Skoda, Czech based automaker is introducing new trim of Octavia for United Kingdom. It is called as Skoda Octavia SE Drive and will be available as hatchback and estate body styles. Price of the base model starts from £20,155 and is powered with 1.0 liter petrol engine that offers 113 horsepower. Buyers can also opt for more powerful 1.5 liter TSI that is rated at 148 horsepower and 1.6 liter TDI diesel engine which offers 113 horsepower. The price commenced from £24,715. All the mentioned powertrain will be equipped with DSG dual-clutch transmission.
For an additional price of £550, SE trim would get loads of standard equipments. New features include 17-inch Denom alloy wheels, Amundsen navigation system, integrated Wi-Fi and textile floor mat. If it is purchased separately, Skoda claims it would be £1,300. Skoda Octavia SE Drive will also include a multi-function leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, heated side mirrors, rear parking sensors, cruise control, Driver Fatigue sensor, Driving Mode selection and Driver Personalization, which includes three keys. Since, it rains a lot in UK; there is an umbrella under the passenger seat.
Skoda is offering other trims for Octavia which are S, SE Technology, SE L, Sportline, L&K, vRS and vRS Challenge in the UK. The price of the Octavia hatchback ranges between £18,310 and £30,085. The Estate is also available in same trim, but is priced between £19,510 and £31,285. There is also Scout spec available which is priced from £29,310. Do tell us what you think about the new trim.