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26th August, 2010

Skoda is introducing the 90TSI engine to the Octavia line-up in Australia adding a new entry point to the Škoda range at $24,990*.

The 90TSI engine replaces the 1.6 MPI engine resulting in a more appealing product entry point into the Octavia range. A lower price tag and improved performance paired with reduced fuel consumption make the Octavia 90TSI an attractive buyer choice.

The highly acclaimed 90TSI engine is another innovative product added to the Octavia range, offering excellent fuel consumption figures combined with convincing performance. The 1.4 litre TSI engine produces 90 kW of power and 200 Nm of torque. Paired with a 6-speed manual transmission as standard, delivering decisive gearshifts, a 7-speed automatic transmission is also available as an option. The DSG gearbox is characterised by maximum economy and shifting dynamics. Even the most experienced professional drivers cannot even approach the shifting speed of the DSG gearbox. Compared with more conventional automatics, the dual clutch transmission has the potential to reduce fuel consumption and thereby emissions.

Standard safety features on the Octavia 90TSI include six airbags and the Electronic Stabilisation Programme (ESP) with integrated ABS, EBD, and ASR. ESP helps ensure that the vehicle goes where you steer it even in extreme driving conditions. The ESP system constantly compares the actual movement of the vehicle with pre-determined values and should a situation arise where the vehicle starts to skid, ESP will apply the brakes to individual wheels and automatically adjust the engine’s power output to correct the problem.

When it comes to convenience features, the new entry model comes with standard semi-automatic air-conditioning, multi-function leather steering wheel, trip computer, cruise control and remote central locking.

Height adjustable front seats with lumbar support and radio ‘Swing’ with CD, MP3 player, auxiliary input socket as well as eight speakers ensure the passengers travel in comfort. The Octavia 90TSI is equipped with standard 15” ‘Pyxis’ alloy wheels.

Other engine choices

Apart from the new 90TSI engine, the previously available and proven petrol and diesel engines still make up the Octavia range.

The second petrol engine on offer in the Octavia range is the turbocharged 118TSI, producing 118 kW of power and 250 Nm of torque. It comes standard with a 6-speed manual gearbox and is offered with the optional 7-speed DSG transmission.

The entry model diesel engine is the 77TDI. Technically, the 77TDI sets the highest standard in its market segment. Its exceptionally high maximum torque of 250 Newton-metres lies between 1,900 and 2,500 rpm, which promotes an effortless, economical style of driving. Combined fuel consumption of the Octavia 77TDI is 5.3 litres of diesel per 100 kilometres (140 g/km CO2). With a 6-speed DSG, these values are 6.3 litres and 167 g/km CO2.

The second diesel engine offered in the Octavia range is the 103TDI which delivers torque that can compete with many V6 petrol engines. With 103 kW of power at 4,200 rpm and producing an enormous 320 Nm of torque from as low as 1,750 rpm, the 103TDI engine delivers an exhilarating and satisfying drive. With introduction of the new model year, the 103TDI Octavia now comes with the new common rail diesel engine.

Available with either a 6-speed manual or 6-speed DSG transmission, the diesel offers exceptional fuel economy. When matched to the manual transmission it consumes just 5.1 litres of diesel (134 g/km CO2) per hundred kilometres (combined consumption, ADR81/02), while the 6-speed DSG transmission consumes only 5.5 litres/100 km (143 g/km CO2).

When it comes to the Octavia RS range, spirited driving is assured with either the 125TDI or the 147TSI engine, which can be matched with either a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG transmission.

Thanks to a powerful and refined 147TSI in-line four-cylinder petrol engine with computer-controlled high-pressure direct injection, turbocharging and intercooling, power peaks at an impressive 147 kW, which occurs across a 900 rpm range from 5,100 rpm to 6,000 rpm. Torque production is also strong and incredibly consistent across a broad operating range, with 280 Nm available from a low 1,800 rpm all the way to 5,000 rpm.

The TSI engine variant returns a fuel consumption of 7.7 litres/100 km (manual liftback and wagon, according to ADR81/02) on the combined cycle and emits 179 g/km of CO2. The Octavia RS TSI manual liftback accelerates from 0 – 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds (manual wagon in 7.5 seconds). The Octavia RS TSI engine uses 95 RON fuel as standard.

The 125TDI common rail direct injection engine offered in the Octavia RS is the most powerful diesel engine in the Škoda range. Thanks to a relatively low compression ratio and very precise injector control, the 125TDI is quiet and refined. The introduction of a separate catalyst and piezo injectors means it also has tighter control over the actions of the standard fit diesel particulate filter (DPF).

With 350 Nm of torque available between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, this engine returns low fuel consumption of 5.9 litres/100 kms (manual liftback and wagon, according to ADR81/02) on the combined cycle and outputs 155 g/km of CO2. In terms of performance the 125TDI is capable of taking the Octavia RS manual liftback from 0 to 100 km in 8.4 seconds (manual wagon in 8.5 seconds).

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Manufacturer's List Prices*

Octavia Liftback
90TSI Manual $24,990* DSG $27,290*
77TDI Manual $27,490* DSG $29,790*
118TSI Manual $30,990* DSG $33,290*
103TDI Manual $33,490* DSG $35,790*

Octavia Wagon
90TSI Manual $26,990* DSG $29,290*
77TDI Manual $29,490* DSG $31,790*
118TSI Manual $32,990* DSG $35,290*
103TDI Manual $35,490* DSG $37,790*

Octavia RS Liftback
147TSI Manual $37,490* DSG $39,790*
125TDI Manual $39,490* DSG $41,790*

Octavia RS Wagon
147TSI Manual $39,490* DSG $41,790*
125TDI Manual $41,490* DSG $43,790*

NOTE: * Prices shown are manufacturer list prices (MLP) only, thus on-road costs such as dealer delivery fees and the various statutory charges are excluded. Additionally, prices are always subject to change without notice.


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