Prices for the new Skoda Octavia Estate will start at £12,180 when it goes on sale in the first quarter of 2005.

The entry-level price is for the Classic 1.6 MPI, with its 102 bhp petrol engine and customers can order Estates now for delivery in the first part of the new year.

Available with a choice of three petrol and two diesel engines, the Estate will be fitted with the same three trim levels as the hatch. All the Estate models have roof rails as standard, as well as a luggage cover that rolls back automatically when you touch it anywhere across the width of the cover (even with your elbow if your hands are full of packages) and the shopping bag hooks in the luggage compartment.

The 4×4 version of the Estate is expected to make its UK debut in the first quarter of 2005 as well. Engine choices will be the 2.0 FSI 150 bhp petrol and the 1.9 TDI PD 105 bhp, the first time that the Octavia Estate will be available in the UK with a diesel engine. Prices and specification for the four-wheel drive estate are still to be finalised.

The Octavia Estate offers a carrying capacity of 580 litres with the rear seats in place, rising to 1,620 litres with the rear seats folded.

Recommended Pricing for New Octavia Estate

On The Road Price

Classic

Classic 1.6 MPI 102bhp

£12,180.00

Classic 1.6 MPI 102bhp Tiptronic

£13,195.00

Classic 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp

£13,480.00

Classic 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp DSG

£14,500.00

Ambiente

Ambiente 1.6 FSI 115bhp

£14,240.00

Ambiente 1.6 FSI 115bhp Tiptronic

£15,240.00

Ambiente 2.0 FSI 150bhp

£15,100.00

Ambiente 2.0 FSI 150bhp Tiptronic

£16,115.00

Ambiente 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp

£14,500.00

Ambiente 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp DSG

£15,520.00

Ambiente 2.0 TDI PD 140bhp

£16,000.00

Ambiente 2.0 TDI PD 140bhp DSG

£17,020.00

Elegance

Elegance 1.6 FSI 115bhp

£15,340.00

Elegance 1.6 FSI 115bhp Tiptronic

£16,340.00

Elegance 2.0 FSI 150bhp

£16,200.00

Elegance 2.0 FSI 150bhp Tiptronic

£17,215.00

Elegance 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp

£15,600.00

Elegance 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp DSG

£16,620.00

Elegance 2.0 TDI PD 140bhp

£17,100.00

Elegance 2.0 TDI PD 140bhp DSG

£18,120.00