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

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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230SL 7 March 2013

Who took the photo? If they

Who took the photo? If they can't pan, make the aperture larger and increase the speed. Still nicer to get a decent pan shot though.

warren_S3 21 February 2013

When it looks this good... 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! 

Soren Lorenson 20 February 2013

Nice Car

So much better looking than the hatchback but...

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