Skoda Octavia gets an update for 2024

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Author: | Updated: 14 Feb 2024 11:02

Skoda has given its Octavia range a refresh, ushering in fresh styling, new tech and a more potent vRS model.

Set to hit the market later this year, here’s what you need to know.

Skoda Octavia 2024 lead

Skoda Octavia fast facts

  • Hot vRS gets a power boost
  • Styling tweaks
  • ChatGPT added to infotainment
  • Some “Simply Clever” new features
  • Deliveries to commence in the summer

Skoda Octavia 2024 side

Skoda Octavia styling

This is a mid-life update for the Octavia, so there’s no dramatic styling changes. However, there’s a number of subtle changes. Up front, the headlight design has changed and is now more chiselled and integrates into the front bumper.

The bumpers themselves have also changed, with a new design air in take up front and a fresh look at the rear too. A number of new alloy wheel designs have been added, while rear LED tail lights are also noticeably different from the outgoing model.

Skoda Octavia 2024 interior

Skoda Octavia interior and tech

Skoda has significantly upgraded the infotainment offering, with the standard 10in touchscreen now getting ChatGPT functionality to help with voice command. This is now a feature on many new vehicles coming from parent brand Volkswagen.

You’re also now able to opt for a larger 13in screen depending on specification, while Skoda’s “Simply Clever” mantra now extends to the interior courtesy of a tablet holder in the rear seats. The cabin also benefits from a number of new storage cubbies.

Skoda Octavia 2024 vRS

Skoda Octavia drivetrains

The engine line-up has been slightly rejigged, although the drivetrains are largely familiar. You can opt for a 1.5-litre unit that is available with 115hp and 150hp. Both are available with either a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox.

The 2.0-litre diesel option consists of two outputs: 115hp and 150hp – just like the petrol. At the top of the range is the vRS. Featuring a 2.0-litre turbo-petrol engine, it now produces 265hp and is the same engine used in the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

All models get a seven-speed DSG gearbox, and produce around 25hp more than the outgoing vRS.

Skoda Octavia 2024 rear

Skoda Octavia release date

UK specs are to be confirmed, but we reckon the new Octavia will be available to lease from the summer months. We’ll bring you the best lease deals as soon as they’re available.

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