Skoda is introducing a second plug-in hybrid to its popular Octavia range – the iV, which is capable of a 43-mile electric range.
Following on from the debut of the Octavia VRS iV, Skoda has launched a second more affordable and efficient hybrid option.
Combining a turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine with a 13kWh battery and 85kW electric motor, the model produces a combined 201bhp – only 41bhp less than the hotter vRS model.
The generous 43-mile electric range also means it can return up to a claimed 28.5mpg, with CO2 emissions of just 22g/km placing the Octavia iV in a benefit-in-kind bracket of just six per cent – making it an appealing company car option. Using a 3.6kW home charger, the battery can be charged in 3.5 hours.
Various driving modes are available to choose how to make use of that electricity, with a Hybrid Auto setting automatically deciding for you, a standard Hybrid setting running on both petrol and electric and an E-mode making the Octavia act like an EV, providing the battery is adequately topped up.
The Octavia iV is available in both as a hatchback and estate form, and in two trim levels – SE Technology and SE L. Prices start from £70,65 for the hatchback and £31,745 as an estate car.
Order books will open on November 3, with first deliveries expected at the start of 2021.Enquire on a new Skoda Octavia