Skoda Octavia News

May 17, 2014

Read the latest updates on the What Car? long-term test fleet. Our Santa Fe performs faultlessly as a load-lugger and we keep an eye on the oil temperature in the Octavia.

May 9, 2014
  • Santa Fe’s sweeping waistline hampers visibility
  • Stop-start system takes a while to warm up in the Captur
  • Octavia’s cabin is filled with handy cubbyholes
May 9, 2014
  • Octavia Laurin and Klement priced from £26,570
  • Kia recalls announced
  • Audi R8 LMX is most powerful R8 yet
May 8, 2014
  • Most economical Skoda Octavia tested
  • Economy of 61.9mpg in our real-world tests
  • On sale now, priced from £20,300
May 4, 2014
  •  Captur’s first service is as easy to book as it is cheap
  •  The Octavia's rattle has been cured
  •  Santa Fe’s large boot makes it tricky to access for some
Apr 25, 2014
  • Octavia’s vast boot makes it easy to transport a bike
  • Our Captur’s first service is due in a few weeks
  • Traffic jams are less tiring with Santa Fe’s auto hold mode
Apr 23, 2014
  • Skoda increases Motability car range
  • Adds Greenline models to the offering
  • Range Rover shows long-wheelbase Hybrid model in China
Apr 22, 2014
  • Captur’s seat covers are easy to remove and clean
  • BMW’s wallbox for the i3 is hard to recommend
  • The Octavia’s ride comes in for some criticism
Apr 11, 2014
  • Octavia makes motorway miles melt away
  • We discover the mute function in the Captur
  • Santa Fe’s windscreen finally gets replaced