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2013 Skoda Octavia Estate revealed

Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:00:00 -0800

Ahead of a debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, Skoda has revealed the estate version of the new Octavia with a pair of photos.

The 2013 Skoda Octavia Estate takes the already capacious Octavia hatch to a new level, with a boot that will swallow 610 litres of stuff with the seats up and an impressive 1,740 litres with the seats down, a significant chunk more than the competition can offer.

The extra capacity comes courtesy of extra length compared to the Octavia hatch, with the estate growing by 110mm in the wheelbase – with an extra 73mm for rear passengers’ legroom – and 90mm longer overall.

There’s plenty of thought gone in to making the transporting of stuff more practical with things like bag hooks, a double-sided boot mat (carpet one side, rubber the other) and a luggage net keeping things in place. There’s even a rubbish bin and (although not related to the load-lugging) an ice scraper housed in the fuel filler recess.

The Octavia Estate will get the same range of engines as the Octavia Hatch – 1.2 TSI, 1.4 TSI, 1.6 TDI and 2.0 TDI – with the usual model choice of S, SE and Elegance and a GreenLine model thrown in for the frugal of mind. There will also be a 4WD model although we don’t yet know if it will be offered across the engine range or just on the 2.0 litre TDI (which seems likely).

The Skoda Octavia Estate – which looks to be a very good family estate – will debut at Geneva next month and go on sale in the UK later in 2013. Skoda hasn’t come up with prices yet, but if you expect it to start at around £16,990 you shouldn’t be far off.

By Cars UK