What stands out?
As cheesy as it may sound, it’s the complete package. As a wagon it already has heaps of space, but ŠKODA have always been amazing at one thing that really resonates with me – practical features. It’s like the Volkswagen Audi Group engineers built Audi vehicles for luxury, they built Volkswagens for a great balance of ‘premium’ and ‘affordable’, and then they built ŠKODA for themselves based on what benefits those who actually own and ‘live with’ a vehicle.
Features like an icescaper (which now doubles as a tyre gauge) behind the petrol flap, a cup holder insert that’s perfect for your phone, some coins and the key fob, a boot light that pops out to become a torch, reversible boot mats so you have ‘regular’ on one side and ‘adventure mode’ on the other (being a ridged-rubber format for wet dogs, muddy boots and bikes – this is a $150 option I believe, but it’s a good one), a rear washer to clean your reversing camera, and endless bag hooks and storage options.
It’s these features the embody the ŠKODA ‘Simply Clever’ mantra. Perhaps the reason that ŠKODA vehicles once came first, second AND third in a survey of ‘most satisfied vehicle owners’ in the UK.
They’re also stylish without a shred of arrogance, looking just at home outside a fancy office, the family driveway, or the farmyard. Then there’s the fact that ŠKODA buyers are typically those who have done more research than the next guy when it comes to choosing a new car. It’s easy to choose a mainstream brand, but if you actually do the research and read the reviews (and if you get a chance to, speak to a motoring journalist) you’ll end up with a ŠKODA at the top of your shortlist.
It’s the reason our sales guys aren’t afraid to tell a customer to compare with the competitors if they’re unsure.
Find out more about the ŠKODA Octavia range, or get in touch with the team to arrange a test drive.