2013 Skoda Octavia prices and specs

* Octavia prices from 15,990 * Three trims: S, SE and Elegance * On sale March 16...

2013 Skoda Octavia prices and specs

Prices and specs for the new Skoda Octavia hatchback have been revealed, ahead of the car's launch in March.

The entry-level 1.2 TSI (our favourite version of the outgoing model) will cost from 15,990, while the range-topping 2.0 TDI will be priced at 21,990.

This represents a price hike of almost 2000, although as Skoda is quick to point out, the new Octavia is bigger and much better equipped than the car it replaces.

Even entry-level S versions come with alloy wheels, air-conditioning, Bluetooth, a DAB radio, a six-disc CD changer and seven airbags.

Until now, the Octavia has been the budget offering in the VW Group's small family hatch line-up, but this new model will be pricier than entry-level versions of the Seat Leon.

The repositioning also creates a wider price gap between Skoda's own Rapid saloon, which starts at 12,995.

2013 Skoda Octavia prices
1.2 TSI S 15,990
1.2 TSI SE 17,190

1.4 TSI SE 18,390
1.4 TSI Elegance 20,240

1.6 TDI S 18,040
1.6 TDI SE 19,240
1.6 TDI Elegance 21,090

2.0 TDI SE 20,140
2.0 TDI Elegance 21,990

2013 Skoda Octavia specs
S model features

16-inch alloy wheels
DAB radio
Electric front windows
Height-adjustable driver's seat
Leather-trimmed steering wheel
USB connection
Touch-screen six-disc CD changer
Seven airbags
Stability control

SE model features (above S)
Rear parking sensors
Dual-zone climate control
Front foglights
Height-adjustable passenger seat
Lumbar support
Rear electric windows
Driving mode selection (Eco/Comfort/Sport)
Driver alert system (fatigue detection)

Elegance model features (above SE)
17-inch alloys
Alcantara and leather trim
Cruise control
Electrically folding door mirrors
High beam assist
Front armrest
Automatic lights and wipers
Multi-function steering wheel
Headlight washers

Read the 2013 Skoda Octavia review >>

By Will Nightingale