Improving on a classic is always tricky, but ŠKODA has succeeded in doing so with the new Octavia Hatch. This iconic hatchback maintains its robust yet elegant build, while incorporating a fresh, new design and a host of enhanced features.
As always, the exterior of the new Octavia Hatch captures its sense of style and versatility. Yet the latest generation goes beyond that, with sharper lines than ever. Changes to the front of the coupé-style silhouette come in the form of revised split headlights. This bold addition is sure to get you noticed. The chrome on the front grille has been widened to increase head-on appeal, while the neat lower bumper section boasts sleek horizontal lines to emphasis the car’s width. Optional Alaris 18-inch alloy wheels complete a striking finish.
On board, you’ll find ample space and sophisticated horizontal lines. Elegance trim now comes with a four-spoke, multifunction steering wheel which incorporates radio and phone controls. Alternatively, upgrade to the sporty three-spoke version with handy paddles to control the automatic DSG transmission. The sculpted sport seats provide the perfect match. The daring dashboard rail adds to the refined look and feel. It also gives the driver an optimised view of all instruments.
The ŠKODA Octavia Hatch is now available with a choice of four, top-performing engines – two TSI and two TDI. The 110bhp 1.0-litre and 138bhp 1.4-litre petrol versions are nice and punchy around the city streets and on open roads. If you want diesel, choose between the 103bhp 1.6-litre and the range-topping 148bhp 2.0-litre. All engines deliver great performance and are capable of 0-60mph in less than 11 seconds. A smooth, dual-clutch automatic gearbox is available on all engines.
The all-new infotainment systems on the Octavia Hatch represent a big leap forward. The stereo, navigation system and trip computer aren’t stand-alone devices any more – they form an all-in-one system. That means the driver has access to the vehicle set-up, drive assistance systems and comfort functions via one single device. Intelligent proximity sensors detect the movement of your hand towards the touchscreen, ensuring the buttons are ready to be used. Standard safety kit includes tiredness recognition and seven airbags. Adaptive cruise control and blind-spot recognition are optional.
t’s also award-winning. What Car? named the ŠKODA OCTAVIA as the Best family car as part of the 2018 What Car? Car of the Year awards
The ŠKODA Octavia Hatch is available from RRG ŠKODA dealerships, located in Bolton and Rochdale. To find out more, contact us online via our contact form. Alternatively, you can call or visit us at your nearest showroom. We’re open seven days a week.