AT A GLANCE

Sunday Star-Times - - DRIVETIMES -

Skoda Oc­tavia RS 245 Wagon Base price: $57,990. Pow­er­train and per­for­mance: 2.0- litre turbo-petrol four, 180kW/ 370 Nm, 7-speed au­to­mated du­al­clutch trans­mis­sion (DSG), FWD, Com­bined econ­omy 6.4 litres per 100 km, 0-100kmh 6.7 sec­onds. Vi­tal statistics: 4689mm long, 1462 mm high, 2680mm wheel­base, lug­gage ca­pac­ity 610 litres, 19-inch al­loy wheels.

We like: Looks awe­some, worth­while chas­sis tech, su­per­prac­ti­cal wagon.

We don’t like: Power gain ac­tu­ally mod­est, doesn’t sound as good as a hot Golf.

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