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[YesAuto Purchase Manual] Skoda Octavia has always given people the impression of being more pragmatic and cost-effective. It also uses the MQB platform. It has many similarities or even the same mechanical structure with the Volkswagen brand's brother models, but the price is lower. Recently, the mid-term facelift of Octavia was launched. The appearance has some detailed changes. The most important thing is the launch of a domestically-made travel model, which can better meet the diverse needs of consumers. So let's take a look at the newly launched Octavia, including the sedan version and the travel version, which configuration is more cost-effective.

● Price of listed models

2018 Octavia guide price
Model Price (ten thousand yuan)
1.6L manual standard version 11.99
1.6L manual comfort version 12.99
TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition 13.99
TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition 14.99
TSI230 DSG Ultimate Edition 15.99
TSI280 DSG Deluxe Edition 15.99
TSI280 DSG Ultimate Edition 16.99
Travel version 1.6L manual standard version 12.49
Travel Edition TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition 14.49
Travel Edition TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition 15.49
Travel Edition TSI280 DSG Deluxe Edition 16.49
Travel Edition TSI280 DSG Ultimate Edition 17.49

● Model review

As usual, we first review the modified Octavia in general, so that you can get a preliminary understanding of the general situation of the model.

In terms of appearance, the new model has a lot of changes in details, the lines are richer, the shape is sharp, the three-dimensional effect is stronger, and it looks younger. The domestically produced travel version has a higher chassis specially for the national conditions, which helps to improve the passability. Both the sedan and the travel version are available in 6 body colors and 2 interiors, as shown in the figure below.

The wheels are different in size and style. There are a total of 4 different options for the car, and 3 for the travel version. The picture below is from a screenshot of the data. Please understand that the clarity is not good.

Compared with the sedan, the travel version of Octavia’s biggest highlight is the panoramic sunroof and the practical trunk. The car version of Octavia, because the trunk cover adopts a hatchback design, is already very practical, while the travel version is even more exaggerated, and there are few rivals at the same level and price.

2018 Octavia engine parameter comparison
1.6L naturally aspirated engine

1.2T turbocharged engine

(TSI230)

1.4T turbocharged engine

(TSI280)

Maximum power (Ps) 110 116 150
Maximum power speed (rpm) 5800 5000 5000
Maximum torque (N·m) 155 200 250
Maximum torque speed (rpm) 3800 2000-3500 1750-3000

The new car will be equipped with a total of 3 different engines. The 1.6L naturally aspirated engine can only be used with a manual gearbox, while the 1.2T and 1.4T turbocharged engines have only dual-clutch options. The suspensions are all front Mcpherds. Inferior rear torsion beam type, rear independent suspension cannot be selected.

In terms of driving experience, the travel version is very similar to the ordinary car version. The travel version has a slightly higher body and a higher center of gravity, but it is difficult to feel the difference in daily driving. The rear suspension adopts the form of a torsion beam, which will indeed affect the comfort of the rear row to a certain extent, but overall the overall feeling and solidity of the chassis are still good.

● Configuration analysis

2018 Octavia configuration list
Car version (unit: ten thousand yuan) Travel version (unit: ten thousand yuan)
1.6L manual standard version 11.99 12.49
1.6L manual comfort version 12.99 no
TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition 13.99 14.49
TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition 14.99 15.49
TSI230 DSG Ultimate Edition 15.99 no
TSI280 DSG Deluxe Edition 15.99 16.49
TSI280 DSG Ultimate Edition 16.99 17.49

It can be seen that the Octavia car version has 7 different configurations, while the travel version has only 5 models. Under the same configuration, the difference between the configuration of the car and the travel version is very small, and the difference is 5,000 yuan, so I will put it together. Use this method to analyze each configuration item by item to see if the price/performance ratio is better. (If there is no special note below, it refers to the car version)

*Note: At present, we have not photographed the corresponding low-end models, so we temporarily use the photos of the high-end models as a display, please understand.

●3 manual transmission models

The 1.6L manual standard version is the lowest-priced and most entry-level model in the entire series. Its configuration also represents the standard configuration level of the 2018 Octavia. Let's take a look at its performance.

1.6L manual standard type
External configuration Halogen headlights, LED daytime running lights, steering assist lights, headlights are adjustable in height
Internal configuration Steering wheel four-way adjustment, seat height adjustment, rear seat ratio down, front center armrest, one-button lift for all windows, anti-pinch hands on windows
Security configuration Main/passenger seat airbag, ISOFIX child seat interface, ABS

The standard configuration is basically in line with the mainstream level of this level. After all, the most entry-level models of joint venture compact cars are generally not expensive. Among them, the standard four-door one-key lift is a bright spot, and there are not many models of the same level that can do this.

Below I will put together the three models of 1.6L manual transmission to compare the configuration, including the sedan and the travel version. The reason for this comparison is that the three models have relatively similar configurations and prices, and the manual transmission models are not in the future. May become the main sales force, so here is a general summary and comparison.

1.6L manual transmission model configuration comparison
Standard Edition Comfort Edition Travel Edition Standard Edition
Guide price (unit: ten thousand yuan) 11.99 12.99 12.49
Price difference (unit: ten thousand yuan) 1 -0.5
Wheel style 16 inch aluminum alloy 16 inch gray aluminum alloy 16 inch aluminum alloy
Rear parking sensor
Metallic interior
Front center armrest
GPS navigation
Central control 9-inch large screen
Bluetooth phone

Rear exhaust vent/

Dual USB interface

Rear wiper
Roof rack
Front row glasses case
Chrome-plated strip on the bottom edge of the water tank/side window

The comparison found that the more configuration of the comfortable version than the standard version is still very practical. The rear reversing radar can improve the convenience and safety of parking and moving the garage. The rear exhaust air vent also provides some protection for the comfort of the rear passengers. A set of multimedia system with large central control screen and navigation is added. Although the manual version of the travel version is called the standard version, the configuration level is actually closer to the comfort version of the car, but the radar and rear exhaust vents are missing, and the extra rear wipers and roof rack are due to the station wagon The difference with the car body structure itself.

In short, if you must buy a manual transmission model, then the sedan recommends you to choose the comfortable version. The extra configuration is very practical, and it is reasonable to cost 10,000 yuan; there is no choice for a station wagon, it can only be standard Version. However, overall, the 1.6L manual transmission model has no bright spots in power, and the configuration is only entry-level, and it is not even equipped with a body stabilization system. Therefore, from the perspective of the entire Octavia car series, manual transmission models are not recommended.

●TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition Car/Travel Edition

The 1.2T model is likely to be responsible for sales in the future. Let's start with the comfort version and see what is the difference between the configuration and the 1.6L manual comfort version in addition to the power system.

1.6L manual comfort version/TSI230 DSG comfort version configuration comparison
Model 1.6L manual comfort version TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition

Travel version

TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition

Guide price (unit: ten thousand yuan) 12.99 13.99 14.49
Price difference (unit: ten thousand yuan) 1 0.5
power system 1.6L naturally aspirated +5MT 1.2T turbocharged + 7-speed DSG 1.2T turbocharged + 7-speed DSG
Rim style 16 inch gray aluminum alloy 16 inch gray aluminum alloy 16 inch aluminum alloy
Tire pressure monitoring
MCB collision prevention
Traction control/body stabilization system
Automatic start and stop
Uphill assist
Roof rack
Rear wiper

The configuration of the comfort version of the 1.2T model is truly complete. Tire pressure monitoring is actually a very practical configuration. The most important thing is that the traction control and body stabilization system are also equipped with this configuration. When you choose a car, this It should be a very important consideration. Therefore, whether it is a car or a travel version, unless you are “non-manually geared and not buying” or your budget is really limited, I still recommend that you start with the TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition.

●TSI230 DSG luxury sedan/travel

The basic configuration of the Comfort Edition is actually quite complete. Now let's see if the extra configuration of the higher-level Deluxe Edition is cost-effective.

TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition/Deluxe Edition Configuration Comparison
TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition

Travel version

TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition

Guide price (unit: ten thousand yuan) 13.99 14.99 15.49
Price difference (unit: ten thousand yuan) 1 0.5
Front side airbag
Tired driving tips
Reverse image
Cruise control
Panoramic skylight
Leather multifunctional steering wheel
Seat material Fabric Leather/fabric mix and match Leather/fabric mix and match
Rear center armrest/cup holder
Ambient lights in the car
Rearview mirror heating
The inner rearview mirror is automatically anti-glare
Rear windshield sunshade
Rear wiper
Induction wiper
Roof rack
Black roof/rearview mirror

Side, door handle,

Rear spoiler chrome trim

Welcome light

The deluxe version has many more configurations than the comfort version, including reversing images, cruise control, multi-function reverse disk, rear-view mirror heating, and seats made of mixed materials. They are all very practical. Moreover, the panoramic sunroof is also very popular among Chinese. I like a configuration, it is very worthwhile to buy these configurations for a price difference of 10,000 yuan. The travel version of the luxury version has more front side airbags and center armrests than the sedan version. The front side airbags are of greater significance and are more secure.

●TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition/TSI280 DSG Deluxe Edition

TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition / TSI280 DSG Deluxe Edition Configuration Comparison
TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition TSI280 DSG Deluxe Edition
Guide price (unit: ten thousand yuan) 14.99 15.99
Price difference (unit: ten thousand yuan) 1
engine 1.2T turbocharged engine 1.4T turbocharged engine
Rim style 16 inch black aluminum alloy 17 inch black aluminum alloy
Tire specifications 205/55 R16 225/45 R17
LED headlights
Black rearview mirror/roof
Induction wiper
The inner rearview mirror is automatically anti-glare

The same is a luxury type. In addition to the different power, the 1.4T and 1.2T models also have certain differences in configuration. The main reason is that the 1.4T is equipped with 17-inch wheels and LED headlights. The difference is 10,000 yuan. Strong power and this configuration are very worthwhile, so the TSI280 DSG Deluxe Edition is the key recommendation.

●TSI230 DSG Ultimate Edition

TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition/Ultimate Edition Configuration Comparison
Deluxe Edition Ultimate Edition
Guide price (unit: ten thousand yuan) 14.99 15.99
Price difference (unit: ten thousand yuan) 1
Front side airbag
Front/rear head airbag
Keyless start/enter
Seat material Leather/fabric mix and match Genuine Leather
Mahogany interior
Heated front seats
Automatic headlight
Rearview mirror electric folding
Induction wiper
Automatic zone air conditioning
Metal welcome pedal

TSI230 DSG flagship version, its configuration is indeed very rich, upgraded to full leather seats, and front seat heating function, other such as keyless start, keyless entry, automatic partition air conditioning, rearview mirror power folding and other automation The more advanced equipment is also more complete. Just looking at these configurations, the price difference of 10,000 yuan is also quite affordable, but in the end, its price is still relatively high. After all, this is a compact car, these are more advanced and luxurious. Equipment is not necessarily just needed by potential consumers.

●TSI280 DSG flagship sedan/travel

TSI230 DSG Ultimate/TSI280 DSG Ultimate Configuration Comparison
TSI230 DSG Ultimate Edition TSI280 DSG Ultimate Edition

Travel version

TSI280 DSG Ultimate Edition

Guide price (unit: ten thousand yuan) 15.99 16.99 17.49
Price difference (unit: ten thousand yuan) 1 0.5
LED headlights
Rim style 16 inch black aluminum alloy 17 inch black aluminum alloy 17 inch black aluminum alloy
Tire specifications 205/55 R16 225/45 R17 225/45 R17
Adaptive cruise
Electric trunk
Lumbar support adjustment
Driver's seat electric adjustment
Seat memory
Rearview mirror memory
Reversing mirrors automatically flip

As the top model in the car series, the TSI280 DSG flagship model has a very complete configuration, lumbar support adjustment, seat memory, rearview mirror memory, etc., and the travel version also has the only electric trunk in the whole series. However, high-level enjoyment comes at a price. The price is the money in your pocket. The price of the TSI280 DSG flagship version is a bit higher, whether it is a car version or a travel version, and it can already reach some joint venture medium-sized cars. It basically exceeds the budget of most potential consumers of compact cars, so it is not recommended as a key.

●Model recommendation

Octavia 2018 TSI280 DSG Deluxe Edition

Model Homepage| Parameters Configuration| Picture| Word of Mouth| Model Quotation
Manufacturer's guide price

15.99 million

Octavia 2018 Travel Edition TSI280 DSG Deluxe Edition

Model Homepage| Parameters Configuration| Picture| Word of Mouth| Model Quotation
Manufacturer's guide price

16.49 million

This time, the three power combinations of the Octavia modified version, 1.6L naturally aspirated because there is no automatic gearbox to match it, and there is no body stabilization system, so it is not recommended. The low torque of 1.2T is still somewhat insufficient. , 1.4T is the TSI280 model is the most balanced, combined with the above analysis of various configurations, the TSI280 DSG Deluxe Edition is more cost-effective in all aspects, so it is recommended as a five-star.

Octavia 2018 TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition

Model Homepage| Parameters Configuration| Picture| Word of Mouth| Model Quotation
Manufacturer's guide price

14.99 million

Octavia 2018 Travel Edition TSI230 DSG Deluxe Edition

Model Homepage| Parameters Configuration| Picture| Word of Mouth| Model Quotation
Manufacturer's guide price

15.49 million

Octavia 2018 TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition

Model Homepage| Parameters Configuration| Picture| Word of Mouth| Model Quotation
Manufacturer's guide price

13.99 million

Octavia 2018 Travel Edition TSI230 DSG Comfort Edition

Model Homepage| Parameters Configuration| Picture| Word of Mouth| Model Quotation
Manufacturer's guide price

14.49 million

Among the 1.2T models, except for the most expensive flagship version, I have given four-star recommendations. Their price-performance ratio is actually good. The basic configuration of the comfortable version is complete enough. The luxury version has electronic hedonistic configuration. It’s richer, and the 10,000 yuan it’s expensive is worth it, so it depends on your needs. If you want to be pragmatic, choose the comfortable version, and if you like to enjoy it, choose the deluxe version. Both are good choices.

Finally, I think there will definitely be some netizens who have not made up their minds whether to buy a regular car or a station wagon, then I will say a few words on this issue. Station wagons with the same model name are more than 5,000 yuan more expensive than cars. The specific configuration is not much different, but almost all station wagons are slightly higher. The large space and practicality of a station wagon for 5,000 yuan are bought, and there will be a little more configuration, which is definitely worth the money. So, if you are still indecisive between the station wagon and the car, buy a station wagon and you won’t regret it.

●Full text summary

Octavia’s sincerity in this facelift is quite good. Most of the models are equipped with reasonable prices. The biggest highlight is the launch of the domestically produced travel model. Compared with the rival Weiling, the technology platform is updated and the model is also It is obviously more cost-effective to directly integrate with overseas. If you are deliberately considering buying the modified Octavia and are entangled in the configuration, it is recommended that you choose between the luxury version and the comfort version; if you are hesitant between the car and the travel version, then it is recommended that you buy the travel version directly!