Having made its first public appearance at the National Ploughing Championships in September, the new Octavia Exclusive is available nationwide in both hatchback and Combi (estate) body styles.
Engine wise, ŠKODA's low CO2 diesels are retained, including the Band-A, 1.6TDI, 105bhp, and the Band-B, 1.2 TSI, 105bhp direct injection petrol unit.
For those who demand more power, a 2.0 TDI 140bhp diesel unit is also offered.
All engines are also available with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.
However, it is its specification that justifies the Octavia its Exclusive title, with factory fitted Satellite Navigation System, 16" Alloy Wheels and Half Leather Upholstery all added to an already impressive list including Cruise Control, BlueTooth Phone Preparation, Parking Sensors and Climate Controlled Air-Conditioning that were standard equipment on outgoing Octavia models.
Prices start from €19,995 for the 1.2 TSI 105bhp petrol version and €22,995 for the 1.6 TDI Diesel.
Commenting, Raymond Leddy, Head of Marketing, ŠKODA Ireland, said: "Having sold over 35,000 Octavia's in Ireland since 1998, the new Octavia Exclusive is certain to appeal to motorists seeking value and economy in 2013. This is a great offer and we have a limited quantity of these vehicles, so we urge those interested to speak to their local dealership before January regarding availability to avoid disappointment."
ŠKODA has also enhanced the Octavia RS model with €900 worth of free equipment, including new 18" Alloy Wheels, front and rear parking sensors, a new interior and Satellite Navigation system.
To support sales, ŠKODA has also extended its PCP Solutions Finance package to the Octavia range.
Including servicing, the Octavia Exclusive can be purchased for less than €230 per month.