FIVE REA­SONS TO BUY...

...THE NEW SKODA OC­TAVIA

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

1 Ba­si­cally, the Oc­tavia is the same as the VW Golf and Audi A3 un­der­neath, but big­ger, cheaper and of­fers a more func­tional cabin.

2 New mod­els en­joy the ben­e­fits of a re­cent mid-term re­vi­sion, which in­clude a rather stylish new front-end, the lat­est on­board tech and ex­tra safety fea­tures.

3 The Oc­tavia range in­cludes hatch­back and es­tate vari­ants; a wide choice of petrol and diesel en­gines; man­ual or DSG gear­boxes; front-wheel drive or 4x4, and seven dif­fer­ent trim lev­els.

4 A blind spot de­tec­tion and rear traf­fic alert sys­tem be­come stan­dard equip­ment, as does a pedes­trian pro­tec­tion fea­ture and smart­phone Blue­tooth con­nec­tiv­ity.

5 On the road prices range from £17,055 to £30,085

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