The £11,000 Skoda Octavia has arrivedSkoda announces a imited run of cut-price saloons
19 March 2011
Skoda is offering a limited run of Octavia saloons, available throughout its national dealer network, priced at just £10,995.
The Skoda Octavia 1.6 MPI SE petrol usually retails at £14,750, so that’s a saving of £3,735. An impressive 25%.
Skoda Octavia 1.6 petrol for £10,995
The 1.6-litre MPI petrol engine isn’t exactly the last word in modern, high-tech sophistication, but it’s hard to argue with this level of value.
In the process of being phased out in favour of new, smaller capacity turbo petrols – which offer more power and lower emissions – the 1.6 MPI produces 103bhp. That said, 166g/km CO2 emissions and a claimed 51.4mpg combined certainly aren't shabby.
Compared with the cheapest diesel Octavia available - the 1.6 TDI in basic S spec at £16,230, which manages a claimed 62.8mpg – the limited edition's price difference means it would take you more than 25 years to recoup the difference, according the Which? fuel costs calculation tool. (Based on 133p/litre petrol and 139p/litre diesel costs, and an average mileage of 12,000 per annum).
As we said, it’s hard to argue with the value.
Well equipped, offer limited to 2,000 cars
On top of this, the £10,995 petrol Octavia is in SE specification, which means standard equipment includes 15-inch alloy wheels, air conditioning, all-round electric windows, touchscreen stereo with six-CD changer, and electric heated door mirrors.
The Octavia is a great all rounder – spacious, good to drive, well put together. And since the offer price is limited to just 2,000 cars across the UK we suspect they won’t be around for long.