Skoda, having put out the third-generation Octavia sedan as well as the liftback version, is now ready to place a third marker for the Type 5E, in the form of the Octavia Estate.
The wagon, which will make its world premiere in Geneva next month, has grown significantly – it’s 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than its predecessor, and the wheelbase has also been extended by 11 cm. Boot space is 610 litres, and folding the rear seatbacks gets the number to 1,740 litres.
In terms of engines, that for the Octavia Estate shouldn’t veer from that specified for the sedan, and these include a 177 hp 1.8 litre TSI petrol engine and a 108 hp 1.6 litre TDI diesel in the GreenLine version.
Storage and smart solutions include a double-sided boot floor mat, a comprehensive net restraint system, multiple bag hooks, a waste bin and numerous bottle holders, multimedia device holders, a coat rack and a remote fold-down function for the rear-seat backrest.
Plenty of specified electronic kit too, with a new Adaptive Cruise Control, an automatic distance control, Intelligent Light Assistant and a high-beam assistant among the items in the mix.
Also on, a range of completely new generation radio and radio-navigation systems, as well as the likes of Lane Assistant, Front Assistant with emergency braking function, Driver Activity Assistant (fatigue detection) as well as multi-collision braking/automatic brake actuation in an accident, the same stuff found on the sedan.