In addition, Skoda’s new DSG Tiptronic transmission is available with the 1.9 TDI engine.
The 1.6 FSI is Skoda’s newest engine, petrol powered and constructed completely in aluminium.
The 1.6 FSI is available with Ambiente and Elegance specification. With its 115 bhp, the Octavia 1.6 FSI has a top speed of 123 mph and, more importantly, torque of 155 Nm at 4,000 rpm.
Zero to 62 mph time is 11.2 seconds. With combined fuel consumption of 40.4 mpg, the FSI delivers an outstanding combination of performance and fuel economy.
The 1.6 FSI is Euro IV-approved and is one of the cleanest petrol engines on the road, with CO2 emission levels of 168 g/km.
Prices for the 1.6 FSI start at £13,540 for the Ambiente trim and £14,640 for the Elegance and are on sale at Skoda retailers now. Both are equipped with a five-speed manual transmission; the 1.6 FSI will be available with Skoda’s Tiptronic six-speed automatic gearbox from January.
The DSG Tiptronic transmission, now available with the 1.9 TDI PD, allows quick and precise gear changing with little impact on fuel consumption. This engine and transmission combination is EU IV compliant.