The Skoda Octavia is again the more practical and better value Czech made version of the latest Volkswagen Golf, and this time it’s better looking too.
Just weeks after Volkswagen launched the Mark VIII Golf, Skoda came out with the fourth-gen Octavia. See how the two differ in this side-by-side comparison.
The 2020 Skoda Octavia iV is 150kW (201hp) plug-in hybrid liftback or estate with a 1.5L turbo I4, 13kWh battery, and 55km (34mi) WLTP EV range.
The 2020 Skoda Octavia estate is a sexier body, Golf Mark VIII platform, and a 640L (22.6cu-ft) trunk that’s 30L (1.1cu-ft) larger than before.
The 2020 Skoda Octavia liftback has a sleeker body, the Volkswagen Golf Mark VIII’s platform, mild hybrid and PHEV powertrains, and more advanced tech.
The Skoda Octavia is the brand’s larger-than-Golf liftback sedan and estate, but with Golf-class pricing. What, if anything, does the car’s name mean?
The 2019 Skoda Octavia vRS Challenge has black 19″ wheels, sports exhaust, electric heated Alcantara seats, lap timer, and keyless entry and start.
The Skoda Octavia RS 245 has a more powerful 2-liter turbo 4-cylinder gas engine, with 180kW (241hp) and 370Nm (273 lb-ft).
The Skoda Octavia RS 245 liftback and wagon have a more powerful 2-liter turbo I4 engine with 180kW (245PS / 241hp), up 11kW (15hp) on the regular RS.
The 2017 Skoda Octavia Scout 4×4 facelift has the same split headlight look as the updated hatch and Combi (wagon), but with 30mm (1.2-in) high suspension.