New Skoda Octavia Revealed [VIDEO]

Skoda has revealed the new third-generation Octavia, which is based on the same MQB platform as the new Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and SEAT Leon.

New model is bigger, offering more space than any other car in its glass. It is also up to 102kg lighter than the second generation model, despite increased size and new technology on board.

Compared to the outgoing model, the new car is 90mm longer, 45mm wider, wheelbase is stretched by 108mm and the boot volume is 590 litres. The new Golf, which is based on the same platform has just 380 litres in comparison.

Skoda’s design has always been all about simplicity and the new Octavia is no exception. New model comes with smaller headlights and a wider grille, while the overall look is more aggressive and sportier compared to its predecessor.

Full engine line-up will be revealed closer to market launch next Spring, but we do know the greenest and most fuel efficient GreenLine version with a 110bhp 1.6 TDI achieves CO2 emissions of only 89 g/km and returns an impressive 83.1mpg.

The top of the range model uses a 179bhp 1.8 TSI. Both manual and automatic DSG transmissions are available, with all-wheel-drive versions in the works. A sporty Octavia RS is also in the pipeline.

New Skoda Octavia will go on sale March 2013, with prices expected to start from around £14,000.

Full details in the press release below.

PRESS RELEASE (click to expand)


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