Skoda Ireland tells us that their biggest selling car, the Octavia, has undergone a specification enhancement for 2013. Having made its first public appearance at the National Ploughing Championships in September, the new Octavia Exclusive has now gone on sale in both hatchback and Combi (estate ) body styles.
Engine-wise, Skoda’s low CO2 diesels are retained including their current Band A, 1.6TDI, 105 bhp and current Band-B, 1.2 TSI 105 bhp direct injection petrol unit. The more power 2.0 TDI 140 bhp diesel unit is also available. And all engines are available with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission option.
However it is its specification that Skoda says justifies the Octavia its Exclusive title with factory-fitted satellite navigation system, 16” alloy wheels and half-leather upholstery. These are all added to an existing very good standard specification that includes cruise control, BlueTooth phone preparation, parking sensors, and climate controlled air-conditioning on outgoing Octavia models.
Prices for the special Exclusive models are competitive starting from €19,995 for the 1.2 TSI 105 bhp petrol version and €22,995 for the 1.6 TDI Diesel.
Raymond Leddy, head of marketing, told the Advertiser, “Having sold over 35,000 Octavias in Ireland since 1998, the new Octavia Exclusive is certain to appeal to motorists seeking value and economy in 2013. This is a great offer and we have a limited quantity of these vehicles so we urge those interested to speak to their local dealership before January regarding availability to avoid disappointment.”
Skoda Ireland has also enhanced the Octavia RS model with €900 worth of free equipment including new 18” alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a new interior, and a satellite navigation system.
To support sales Skoda says that it has also extended their PCP Solutions Finance package to the Octavia range. Including servicing, the Octavia Exclusive can be purchased for less than €230 per month. I’m sure terms and conditions apply.