12 January 2017

Octavia gets upgrade

Skoda has revealed mid-life upgrades to its current Octavia, writes Brian Byrne.

They include detail changes to the front styling including new headlights using LED technology. There are also new rear LED lights.

A reworking of the interior includes an option for colour-controlled LED ambient lighting.

There are new driver assist systems, including a trailer assist and what is described as predictive pedestrian protection. The car is slightly longer and the rear track has been increased.

Powertrain options are petrol and diesels in outputs ranging from 86hp to 184hp. A new option is a 150hp diesel with AWD.