2015 Skoda Octavia; Performance With Affordability
If you are looking for a hatchback that offers great value for money than 2015 Skoda Octavia is just the right choice for you. It uses parts from the Volkswagen Golf but offers much more and that too at a cheaper price. The vehicle has a huge boot and a lot of space for passengers but the most noticeable feature of the Skoda Octavia is its elegant interior. The drive is excellent, especially when you consider the price tag it carries. However, the ride may get a little bumpy on uneven and rougher terrains. That would be all for the intro, let’s quickly dive into more details.
The first beautiful thing about this car, as we have mentioned above is its interior. It has everything right about it – it’s spacious and the material used is of high quality. Whether you’re sitting at the back or in front, there is ample legroom available for big passengers. Some early testers are of the opinion that interior is Audi-like, which is quite an accomplishment. It’s a true family car with lots of room for luggage. The only negative here is the fact that rear visibility is not so great as it’s a huge vehicle. Moving on to the drive, it could have been a lot better to say the least. The rear suspension gets the most criticism from the testers. This is exactly what makes the ride bumpier. Talking about even surfaces, the 2015 Skoda Octavia is a smooth customer with great stability and road grip.
Skoda Octavia comes in 1.2, 1.4 & a 1.8 TSI petrol engine and also 1.6 & 2.0-litre diesel ones. Critics are of the opinion that diesel units are a bit noisier but that is what you would normally expect from a diesel engine. Having said that, these engines offer the great mileage of around 88 mpg combined & 85 g/km of CO2 emission. IF you’re looking for power in a diesel engine, you have the choice of 2.0-litre TDI, which is capable of producing 181 hp and can go from 0 – 62 mph in mere 8.2 seconds. Mileage goes down a little on this engine – 60 mpg combined. Talking about the petrol engines, they are much quieter and offer great handling. The 1.2-litre gives around 57.2 mpg combined and CO2 emission which only costs you around $50 a year. The quickest of the engines come in the shape of 2.0-litre vRS Petrol. It can reach 62 mph from a standstill in only 6.8 seconds. It has a top speed of 154 mph, which is better than the most of the cars in its league. With such high performance, you shouldn’t be worried about the fuel economy as this engine gives a combined mileage of 45 mpg.
2015 Skoda Octavia tops the safety department with 5-star EURO NCAP rating. The car is stuffed with plenty of airbags and the initial testers are pretty happy with all the safety features.