VW Group gearbox added to the Octavia range
25 January 2010

Skoda has added VW Group’s seven-speed gearbox to the Octavia range.

The 105bhp 1.2-litre TSI engine, which first saw service for Skoda in the Yeti, has also been made available in the Octavia for the first time. It can be mated to either a six-speed manual or the seven-speed DSG gearbox.

The engine, available in both hatchback and estate models, helps the Octavia hatchback achieve, combined fuel economy of 49.6mpg, CO2 emissions of 134g/km and can get it from 0-62mph in 10.8sec.

The Octavia’s 105bhp 1.6-litre TDI engine is also now available with the seven-speed DSG gearbox. When equipped with DSG, the model has CO2 emissions of 123g/km.

Prices start from £12,935 for the Skoda Octavia 1.2 TSI hatchback with the manual gearbox. The DSG is an £1130 cost option with this engine.

The Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI hatchback with seven-speed DSG costs from £16,495.

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6 February 2010

[quote Autocar]Skoda has added VW Group’s seven-speed gearbox to the Octavia range.
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Isn't this old news as you're already running one on your long term test fleet?

6 February 2010

They also really need to change the 2.0PD unit to the 2.0CR. My parents are looking at an Octavia to replace their second car and at the moment its a no brainer between a rattly PD unit that does 44mpg and costs the same amount to insure as a smooth and quick 1.8tsi that does 37mpg (they're looking at the Scout). I wonder how much better will the 1.2tsi be with the 7 speed dsg compared to the 6 speed manual? (diminishing returns - going from 4 to 5 forward gears, amazing. Going to 6, pretty OK and nice thing to have on the motorway. Going to 7+?)

6 February 2010

A tuned version of this engine and DSG would be great in the upcoming VW lupo.

6 February 2010

[quote theonlydt]They also really need to change the 2.0PD unit to the 2.0CR. My parents are looking at an Octavia to replace their second car and at the moment its a no brainer between a rattly PD unit that does 44mpg and costs the same amount to insure as a smooth and quick 1.8tsi that does 37mpg (they're looking at the Scout). I wonder how much better will the 1.2tsi be with the 7 speed dsg compared to the 6 speed manual? (diminishing returns - going from 4 to 5 forward gears, amazing. Going to 6, pretty OK and nice thing to have on the motorway. Going to 7+?)[/quote]

The 1.6 TDI is a CR unit and will, I expect, soon completely replace the old 1.9 PD engine. Oddly enough the 170bhp 2.0 TDI in the diesel vRS is CR, but the 140bhp 2.0 is still a PD. Don't ask me why...


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