Until the beginning of the year, the Skoda Octavia and the Octavia Combi have undergone a comprehensive facelift. In addition to a new look of the manufacturer missed the slow-burner also a lot of technology Updates. Under the hood is slightly changed, however, is not really. Until now. For now, Skoda has created in the engine room Hand.
From now on, you must say goodbye to the 1.4-Liter TSI with 150 HP. He flies out, because he will be replaced by a 1.5-litre four-cylinder turbo gasoline engine with 150 HP. Why all the effort if the performance does not change? The new unit, we already know from the new Golf. It has an active cylinder management, which can be switched off in certain driving situations, two-cylinder. So the machine should run more efficiently and save on fuel. Coupled to the engine like its predecessors with a six-speed manual or a seven-speed-DSG. Front-wheel drive is always series.
Let's take a look at the prices: The Skoda Octavia with the old 1.4 TSI was 21.290. With the new unit, the model starts at 24.030 Euro. The combined impact is still 700 Euro, so the Octavia Combi 1.5 TSI has a base price of 24.730 Euro. Why the new engine has a fee of 2,740 euros? Because the 1.5-TSI Octavia models are no longer offered in the lowest trim line "Active" and you need to grab the next higher line "Ambition". Then, in addition, includes: rear Parking sensors, air conditioning, cruise control, trim look, in aluminium, height-adjustable front seats and eight speaker.(ml)