Skoda has released the first images of the Combi (estate) version of the Octavia ahead of the car’s official debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month. The more practical version of Skoda’s fine family car is considerably larger than its predecessor, which means it is even more spacious inside.
The new Combi is 90 mm longer and 45 mm wider than the old model, while the wheelbase has grown by 110 mm. It offers class-leading head and legroom for the rear passengers, and a 610 liter cargo space. That is of course expandable 1740 liters if you fold the rear seats. There is space for a luggage compartment retractable parcel shelf and roof bars under the adjustable and retractable variable boot floor.
That is pretty much all there is to know about the new Octavia Combi. The rest of the car is similar to the sedan, which means it is a high-quality object full of features – including lots of safety equipment such as Automatic Post-Collision Brake, Front Assistant with City Emergency Braking Function, the Driver Activity Assistant (fatigue detection), the Crew Protection Assistant or the Lane Assistant – and that is gets a range of efficient petrol and two diesel engines, with the most frugal unit capable of 83.1mpg and CO2 emissions of only 89 g/km.