The small family car Skoda Octavia is produced by the Czech automobile manufacturer, Skoda, a subsidiary of the automotive giant, Volkswagen Group. Although first released in 1996, this car was actually a revival of a Skoda model produced in 1959. To date, there have been three generations of the Octavia model.
Octavia through the Years
In 1959, the first Octavia was released and sold in the UK. The three-door Octavia, with its pre-war design, came with a heater, reclining seats, and a screen washer ̶ a one-of-its-kind in its time. In 1996, its most sophisticated version, at that time, appeared. The five-door hatchback, which ran until 2010, was a success despite selling side by side its competitions, the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall’s Vectra model. Through the years, the Octavia has had power upgrades and design modernizations to make it the powerful vehicle it is today.
The Octavia today
On December 11, 2012, the third generation Skoda Octavia was revealed to the public, designed by no less than Slovak automobile designer himself, Jozef Kaban. This new generation Octavia is bigger and better equipped, with an interior space of 1782mm! And, unlike its predecessors’ heavy-tail look, it has a smoother and more suave styling, definitely the lightest yet strongest model yet!