Report 3 While movement has been limited for mere mortals, the Diesel Car Skoda Octavia has been on a little holiday. Like a homesick university student, it was rescued from the wilds of Somerset and returned to the Skoda headquarters in Milton Keynes for a healthy dose of tender loving care. It was all perfectly […]
Report 2 When the Skoda Superb left the Diesel Car fleet, I spoke of the build quality of its interior and reliability. However, the Superb’s replacement is proving a somewhat less bulletproof proposition. It’s not that the Octavia has broken down or gone into limp mode, like the Peugeot 508 we ran last year […]
First Report When you’re renovating your house, a roomy estate car is pretty much ideal. That’s why I had mixed feelings when I handed over the keys to the enormous Skoda Superb and replaced it with the slightly smaller Octavia. Still, with a 640-litre boot to play with, it isn’t like I’ve replaced an […]
If there’s one thing every motoring journalist dreads, it’s a request from a family member, friend or casual acquaintance for specific car buying advice. If things go wrong, you can be on the hook for a long time. For years, I negotiated this particular minefield by telling people to get a Skoda Octavia. How […]
The Octavia is an incredible vehicle, based on the underpinnings of the iconic Golf, but with extended bodywork for your luggage and extra interior space. There’s a vast 590-litre boot, making the Octavia ideal for DIY enthusiasts and family holidays.
In the Volkswagen Group’s collective of hatchbacks, the Octavia is ‘the practical one’, and that makes it the best for families in need of space.
The Skoda Octavia Scout has been updated for 2017, with an interior and exterior makeover, the latest in-car technology and a new suite of driver assistance features. The robust all-rounder has a distinctive off-road look, innovative four-wheel drive and increased versatility both on and off the road. The comprehensively reworked Scout bears the same front […]
The Skoda Octavia vRS has been given a refreshed design, updated infotainment system and a host of advanced driver assistance features for 2017. The new front section with a wider radiator grille, which has been extended with additional headlamps featuring a crystalline look, and the even wider air intakes with honeycomb structure in the redesigned […]
I hope that this message gets to you, as a somewhat belated reply to your response to my enquiry about using biodiesel, back in September 2010! I have been running several Skodas over the years since, and my current car is a 2010 Octavia Scout 2.0 TDI. I’m still making biodiesel from used chip oil, […]
One of the UK’s leading facilities management companies, ECG Facilities Services, has become the latest business to choose ŠKODA for its fleet by ordering a total of 51 Octavias and Superbs.