Buyers have long and firmly loved representatives of-class golf, especially if they are made in the sedan. One of the favorites of the domestic motorist has been and remains in the body Skoda Octavia A5, and after the second-generation model restyling level of consumer appeal greatly increased.
Start of the second generation Skoda Octavia A5 held in 2004, and the car, which was filled with dealer showrooms today, was shown to the public at the International Motor Show in Paris 2008.
Configurations and prices Skoda Octavia A5.
|1.4 (80 hp) MT Active||$17,800||1.4 petrol (80 bhp)||Manual (5)||front|
|1.6 MT Active||$19,500||1.6 petrol (102 hp)||Manual (5)||front|
|1.6 AT Active||$20,600||1.6 petrol (102 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
|1.6 MT Ambition||$21,800||1.6 petrol (102 hp)||Manual (5)||front|
|1.6 AT Ambition||$23,000||1.6 petrol (102 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
|1.4 (122 hp) MT Ambition||$23,000||1.4 petrol (122 hp)||Manual (6)||front|
|1.8 MT Ambition||$23,800||1.8 petrol (152 hp)||Manual (6)||front|
|1.6 MT Elegance||$24,600||1.6 petrol (102 hp)||Manual (5)||front|
|1.4 (122 hp) DSG Ambition||$25,000||1.4 petrol (122 hp)||Automatic (7)||front|
|1.8 TSI AT Ambition||$25,100||1.8 petrol (152 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
|1.6 AT Elegance||$25,500||1.6 petrol (102 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
|1.4 (122 hp) MT Elegance||$25,500||1.4 petrol (122 hp)||Manual (6)||front|
|1.8 TSI MT Elegance||$26,400||1.8 petrol (152 hp)||Manual (6)||front|
|1.4 (122 hp) DSG Elegance||$27,400||1.4 petrol (122 hp)||Automatic (7)||front|
|1.8 TSI AT Elegance||$27,700||1.8 petrol (152 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
By and large, radical changes have occurred. By tradition, the “big brother” in the face of Volkswagen Group, Skoda designers have slightly changed the shape of the front bumper and optics, as well as slightly tweaked taillights. Nevertheless, despite the almost completely saved the concept of appearance, the Octavia began to look fresh, completely fitting into the current model range of the Czech company.
With more than impressive dimensions (4569x1769x1462, the length of the wheelbase 2578 mm) the new Skoda Octavia A5, which was expected, is able to provide a decent level of comfort to all inhabitants of the interior.
The driver will enjoy an extensive range of seat and steering wheel adjustment (tilt angle and departure), as well as a new dashboard. It is the changes in the other dials, which, unfortunately, have become a little less informative and more pleasant eye white lighting, while the earlier vision annoying pungent green light.
All the features you need, whether it be audio or climate control unit is handy as the driver and front passenger have. And in order to master their work at a glance, as the keys and displays are arranged in German clearly and thoughtfully.
Material, prevailing in the cabin Skoda Octavia FL – soft plastic, pleasant to look like and feel. But when driving on roads bruschatke or low quality interior trim allows unpleasant squeaks. One of the reasons for this phenomenon – not the high rigidity of the car body.
Of course, the main advantage of Skoda Octavia A5 is a trunk. The car market is available in two versions bodywork – liftback and wagon (Combi). If everything is clear with the second, the first is a nothing more than a five-door hatchback.
The luggage compartment of the vehicle is 560 liters. A successful line-up compartment, coupled with a huge opening for the loading and the possibility of luggage directly to the glass make Octavia A5 one of the class leaders on this indicator.
If the original boot volume is not enough, the folding backrest increase its cargo to 1350 liters. In wagon even more impressive figures – the luggage compartment, depending on the position of the sofa back, ranging from 580 to 1630 liters.
In terms of handling dynamics and Skoda Octavia A5, though not much, but still slightly loses to competitors. The most interesting passages and motors are the engines of 1.4 and 1.8-liter family of TSI, but by the availability of a special favor among buyers is 1,400-cc power unit.
In fact, this is the same engine that is installed on the Volkswagen Tiguan 2011, but he was deprived of Octavia A5 compressor, limiting one turbine. Nevertheless, the engine is very elastic, and paired with a 7-band robotic gearbox DSG is gathering speed in any gear.
In urban areas it is more than enough, even more so that the fuel consumption is not very active movement varies in level of 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers. But on highways 122-horsepower TSI may not be enough. At high speeds, acceleration is not so energetic, so when overtaking slower downstream neighbors better in earlier switch to a lower gear, as the stock rods may simply not be enough.
Manageability Skoda Octavia A5 is not the sharpest, but thanks to a good setting Electric Power Steering, on the “steering wheel” traced feedback. Yet, the rapid passage turns – not an element Skoda, as car allows tangible, though not very big, body roll.
But all this does not apply to a “hot” version of the Octavia RS. In our market, such Octavia is offered exclusively in the liftback body and is equipped with a 2.0-liter TSI engine mated to a “robot” DSG. This car is equipped with a sport-tuned suspension that allows you to clearly and accurately take any turns.
Configurations and prices Skoda Octavia RS (A5)
|2.0 TSI DSG RS||$35,200||2.0 petrol (200 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
Particularly impressive dynamics of the Skoda Octavia RS – the first hundred in the exchange takes only 7.2 seconds after the start, and the maximum speed reaches 240 km/h. The engine produces 200 “horses”, which is ideal for those who like to get the thrill of driving.
To date, the dealers offer customers a complete set of four Skoda Octavia A5. The most affordable option – a car with a 1400 cc aspirated engine with 80 hp and manual transmission in the Active set.
For such a machine asking for $17,800, and its basic equipment includes ABS, audiopreparation, lumbar support for the front seats, Driver airbag, full-size spare wheel and immobilizer.
Configurations and prices Skoda Octavia Combi (A5).
|1.6 MT5 Ambition||$23,700||1.6 petrol (102 hp)||Manual (5)||front|
|1.6 AT6 Ambition||$25,000||1.6 petrol (102 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
|1.6 MT5 Elegance||$26,200||1.6 petrol (102 hp)||Manual (5)||front|
|1.6 AT6 Elegance||$27,500||1.6 petrol (102 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
|1.4 TSI MT6 Elegance||$27,500||1.4 petrol (122 hp)||Manual (6)||front|
|1.8 TSI MT6 Elegance||$28,400||1.8 petrol (152 hp)||Manual (6)||front|
|1.4 TSI DSG Elegance||$29,400||1.4 petrol (122 hp)||Automatic (7)||front|
|1.8 TSI AT6 Elegance||29,700||1.8 petrol (152 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
|2.0 TDI DSG Elegance||$31,200||2.0 diesel (140 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
|1.8 TSI AT6 Laurin & Klement||$34,400||1.8 petrol (152 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
|2.0 TDI DSG Laurin & Klement||$35,400||2.0 diesel (140 hp)||Automatic (6)||front|
The top version of the Octavia with a 1.8-liter 152-horsepower engine and automatic six step in Elegance version is estimated at $27,700. The car is equipped with four airbags, ESP, dual zone climate control, light and rain sensors, the MP3 standard, radio with CD-changer, a passive cruise control, parking sensors and alloy wheels.
As for the Skoda Octavia Combi wagon, the most accessible version with a 102-horsepower 1.6-liter engine and 5-speed manual will cost $23,700. The most expensive is a version of Laurin & Klement for $34,400 a 1.8-liter gasoline engine and automatic, with either a 2.0-liter diesel engine and the DSG robot.