Skoda releases design sketches of the new “more emotive” Octavia

Skoda has released design sketches providing the first glimpse of the new Skoda Octavia. The company says that the new Skoda design language reveals that the fourth generation of the brand’s best-selling model will have a more emotive look; combining compact dimensions with a very generous amount of interior space.

Doctor Diesel

Weighty question Dear Doctor Re: Modern vehicles and their specified towing weights: Would you please explain the relationship between vehicle kerb weight and trailer gross weight? It would seem the Caravan Club’s advice of 85 per cent for trailer weight against towing vehicle weight is no longer valid in the modern vehicle manufacturers’ world. Your […]

New SportLine model joins Skoda Octavia range

Skoda’s SportLine range is set to expand once again in 2019 with the introduction of a new Octavia variant. Featuring a black design package and a full specification list, the new Octavia SportLine is the latest addition to Skoda’s SportLine range.

Skoda Octavia celebrates its 60th birthday

The Skoda Octavia, the brand’s most successful model in the UK and a multi-million seller around the world, celebrates another milestone in 2019 – the 60th anniversary of its introduction. Originally, it was designed to bring affordable and high-quality motoring to the widest possible audience, and Skoda says the design and engineering philosophies behind the Octavia remain the same today

Skoda adds better-equipped SE Drive models to the Octavia range

Skoda is introducing a new trim level to its best-selling Octavia range designed to make it better value. The new Octavia SE Drive builds on the specification of the SE model, and adds a number of key equipment upgrades. Priced from £20,155 OTR, the SE Drive can be specified in both hatch and estate forms […]

Spare a thought

Dear Doc, A lot of cars don’t come with a spare wheel of any kind these days, and instead come with a can of gunk that is supposed to be effective for repairing a puncture, but rarely is. I’m looking at buying a new Skoda Octavia, and a space saver spare wheel is an optional […]

Skoda adds virtual cockpit option for UK models

Skoda is introducing a new, fully programmable digital instrument panel to its Karoq, Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq ranges – giving the customers the option to replace traditional analogue dials and gauges with a high-definition electronic display for the first time.

Skoda produces 1.5 million third-generation Octavias

Skoda’s employees at the company’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav have produced the 1.5-millionth third-generation Octavia. Since the first modern Octavia generation was launched 21 years ago, over five million customers around the world have chosen the compact model from the long-established Czech brand