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Andy Harris
Motoring and Property Editor
2:16 PM 4th May 2020

Czech Out The New Octavia – From SKODA Of Course

Fourth-generation Octavia launches with two First Edition models
SE Tech trim created to appeal to business users
New design, plus a raft of new safety and assistance systems
Hatch and estate versions available
Three engine options from launch
SE First Edition trim starts from £22,390 OTR
Additional derivatives and powertrains join later this year, including entry level S trim

The Octavia has been at the heart of the ŠKODA brand for more than six decades and has established itself as a key pillar of the brand’s ongoing success in the UK. 2020 marks the arrival of an all-new fourth-generation model.

The all-new Octavia range launches with two body styles, two special First Edition trim levels and three engine options. Prices range from £22,390 OTR for the 1.5 TSI 150PS SE First Edition hatch model to £29,515 OTR for the 2.0 TDI 150PS DSG Estate SE L First Edition.

Additional derivatives and powertrain options will join the range later this year, including an entry level S trim, a 1.0 TSI engine available with a manual transmission, the introduction of mHEV (mild hybrid) DSG on both the 1.0 TSI and 1.5 TSI, and PHEV (plug-in hybrid) models.

A sporty vRS model, available in diesel, petrol and PHEV, will also be added to the range. The Octavia vRS iV will be the first ever electrified vRS model.

Bigger, safer, and packed with more technology than ever - the fourth-generation Octavia delivers better value and raises the bar for practicality and space. A best-seller throughout its various production runs, the new version is set to continue the UK’s ongoing love affair with the ŠKODA Octavia.

I am looking forward to getting behind the wheel later this year. The Octavia is one of those cars that just works and is always hard to fault, though that doesn’t stop me trying!