Skoda's Octavia: More with less

The Octavia's interior is roomy and passengers are likely to approve of the car's comfort-biased suspension.
The Octavia's interior is roomy and passengers are likely to approve of the car's comfort-biased suspension.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA
The Octavia's interior is roomy and passengers are likely to approve of the car's comfort-biased suspension.
The Octavia's interior is roomy and passengers are likely to approve of the car's comfort-biased suspension.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Skoda's 1-litre Octavia carries five and a full load of luggage without breaking into a sweat

A full-size family car with a 1-litre engine sounds as improbable as an ostrich capable of flight, but that is exactly what the Skoda Octavia is. No, not a flying ostrich, but a big car with a disproportionately small heart.

The new Octavia is longer and wider than its predecessor and now occupies a bigger footprint than a sizeable car like the Honda Civic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 04, 2018, with the headline 'More with less'. Print Edition | Subscribe