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.
The new Octavia Combi does feature striking proportions, all thanks to its dimensions. At 4,659 mm of length, the new Octavia Combi is around 90 mm longer than the previous and is as long as the Octavia limousine. It is also as wide as the Octavia limousine. However, the Combi is 4 mm taller (at 1,465 mm) than the limousine. The new Combi also features a wheelbase that is nearly 11 cm longer than its predecessor (2,686 mm vs. 2,578 mm), as well as a front overhang that’s around 886 mm shorter than the previous model and 915 mm shorter than the limousine.
When viewed from the sides, the new Octavia Combi exposes a dynamic silhouette that continuously flows from the front to the rear window. Likewise, the vehicle’s sharp side profile helps emphasize the effect of the high tornado line. These elements actually highlight the dynamic appearance of the new vehicle as they visually stretch the new Octavia.
By emphasizing the tornado line, Skoda was able to create a harmonious play between shadow and light. The new Combi also features a window line that subtly slopes downward to transition into the D-pillars – a design that allows the vehicle to fully utilize the cargo space. On the rear, the new Octavia Combi comes with taillights extending to the sides and ending at the tornado line.
Of course, the dynamic exterior of the new Combi doesn’t sacrifice cabin space. In fact, the latest generation of the Combi is more spacious that its predecessor – in terms of the interior length, headroom, legroom and elbow room. Moreover, the boot space of the new Combi – increased to around 610 liters – is the best in its class standard. Moreover, the boot opening is now wider and higher than before. Loading into the cargo area is also easier, thanks to a lower loading sill (631 mm x 6 mm).