2008 Skoda octavia | new car review

Posted on Jun 19, 2009 by

The Octavia model line has won hundreds of thousands satisfied owners allover the world shortly since its introduction into the market worldwide and its popularity has not slackened since, thanks to its many qualities.

It is offered in the following body versions: limousine (liftback) and Combi, with three standard variants of equipment: Classic, Ambiente, and Elegance. Both the limousine and combi versions can be ordered with four-wheel drive and also in the enormously successful and popular RS sports version, which is fitted with a high-performance 200bhp engine.

The Octavia has a comfortable interior and generously sized 528-litre luggage compartment that is expandable to 1,328 litres after folding the back seats. Standard equipment features driver and front-passenger airbags, power steering, height-adjustable driver seat, partitioned backseat bench, and ABS with MSR and a mechanical brake assistant.

The Octavia is offered with assorted modern petrol engines with a capacity ranging from 1.6 to 2.0 litres and outputs of 102 to 200 horsepower. The turbocharged 1.8 litre version enjoys a top speed of 235 kph and 0 to 100 kph acceleration in 7.9 seconds.

If you are up for the extra performance, do check out the RS version. This is a distinctly sporty offering, equipped with a new engine producing no less than 200 bhp and 280 Nm of torque. Mated with a six speed transmission the Octavia RS is not for the faint hearted, even though it shares with its brothers and sisters the same comfortable and spacious interior and a huge luggage compartment making the car eminently suitable for a weekend away or a full family holiday. The abundant assortment of sport-style equipment includes driver and front passenger airbags, air-conditioning, a dashboard computer, stained-glass windows, electrically controlled windows, and a central locking system.



Body TypeSedan/Stationwagon
Price (in AED)54,000 onwards
Engine (litre)
Power (bhp)102150116200
Torque (Nm)148210170280

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