Octavia
High Performance Family Car

Octavia

High Performance Family Car

Octavia - in facts

A high performance family car in a class of its own

  • A powerful, cleaner, fuel efficient engine​
  • ​Innovative comfort features and 5 star ANCAP safety rating​
  • More space so you can pack more into your day ​​​​

Disclaimer: Fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures shown are combined figures as per ADR 81/02 for 110TDI DSG

6 REASONS TO CHOOSE THE OCTAVIA


1: SAFER THAN EVER

​An impressive range of safety features earned the Octavia its 5-star ANCAP safety rating.

Multi-Collision Brake is standard on all Octavia versions. If your vehicle is involved in a collision, your activated airbags will trigger automatic braking and illumination of your hazard lights, helping to prevent a secondary collision.

Electronic Stability Control is also standard and delivers a number of systems to help maintain the car's stability in braking and emergency situations. The control unit constantly compares current data about the driving behaviour of your vehicle with the preset values. If the values do not match, the control unit gives command to stabilise your Octavia.

Passenger Protect Assist is standard on our ‘Ambition Plus’ and ‘Elegance’ versions and is another simply smart feature, which detects when an emergency manoeuvre is being made and prepares the vehicle safety systems and its occupants for a possible collision.


2: MORE POWER, LESS FUEL

Our lighter, cleaner, more fuel-efficient engines include Volkswagen Group's new turbocharged 1.4 litre 103TSI engine; delivering an impressive 250Nm of torque and a combined fuel economy of 5.2L/100km* (for 103TSI 7-speed DSG). That's up to 20% more fuel-efficient than the previous generation Octavia.

Along with the 103TSI, an additional petrol option and a new diesel platform are now on offer for the 132TSI and 110TDI. The turbo-diesel 110TDI offers a strong 320Nm from a 2.0 litre engine, while remaining fuel efficient at a combined 4.9L/100km* (for 110TDI 6-speed DSG).

A new standard feature under the diesel platform (110TDI) is Green Tech - an initiative allowing for further improvement in fuel economy and reduction of C02 emissions through the "Start Stop" and Brake Energy Recuperation features.

*Combined figure as per ADR 81/02


3: SPACE TO PACK MORE IN

The Octavia sedan has exceptional boot space – with 568 litres of space letting you pack in more, from shopping to sports gear to suitcases. With all this extra space, the ŠKODA Octavia is the perfect car for families who pack more into every day.

Simply Clever Storage
Our “Simply Clever” slogan extends to storage, with space to store items of all sizes. The centre console conveniently contains two beverage holders as do pockets located in both the front and back doors. Depending on the version, the following are standard or optional interior features:

  • a glasses holder in the roof console
  • a closable compartment under the passenger seat
  • a storage box with armrest between the front seats
  • a rubbish bin in the door panel

4: INFOTAINMENT

​Bluetooth®​ technology can be used to connect your mobile phone to infotainment radios and navigation systems and use handsfree and audio streaming functions.

Handsfree allows you to use the phone comfortably in the car, with access to all your phone books without needing to hold the phone in your hand. Audio streaming means you can also play music from your mobile phone or player using the car's audio system without having to connect these devices with a cable.

All models come with a USB, SD card and aux-in socket as standard so you can play music from your mp3 player through the car's speakers.

The optional Columbus Navigation System (standard on Elegance) is operated via an impressive 8" colour touch screen with 800x480 pixel resolution.​


5: BI-XENON HEADLIGHTS

Bi-Xenon headlights use projector modules with a xenon bulb to illuminate the road while a thin strip of LEDs on the bottom edge of the headlight is used for daytime running lights.

The AFS (Adaptive Frontlight System) swivels the light beam, anticipating the movement of the vehicle to ensure optimum light coverage during turns. The inside headlight can turn by up to 15° into turns, and the outside headlight by up to 7.5° from the centre into turns.

The new LED day light function diodes appear as an uninterrupted ray of light. They make your car more visible for other drivers plus they further enhance the technical maturity of your car.

Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS & LED are available in the Tech Pack for the “Ambition Plus” and “Elegance” versions as an optional extra at an additional cost.


6: EUROPEAN QUALITY WITHOUT THE EUROPEAN PRICE TAG

You would expect to pay much more for a ŠKODA. Our vehicles are designed to exceed your expectations, not your budget. With VW Group technology, advanced fuel-efficient engines and timeless designs, they are filled with smart features for smart buyers.

We are committed to bringing simply clever innovations within reach and helping more Australians enjoy European quality without the European price tag.

Talk to your local ŠKODA dealership today about what great value deals are available.


EXTERIOR


EXTERIOR DESIGN OCTAVIA

This is the first model to embody ŠKODA's bold new design language and wear the new logo.

The sleek front, with its swept back headlights, hints at a sporting spirit. Its dominating front grille has a confident, strong road presence, however, the streamlined side profiles hide the cavernous space within.

When compared to its predecessor, the side aspects are markedly more dynamic. From an environmental point of view, the Octavia is also lighter than before.

Discover for yourself how sporting prowess and family space live happily hand in hand in the ŠKODA Octavia Sedan.


BI-XENON HEADLIGHTS WITH AFS AND LED

Bi-Xenon headlights use projector modules with a xenon bulb to illuminate the road while a thin strip of LEDs on the bottom edge of the headlight is used for daytime running lights.

The AFS (Adaptive Frontlight System) swivels the light beam, anticipating the movement of the vehicle to ensure optimum light coverage during turns.

The inside headlight can turn by up to 15° into turns, and the outside headlight by up to 7.5° from the centre into turns. The new LED day light function diodes appear as an uninterrupted ray of light.

Bi-Xenon headlights with AFS & LED are available in the Tech Pack for the “Ambition Plus” and “Elegance” versions as an optional extra at an additional cost.


FRONT FOG LIGHTS

The intelligent cornering function of the fog lamps enables safer driving. At a difficult junction, the fog lamps illuminate the space where driver is about to turn.

It is also very useful for parking manoeuvres in the dark, during which there is a risk of damaging the bodywork or “curbing” the wheels. Fog lamp also illuminates the space besides the vehicle during U-turns.

The principle of the corner function is automatic lighting up of right or left fog lamp while cornering. This function is active in slow speeds of up to 40km/h.

Front fog lights are standard on all Octavia versions. Intelligent cornering front fog lights is standard on the “Elegance” version.


REAR LIGHTS

The rear lights, with their advanced LED technology and unique shape design enhance the back of the vehicle and provide extra visibility to cars travelling behind you. ​

Rear LED lights are available in the Tech Pack for the “Ambition Plus” and “Elegance” versions as an optional extra at an additional cost.


LIGHT ASSIST

As a practical device, which simplifies control of your Octavia’s lighting, the Light Assist provides these functions:

Coming home: If the light intensity outside is lower than a set level, this function provides pleasant glow so you can find your destination in the dark.

​Leaving home: Turns on the lights after unlocking the vehicle so you can make your way safely to the car in the dark.

Tunnel light: While driving, this function activates headlamps if it suddenly gets darker quickly.

Daylight: Turns the daytime running lights on after turning the ignition on.

Rain lights: Turns the lights on when the wipers are activated.

Light Assist is standard on Elegance and available in the Tech Pack on the Ambition Plus as an optional extra.


INTERIOR

The ŠKODA Octavia is more spacious and luxurious than ever. The very latest technological advancements and ingenuity provide quality, reliability and value.

Equipment Ambition:

Black fabric seat upholstery, matching coloured door panelling and dashboard, and Swing infotainment system.

Equipment Ambition Plus:

Black fabric seat upholstery, matching coloured door panelling and dashboard, and Bolero infotainment system.

Equipment Elegance:

Black leather appointed seat upholstery, dual-zone air conditioning, and Columbus navigation & infotainment system.


INTERIOR DESIGN OCTAVIA

As it is typical for ŠKODA cars, the dashboard of the Octavia has been intuitively designed so that all controls are comfortably within reach of the driver.

Based on the equipment level of your car you have at your disposal various modern electronics including a multimedia information system and top-class assistants.

The shown interior is for the Elegance version.


MULTI-FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL

All Octavia versions feature a four-spoke leather multi-functional, steering wheel with chrome details and radio and telephone control.​


LUGGAGE SPACE

The ŠKODA Octavia Sedan is full of simply clever interior solutions that maximise the luggage space.

The Octavia Sedan boasts 568 litres of space, all easily accessible through the large Sedan boot opening. This phenomenal space expands with the rear seats folded down, extending to an impressive 1558 litres.

Thanks to a practical handle on the right side of the boot door, it is easier to close.

Cargo elements are located in the walls of pockets behind the rear wheel wells. They can be easily removed and used to secure luggage.

Double-sided carpet lines the luggage compartment.


STORAGE

The ŠKODA Octavia Sedan is equipped with a variety of simply clever storage compartments, ready to securely store items of all shapes and sizes.

The centre console contains two beverage holders that can also hold smaller items. Practical pockets in the front doors include 1.5L bottle holders.

There’s a flip-open compartment near the driver (to the left under the steering wheel), a warning vest holder under the driver's seat and a storage compartment in front of the gearshift.

Depending on the version, the following are standard or optional interior features:

  • A glasses holder in the roof console.
  • A closable compartment under the passenger seat.
  • A storage box with armrest between the front seats.
  • A rubbish bin in the door panel.

MANUAL AND DSG TRANSMISSIONS

The Volkswagen Group technology behind the DSG (direct shift gearbox) is a world first. Using two clutches and two sets of gears, the DSG transmission intuitively selects your next gear, whilst you’re still driving in your current gear.

When it’s time to shift, the change takes place in 0.03 seconds so it delivers a seamless shift without a loss of power.

Our manual transmissions are notable for their shift patterns with short, precise throw.

The “Ambition”, “Ambition Plus” and “Elegance” versions are all available with Volkswagen Group's 7-speed DSG and the Elegance 110TDI is available in 6-speed DSG. A 6-speed manual transmission is available on the 103TSI “Ambition” and “Ambition Plus” versions.


DUAL-ZONE AIR-CONDITIONING

Thanks to electronically controlled climatronic air conditioning, you can easily enjoy a pleasant trip in the ŠKODA Octavia (standard with the “Elegance” version).

The system has two zones, so the driver and passenger can each set their own temperature. The automatic air conditioning system has sensors and mechanisms that monitor and adjust temperature, humidity, direction and speed of airflow into the interior.

The Octavia “Ambition” and “Ambition Plus” versions come with quality manual air conditioning as standard, whilst the “Elegance” version features dual-zone air conditioning as standard.


INFOTAINMENT

The Swing radio is standard on the Ambition version and has a dual antenna and MP3 and CD player.

The Ambition Plus comes with an 8 speaker touchscreen 5.8" Bolero radio with MP3 and CD player.

The Elegance version is fitted with a completely new Columbus infotainment system. The radio (with CD and MP3 player), navigation and trip computer are housed in one system, giving the driver full access to all electronic features through one single device.

The navigation is controlled via voice control or an 8" colour touch screen.

All models come with Bluetooth®, a USB, SD card and aux-in socket as standard. The Columbus is standard on the Elegance version and available as an optional extra on Ambition and Ambition Plus at an additional cost.


ELECTRIC SUNROOF

The one-piece sunroof available in the Octavia Sedan is electrically controlled. For optimum interior climate it is made of tinted glass that has reduced light and thermal transmittance.

Regardless of its current position, the entire inside of the window can be covered by manually controlled roller blind that can, for example, protect from bright sunlight.

The Electric Sunroof is available with all Octavia versions as an optional extra at an additional cost.


TECHNOLOGY


DRIVING MOVE SELECTION

Driving Mode Selection allows you to adapt the car's behaviour to your preference or needs. Four driving modes are available: Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual (Individual allows you to configure your own settings).

The car will then adapt the engine torque, accelerator sensitivity, power steering, headlight control (where AFS is fitted), DSG transmission, and air conditioning to suit the profile selected.

This simply smart feature is available in Tech Pack for “Ambition Plus” and “Elegance” versions as an optional extra at an additional cost.


AUTOMATIC PARKING ASSIST

For those wishing to make both parallel parking and bay parking easier than ever, you can add Automatic Parking Assist to your Octavia.

With a press of a button, the system will begin searching for a parking space in a line of cars or other obstacles.

When a suitable space is found (the car's length + 60cm is all the space needed), the car will steer itself into the space whilst the driver controls the pedals.

This system can also steer the car out of a line of cars from its parking space and manoeuvre into a bay parking space.

Automatic Parking Assist is available in Tech Pack for Ambition Plus and Elegance versions. Rear parking sensors are standard on Ambition Plus and front parking sensors are standard on Elegance versions.


ADVANCED KEYLESS ENTRY INCLUDING SMART START (KESSY)

KESSY can be added to allow the driver to lock and unlock the car and start and stop the engine without having to insert or even handle the key.

As long as the key is within 1.5m of the sensor, the system will work, and a number of simply clever features ensure you can check the lock, preventing you from locking the key inside and preventing unwanted access.

Available in Tech Pack for “Ambition Plus” and “Elegance” versions as an optional extra at an additional cost.


MANUAL AND DSG TRANSMISSIONS

The Volkswagen Group technology behind the DSG (direct shift gearbox) is a world first. Using two clutches and two sets of gears, the DSG transmission intuitively selects your next gear, whilst you’re still driving in your current gear.

When it’s time to shift, the change takes place in 0.03 seconds so it delivers a seamless shift without a loss of power.

Our manual transmissions are notable for their shift patterns with short, precise throw.

The “Ambition”, “Ambition Plus” and “Elegance” versions are all available with Volkswagen Group's 7-speed DSG and the Elegance 110TDI is available in 6-speed DSG. A 6-speed manual transmission is available on the 103TSI “Ambition” and “Ambition Plus” versions.


FUEL-EFFICIENT ENGINES

The Ambition, Ambition Plus and Elegance versions are all available with the new turbocharged 1.4 litre 103TSI engine; delivering an impressive 250nm of torque and a combined fuel economy of 5.2l/100km*.

The turbo-diesel 110TDI offers a strong 320nm from a 2.0 litre engine, while remaining fuel efficient at 4.9l/100km*.

Emissions and fuel consumption:

​Engine ​​Emissions​Fuel*
103TSI DSG ​​121g/km ​5.2l/100km​
​​103​TSI Manual ​​132g/km ​​5.7l/100km​
132TSI DSG ​136g/km ​5.9l/100km​
110TDI DSG 129g/km ​4.9l/100km​

* Combined figure as per ADR 81/02


GREEN TECH

A new standard feature under the diesel platform (110TDI Octavia Elegance version) is Green Tech - an initiative allowing for further improvement in fuel economy and reduction of C02 emissions through the "Start Stop" and Brake Energy Recuperation features.

"Start Stop" allows the engine to automatically switch off when idle and immediately switch back on as soon as the accelerator is pressed.

“Start Stop” can be deactivated when required. In addition, Brake Energy Recuperation enables the use of kinetic energy to charge the car battery when the brakes are applied.


SAFETY


FATIGUE DETECTION

Based on steering wheel movement, the Fatigue Detection monitors driver behaviour and assesses your level of fatigue. If needed, it triggers an acoustic and visual warning alerting you that you need to stop and rest.

Fatigue Detection is standard in “Ambition Plus” and “Elegance” versions.

PREFILL BRAKING

Another simply clever element of the Electronic Stability Control system is Prefill. Your Octavia will recognise when your foot has abruptly lifted off the accelerator and anticipates that this may be followed by a sharp depression of the brake pedal.

To prepare for this braking, your Octavia automatically increases pressure in the brake system by "prefilling" the brake hydraulics with fluid. It also brings the brake pads closer to the discs. This speeds up the braking effect for optimal stopping.​

ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL (ESC)

Electronic Stability Control (ESC) delivers a number of systems to help maintain the car's stability in braking and emergency situations. The control unit constantly compares current data about the driving behaviour of your vehicle with the preset values. If the values do not match, the control unit gives command to stabilise your Octavia.

The stability program uses the abilities of Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Anti Slip Regulation (ASR) and other special sensors. This allows it to prevent slipping or locking of the wheels.


MULTI-COLLISION BRAKE

In case of an accident during which the driver's or front passenger's airbag is activated, your Octavia will engage automatic braking, even if the driver has not stepped on the brake with sufficient force.

The speed reduction, along with intervention by driving systems (Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), braking pressure balancing), helps keep the vehicle stable and in its lane.

The hazard lights and brake lights will also be illuminated, even after the braking has stopped, helping to prevent any further collisions from oncoming traffic. The driver can interrupt the multi-collision braking at any time by accelerating or braking.

Multicollision Brake is standard on all Octavia versions.


SAFER BODY DESIGN

A high quality, rigid body structure is the most important safety feature in all types of crashes. To achieve high durability of the Octavia monocoque (outer shell), we have used exceptionally strong materials, especially around the passenger area and smart design features.

During a crash, the front and rear of the vehicle provide maximum energy absorption so there are special engine mounts to block the engine from the passenger area.

In case of heavy impact, the engine will slide under the passenger area, where it doesn’t endanger anyone.

Placement of the pedals ensures that they slide away in case of impact, reducing the risk of the leg injury to the driver.


PASSENGER PROTECT ASSIST

Passenger Protect Assist is another simply smart feature, which detects when an emergency manoeuvre is being made and prepares the vehicle safety systems and its occupants for a possible collision.

Passenger Protect Assist tightens front safety belts, closes electric side windows (if open) to prevent objects coming in and closes the electric sunroof (if equipped) to protect the passengers.

If no collision occurs, the electrical pre-tensioners retract and driving resumes as normal. The main goal of this feature is to minimise the consequences of an imminent accident, for example, by preparing the driver and front passenger for airbag activation.

Standard on Ambition Plus and Elegance​,


AIRBAGS

The Octavia Ambition version features seven airbags as standard, located at the front, front side, curtain and driver's knee area. The Ambition Plus and Elegance versions boast nine airbags as standard with the inclusion of additional rear side airbags.

The driver is protected with front airbag in the steering wheel, while front passenger airbag is mounted in the dashboard.

Side airbags, placed in the front seats for both the driver and the passenger provide effective protection of pelvis, abdomen and thorax in case of side impact. The driver’s knee airbag is mounted in the lower part of the dashboard, under the steering wheel column, protecting the driver’s legs in case of frontal impact.


OCTAVIA PRESS REVIEWS


Australia’s Best Medium Car under $50,000

Australiasbestcars.com.au
"So how do you go into the market and offer your product when your brand is not really well known? The answer is simple (or “Simply Clever” in Skoda speak): build your vehicle to compete with the front-runners in the pack and make it thousands of dollars cheaper to buy!"

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Wheels Medium Car Under $45K: Gold Star Value Awards

Wheelsmag.com.au
"Octavia remains in the frame for budget-conscious buyers. The mid-sizer’s affordable $21,690 purchase price and decent 60 percent resale still make it among the best cars considered in class in terms of depreciation, while a frugal 5.7L/100km economy rating makes it equally competitive in the fuel-cost discipline."

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2014 Skoda Octavia review | first drive

Carsguide.com.au
" There is more sizzle in the new Octavia and it now leaps into contention with the mid-size crowd. It may not be quite as big as some of the cars in the mid-size range but it's almost unbeatable on price. "

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Škoda Octavia 2013: Launch Review

Carsales.com.au
" If the previous model came close to attracting your interest, we tip the new one will prove very hard to ignore. "

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Skoda Octavia 2013 Road Test

Honestjohn.co.uk
" The Octavia has certainly moved slightly more upmarket with sharper styling and a better quality feel to the interior but the model hasn't lost sight of what made the first two generations so popular. It's still practical, even more spacious and has a very impressive level of standard equipment. It's a lot of car for the money while the improvements to both refinement and comfort are the icing on the cake that mean the Octavia is spot on as a family hatchback."

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ŠKODA Octavia review

Autoexpress.co.uk
“The Skoda Octavia has stepped out of the shadows of the VW Golf – it’s spacious and cheap to run.”

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