2020 Skoda Octavia Estate verdict

Improved practicality and emissions mark the latest Skoda Octavia Estate as one to watch next year...

2020 Skoda Octavia covered convoy

Although it’s too early to give a definitive verdict on the new Octavia, our first impressions suggest that it’s certainly one to watch in 2020. Early indications suggest the price shouldn’t increase too much over the old car, while the lower CO2 emissions and RDE2 compliance should make it cheaper for company car drivers.

But it doesn't just appeal to your wallet. If anything, the new Octavia feels even more comfortable than its predecessor and handles rather tidily, too. Could it rise once again to the top of the class? We wouldn’t bet against it.

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2020 Skoda Octavia Estate 2.0 TDI 150 specification

Price £25,000 (est) Engine 4cyls, 1968cc, diesel Power 148bhp Torque 266lb ft Gearbox 7-spd dual-clutch automatic Top speed tbc 0-62mph tbc Fuel economy tbc CO2 tbc