ŠKODA has announced their latest addition to the Octavia range called “Soleil”. The name “Soleil” means sun and is derived from the ŠKODA brands association with the internationally celebrated Cirque du Soleil circus. The ŠKODA Octavia has been a consistent best seller with 18,000 vehicles delivered to customers in the last five years and holds the position of the fourth best-selling car in Ireland over the same period. Available as a hatchback or as a Combi estate, ŠKODA are confident the new Soleil model will deliver a strong finish to the end of the year as the brand enters the top-five best-selling brands in Ireland for the first time.
The Octavia Soleil retains all the strengths of the Octavia with 590 litres of boot capacity and unrivalled interior cabin spaciousness. Low fuel consumption is assured with a turbo charged line up of TSI petrol engines including the 1.0 TSI 115bhp; and the frugal 1.6 TDI 115bhp available with both manual and DSG automatic transmissions. The ŠKODA brand for some time has been leading the way in terms of infotainment and connectivity with fewer buttons due to large colour touch screen systems. The Soleil benefits from this technology with the 8” Bolero unit with SmartLink featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto for the ultimate connectivity to the latest mobile devices.
The Soleil builds on the Octavia’s already generous specification levels with LED headlights with AFS and headlight washers, half leather interior, heated seats, darkened rear SunSet glass and ŠKODA Care Connect all featuring as a package for the first time in the Octavia. From the exterior the Soleil is instantly recognisable from the Soleil plaque located on the front fenders and the 16” Velorum alloy wheels that are unique to the Octavia Soleil. Starting from €24,700 for the 1.0 TSI 115bhp, ŠKODA expect the Soleil model to account for up to 90% of its Octavia sales to the end of the year.
Commenting on the Octavia Soleil, Raymond Leddy Head of Marketing & Product, ŠKODA Ireland said: “The Octavia Soleil is now available to test drive at your local ŠKODA dealer with vehicles available for 192 July delivery. To celebrate the launch of the Octavia Soleil, ŠKODA dealers will be providing 0% finance on all Soleil models up to the end of July. The Soleil is a limited edition Octavia with limited stock, so early discussions with your local ŠKODA dealer is recommended”