Australia: Skoda announcing Octavia special edition image

The Czech based automaker Skoda has recently announced its plans to introduce a special edition of the Octavia in June in Australia, from 21, 990 AUD.

According to the car manufacturer, the Skoda Octavia Special Edition will become available to its future Australian customers with a high level of standard equipment starting next month, from 21,990 AUD. The carmaker says that the Skoda Octavia Special Edition is actually based on the Octavia 90 TSI and the model is adding features like the Columbus satellite navigation system with a 30 GB hard drive, eight speakers, rain sensing wipers, dual-zone climate control, center armrest with storage compartment, light assistant and 16-inch alloy wheels.

The Skoda Octavia Special Edition, aimed towards the Australian market, is also getting silver roof rails, for the wagon version, which costs from 23,690 AUD. The entry-level Octavia 90 TSI starts at 24,990 AUD, before on-road costs, while the wagon will set you back for at least 26,990 AUD, so the special edition is significantly dropping its price, while adding some interesting features. Power to the model is being provided by a 1.4 liter four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, which is good for 90 kW and 200 Nm of torque, mated to a standard six-speed manual transmission. A seven-speed dual-clutch automatic is available for an extra 2,300 AUD.