Škoda's updated Octavia range goes on sale in January and will get a little more expensive. An average £473 price increase will apply for the hatch and £478 more for the estate. The Volkswagen Group's 1.4 TSI engine (122bhp) replaces the current 1.6 FSI, and the Octavia vRS gains the 200bhp 2.0 TFSI with DSG sequential-shift transmission.
Prices for the Octavia range from £11,580 for the 80bhp 1.4 litre 16v hatchabck to £21,200 for the 170bhp 2.0 litre TDI vRS Estate with the dual-clutch DSG transmission.
Changes include redesigned headlights and front fog lights, folding door mirrors and body-coloured bumpers and side mouldings, new steering wheel designs, a new stereo and new upholstery. Trim levels are now labelled S, SE and Elegance, as with the Superb; there are also new alloy wheel designs and new green and blue metallic paint shades.