The Octavia has received a facelift and will go on sale here in Ireland this March.
Prices for the new Octavia, recently announced by Skoda Ireland, start from €19,750 for the Active 1.2 TSI (petrol ) hatchback version. The entry-level diesel Octavia Active 1.6 TDI 90HP is €22,895 (with annual road tax of €190 ).
Since the arrival of the first generation Octavia in 1996, the Czech car manufacturer has produced more than five million units with almost 55,000 new Octavia models sold in Ireland since 1998. The Octavia is Skoda’s top performing model in the Irish market and has been in the top four Irish selling car models for the past two successive years.
The new Octavia sees a number of exterior styling changes that encompass the new Skoda design language. These include the new front-end radiator grille, which has been expanded with the introduction of additional headlights with a crystalline look, and wider air inlets with a honeycomb structure in the redesigned bumper for a more dynamic look.
Cathal Kealey, PR manager at Skoda Ireland, says the Octavia has always been the heart and soul of Skoda in Ireland.
"It embodies all the brand's strengths, such as interior space, practicality, design quality, simply clever features, and above all, value for money, and the new Octavia is no different. Feedback to date has been extremely positive and customers are excited for the fresh styling and enhanced features of the new Octavia.“
The Octavia Combi model is available for an additional €1,000 over the hatchback version. Prices quoted above exclude a €600 delivery charge.