Skoda Octavia
Skoda Octavia


Introducing the Skoda Octavia.

The Skoda Octavia is smart and striking with comfort and modern flair making it a versatile car perfect for family life. Select your favourite Octavia model at your local Underwoods in Colchester, Essex.


Learn more about the Skoda Octavia below or call your local Underwoods in Colchester.


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Underwoods Garage (Tiptree) Ltd are committed to protecting and respecting any personal information you share with us in whatever format it is given. The policy below describes the type of information we may hold as well as with whom it may be shared. It also shows how you can manage the information we hold and how to contact us.

We will always give you the option not to receive marketing communications from us. We will never send you unsolicited “junk” emails or communications and we will never share your data with anyone else who might. We do not sell your information to third parties but we do work closely with selected partners who help us to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us. For example, WMS who provide insured products on our behalf.

The contents of this statement may change from time to time so you may wish to refer back to our policy that is published on our website to ensure that you are still happy to share your information with us.

This version of our Privacy Policy is live from 25th May 2018

What information do we collect?

Underwoods Garage (Tiptree) Ltd collect information about you and your vehicle when you engage with our web site, vehicle sales, authorised repairer, parts and body shop facilities. We only collect information, which is necessary, relevant and adequate for the purpose you are providing it for. The information we collect includes some or all of the following –

  • Personal information (first name, surname, address and date of birth)
  • Contact information (telephone number, email and social media tags)
  • Credit application information (time at address, previous address, current and previous employment and bank details)
  • Business information (job title, company contact details (as above), fleet size and type of business)
  • Digital information (IP address, GPS location where you have permitted this, internet browser and devices you are using, Cookie, Pixel, Beacon, the pages you visited and for how long on our website, the website address from which you accessed our website)
  • Voice recordings of calls made to and from our premises.
  • Live chat transcripts from our website.
  • Vehicle information (manufacturer and type of vehicle, registration number, VIN, service and MOT reminders, date of registration, security codes, mileage and warranty repair information)
  • The date and time you used our services.
  • Details of any transaction between you and us.
  • Any information within correspondence you send to us.
  • How do we use your information?
Underwoods Garage (Tiptree) Ltd will only process your information that is necessary for the purpose for which it has been collected. You will always have the option not to receive communications from us (and you can withdraw your consent or object at any time). We will never send you unsolicited ‘junk’ communications or share your personal information with anyone else who might.

There are various ways in which we may use or process your personal information, as listed these below.


  • Contact you regarding your vehicles MOT and annual service due dates.
  • Contact you from time to time about promotions, events, products, services or information which we think may be of interest to you.
  • To share your personal information with our selected and recommended third party partners so that they can contact you with information about their products and services (we will of course give you the details of these third parties before you give your permission for us to send your information to them).
You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us –

By Post The Data Protection Officer, Underwoods Garage, Scotts Corner, Ipswich Road, Colchester. CO4 9HS


Or by using the unsubscribe option included in all emails we send you.

Contractual performance

We may use and process your personal information where this is necessary to perform a contract with you and to complete your orders, purchases, information requests made to us by you and other transactions entered into with us (or one of our selected partners).

Legitimate interests

We may use and process your personal information as set out below where it is necessary for us to carry out activities for which it is in our legitimate interests as a business to do so.

Processing necessary for us to support customers with sales and other enquiries

  1. To respond to correspondence you send to us and fulfil the requests you make to us (for example: test drives, service requests, brochure requests or information about specific vehicles)
  2. To provide vehicle support and services (for example warranty services);
  3. Processing necessary for us to respond to understanding customers and drivers’ needs
  4. To analyze, evaluate and improve our products and services so that your visit and use of our website, applications, and dealerships are more useful and enjoyable (we will generally use data amalgamated from many people so that it does not identify you personally); to provide service, maintenance and warranty information and reminders, unless you object.
  5. To undertake market analysis and research (including contacting you with customer surveys) so that we can better understand you as a customer and provide tailored offers, products and services that we think you will be interested in. We will only send marketing communications to you if you have provided your consent for us to do so or which we have obtained in the ways mentioned in the paragraphs above;
  6. Processing necessary for us to promote our business, brands and products and measure the reach and effectiveness of our campaigns
  7. To send you marketing information from time to time after you have purchased a product or service from us or made a purchasing enquiry, closed your browser with items in your shopping basket or requested a test drive, brochure or other information of interest. We will only contact you with information about our own products and services (and in ways the law allows), which we hope you will like. You have the right to object to us sending you this information at any time.
  8. To contact you from time to time with marketing information (unless you object) if you have expressly indicated to us that you are acting on behalf of a business or an online or public business directory. In relation to any such information we send by email or SMS, we will include an option allowing you to object to receiving future messages by unsubscribing.
  9. To contact you with targeted advertising delivered online through social media and other platforms operated by other companies, unless you object. You may receive advertising based on information about you that we have provided to the platform or because, at our request, the platform has identified you as having similar attributes to the individuals whose details it has received from us. To find out more, please refer to the information provided in the help pages of the platforms on which you receive advertising from us.
  10. To identify and record when you have received, opened or engaged with our website or electronic communications (please see our Cookie Policy for more information).
  11. To administer competitions and promotions that you enter with us from time to time and to distribute prizes.
  12. Processing necessary for us to operate the administrative and technical aspects of our business efficiently and effectively.
  13. To verify the accuracy of information that we hold about you and create a better understanding of you as a customer.
  14. To inform you of updates to our terms and conditions and policies.
Legal obligation

We may process your personal information to comply with our legal requirements (for example to register your car with the DVLA).

NOTE: Images and content below used for illustrative purposes and may include specification not included on this model.


The OCTAVIA’s exterior is the perfect expression of emotion in motion. Adoration, affection, amazement – the dynamic lines and sharp design of the exterior quickly evoke a great sense of each, delivering a compelling fusion of aesthetics, safety and practicality.


While every light on the OCTAVIA is stylish, none are quite as innovative as the front headlights. Optional across our trims, matrix technology uses a windscreen camera to detect both the driver in front and oncoming traffic.

Once detected, it automatically adjusts light intensity to avoid blinding others. Add to this the powerful LED Fog Lamps and you can be confident of a safe drive whatever the conditions.


Beautifully practical. There’s really no better way to describe the full LED rear lights, which feature animated turn indicators to stylishly inform other drivers where you’re turning. The lights also showcase ŠKODA’s distinctive C-shape crystalline style with their prominent and eye-catching multi-faceted finish.


The electrically adjustable panoramic sunroof provides extra sunlight and fresh air at the simple touch of a button. Made from tinted glass, it allows you to create a large open space above the front seats.


It’s not a coincidence everything in the interior feels precisely as it should. After all, you designed it that way. From the seat position and LED mood lighting, to the dashboard layout and radio station, every little touch bears your signature. Think of it as a second home, that you can take anywhere in the world at the touch of a pedal.


The multimedia 10" display enables touch slider operation. You don’t now have to touch the screen to adjust volume levels or navigation zoom, when you do require on-screen functionality, an ergonomic wrist rest is provided for added comfort.


Transform the mood of your interior with LED ambient lighting. A wide choice of colour options is available, which come to vibrant life with a quick touch on the infotainment display. Lights run along the inside of the car, in foot wells, on door handles and in the luggage compartment.


Replacing old-fashioned instrument dials, the Virtual Cockpit cleverly displays onboard computer specifications in combination with other key data such as maps. Intuitively designed to avoid distraction, the head-up display shows key driving data in a way that’s easy to absorb at a glance.


Even when your car is driven by multiple users, thanks to online personalisation you’ll always experience your OCTAVIA, your way. The infotainment system enables different drivers to save their individual preferences, from seat positioning and dashboard layout to their preferred air con level. This is then synchronised with your ŠKODA ID account.


Whether a tale of power, invention or sustainability, every engine in the OCTAVIA range has a unique story to tell. Whichever option you choose, you’ll find all share the same reliability and uncompromising performance. 


Sustainability lies at the heart of every ŠKODA. So, whether you favour petrol or diesel, you’ll find a super-efficient engine to suit.


The OCTAVIA’s impressive aerodynamics haven’t simply enhanced driving performance and fuel efficiency, they’ve also set the industry benchmark in terms of drag resistance.


Only fitting for a family flagship car, the OCTAVIA features ‘shift by wire’ technology that delivers maximum comfort in vehicles equipped with automatic transmission. Controlled by a shift lever in the centre console, it reduces the strain on the engine by deciding when to change gear, leaving you free to enjoy the journey.


Maximum performance, maximum comfort. This innovative system continuously evaluates and responds to various driving situations, adapting the damping and steering to ensure a smoother drive. The system’s five ride settings

can be changed at the touch of a button in the centre console to suit your specific needs. Sportier DCC options are also available for those seeking a more dynamic drive.


In our always-on world staying connected on the go is no longer a nice to have – it’s an absolute must. It’s why the OCTAVIA includes a number of smart assistance and infotainment systems to keep you informed at every corner, and entertained at every turn.


The new ŠKODA Connect system turns the OCTAVIA into a fully interconnected car. Infotainment Online provides satellite navigation, traffic reports and calendar updates. With Proactive Services the car will contact your ŠKODA Retailer to arrange a service. Finally, Emergency Call will contact the emergency services in the event of an accident to get you the help you need. Click here to go to ŠKODA Connect.


In the rear-view mirror panel, you will find an additional USB-C slot. An ideal and discreet location for charging any windscreen mounted devices.


Featuring intelligent gesture control, the Columbus 3D navigation system displays all the information you need without any visual clutter. The device also provides different zoom options, ideal when viewing maps.


Whether you’re listening to an album, podcast or radio show, every note is pitch perfect with the CANTON Sound System. You’ll find a total of 12 speakers around the car, including a central speaker and subwoofer in the luggage compartment.


In a car packed with intelligent driver systems and design features, we’ve made sure to leave plenty of room for space too. The luggage capacity can be enhanced thanks to a host of clever design features that increase practicality.


Make loading even easier by folding down the rear seats with a simple press of the remote release button located in the luggage compartment.


Staying hydrated on the move is easy thanks to the 1.5ltr bottle holder and rubber strap in the door compartment. A removable waste basket can also be fitted.


Keep your precious smart devices safely out of sight in the front armrest. The Jumbo Box will also cool your snacks when the air con is on, while drink holders with Easy Open function are on the centre console.


Each OCTAVIA model may have its own distinct personality, yet all share one thing in common – generous space. With the rear seats folded, the Estate offers an impressive 1,700 litres, while the Hatch offers 1,555 litres. That’s another load off your mind.


Let’s be honest, life’s complicated enough. It’s the reason we’ve packed the OCTAVIA with a host of thoughtful touches to make the everyday feel simpler in every way.


With the new version of the Keyless entry and start/stop all doors can be used to unlock or lock the car


This bright idea enables you to adjust the light intensity by simply holding your hand under the reading lights.


Say goodbye to washer fluid spills with this handy feature, which includes an integrated funnel to ensure not a single drop goes to waste.


Never let a wet day dampen your spirits thanks to this driver’s door storage space, which can hold a ŠKODA umbrella. It’s also been cleverly designed to drain water away from the car.


Inside you’ll find a handy ice scraper for those frosty mornings, while fuel-fill protection eliminates the risk of ever filling up with the wrong fuel.


Gain instant entry to the boot by simply pressing the button on the remote control, centre console or directly on the boot. Got your hands full? With the addition of a Virtual Pedal you can simply slide your foot beneath the rear bumper to access.


Safety is firmly in the driving seat, thanks to the active and passive driver assistance systems, which allow you to instantly respond to whatever comes your way.


Hidden under the boot handle, the rear-view camera makes light work of reverse parking.


This function removes the stress of bay and parallel parking by identifying if the parking spot is big enough before automatically steering into the space.


Adapt your speed automatically with Adaptive Cruise Control, which uses the radar in the front grille to maintain a constant distance from the vehicle in front at speeds of 15mph or more.


Using a radar device in the front grille, the Front Assist system is designed to monitor the distance from the vehicle ahead, and also includes an emergency braking function. OCTAVIA comes with Front Assist expanded with pedestrian protection, which warns the driver via an audio/visual signal as well as a gentle jolt of the brakes.