationally late last year the new Octavia is offered with three different specification variants, both manual and automatic transmission options and five engine alternatives with prices from €18,995.

The Octavia impresses with unrivalled cabin and luggage capacity, innovative 5* NCAP safety, modern new comfort features, 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 ŠKODA enters its 20th Anniversary in Ireland, the third generation of the Octavia will see ŠKODA 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.

Commenting on the launch of the new Octavia in Ireland, Raymond Leddy Head of Marketing, ŠKODA 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 ŠKODA Finance.




Engine range
from launch
Fuel Economy
CO2 Emissions
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
Sun Glasses Holder
MDI (MP3, USB, Storage device connection)
Curtain Airbags Front & Rear Elec Windows Wood Decor interior trim
Front Side Airbags Leather steering wheel, gear knob & handbrake lever Rear Parking Sensors
Electrically Adjustable & Heated Mirrors Bluetooth Phone Connection Cruise Control
15” Wheels with wheel covers 16” Alloy Wheels

4 Speaker Sound System

Start Stop Technology*

Not on 1.2 TSI 86bhp*


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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