Skoda Octavia 1.4 TSI SE L 2017 review

Skoda Octavia Front Dynamic

Despite sharper aesthetics and a slicker infotainment system, the Octavia remains a car you buy with your head. That’s precisely why it’s so popular

Skoda’s biggest selling model in the UK and the go to choice for families who want a comfortable, robust and well-appointed hatchback. Not a car to get excited about then, but one that certainly commands respect.We tested the facelifted version earlier last month in SE L trim and were impressed with its new wi-fi hotspot capacity, intelligent sat-nav and 9.2-inch infotainment system: SmartLink software that incorporates Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes as standard.However, the same couldn’t be said for its characterless 113bhp 1.6-litre TDI engine and straitlaced driving style; criticisms we hope that this car, with its turbocharged 1.4-litre petrol engine and its optional adaptive dampers can rectify. If they can add some much-needed vitality to what is a solid, but rather uninspiring package, then Skoda is on to a winner.

Source: Autocar Online

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