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Driven: Bigger Skoda from just $21,690

it out: The new Skoda Octavia is a sharper value equation the already well-priced old one.

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27 2013

By MIKE COSTELLO and MATHIOUDAKIS

SKODA is seeking a sales upswing to correspond a significant downturn in Octavia

Now from just $21,690 on-road costs, entry the third-generation range now costs less than before this new one offering appreciably cabin space .

Further the value equation is the introduction of a servicing scheme that a standard fee for all services for the first six of 90,000 (equating to six services in with 12-month intervals), any concerns over the cost of a European car.

The total of servicing a base petrol six years is $2044, the upmarket powerful petrol is $2397 and the $2464 #8211; a figure close to many Japanese

Available as both a sedan and a (the wagon will about 70 per cent of sales), the new Mk7 Golf-based Octavia has grown in length and width compared to its and is 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider, with a longer wheelbase.

Skoda the Octavia offers more length (1782 mm), kneeroom (73mm) and more at the back (980mm) than the model and many of its competitors. space is a big 568 litres for the sedan and 588 for the wagon.

Indeed, the third-generation offers almost medium-car for the price of a smaller Golf or Cruze, aligning the Czech with its bargain-basement positioning in its European market, and giving it a point-of-difference from its Volkswagen in Australia.

A range of engines with the new Golf #8211; a 1.4 turbo-petrol, a 132kW/250Nm 1.8 turbo-petrol and a 2.0 turbo-diesel #8211; are available, to either six-speed manual or DSG automatic transmissions (90 per cent of will opt for the DSG, says

Three specification levels are kicking off with the Ambition from $21,690 for the 103TSI (an extra $2300 with a $24,490 for the Ambition Plus the same drivetrain and $32,190 for the 103TSI Elegance.

Both the and 110TDI engines are only in Elegance form, priced at and $35,490 respectively. These are all for the sedan, but you can have a wagon of any of the above for an additional $1350.

All are built on the Volkswagen Group#8217;s MQB transverse architecture that underpins the Mk7 Golf and Mk3 Audi A3, streamlined engineering solutions as as a circa-100kg weight drop to the previous model.

However a basic torsion beam in all but the most powerful 132 TSI has replaced the IRS independent rear suspension found in the last generation

Now more simplified in structure, the ANCAP safety-rated range be joined by a high-performance RS version IRS) in the second quarter of year, while the Scout wagon iteration is earmarked for a arrival.

#8220;We expect the new to be our best seller,#8221; says Australia director Michael #8220;We won#8217;t discuss numbers#8230; but it is one of our pillar models in

#8220;European roots and sourcing, and now a stronger value component this is the new Octavia#8217;s unique proposition. We believe this is value for a truly European

The Czech-built family car has evolutionary designed to keep on appealing to the of buyers around the world who already purchased Octavias the series commenced 16 years ago in Australia).

Dimensionally it is closer to rivals such as the Hyundai The tape ruler reveals a of 4659mm, width of 1814mm and a of 2686mm for torsion-beam suspended and 2680mm in IRS Octavias. Wagons 2mm less ground clearance the liftback at 138mm.

Audi#8217;s 1.8-litre direct-injection turbo is what powers the 132TSI DSG, delivering at 6000rpm, 250Nm between a 1250-5000rpm, a 7.4 second 0-100km/h time for the sedan and fuel of 5.9L/100km (wagon: 6.1L/100km).

there is the 110TDI turbo-diesel, only comes with the beam despite sitting on 110kW power threshold for rear suspension system.

a 2.0-litre high-pressure direct-injection unit, introducing idle-stop and energy regeneration to help consumption to 4.9L/100km and carbon emissions to 129g/km.

Steering is rack and pinion, while struts continue to be the norm at the end of the Octavia. Torsion beam include trailing arms and a spring, as opposed to four-link spring design with bar found in the IRS-equipped I32TSI.

The entry-level Ambition specification standard features such as airbags, multi-collision brake, ESC and phone connection. Cruise adds $290 to the price.

A Package brings a number of including 17-inch alloy cruise control, rear sensors, improved audio and a front armrest with face-level air-vents for a $1300 Representing a 40 per cent saving to individually choosing these Skoda predicts most buyers to take up this pack.

Adding to the Ambition the Ambition Plus also 17-inch #8216;Denom#8217; alloy cruise control, rear sensors, Skoda#8217;s Passenger Assist which #8220;prepares#8221; the and brakes in an imminent potential and Fatigue Detection (displaying a icon on the screen to promote stops during longer

A Technology Package brings in high-intensity discharge headlights, adaptive cruise control, entry/start, an alarm, Skoda#8217; s premium audio package, city brakes, cornering a Driving Mode Selection alters steering and transmission points according to Eco, or Sport settings) and parking-spot with transverse as well as help. Priced at $3900, also represents a 40 per cent if all the items are bundled together as one

Range-topping Elegance specification standard inclusions such as #8216;Golus#8217; alloy wheels, trim, Columbus integrated navigation unit and privacy

Elegance buyers can choose a Technology Pack to the one listed with much the same for $3300.

The modern-era Octavia has been the most successful of all time both globally sales have exceeded 3.5 units) and in Australia (6000 2007).

All Australian-bound models are at the company#8217;s Mlada Boleslav in the Czech Republic.

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