Skoda has revealed its pricing line-up for the upcoming 2013 Octavia hatchback, which will be available for UK motorists to buy starting from 16 March 2013.

It's been confirmed that Skoda Octavia prices will start at £15,990 for the basic 'S' specification model with the 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine that produces 103bhp and a six-speed manual transmission.

Starting from May 2013 the S-trim Octavia 1.2 TSI will be available with an optional direct-shift gearbox (DSG) that'll push the car's total asking price up to £17,240.

Meanwhile the mid-range 'SE' trim Octavia will start pricing at £17,190 when equipped with the same 1.2-litre TSI petrol engine. Other engines available within the 2013 Skoda Octavia range from its launch includes a 1.4-litre TSI petrol unit, a 1.6-litre TDI diesel unit and a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine.

2013 Skoda Octavia prices applied to the range-topping 'Elegance' specification begin at £20,240 and rise all the way up to £23,240.