Ocatavia models not available in UK
The new Skoda Octavia will not be available in the UK with the cheapest, lowest-output petrol and diesel engines or the most powerful petrol, it has been confirmed.
An 85bhp version of the 1.2 TSI petrol and an 89bhp TDI diesel have been removed from the list for UK cars for being too basic and road tax unfriendly, despite neither being lower than tax band C.
Their lack of engine stop-start technology has been judged to be a major disadvantage in the current efficiency- focused UK car market, and CO2 figures of 119g/km for the petrol and only 109g/km for the diesel are not good enough to save them.
The largest-capacity petrol engine available at launch has also been shunned by Skoda UK.
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A source within the company said the 1.8-litre, 177bhp unit simply sells too few units in the current Octavia to justify making it an option.
Four basic engines remain open to UK buyers. Fans of petrol engines have the familiar 1.2- and 1.4- litre turbocharged four-cylinder options with 104bhp and 138bhp respectively.
Those in search of fuel economy have a 1.6-litre 104bhp and a 2.0-litre 148bhp diesel.