ŠKODA has finally dropped the launch pricing of the all-new Octavia. Starting at just £22,390 OTR, the Octavia SE First Edition will initially be the entry-level trim grade in the new Octavia MK4 range.

Unfortunately, this initial launch doesn’t include either the full engine or model lineup, missing key information on both the Octavia iV Hybrid and Octavia VRS. It does confirm that Skoda will continue its diesel lineup with two variants of the 2.0TDI engine producing 11PS and 150PS.

The most expensive model variant, the SE L First Edition mated to a 150PS TDI DSG engine rings in at a whopping, £29,5151 OTR – bad news for those (like me) hoping that Skoda will be sensible when confirming the price of the legendary VRS model.

The release confirms that he new fourth-generation Octavia will be open for order in June with cars in retailers from July, however, expect some delays in light of the current Covid crisis.

We’ll update you as we get further information on the highly anticipated Skoda Octavia MK4 VRS.

The Press Release below

The launch range consists of three value-packed trim grades: SE First Edition, SE Technology, and SE L First Edition. To celebrate the launch of the most advanced Octavia ever, all First Edition models incorporate exceptionally high equipment levels with a host of technologies and safety systems.

The all-new model is longer and wider than its predecessor, has an even larger boot and showcases the latest evolution of ŠKODA design language. The new interior combines class-leading practicality with outstanding functionality and high-quality materials. Innovative connectivity features and new assistance systems further highlight the brand’s commitment to delivering the best possible value for money to owners.

Among the many highlights fitted to all models are third-generation MIB infotainment systems, Virtual Cockpit digital display, LED headlights, and Wireless Smartlink for Apple CarPlay. The all-new interior features a host of high quality design features including a new two-spoke leather multifunction steering wheel, shift-by-wire DSG selector, and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist.

Octavia SE First Edition – from £22,390 OTR
While the SE First Edition will initially be the entry-level trim grade in the new Octavia range, it has a specification list that most mid and high range models struggle to match. In terms of safety systems, the SE First Edition comes with Front assist, Lane assist and e-Call system that automatically alerts emergency services in the case of accident. SE First Edition models also feature an infotainment system with 8.25” touchscreen display, eight loudspeakers, and full smartphone connectivity. The cabin features five USB-C ports, including one in the rear-view mirror for connecting to a dashcam. Prices for the Octavia SE First Edition range start from £22,390 OTR for the 1.5 TSI 150PS hatch model.

Octavia SE L First Edition – from £25,150 OTR
Positioned at the top of the new Octavia launch range is the SE L First Edition. As customers have come to expect from ŠKODA, the SE L First Edition showcases a range of the brand’s most advanced features and creature comforts. SE L First Edition models ride on striking 17-inch Rotare AERO alloy wheels, while the exterior is distinguished from other models in the range by chrome window surrounds and a chrome strip in the lower front bumper.

Inside, SE L First Edition models come with microsuede upholstery, heated front seats and LED ambient lighting, along with an electrically adjustable driver’s seat with memory and lumbar support. ŠKODA’s feature-laden Columbus infotainment system is also standard, and comes with voice control, Remote Access and Infotainment online (1year). In terms of safety and assistance systems, the SE L First Edition comes with Blind spot protection, front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist and Adaptive cruise control with follow to stop. Drive mode selection and keyless entry on all four doors with start/stop are also standard fit on all SE L First Edition models. Prices for SE L First Edition models start from £25,150 OTR for the 1.5 TSI 150PS hatch.

Octavia SE Technology – from £22,640 OTR
Octavia SE Technology models have been specially created to appeal to business users and add 16-inch Twister AERO alloy wheels, range-topping Columbus infotainment system with 10-inch touchscreen display, Remote Access, and Infotainment online (1 year). SE Technology buyers also get voice control and front and rear parking sensors with manoeuvre assist. Despite the significant specification boost over the SE First Edition, prices for the SE Technology start at just £22,640 OTR for the 1.5 TSI 150PS hatch model.

ENGINE RANGE
The new Octavia range launches with three engine options with power outputs ranging from 115PS to 150PS. The petrol option is a 1.5 TSI 150PS while the entry-level diesel offering is a 2.0 TDI unit that develops 115PS. Both drive through a six-speed manual gearbox. SE L First Edition customers have the additional option of a 2.0 TDI 150PS engine that comes with a seven-speed DSG gearbox as standard. More engine and transmission options will be added to the new Octavia range as the line-up expands throughout 2020.

The new fourth-generation Octavia will be open for order in June with cars in retailers from July.

Skoda delivered 1.24 million vehicles to customers around the world in 2019, employing approximately 42,000 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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