Skoda Finally Reveals All-New Octavia

The all-new Skoda Octavia is finally here, in an official way, as we already knew what it was going to look like, courtesy of many sets of spyshots, teasers and spy videos. The car’s styling is no surprise, and we say it is currently the most elegant of the MQB based hatchbacks, looking better than both the VW Golf and SEAT’s Leon, probably due to the saloon-esque longer rear overhang.
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It measures 4.65 meters in length, and is about 90 mm longer than the outgoing model, despite the fact that with the new styling, it looks to be as big as Skoda’s flaghsip, the Superb. Still, it is considerably shorter than that car, and 125 mm shorter than the Ford Mondeo, for instance. One of its many positive attributes is the sheer amount of interior space, an area where it trumps all of its rivals without a second thought.

The engine range will be carried over from the Golf, with some exceptions probably, but it will get most of the good stuff. Also, a hot vRS model is also set to make its debut next year, at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, in July. The estate version, which you can see here, will arrive in May of 2014, along with optional four-wheel drive, yet we do not know if it will only be available on the estate, like on the old model.

The car is set to go on sale in March, and prices are expected to go up slightly, when compared to the current car, yet the difference will not be huge. The increase in price is justified, though, as the Octavia is a very modern car, with great quality interior, great engines, a surprisingly stylish and well-proportioned body and lots of equipment.
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