Bob goes to Faro in Portugal for a test of the new Octavia from Skoda. A vitally important car for the company, see what Bob thinks right here.
The car will be on sale in Ireland from March 2013, there will be a full test coming when Bob get's it in Ireland.
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Skoda Octavia 2013 - Which? first drive
The latest third-generation Skoda Octavia, launched in 2013, has moved
upmarket and grown in size. It's based on a stretched version of the latest
VW Golf chassis, and shares most of its mechanicals with the Golf,
including its choice of powertrains.
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2013 Skoda Octavia review - What Car?
The Skoda Octavia is one of the biggest cars in its class, and one of the
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Skoda Octavia Estate review
The third generation Skoda Octavia Estate is packed full of 'simply clever'
A great option for business drivers and for families, it is up against some
stiff competition. The Ford Focus estate is well established in the estate
sector and the VW Golf Estate and Kia Cee'd Sportswagon are also muscling
their way in.
It completes the benchmark sprint in 8.5 seconds - so it's not the fastest
on the block but it is hugely practical. It has class-leading boot space
and its a comfortable ride.
@SimonFMcBride put it through its paces in our latest video. Watch to see
what he thought and let us know what you think of the Skoda Octavia Estate
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Skoda Octavia roadtest
Skoda lanceert komend voorjaar de derde generatie van de Octavia. En dat
doet het volgens bekend recept. Het resultaat smaakt nu beter. Want ook de
nieuwe editie van het model is zoals de traditie inmiddels wil goedkoper en
ruimer dan z'n concurrenten. Maar de Octavia ziet er bovendien beter uit
dan ooit, hij is rianter uitgerust en heeft allround rijeigenschappen die
het gemiddelde ontstijgen.
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The new Skoda Octavia hatchback impressed us with its size, and as Mat
declared - size does matter. Well it does, doesn't it? So if it's more room
for luggage that you need, look no further than the practical Estate
It is longer and wider than the previous estate model and comes complete
with practical roof rails fitted as standard and a huge 610-litre boot
earning it more practicality brownie points. The longer wheelbase means
there's acres of room inside, in both the front and the back.
Back to that huge boot... In fact it is the biggest in class (and 30 litres
bigger than before) dwarfing its rivals with its immense space. And to
create even more space fold the seats down, like this. The rear seat
folding mechanism is now much simpler to operate from the rear of the car
thanks to a new remote lever.
As is the case with the hatchback, there is plenty of legroom and headroom,
which the estate also offers in abundance thanks to the longer wheelbase
and larger dimensions.
The controls are logically laid out, the dials easy to read and the entire
dashboard looks smart and well put together.
There are plenty of soft touch materials as well, making the new Octavia
estate feel much more upmarket. Talking of touching this screen senses when
your finger is near and lights up the buttons - I like this clever feature.
Spec levels are generous with all models coming with 7 airbags, air
conditioning, cooled glove box and alloy wheels.
Despite being slightly heavier than the hatchback, this estate drives very
well. The controls are nicely weighted yet easy to operate and it handles
well thanks to a decent suspension setup. Plus you can adjust the settings
of how it drives.
Now, Mat shocked us with his recommendation for the tiny 1.2-litre petrol
engine in the hatchback, but what about the estate? Due to its extra bulk,
this model suits the TDI diesels a bit better, especially if you intend to
tow a trailer or caravan. For example the 1.6 TDI can return 74.3 miles per
gallon and the more powerful 2.0 TDI can achieve 67.3 miles per gallon,
although obviously not with a trailer attached. All can be paired up with a
manual or DSG automatic gearbox and if for the smaller 1.6 diesel it's free
to tax. Yes free, that has to be everyone's favourite price tag.
Having said all that you might like to be one of those estate people that
needs all that room for their really cool hobbies such as rock climbing,
abseiling, surfing, deep sea fishing and BMX'ing but wants a powerful fast
car to squeeze all the equipment into. That will be the vRS version then
with a 0-62 time of less than 7 seconds to keep up with your fast paced
Overall the Skoda Octavia Estate is the perfect blend of practicality,
comfort and it's cheap to run!
Skoda Octavia review (2013)
We drove the new Skoda Octavia, the successor of the most populair Skoda