The Skoda Octavia has always had a serious trump card to play on all of its rivals - space. This new fourth-generation model is, believe it or not, bigger again inside. There’s also some new tech, a new design, & a new lineup of engines, too, including the model’s first plug-in hybrid option.
This Octavia might be ‘all-new’, but it’s still very clearly an Octavia. Up front, you get the same distinctive grille, though it’s bluffer than before & the horrible twin headlights of the old car have been scrapped for a pair of slim-line LEDs.
Octavia Estate: Looking for an Octavia that’s going to drive well & not require you to hire a van during furniture shopping? Opt for the estate & you will get a whopping 640-litre capacity boot that’s up 30 litres from the old version.
Octavia Hatchback: As you would expect, the hatchback is slightly cheaper & slightly smaller than the estate. While it’s boot isn’t as big as the estate version, you still get a 10-litre increase (taking it to 600 litres) compared with the previous iteration.
Offering the kind of space you’d expect to find in something like a Mondeo or Insignia Grand Sport, the Octavia actually competes with the Ford Focus, Vauxhall Astra & Honda Civic when it comes to price. That also means it takes on in-house VW Group products such as the Golf & Leon, as well as alternatives such as the Hyundai i30 & Peugeot 308, which offer good value.
“The Skoda Octavia is the ultimate car for people who demand more. Designed for demanding lifestyles, there's an Octavia for you.”