Facelifted Skoda Octavia Gains New 1.5 TSI Petrol Engine

Announced earlier this year, the new 1.5-liter TSI petrol engine is the latest addition made to the Skoda Octavia range.

The unit, which is described as “a substantially updated version of the existing 1.4 TSI”, comes straight from the facelifted Volkswagen Golf and feeds 150PS (148hp) and 250Nm (184lb-ft) of torque to the wheels.

It also features an Active Cylinder Management (ACT) system, just like in its German cousin, which works between 1,400 and 4,000 rpm, at an interval of 25-100Nm (18-74lb-ft) of torque and speeds of up to 70mph (113km/h), shutting down two of the four cylinders.

With this system, the Skoda Octavia 1.5 TSI returns 47.7 UK mpg (39.7 US mpg / 5.9 l/100 km) on the combined cycle, when equipped with either a 6-speed manual gearbox, or a 7-speed DSG, which replaces the 6-speed unit offered with the 1.4 TSI. In terms of performance, the 0-62mph (100km/h) acceleration takes as little as 8.2sec (manual hatchback version), and top speed is 136mph (219km/h).

Skoda has already opened the order books for the Octavia 1.5 TSI in the United Kingdom, where prices start from £19,830 ($25,728) for the SE Hatch, and £24,315 ($31,547) for the SE L Estate.

PHOTO GALLERY

  • Leconte Dave

    Those cars are ugly

  • disqus_83g6mJmr6l

    this car represents the most incomprehensible re-design ever!

  • supermanuel

    Those front quad headlamps are just shit.

This BMW E61 5-Series Touring Has A V8 And A Six-Speed Manual

The N62 V8 of this BMW 5-Series Touring can be fettled to over 520 hp.

Hellcat-Powered Mazda MX-5 Miata Is A Tale Of Torque And Haze

Behold, the 707 hp 6.2-liter supercharged V8-powered MX-5 Miata tire devourer.

Nürburgring Nordschleife Next Stop For VW’s ID R Electric Racer

Volkswagen’s ID R electric racer has the mission of setting a new EV lap record.

Dreaming Of A Brash 2020 Ford Escape Raptor

While Ford probably won’t be an Escape off-roader, it is working on a baby Bronco.

Driver Speeding Down Highway Shoulder Gets A Slice Of Police-Flavored Karma

The driver of this Hyundai Tucson didn’t save any time driving on the highway shoulder.

2020 Lamborghini Huracan EVO Arrives In USA, Priced From $261,274

First deliveries of the updated baby Lambo will start this summer.

These New C8 Corvette Renderings Have Us Overflowing With Anticipation

The Chevrolet C8 Corvette will celebrate its global premiere on July 18.

Aston Martin’s DBX SUV Filmed Around The Nurburgring Making Loud V8 Noises

The DBX SUV will be revealed this year and is expected to use an AMG V8 with 503 hp.

This Low-Mileage 1994 Mazda RX-7 Is On Track To Sell For Over $100k

A 1994 Mazda RX-7 with all of its stock parts and dark blue paint is a collector’s dream.

774 HP DMS-Tuned BMW M5 Takes On 616 HP Competition Model

The BMW M5 Competition matched the DMS-tuned model’s acceleration off the line.