New Skoda Octavia Hatchback

The new Skoda Octavia is more of a facelift than a complete model change. With exterior highlights including new headlights & new LED tail lights along with restyled bumpers. The new Skoda also gets some updated safety features too including the automatic emergency city braking system can now see pedestrians as well as cars, just in case you haven’t, in which case will automatically apply the brakes. Blind Spot monitoring and rear traffic alert, which stops the car if you’re about to reverse into something are all available on the new car. Skoda has also launched its new trailer assist, This will semi-autonomously reverse the car and a trailer or caravan for you. How good does that sound? 

Nothing has really changed under the bonnet other than Skoda dropping the 1.6 TDI Greenline engine, However, the 1.6 Tdi 115 engine remains. Vehicle Lease Management expects the 1.4 litre 148 bhp petrol engine to be the pick with it being slightly quicker than the 1.6-litre diesel engine pulling much better at low speeds without letting up until it hits top revs. It also manages decent average fuel economy and also offers the cheapest company car tax other than the 1.0 petrol engine.  Similar to the outgoing model the car retains its well-weighted steering and good body control and surefooted grip combine to make the Octavia pleasant to drive.

Inside the new Octavia is pretty much the same as before. It’s really easy to find a good driving position in the supportive seat and space remains a decent size with front and rear passenger room is up to the best of its rivals, while the enormous boot also remains, making the car a real attraction to those who want extra legroom and boot space. The new infotainment systems have improved from its predecessor. The Columbus is the best version and includes a 9.2-inch touchscreen with Sat Nav, on board wi-fi hotspot and online connectivity, which lets you surf the web, get live traffic and weather reports and even find the nearest parking space. The screen quality is superb, while the swipe and pinch features work really well. The intuitive menu system also makes it easy to use.

So if you are interested in this car please contact Vehicle Lease Management today on 01276 506146 or email sales@vehicleleasemanagement.co.uk for more details.