Skoda has confirmed the launch date of the new Skoda Octavia. From March 16 Monaghan & Son’s, Castlebar, will be marking the arrival of the new Octavia with exciting open week events. Unveiled internationally late last year the new Octavia is offered with three different specification variants, both manual and automatic transmission options, and five engine alternatives with prices from €18,995.
The Octavia impresses with unrivalled cabin and luggage capacity, innovative 5* NCAP safety, modern new comfort features, low fuel consumption, and a new range of touch screen audio and navigation systems.
Originally launched in Ireland back in 1998, the Octavia has become a firm favourite with Irish motorists with more than 40,600 Octavias sold to the end of 2012. Now as Skoda enters its 20th anniversary in Ireland, the third generation of the Octavia will see Skoda challenge not only direct competitors in the medium family segment but thanks to its proportions challenge vehicles in the executive saloon class.
The new Octavia has grown significantly in length and width, the new model is 90mm longer and 45mm wider than the outgoing Octavia. The wheelbase has grown by 108mm enabling the Octavia break the mould for spaciousness in its model segment with interior length (1,782mm ), more knee room (73mm ) and more headroom at the back (980mm ), as well as best in class boot volume of 590 litres.
The new Octavia is powered by the latest low emission TSI petrol engines as well as common rail diesel engines with Stop Start technology for excellent fuel economy.
Commenting on the launch of the new Octavia in Ireland, David Monaghan, dealer principle, Monaghan & Son’s, Castlebar said: “We have increased specification levels for all versions of the new Octavia. Additional airbags, electronic stability control for increased safety, and Stop Start technology for reduced emissions and improved fuel economy are now standard features across the range. Stylish alloy wheels are now offered on all models with the exception of the entry Active model. In dimension terms the new Octavia is wider and has grown in length by 9cm allowing for increased cabin space and luggage capacity. Despite this growth the new Octavia has in fact shed up to 100kg in weight compared to its predecessor. Less weight equates to better fuel economy and the new Octavia in its 1.6 TDI version consumes only 3.8 litres for every 100km travelled.”
Monaghan continued: “The new Octavia will be offered with attractive finance terms from €239 per month inclusive of servicing from Skoda Finance.”