Skoda Octavia video review
The latest model is based on the same underpinnings as the Seat Leon and Volkswagen Golf, but offers the sort of space to rival the Ford Mondeo.
Despite being around £2000 more than the outgoing model, the 2013 Octavia is still good value; prices start at £15,990.
It's packed with equipment, including air-conditioning, alloy wheels, seven airbags, stability control, Bluetooth, DAB radio, six-disc CD changer and a USB socket.
To see what we make of the Octavia on UK roads, watch our video road test.
By Tom Webster