Controversial. It's not a word that's traditionally been associated with the Skoda Octavia. However, the latest version of this family hatchback abandons the safe but rather forgettable looks of its predecessors and instead features unusual split headlights that are either eye-catching or an eyesore, depending on your point of view.
Otherwise, though, this is essentially a tweaked version of a car that's been on sale since 2012 – and that's no bad thing, because the Octavia has always been one of the most practical cars in its class.
So, is it the best car of its kind? Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know about the Octavia if you're thinking of buying one, including the best engines and trims, and which options are worth adding.