As the all-new Skoda Octavia Estate makes its world debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, prices and specifications for the UK range have been revealed. Setting new standards for space, practicality, versatility and quality in the compact segment, the 13-model range is available in Skoda’s familiar three trims, S, SE and Elegance.

  • Prices start from just £16,790 OTR, rising to £24,040
  • Spacious and versatile load-lugger is £800 more than Hatch
  • Low CO2 and BIK values mean Skoda Octavia Estate is great value for company car drivers
  • Comprehensive 13-model line-up packed with Skoda ‘Simply Clever’ features
  • 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than its predecessor.

On sale in the UK from June 2013, prices for the all-new Octavia Estate start at just £16,790 (OTR) for the 1.2-litre TSI 105PS S. The flagship 2.0-litre TDI CR 150PS DPF DSG Elegance model costs £24,040 (OTR). Diesel versions start from £18,840 (OTR). The premium for the Estate over its Hatch sibling is £800.

The new Octavia Estate will be available in the UK with four advanced engine options: two petrol and two diesel. Power outputs range from 105PS (1.2 TSI, 1.6 TDI CR) to 150PS for the 2.0 TDI 150PS model.

Engines are up to 17% more economical than the previous generation units, and a fuel-efficient GreenLine version, available in the UK later in 2013, will offer CO2 emissions of only 87 g/km.

The fleet sector will make a significant contribution to Octavia Estate sales, and with BIK starting at just 14% (2013-2014 rate), the Octavia Estate’s appeal is obvious. The Skoda Octavia is the brand’s most popular model across all markets, and the Estate remains at the heart of its ambition to grow market share.

Alasdair Stewart, Brand Director for Skoda UK, commented: “The Octavia Estate offers unrivalled space and comfort, functionality, fuel efficient engines and many ‘Simply Clever’ ideas, yet these prices prove it’s still exceptional value for money. We expect it to prove very popular with UK customers.”

Price and engine availability

OTR price
1.2 TSI 105PS117£16,790.0015%£16,735.00
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF99£18,840.0014%£18,785.00
1.2 TSI 105PS117£17,990.0015%£17,935.00
1.4 TSI 140PS121£19,190.0016%£19,135.00
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF99£20,040.0014%£19,985.00
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF DSG104£21,290.0015%£21,235.00
2.0TDI CR 150PS DPF110£20,940.0017%£20,885.00
2.0TDI CR 150PS DPF DSG119£22,190.0018%£22,135.00
1.4TSI 140PS121£21,040.0016%£20,985.00
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF99£21,890.0014%£21,835.00
1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF DSG104£23,140.0015%£23,085.00
2.0TDI CR 150PS DPF110£22,790.0016%£22,735.00
2.0TDI CR 150PS DPF DSG119£24,040.0018%£23,985.00

New Octavia Estate standard equipment by trim level

New Octavia Estate S
16” ‘Minoris” alloy wheelsTwo ISOFIX child seat fittings in rear
8 loudspeakersHeight adjustable driver seat
Aero windscreen wipers with intermittent functionHeight adjustable front and rear head restraints
Air recirculation with pollen filterHeight and reach adjustable steering wheel
AlarmHill hold
Automatic Post Collision Braking SystemIlluminated luggage compartment
BluetoothInterior light with door pillar switches
Black roof railsInternally adjustable headlight beam level
Curtain airbagsLashing eyelets in the luggage compartment
DABLeather steering wheel (4 spoke)
Daytime running lightsClimate control air conditioning
Driver and passenger front and side airbagsMDI (with USB)
Driver knee airbagOutdoor temperature gauge
Electric front windowsPassenger airbag de-activation switch
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsPassenger vanity mirror
Electro-mechanical power steeringRemote central locking
Electronic engine immobiliserSplit and folding rear seats
Energy recoveryStop/start
ESC incl ABS, EBV, MSR, ASR, EDS, HBA, DSRTinted glass
Tyre repair kit (no spare wheel)Touchscreen “Bolero” (with proximity sensor)
Fuel supply cut off switch
Gear change recommendation
Halogen projector headlights with DE-module

Additional value of £3,500 over outgoing Octavia Estate S

New Octavia Estate SE (equipment above S)
16” ‘Ilias’ alloys w anti-theft wheel boltsFront fog lights
Acoustic rear parking sensorsHeight adjustable driver and passenger seats with lumbar support
Body-coloured door mirrors and handlesMaxi-dot trip computer
Chrome finished inner door handlesRear electric window (with child safety switch)
Driver Fatigue SensorRemote rear seat fold down
Driving mode selection (eco/comfort/sport/custom)TPM+
Dual-zone air conditioning with humidity sensorFront fog lights

Additional value of £3,890 over outgoing Octavia Estate SE

New Octavia Estate Elegance (equipment above SE)
17” ‘Teron’ alloys with anti-theft wheel boltsFront armrest with Jumbo box (storage compartment)
Alcantara and leather trimFront assistant (emergency city breaking)
Amundsen satellite navigation
(with proximity sensor)
Intelligent Light Assistant (includes high beam assistant, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror)
Auto dimming rear view mirrorMFSW radio and telephone
Colour Maxi-dot displayTelescopic front headlight washers
Cruise controlIntelligent Light Assistant (includes high beam assistant, rain sensor and auto dimming rear view mirror)
Floor matsRear armrest with load through access to boot
Variable boot floor

Additional value of £5,300 over outgoing Octavia Estate Elegance

Class leading space

At 4.66 metres long, the car is 90 mm longer than its predecessor and at 1.81 metres (excluding side mirrors); it is also 45 mm wider. To ensure the new Octavia Estate offers class-leading interior space and legroom the wheelbase has grown by almost 110 mm. Leg room at the rear has increased by 73 mm, and headroom at the front and rear of the car has also been improved; front – 983 mm (compared to 981 mm in previous generation Octavia), rear – 995 mm as (compared to 984 mm). Passenger elbow room has also grown considerably: 1,454 mm, (+39 mm) in the front and 1,449 mm (+26 mm) at the rear. Additionally, shoulder room in the Estate has also been significantly optimised to 1,398 mm (+19 mm) in the front and to 1,378 mm (+4 mm) at the rear.

The Boot space measures 610 litres (20 litres more than the new Octavia Hatch) – a record for the segment – and expands to a massive 1,740 litres with the rear seats down. That’s an impressive 85 litres more than its predecessor. With the front passenger seat folded down the car will carry objects up to 2.92 metres in length.

The new Skoda Octavia Estate’s boot opening offers improved access, making loading extremely easy; the tailgate opening is 1,070 mm in height, 9 mm more than its predecessor. The boot’s width is a maximum 1,070 mm (compared with 1,061 mm) and the loading sill is a mere 631 mm, (-6 mm).

Simply Clever

The Skoda Octavia Estate is available with ‘Simply Clever’ features which make life easier, including a double-sided boot floor mat, a comprehensive net restraint system, multiple bag hooks and a waste bin.

The spacious cabin comes with numerous cubby holes for bottles, keys and multimedia devices, plus there’s an ice scraper behind the fuel flap and a warning-vest holder under the driver’s seat. There is also space for a luggage compartment retractable parcel shelf and roof bars under the adjustable and retractable variable boot floor.

Black roof rails are standard across the range, while SE and Elegance benefit from a remote fold-down function for the rear seats.

Innovative technology and comfort

The new Octavia offers a number of advanced technologies normally reserved for higher-segment vehicles. In addition to making their debut in the new Octavia, some of them are becoming available for the first time ever in a Skoda.

Among these new features is the Adaptive Cruise Assistant – a system that automatically maintains a pre-set distance to the car ahead.

The new Intelligent Light Assistant (standard on Elegance) will switch to high beam and back automatically, increasing comfort and safety in traffic.

The Automatic Parking Assistant makes parallel and bay parking the Octavia even easier. Also available for the first time (as part of the optional Columbus sat nav system), is traffic sign recognition.

Driving Mode Selection enables drivers to set certain vehicle driving characteristics at the push of the button (standard from SE).

In developing the new Skoda Octavia, an important goal was to make the car even safer. To achieve this, Skoda engineers developed a host of cutting-edge safety systems for the new Octavia. Modern safety assistants available include, Automatic Post-Collision Brake, Front Assistant with City Emergency Braking Function, the Driver Fatigue sensor, the Crew Protection Assistant or the Lane Assistant to keep you inside the lanes.

An electric panoramic sliding/tilting sunroof is also available for the new Skoda Octavia Estate. Comprising two parts – the front part can be tilted and shifted electrically, while the rear section is fixed – the entire roof module is made of tinted, heat-insulated glass and is 1,362 x 870 mm in size. The glass will reflect 95 per cent of irradiated heat and 93 per cent of irradiated light.