The Skoda Octavia Combi has been released to positive reviews from the market. It has slightly unusual looks but benefits with a huge interior with serious load carrying capacity that might make you think twice about a people carrier. Its an all things to all men perfect candidate for personal car leasing . At Carlease.uk.com we are Skoda fans and have a Yeti on our fleet, it is reliable and drives well so we have looked forward to the Octavia launch.
The new Octavia is based on the VW group MQB multi-use platform which was designed from the ground up to be made in various sizes. It shares it with the Golf and Audi A3 so far. Make no mistake, Skoda are after the car leasing market with this unit, it built as well as any of the Audi or VW product but has the design flair that only Skoda are capturing. The boot is 610 litre, but fold the seats and you get 1750 litres of van sized carrying capacity.
The target for the car is the sub 100 g/km low benefit in kind business car market with the 105 bhp diesel that they are launching with. This 75 mpg stunner will come in at sub £19,000 but will still include business user essentials like Bluetooth, USB and start/stop technology. The new car is bigger but lighter, with the new engines and better aerodynamics, its no wonder the new Octavia is such a gentle drinker.
No longer is Skoda a budget brand, but perceived as quality and reliable. The new Octavia drives every bit as well as the outgoing one and will win over additional buyers with its huge capacity.