The all-new Skoda Octavia Combi will be officially launched on June 15th with prices starting from €19,995. The Combi version which was recently unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show will be offered with three different specification variants, both manual and automatic transmission options and five engine alternatives. The Octavia Combi offers 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.
Despite estate vehicles accounting for less than 2% of the Irish new car market, the added practicality of the Octavia Combi should build on already growing sales figures in the compact family estate segment where Skoda currently have over 13% of the market.
The new Octavia has grown significantly in length and width; the new model is 90mm longer and 45mm wider than the outgoing Octavia Combi. 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 (995mm) as well as best in class boot volume of 610 litres.
Commenting on the launch of the new Octavia Combi in Ireland, Raymond Leddy, Head of Marketing, ŠKODA Ireland said: “We have increased specification levels for all versions of the new Octavia Combi. 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 Combi 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.
Leddy added: This is only the beginning for the Octavia Combi with 4×4 versions, sporty RS alternatives and an 87 gram per kilometre Green Line edition for release before the end of 2013.”
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