Cars Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI 2020 UK review

05:25  28 july  2020
05:25  28 july  2020 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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Here you have the fuel consumption (fuel economy) of Skoda Octavia IV 2020 1 . 5 TSI Evo 6-MT Estate ( 1 . 5 l TSI turbo petrol engine, 110 kW, 150 HP, 250 Nm, FWD, 6-speed manual transmission in a city, highway and autobahn, motorway. Results: eco city: 5.6 l/100 km (42.0 / 50.4 mpg US/ UK )

Model review . Debuting in the United Kingdom in 1998, Skoda ’s Octavia was something of a watershed moment for the Czech manufacturer, looking like a genuine contender in the saloon car market from Cheapest to Buy When New. 1 . 5 TSI SE First Edition 5dr Special Edition. Most MPG.

What is it?

Skoda may be an automotive synonym for utility but I guarantee this won’t be at the forefront of your mind when you clap eyes on the the new Octavia. Still available in both hatchback and estate form, nothing aside from the introduction of hybrid powertrains has changed radically since the third-generation car, and yet the sharper creases, sharper lighting and surprisingly sharp silhouette deliver a car more striking in the metal than many of the Octavia's recently refreshed including the Volkswagen Golf, Ford Focus and Seat Leon. Naturally, the new Octavia is also less expensive than its rivals, and the upcoming entry-level 1.0-litre TSI should drop below £20,000. Models equipped with the ultra-smooth Volkswagen-built 148bhp 1.5-litre TSI tested here aren’t quite so exceptionally affordable, but do still undercut most rivals. And they do it despite the inclusion of Skoda’s new 10.25in virtual cockpit display, five USB-C ports, cruise control, light and rain sensors, two-zone climate-control, smartphone wireless (wireless for Apple CarPlay) and rear parking sensors as standard. There is then the not-so-small matter of space. The Octavia uses the same MQB platform as its Golf and Leon cousins so touts an identical wheelbase, but slimmer seats (with dedicated phone pockets) free up some legroom in the back and the sloping hatch results in 600 litres of boot space, compared to a paltry-looking 380 litres for the others. So despite its sharp new suit, clearly the Octavia remains very much The Pragmatists’ Choice in this class.

What is it like?

The price to pay is that this latest Skoda also remains far from being The Drivers’ Choice.

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Glitzy scrollers on the steering wheel and slick touch-points elsewhere in the cabin – the door handles genuinely look as though they could have come out of a Type 57 Bugatti – demonstrate where Skoda has chosen to spend its money, and perceived quality is high.

More than almost any other, the brand knows its customer base, but this doesn’t change the fact that the steering and gearshift action are then wholly light and inert, almost to the point where it impinges the accuracy of your inputs. Turning into a bend can feel a little like that phantom extra step you weren’t expecting at the bottom of the stairs.

Like almost any modern hatch, the car can be hustled effectively and safely, and this petrol engine is willing, but the Golf is more assured on the move, the Leon marginally more involving and the Focus simply in another galaxy of satisfaction. At least the Octavia is noticeably refined at a cruise, where its well appointed, well isolated and airy cabin defies the low asking price, and where this 1.5-litre TSI returns more than 60mpg. TDI versions will do better still.

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Aside from the insipidness of the driving experience, the sensibly sized Octavia is mostly vice-free and truly would, as the cliché goes, slip into anybody’s life with barely a ripple. But there are two irritations that need mentioning.

This is a now-familiar complaint with the last generation of VW Group wares, but the lack of physical switchgear for the infotainment irks. Simply, your eyes need to fully leave the road in order for your hands to make any meaningful adjustments.

The other complaint is minor, but on the standard passive suspension the Octavia can be brittle on poorer surfaces in a way that each of the other cars referenced in this review are not.

Skoda’s optional Dynamic Chassis Control dampers might improve matters, though strangely they’re not available with the 1.5-litre TSI or the 114bhp 2.0-litre TDI. Higher-ranking models fitted with multi-link rear suspension rather than this car’s torsion beam should also fare better. Go for both and it could well be a case of problem solved.

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Should I buy one?

There are few surprises here. The Octavia is more spacious than before and, with mild- and plug-in hybrid models on the way, potentially also more frugal and versatile than ever, so long as you're happy to give up some boot capacity to make way for the battery pack. The optional seven-speed DSG gearbox may also suit the driving experience better than the manual tested here.

Equipment levels are also generous and, depending on your budget, it’s also possible to fit assisted-driving features, though the fundamental charm of the Octavia has always been founded on getting an awful lot of the car for not very much money. We'd probably stick to more basic trim levels, because the standard kit is generous.

Overall the Octavia is an excellent tool-car, so to speak, and easier on the eye than ever, so for most owners it will feel like probably a four-and-a-half-star car. And yet, if you actually enjoy driving, and want to feel involved, it’s more of a three-star car, so let’s settle on something in between.

Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI SE L First Edition specification

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The engine lineup obviously mirrors that of the new Golf. It starts off with a three-cylinder 1.0 TSI gasoline unit developing 110 hp and 200 Nm (148 lb-ft)

Where Northamptonshire, UK Price £25,1250 On sale Now Engine In-line 4 cyls, 1498cc, turbocharged, petrol Power 148bhp at 5000-6000rpm Torque 184lb ft at 1500-3500rpm Gearbox 6-spd manual Kerb weight 1338kg Top speed 8.2mph 0-62mph 143sec Fuel economy 50.4-42.2mpg CO2 127-153g/km Rivals Ford Focus, Seat Leon

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