Skoda has revealed the Octavia estate at the Geneva motor show; UK sales begin in June
5 March 2013

This is the third generation of the Skoda Octavia estate. The load-lugger saw its first public outing at the Geneva motor show.

The Skoda Octavia estate will offer a maximum 1740 litres of boot capacity with the rear seats folded flat, comfortably outspacing anything else in its segment. The new model, which will launch in the UK in early June, will offer a standard seats-up capacity of 610 litres.

The new car’s wheelbase is 11cm longer than the hatchback, resulting in a 73mm increase in rear passenger room. It is 90mm longer and 45mm wider than the current Octavia estate.

Practical features include a double-sided boot mat, a luggage net, bag hooks and an ice scraper in the fuel filler cap.

Engines are expected to mirror the hatchback’s, with a potent vRS version set to follow in the summer. 

Skoda has also unveiled the new Octavia 4x4 in Geneva. As before, the car will feature a Haldex clutch, but this is likely to be mated exclusively to the 2.0-litre TDI engine.

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19 February 2013

"It is 90mm longer and 45mm wider than the current Octavia estate."

 

I'm used to every new model being bigger than its predecessor, but that is some jump!

The new Octavia hatchback is very spacious as it is, but if you want or need an estate car then you can't do much better than this.

If I had a teeny criticism it would be that Skoda are not quite as inexpensive as they used to be, compared to the opposition, but you still can't argue with their VFM!

19 February 2013

Smart looks and useful increase in size, making Superb less of a choice. Is it really a looker or am I getting old?! 

19 February 2013

Very nice car, but what is with the triangle things between the licence plate and the tail lights? Great looking car otherwise!

19 February 2013

...it's Superb.

19 February 2013

are a neat origami version of the essential concave bit that houses the number plate lamp. It's a great-looking car.

19 February 2013

"The new car’s wheelbase is 11cm longer than the hatchback, resulting in a 73mm increase in rear passenger room. It is 90mm longer and 45mm wider than the current Octavia estate." So this new estate is longer and wider than the, er, estate......

 

19 February 2013

A fine looking tourer there, more appealing to my eyes than Audi A4 and the other poshwagons....

19 February 2013

I have been waiting to see the new Octavia Estate and am very impressed. Waiting to see it in the flesh but I think this will be making a very good addition to our family.

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20 February 2013

So much better looking than the hatchback but...

How big is the next Superb going to need to be?  Will it be RR sized?

21 February 2013

....is it likely to still be priced like a Skoda???

I loved the last Octy (admittedly VRS model), but wasn't overly impressed when I saw the new hatchback. It had a touch of 'Passat-ness' about it in respect of not being a bad looking car, but it's difficult to get passionate about its looks. Also the prices seem to be flexing up slightly making them less of a bargain than their predecessors.

Definitely something more purposeful about the looks and stance of the new estate, always liked big VAG group estates! 

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