Skoda has added an SE Sport and SE Technology trim to boost interest in its Octavia range for retail and fleet customers.
SE Sport is priced from £19,990 and is offered with two engine options: 1.4 TSI 148bhp and 1.6 TDI 108bhp, with the option of a DSG gearbox on both.
Standard equipment includes 17-inch Denom alloy wheels, bi-xenon headlights, LED Daytime running lights with automatic activation and LED rear lights. Interior features include sport seats, a sport Multi-Function Steering Wheel and an automatic dimming rear view mirror, Amundsen satellite navigation system with Wi-Fi and cruise control.
The SE Sport is priced at £950 higher than the SE but Skoda justifies the price rise with £3,150 of extra equipment.
The SE Technology replaces the fleet focussed SE Business grade. It is available with four TDI diesel options with power outputs ranging from 108bhp to 148bhp. The 1.6 TDI 108bhp engine can be specified with a DSG automatic, customers can also choose the GreenLine III engine with fuel economy of 80.7mpg and a CO2 output of 90g/km.
SE Technology spec includes Amundsen satellite navigation system with Wi-Fi, a four-spoke Multifunction steering wheel, adaptive cruise control (standard cruise control on GreenLine III models) and front and rear parking sensors. The equipment list also features a Chrome pack and double-sided boot floor covering along with light and rain sensors. The SE Technology is £275 more expensive than the outgoing SE Business, but again, the brand argues the extra equipment is worth £1,830.
Both of the new trims are available on Octavia hatch or estate versions.