Skoda has opened the order books for the 2017 Octavia range, featuring a new face, more technology and prices ranging from £17,055 to £30,085.
The brand’s UK dealer network opened the order books on the revised model – which features a revised front end design and new technology – today.
A new quad light layout is central to the new front end, incorporating full LED headlight technology for the first time.
Skoda’s UK range features six engines, hatchback and estate body styles and a choice of seven trim levels (S, SE, SE Technology, SE L, Laurin & Klement).
Order books for Scout and vRS models will open later.
Among the new Octavia’s range of new technologies is an updated infotainment system featuring all-glass touchscreen displays measuring up to 9.2 inches.
The optional Columbus infotainment system (standard on Laurin & Klement) also integrates a WLAN hotspot (for connection to a smartphone) and the option of a SIM module to allow the car to be independently connected to the Internet.
In addition, two levels of connectivity are served up by the Octavia: Infotainment Online services provide additional information such as weather reports and parking space availability, along with real-time navigation details, while Care Connect provides remote access as well as assistance.
A year’s subscription to Infotainment online is included as standard on SE Technology, SE L and Laurin & Klement models.
The addition of Trailer assist – able to control the steering when the vehicle is slowly reversing – and predictive pedestrian, along with an improved park assist system which now includes a new rear radar and rear view camera that introduces Blind Spot Detection and Rear Traffic Alert to the Octavia’s armoury have also improved the new car’s safety credentials.
As standard, all new Octavia’s now feature alloy wheels, touchscreen infotainment systems featuring Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM connectivity, LED rear lights, air conditioning, XDS electronic differential lock and automatic post-collision braking system.