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2017 Skoda Octavia details and pricing revealed

Details and pricing for the 2017 model year Skoda Octavia line-up have been revealed with the range receiving more equipment, including active safety gear.

THE SKODA OCTAVIA is one of the most under-rated vehicles currently on-sale in Australia and now the range is even more attractive thanks to the 2017 model year range getting more standard equipment and safety features. Indeed, Skoda claims equipment levels have increased by around $4300 with prices rising, in some cases, by just $500.

Skoda Australia Managing Director Michael Irmer said: “As with all ŠKODA cars, the renewed Octavia was built on four pillars: safety, quality, more care for your money and carefree ownership.

“In all four of these aspects, a buyer can compare the Octavia in any of its versions to a same-sized prestige car and find that it is a superior offering. Closer to the Octavia’s price point, there simply is not a serious rival.”

The Octavia comes in four equipment levels: Ambition; Style, the 4×4 Scout, and go-fast RS. There is a choice of five engines: three petrol (110, 132 TSI or 162 TSI) and two diesel (110 or 135 TDI), mated to either six or seven-speed DSG automatics with a manual option on the 110TSI, 100TDI Scout, and the 162TSI RS. The entry-level engine is the 1.4-litre turbo petrol, offering 110kW and 250Nm.

Impressively, the entire 2017 model-year range, right from the entry-level Octavia Ambition manual ($22,990+ORC) come with standard features including Adaptive Cruise Control, rear view camera, rear parking sensors, front assist with City Emergency Brake, multi collision brake, and the latest-generation infotainment system with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The cost-optional Style line adds leather upholstery, 18-inch alloy wheels, Bi-Xenon lights including daytime running lights, front parking sensors, fatigue detection, satellite navigation with eight-inch touchscreen and multi-function sports steering wheel.

The Sports Pack includes Bi-Xenon headlights, 18-inch black ‘Turini’ alloy wheels, a flat-bottom sports steering wheel, and a black body pack that includes a rear spoiler, mirrors caps, styling decals and fog lights, as well as Light and Rain Assist functionality, and a dimming rear view mirror.

The new Sports Pack, designed for the Ambition models, builds features to the value of $5,670 for only $3,400. Similarly, the Ambition’s already popular Tech Pack adds $5,660 in value for just $3,200. 

The RS models feature interior and exterior sports accents, driving mode selection, sports chassis, Extended Electronic Differential Lock and shifting paddles for DSG.


Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober was born in the shadow of Mount Panorama in Bathurst and, so, it was inevitable he’d fall into work as a motoring writer. He began his motoring career in 2000 reviewing commercial vehicles, before becoming editor of Caravan & Motorhome magazine. He then moved to MOTOR Magazine before going freelance and contributing to Overlander 4WD, 4×4 Australia, TopGear Australia, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, The Australian, CARSguide, and many more.