Skoda Ireland has announced pricing for the new Octavia, which has received a facelift and will go on sale in Ireland this March, priced from €19,750.

The new Octavia  has refreshed styling that sees split headlamps for the first time and a new front-end radiator grille.

The new Skoda Octavia will be available in three trim levels: Active, Ambition and Style. Smartlink+ with Apple Car Play and Android Auto is now standard across the range. The Ambition model now has new LED taillights, electric folding mirrors and a new reversing camera as standard.

Style models have a new front grille and chrome detailing, and a 9.2” Columbus Navigation & Infotainment system as standard, with 4G LTE SIM card slot to enable a high speed Wi-Fi hotspot within the car (data plans sold separately) and a host of additional connected services from Skoda Connect.

Trailer Assist, Predictive Pedestrian Protection, Blind Spot Detect and Rear Traffic Alert are available as options. Park Assist has been improved for this new model.

Petrols in the new Skoda Octavia range start from €19,750, while diesels start at €22,895. The Octavia Combi (estate) is available for an additional €1,000.

Engine options include the 1.2TSI (86hp), 1.0TSI (115hp), 1.6TDI (90 and 115hp) and 2.0TDI (150hp). Manual and automatic gearboxes are available, as is 4×4.

Caroline Kidd