13 January 2015

Octavia 4x4 now available as a Hatch

Skoda has added a hatchback version to its Octavia 4x4 range, writes Trish Whelan.

Up until now, the Octavia 4x4 was only offered as a Combi (Estate) version, but with the majority of Octavia sales coming from the hatchback, a 4x4 version is seen as a more relevant version for the Irish market. It reduces the entry-point to the Octavia 4x4 range by €1,100.

With the addition of a hatchback 4x4, buyers can insure themselves against any potentially harsh winter driving conditions over the course of their car's lifetime.

Engines are a 1.6, 105bhp and a 2.0 TDI 150bhp diesel. A 2.0 184bhp DSG is also offered.

Petrol prices start from €27,995, diesels from €29,545 while DSG versions are from €33,725.