Skoda’s popularity in Europe can’t be understated, even if the brand is relatively anonymous in this part of the world. But Europeans love their Skodas and the company knows that, which is why it has undertaken an initiative to launch a special ’Black Edition’ set for the entire range. The Octavia is arguably the most popular Skoda model today. That’s why we’re focusing on this one instead of those ho-hum Citigo and Super Estate models. To its credit, the Octavia is actually a pretty decent model that comes packed with a lot of nice touches and useful technology.
The Skoda Octavia Black Edition is available in either the Hatch and Estate body styles, and carries a 2.0-liter TDi engine that produces either 138 horsepower or 167 ponies.
We’re never going to see the Octavia or any of the Skoda models here in the U.S., but for our friends across the pond, the whole range is available, including the Octavia Black Edition that retails for £21,685. That’s about $37,000 as of 7/22/2014.
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Skoda Octavia Black Edition in detail
A choice of black or white exterior paint finishes sets the tone in turning up the classy look of the Octavia.
With the Black Edition treatment, the Octavia received a handful of upgrades that brings out more of its stylish looks. A choice of black or white exterior paint sets the tone in turning up the classy look of the Octavia. From there, the Black Edition range also has numerous enhancements, including minor touch ups on the exterior, sunset privacy glass, and a set of new, black alloy wheels.
Inside, the Octavia Black Edition receives leather upholstery, a DAB digital radio, floor mats, and new tech functions like cruise control and an ’Amundsen’ satellite navigation system.
With all these enhancements, the Octavia Black Edition receives £1,720 ($2,934 as of 7/22/2014) worth of optional extras. That amount is nothing to sneeze at, given the make and quality of the Octavia.
It's not going to win any design awards, but it's also not going to embarrass itself when lined up against more esteemed rivals.
The Skoda Octavia is arguably Skoda’s best-looking model, even though that really doesn’t say much in the grand scheme.
When the third-generation model was revealed in 2012, the Octavia showed up with a new exterior design language that actually looks pretty good relative to what we’ve seen from its competitors. It’s not going to win any design awards, but it’s also not going to embarrass itself when lined up against more esteemed rivals.
A handful of engine options are available for the Octavia, highlighted by the aforementioned 2.0-liter banger that can produce as much as 167 horsepower on full blast.
Gallery Skoda Octavia
The debut of eight new models in one day usually only happens at a motor show, but ŠKODA has done it with the launch of the ‘Black Edition’ cars.
A striking and ‘high-on-style’ limited edition model is now available on every one of ŠKODA’s award-winning cars – that’s everything from the Citigo supermini to the Superb executive Hatch and Estate.
Based on the already well-specified mid-level SE trim, the Black Edition range is available in either black or white exterior paint*. Each gets at least £1,200 worth of desirable optional extras, with Superb buyers benefiting from more than £3,200 of additional specification. The customer benefit is up to £1,720 depending on the model.
The exact detail of the enhancements varies by model, but examples of equipment that features in the Black Edition range includes black alloy wheels, additional black exterior styling details, sunset privacy glass, ‘Amundsen’ satellite navigation, DAB digital radio, full leather upholstery, cruise control, floor mats and metallic/pearl effect paint.
Likely to prove extremely popular is the ŠKODA Octavia Black Edition, available in both Hatch and Estate body styles and with a choice of 2.0-litre TDI CR 140PS manual/DSG or 2.0-litre TDI CR 170PS manual/DSG powertrains. It’s priced from just £21,685.