ŠKODA will unveil the third-generation Octavia Estate on March 5 at the Geneva Motor Show. Just a few weeks ago, ŠKODA launched the Octavia Hatch. ŠKODA claims that the Octavia establishes new standards in the compact segment and confirms its distinctive position in this class once again.
The Octavia Estate provides unmatched space, functionality, fuel efficiency, innovative safety and comfort systems, and numerous ‘Simply Clever’ ideas at outstanding value for money. When compared to the predecessor, the new ŠKODA Octavia Estate is longer by 90 mm and wider by 45 mm. The wheelbase has increased by nearly 11 cm, leading to record-breaking room and space.
Dr. Frank Welsch, Škoda Board Member for Technical Development, said that its ŠKODA Octavia Estate provides plenty of legroom for rear-seat passengers (with 73 mm in front of the knees) – the highest in the segment.
He also said that the boot is sized at 610 litres, establishing a new record for its class. The Estate offers a boot space of 1,740 litres when the rear backrests are folded down. The third-generation ŠKODA Octavia Estate comes with recently developed engines that are up to 17% more efficient than the previous generation engines.
For the UK market, the Estate is available with two petrol and two diesels. A fuel-efficient GreenLine version can return just 83.1mpg while it emits 89 g/km of CO2.
Upon request, the new ŠKODA Octavia Estate can be fitted with modern safety assistants like the Automatic Post-Collision Brake, Front Assistant with City Emergency Braking Function, the Driver Activity Assistant (fatigue detection), the Crew Protection Assistant or the Lane Assistant to stay within the lines. In the event of an accident, driver and passengers are protected by a comprehensive passive safety package that includes up to nine airbags.