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2015 Skoda Octavia gains reversing camera and minor price rise

2014 Skoda Octavia Ambition Plus

Reversing camera now standard across most Octavia models, along with minor price increase for 2015.

The total absence of a reversing camera in the third-generation Skoda Octavia raised eyebrows when it first arrived in Australia nearly 12 months ago.

This proven safety feature was previously seen as a luxury item on up-market models, before finding its way into most current mainstream models. Even budget runabouts like the $14,990 Honda Jazz are now becoming so-equipped.

Skoda has now addressed this safety shortfall by including a reversing camera as standard on most Octavia models for the 2015 model year.

All Octavia Ambition Plus, Elegance and RS sedans and wagons will benefit from the change, leaving just the entry Ambition grade camera-free.

The addition of a reversing camera has added between $300 and $450 to the Octavia's list pricing, aside from the Ambition which remains unchanged.