So we got a 2017 Skoda Octavia
The Skoda Octavia is long forgotten here as a viable contender in the compact segment, but when we finally took one for a spin, we found it to be a value-packed alternative to the venerable VW Golf.
While a new facelifted version is already out in Europe, it isn’t hugely different from the outgoing model we have here. The clean lines actually hide a hatchback-style tailgate in a sedan body style.
Inside, it makes use of materials and tech almost similar to that of the pricier Golf, while offering a lot more cabin space.
The big little Skoda drives as a European car should, with a phenomenal engine under the bonnet. More on that in the full review.