2014 Skoda Octavia: Price, Features And Models For Australia

Mike Stevens | Nov 26, 2013

2014 SKODA OCTAVIA AUSTRALIA

Skoda's new small-but-medium 2014 Octavia range is now on sale in Australia, with official details released today (ahead of the press embargo) after the company's customer website inadvertently 'leaked' prices and model details.

The new Octavia, available in sedan and wagon form, kicks off with the $21,690 Ambition 103TSI manual sedan. Skoda has also confirmed a very appealing drive-away price of $22,990 for this model.

Today's launch also brings news of Skoda's capped-price servicing program, with the Octavia the first model to be covered. Read on for further details.

The debut of the new Octavia, first revealed nearly one year ago, comes as part of a styling and quality overhaul for the Volkswagen-owned Czech brand.

The new model draws on the looks of the smaller Rapid, wearing a no-nonsense suit of sharp lines and understated modern features.

Engine Options

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All three engines in the new Octavia range get turbocharging and direct injection.

Opening the new Octavia range is the 1.4 litre 103TSI engine, producing 103kW and 250Nm of torque.

Skoda lists fuel consumption at 5.7 l/100km with the six-speed manual transmission, and 5.2 l/100km with the seven-speed DSG automatic.

Although the smallest engine in the range, the 1.4 promises relatively quick acceleration, listed at 8.4 seconds for the 0-100km/h dash for the manual, and 8.5 seconds for the auto.

Next in the petrol line is the 132TSI, driven by a 132kW/250Nm 1.8 litre four-cylinder engine.

Available with a seven-speed DSG only, this engine lists fuel use at 5.9 l/100km, with a 0-100km/h time of 7.4 seconds.

Rounding out the range is the 110TDI, powered by the Volkswagen group's 110kW/320Nm 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel.

This unit is mated to a six-speed DSG and lists fuel use at a low 4.9 l/100km. The 0-100km/h time climbs back up to 8.6 seconds.

Suspension in the new Octavia range is by MacPherson struts up front, and a multi-link arrangement at the rear.

Features & Dimensions

Built on the same MQB platform that underpins the new Golf and Audi's new A3 range, the 2013 Octavia is larger all-round than its predecessor.

At 4659mm long and 1814mm wide, the small car has been stretched by 90 and 45mm respectively. The wheelbase is also longer, growing 108mm to 2686mm.

Inside, the Octavia gains 39mm in front elbow room, and 26mm in rear elbow room.

Rear storage is also among the greatest in the segment, listed at 568 litres in the sedan and 588 litres in the rear (an increase of eight litres for both).

With the 60:40 split-folding rear seats laid flat, storage grows to 1558 litres in the sedan (up 138 litres) and 1718 litres in the wagon (up 98 litres).

STANDARD FEATURES with the entry-level Ambition model include 16-inch steel wheels (with 16-inch steel spare), cloth seats, leather steering wheel/handbrake/gear-lever, daytime running lights and fog lights, four-speaker audio, and aux/USB/Bluetooth connectivity (phone and media). Seven airbags are also standard equipment.

An optional $1700 Travel Pack can also be had with the Ambition, adding 17-inch alloys, rear parking sensors, cruise control, front centre armrest with storage, and four more speakers.

Moving up to the mid-spec Ambition Plus adds 17-inch alloy wheels (with space-saver spare), cruise control, eight-speaker audio with 5.8 inch touchscreen, rear parking sensors, fatigue detection, rear side airbags, height-adjustable front seats with lumbar support and a front centre arm rest with storage.

The range tops out with the Elegance model, adding 18-inch alloys, leather seats and trim, eight-inch main display, satellite navigation, 64gb music storage, colour multi-function display in the instrument cluster, front parking sensors, powered mirrors, ambience lighting, tinted windows, auto headlights and fog lights with cornering function.

The Ambition Plus and Elegance models can also be upgraded further with the Tech Pack ($3900 and $3300 respectively), adding adaptive cruise control with front assist and city emergency brake, auto park assist, adaptive bi-xenon headlights, LED daytime running lights and tail-lights, keyless entry and push-button start, drive-mode selector and 10-speaker audio.

The Tech Pack's drive mode selector offers four modes: Normal, Eco, Sport and Individual, adjusting engine, transmission, steering, climate control, coasting function and headlights settings.

Capped-Price Service

Skoda has also introduced a new Capped Price Servicing program, covering a vehicle's first six services at 12 months or 15,000km (whichever comes first) for up to six years/90,000km.

Pricing across the first six services for the 103TSI total out to $2044. The cost grows to $2387 over the six services for the 132TSI, and the 110TDI is most expensive at $2464.

Excluded from the capped-price program is replacement for the $173 pollen filter and for brake fluid - the latter requiring replacement every 24 months.

Pricing (drive-away in brackets)

Sedan

Ambition 103TSI manual - $21,690 ($22,990 drive-away)
Ambition 103TSI DSG - $23,990 ($25,290)
Ambition Plus 103TSI manual - $24,490 ($26,790)
Ambition Plus 103TSI DSG - $26,790 ($29,090)
Elegance 103TSI DSG - $32,190 ($35,490)
Elegance 132TSI DSG - $34,690 ($37,990)
Elegance 110TDI DSG - $35,490 ($38,790)

Wagon

Ambition 103TSI manual - $23,040 ($24,340)
Ambition 103TSI DSG - $25,340 ($26,640)
Ambition Plus 103TSI manual - $25,840 ($28,140)
Ambition Plus 103TSI DSG - $28,140 ($30,440)
Elegance 103TSI DSG - $33,540 ($36,840)
Elegance 132TSI DSG - $36,040 ($39,340)
Elegance 110TDI DSG - $36,840 ($40,140)

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  • MattJelonek
    MattJ says,
    8 months ago
    And $46k for the vRS sport model!
    • aussie says,
      8 months ago
      4 likes
      2014 ŠKODA Octavia RS will be released in the first half of next year cool
  • FrugalOne says,
    8 months ago
    4 likes
    nowhere brand, now and forever

    just buy a similar priced golf [platform] and one day you will be able to sell it, unlike this orphan

    vw had a good looking brand in Australia calleda SEAT why did they bother with this odd-bod?
    • Honza says,
      8 months ago
      8 likes
      What pills are you on? Did you ever drive one of the previously imported seats? My wife's parents had one a cordoba. One of the most horrendous cars I've yet had the pleasure of being in. And I was in it a lot.... Unfortunately. As for the nowhere brand now and forever. Mate do some homework... As someone who constantly shoots useless comments on forums.. You should know skoda is one of the worlds oldest manufacturers and delivered some stunning cars in its early days. Communist era wasn't so kind. Look at skodas worldwide sales increases year on year. Where is Opel? In the toilet. Good luck to them I say. My mate had one of the first gen Octavia's and now he bought a second gen one for his wife's folks for their extended stay here. Ex cab for SA Octavia wagon. Banged up a bit outside but runs like a dream doesn't miss a beat with 400k on the clock dsg and all. Not bad hey Toyota lover.
    • HappilySmugSkodaDriver says,
      8 months ago
      5 likes
      "Cazzo", you don't get out much, do you?! There are plenty of complete ignoramuses out there (especially in Australasia, being so cut off from Western civilization etc), but, you, my friend, take the cake - you are a real "prize winner" among ignoramuses! Skoda has sold over FOUR MILLION Skodas since the original Mk 1 debuted in 1996. The German automobile TV show Auto, Motor und Sport compared the Octavia with its cousin, the VW Golf, and concluded that the Octavia was better than the Golf owing to more interior space and other specific ergonomics, BETTER BUILD QUALITY, better driveability in certain key respects, and, of course, a lower price. And, after sharing the top spot re reliability and customer satisfaction (in the UK - which is a tough and ultra-competitive market) in 2012, Skoda knocked Lexus off the top spot for 2013. Also (again in the UK), Skoda has beaten Mercedes and Jaguar to top of table of vehicles people want to drive. And that's quite some achievement considering the Poms are a generally miserable bunch, and tough to impress. Multiple British automobile magazines rate the Octavia as the UK’s most satisfying car to own. Along with other Skodas, the Czech-built Octavia has been a markedly reliable vehicle – more so than its Audi A3/A4 and VW Golf siblings - Warranty Direct, a UK-based provider of mechanical warranties for used cars, rated Škoda the top manufacturer (above Mazda and Honda etc), while Audi came seventh from bottom. The Octavia specifically had a reliability index of 32.74 (lower being more reliable), while the Golf produced over the same period was 87.28, and the Audi A3/A4 came in at 99.43 - I hope those figures aren't too confusing for you, "Cazzo". Also, Skoda Octavia models have been supplied to the Tour de France for the past 10 (going on 11) years now, as support vehicles etc - and the Tour de France Octavias have the distinction of not having suffered a single breakdown in that time - what other manufacturer could say the same?! The Octavia Estate (Wagon), in particular, has been voted "best in class" by the motoring press in Europe and the UK. Skoda has grown its overall market share in Europe by over 40% in the last year alone. Skoda is now the fastest growing and best performing VWAG brand. But, hey, "Cazzo", go kiss your Asian "jelly mould" car, with its (origami) paper-thin sheet metal, unsophisticated petrol-guzzling engine, and cheap, tacky, shiny plastic interior etc - hmm, "classy"! laugh
      • Honza says,
        8 months ago
        2 likes
        Finally someone with a sensible postsmile i think that skodas biggest prob is brand recognition and differentiation from VW. The comments you made are correct and i think over time people will come to realise how good Skoda really is. Its hard to get it into peoples heads thought with this unwarranted mythical status of toyota (which i think is way over rated).
        • CAZZO says,
          8 months ago
          4 likes
          Finally someone with a sensible postsmile i think that skodas biggest prob is brand recognition and differentiation from VW. The comments you made are correct and i think over time people will come to realise how good Skoda really is. Its hard to get it into peoples heads thought with this unwarranted mythical status of toyota (which i think is way over rated).


          NO, the biggest problem they have and will ALWAYS have is it in the ball park of a premium genuine VW, skoda need to be 50% less or more, till then they can be happy selling a few hundred cars a year and perhaps pull the pin and do a OPEL

          Should have stuck with SEAT, was here earlier and least they look HOT

          • Kermit says,
            8 months ago
            2 likes
            50%? What are you on????

            So why do Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Toyota, Subaru, Honda, Renault, Ford and every other sub premium brand sell cars? Skids are far superior to many of those brands. You're talking out your *** again. I think the current pricing will do wonders for the brand. The styling is also inoffensive. Not every car needs to look like a Pininforina design.
  • Andy says,
    8 months ago
    1 like
    If you want a decent car at a reasonable price, which isn't Japanese origami tacky then get one of these.

    It is a pity we don't get SEAT here, but I guess the importers think that one budget VW brand is enough.
  • Jeremy says,
    8 months ago
    1 like
    About time. The new Octavia was released in the UK in a Feb and has been available in NZ for several months. Don't know why we're the poor cousin.
  • Nightshader says,
    8 months ago
    1 like
    The lack of cruise on the base model will hurt sales.
    The rest of the range seems reasonable.
    Still wouldn't get one due to the servicing cost.
    Even with capped price servicing they are talking about $400 a service.. ouch
    • Honza says,
      8 months ago
      take into consideration the service intervals are every 15k not every 10k like on japs and the difference is bugger all
      • CAZZO says,
        8 months ago
        2 likes
        take into consideration the service intervals are every 15k not every 10k like on japs and the difference is bugger all


        Mitsubishi is 12months/15,000km and capped at that

        • Honza says,
          8 months ago
          2 likes
          well done mitsubishi you've moved into the 21st century
      • spike0403 says,
        8 months ago
        Ah? Why don't people get their facts right.? The Octavias capped price service is $269.00 not $400.00. Corolla is $120.00 but twice a year for noisy bland rubbish. Why then is Mazda 3 so great when they have no capped price service and 6 monthly services.My experience with Mazda was Arrogance where my Skoda dealer has been Fantastic.
        • CAZZO says,
          8 months ago
          1 like
          Ah? Why don't people get their facts right.? The Octavias capped price service is $269.00 not $400.00. Corolla is $120.00 but twice a year for noisy bland rubbish. Why then is Mazda 3 so great when they have no capped price service and 6 monthly services.My experience with Mazda was Arrogance where my Skoda dealer has been Fantastic.


          Going to the auto auctions [Gamers, Alliance etc] NEITHER can be purchased

          Corolla MAKES RETAILS at the auction!![insane!]

          Scoda does laps after laps every week, NOBODY interested in them [aka a orphan]

          The Corolla [#1 seller in AUS] is EASILY the best "normal car" for sale in Australia, you will never die with it in selling it.

    • Chill says,
      8 months ago
      2 likes
      I've had my 103TDI since new and it's now getting close to 100K on the clock - so far it's been the cheapest car I've ever owned, so I wouldn't be too fussed about capped priced servicing at any rate.
  • bob s. says,
    8 months ago
    silly idea,leaving the green enamel out of the badge,always looked good.
    imagine Ford badge without the blue enamel,or Alfa badge without the traditional colours .bet it was some bureaucrat !
  • mackson says,
    8 months ago
    1 like
    I wish this was available in a diesel manual wagon in Aust. I would seriously consider one, leaning towards buying. But sadly, the manual is once again considered to be a gim*** to keep the price down on the entry level model, nothing more.
  • Abautomatics says,
    7 months ago
    The models and features seems brilliant but the responses for this from the customers are mixed. Some like it where as others prefer another brands.
    • Anthony G says,
      7 months ago
      1 like
      Do the research- The new Octavia has the new gen 7 VW group engine, trans & suspension and has been a huge success overseas. Talk to anyone who has a Skoda & they all love it. I recently was involved in an accident and wrote off my RS Diesel wagon, the build quality and strength was exceptional. Both the Police & Ambo's could not believe I walked away. There is no car out there that does 6L/100km on average, has an unbelievable DSG paddle shift trans, space and handles like a sports car. Cant wait for my new one to arrive.
  • Kenneth E. Smith says,
    3 months ago
    Why does Skoda Australia assume that potential customers for the diesel powered variants would wish to opt for the additional cost of the Elegance trim standard?
    The model is available in England with the ambition plus standard.

    Octavia Wagon
    Ambition Plus 103TSI DSG - $28,140 ($30,440)
    Elegance 103TSI DSG - $33,540 ($36,840)

    Looking at the Wagon variant, this trim variation relates to a cost difference of a mere $6,400 in the on-road costs - not exactly petty cash.

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