Following on from our Skoda theme, we thought it might be interesting to continue our showcase with pictures of the Superb’s smaller brother, the Skoda OCTAVIA DIESEL ESTATE 2.0 TDI CR SE L 5dr manual (browse deals,) which our Carlease UK were reviewing.
The Octavia has been one of the company car market’s staple value cars; if you are looking for affordable leasing deals on family-style vehicles this is definitely one option to consider. The Octavia is more similar in size to your Ford Mondeo, Vauxhall Insignia or Audi A4. Whereas the Superb is more akin to the bigger Audi A6, Mercedes E Class and BMW 5 Series. In particular, the estate model of the Superb is very attractive due its drive quality and functional space.
The Octavia tends to be more popular in diesel form, with a 1.6 TDI 110, 2.0 TDI 150 and of course the flagship 2.0 TDI 184 which is available in the VRS. For high-mileage drivers, fuel economy is key. The 1.6 engine with 74.3 MPG combined plus CO2 levels at 99g/km will tend to tick many boxes. However, with only 110ps, the 0-62 mph times of circa 11 seconds mean that this is not always the quickest drive. The 2.0 184 VRS engine, in contrast, will get you to 62mph in and around 8 seconds!
From a specification perspective, the SE L, which is the model shown, is one of the best models to choose. With a plethora of great specification including 16” alloy wheels, rear parking sensors, Amundsen sat nav, electric folding mirrors, alacantara/leather upholstery, cruise control, Bluetooth, Intelligent light assist, lumbar support and dual zone air conditioning this will offer much of what you require. If you do want something more sporty, particularly the younger drivers look to lease cars, then the vRS is the one to choose – you get 18” alloys, upgraded speaker system, bi-xenon lights, LED lights and the sports body kit to make the car look pretty spectacular. For the more conservative, and older driver, perhaps the more demure SE and SE technology might be suitable?
The new Skoda Octavia 2017 model is due to launch imminently, as Skoda have deemed it necessary to facelift the model. The exterior aesthetics of the new model will bring it more in line with the new Skoda Kodiaq finishing touches. Add to that some new finishes to the interior, and you have a much improved model. However, from a technical and mechanical perspective, very little will change with the platforms. If it isn’t broke, why fix it spring to mind.
So what do you think – would the Skoda Octavia hatchback or estate be you choice in the mid-range manufacturers or would you go for the brand-new Vauxhall Insignia?
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