Skoda Octavia gets new SE Sport and SE Technology models

New Skoda Octavia SE Sport and SE Technology add more kit and better value to popular family car range

Skoda has added two new trim levels to its popular Octavia family car range, in an effort to boost value with added kit. The Octavia SE Technology and Octavia SE Sport are on sale now, priced from £19,925 and £19,990 respectively. 

The Skoda Octavia SE Sport is an all-new model available as a hatchback or as a more practical Estate. Buyers can choose between the 148bhp 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine or the 108bhp 1.6-litre TDI diesel – both of which can be specified with a manual or DSG automatic gearbox.

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Standard kit includes 17-inch Denom alloy wheels, xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights. Inside you’ll find sports seats, a sports steering wheel, auto dimming rear view mirror, sat-nav, WiFi and cruise control.

The SE Sport costs £950 more than the SE, but is said to represent £3,150 worth of added value. Prices start from £19,990 for the 1.4 TSI hatch, rising to £23,345 for the 1.6-litre TDI DSG Estate.

Elsewhere, the Skoda Octavia SE Technology replaces the outgoing SE Business model and is also available as a hatchback or as an Estate. It comes with a diesel-only engine line-up – ranging from the frugal 108bhp TDI Greenline III, to the 148bhp 2.0-litre TDI. There’s also a standard 1.6-litre TDI, with a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes.

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In terms of equipment, the SE Technology adds sat-nav, WiFi, front and rear parking sensors and adaptive cruise control. It’s worth noting that the Greenline model makes do with a standard – rather than adaptive – cruise control system. Also included is a chrome pack, double-sided boot floor cover and automatic lights and wipers.

The SE Technology costs £275 more than SE Business, but adds an additional £1,155 worth of kit. Prices start at £19,925 fort he 1.6 TDI hatchback, while the range-topping Estate with the same engine and a DSG automatic gearbox costs £22,395. All SE Technology cars, apart from the 148bhp 2.0 TDI, emit less than 100g/km of CO2.

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