The Octavia’s huge boot is a big selling point. Despite its sloping lid, it’s as tall as the boots in most squared-off hatches, such as the Volkswagen Golf or Ford Focus, and has a much longer floor. You can also add various practical add-ons, including a double-sided boot floor – which has carpet on one side and a washable rubber surface on the other to dump muddy boots on – and various boot nets and dividers.
You can also add a full-size spare or space saver wheel, which sit beneath the boot floor without cutting into luggage space.
The only niggling irritation is that the 60/40 split rear seats leave a step in the boot floor when folded and there’s no variable boot floor option to solve this problem, as there is with the estate version.
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