Skoda announces new value-added SE Plus trimNew spec covers entire Skoda range
04 May 2011
Skoda has introduced a new SE Plus specification level across its entire model range.
SE Plus slots into the line-up between the existing SE and range-topping Elegance trim levels. In addition to offering customers extra value – it represents a saving of up to £1,310 – it will also bring new engines to some Skodas.
Skoda SE Plus: tailored equipment and big savings
Skoda’s new SE Plus specification features additional equipment tailored to each individual range, so here are the full details.
Skoda Fabia SE Plus:
As with all SE Plus models, the Fabia variant is based on the existing SE trim.
Additional items include new Kristal upholstery, tinted privacy glass, climate control, multi-function steering wheel, electric rear windows, additional storage, and a Media Device Interface (MDI) with connecting cable for your MP3 player.
The premium over a regular SE model is £590, but the extra kit adds up to £1,210 in value. Pricing starts at £11,825.
Skoda Roomster SE Plus:
On the Roomster, SE Plus includes 15-inch alloy wheels, that Kristal upholstery again (you’ll spot a trend here), roof rails, climate control, multi-function steering wheel and MDI.
The equipment is worth an extra £945, while the SE Plus premium is £530 – so you’ll effectively save £415. You can buy one from £13,560.
Skoda Octavia SE Plus:
The Octavia SE Plus gains 16-inch alloys, Kristal upholstery, touchscreen sat nav, Isofix child car seat attachment for the front passenger seat, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth, multi-function steering wheel and MDI.
That lot is worth a substantial £2,270 – but a premium of just £960 means SE Plus represents a £1,310 saving. It’s available from £16,365.
Skoda Superb SE Plus:
The Skoda Superb SE Plus also gains touchscreen sat nav, Bluetooth, multi-function steering wheel, sunset glass and MDI (no Kristal upholstery here as SE already comes with Alcantara and artificial leather).
The extra kit is worth £2,485, but you’ll pay only an additional £1,210. Prices start at £21,350.
Skoda Yeti SE Plus:
The Skoda Yeti SE Plus features the same touchscreen sat nav, Kristal upholstery, CD changer, Bluetooth, multi-function steering wheel, electric front seats and – exciting – rear passenger folding tables on the back of the front seats.
The additional equipment comes in at £1,310, so the £700 premium saves you £610. The Yeti SE Plus is on the road from £17,410.
New engines for Octavia, Superb and Yeti
For the Octavia, Superb and Yeti, SE Plus specification also introduces new engines.
These are exclusive to SE Plus, and comprise a new 150bhp version of the 1.8 TSI turbo petrol and a 108bhp version of the 2.0-litre TDI turbodiesel. The Yeti gains the diesel only, while the Octavia and the Superb are offered with a choice of both.
Skoda’s new SE Plus models are on sale now.
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