Okay. So let’s run through everything the incredible new Skoda Octavia 2020 gives you: looks, comfort, performance, space and technology. Then there’s class leading leg room (estate version), safety and genuine economy too. But sometimes you want even more – so here’s the good news: you’ve got it, thanks to the Skoda Octavia Automatic. Quite simply, the automatic version of the new Octavia gives you all the things the manual 6-speed gearbox Octavia gives you, but with the added ease that comes with never having to change gear. On the Octavia, this automatic gearbox is known as the DSG model. The drawback is, it does cost somewhere in the region of £1,300 more than its manual equivalent; however, thanks to some pretty nifty 21st century-style fuel efficiency, it is actually – in some cases – more economical than the manual version.
Find that hard to believe? Well, take a look at the facts. On the new Skoda’s petrol engines, the automatic delivers an impressive 56.5 mpg (combined) on the 1.4 TSI 140PS DSG model – that’s against a similarly decent (though not quite as decent) 53.3 mpg (combined) on its manual gearbox equivalent. With the diesels it’s slightly different, however. The automatic version of the Skoda’s 1.6 TDI CR 105PS DSG DPF engine gives an excellent 70.6 mpg, but the manual version gives an even better return of 74.3 mpg. But it’s not such great news if you’re a 4x4 fan; the exact same manual engine drops to a comparatively lowly 60.1 mpg on that variant – the price you have to pay for extra reassurance when things get icy. The entire selection of new Skoda Octavia Automatic deals are shown above, just select the new car specification you're after to see our best prices, deals and special offers from our authorised UK main dealers on a new 2020 Octavia Automatic for sale in the UK, either as a cash deal or with a low rate PCP finance quote.