SkodaAuto is presenting the first photographs of the new Octavia Estate on 11 August 2004. Based on the same new platform as the Octavia hatch, the Estate is 4572 mm long, 1769 mm wide and 1467 mm high, 5mm higher than the hatch.
The new Octavia Estate continues to offers Skoda’s "extra bit of car" with outstanding interior space. Front and rear passenger space remains the same as in the hatch, with the Estate offering even more carrying capacity than the hatch. With the rear seats in place, the Estate will hold 580 litres of luggage. With the rear seats folded, the loading capacity increases to an outstanding 1,620 litres.
The Estate will be available in the same trim specifications, Classic, Ambiente and Elegance, as the hatch. The engine selection will follow the hatch line-up as well, with four petrol engines – the 1.4 16v, 1.6 MPI, 1.6 and 2.0 FSI engines – and two fuel-efficient diesel units, the 1.9 TDI PD with 105 bhp and the 2.0 TDI PD with 140 bhp.
Skoda will present the Octavia Estate at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris on Thursday 23 September.
The Estate will join the hatch in early 2005. The Octavia hatch, which went on sale in the UK on 19 July, is already gaining popularity among independent-minded new car buyers across the country with its combination of upper-medium class size and lower-medium segment pricing. Skoda retailers continue to provide the outstanding service that earned them second place in the 2004 J.D. Power Customer Satisfaction Survey.Published 11 August 2004