Brimming with technology, style and practicality, the Skoda Octavia Combi is the ideal car for executives and families alike.
Today’s drivers demand a lot from their cars.
Among other requirements, a car must be relatively spacious, economical and practical. It should have a long list of standard features and good performance. Bonus points for being stylish as well.
In essence, every car has to fulfil a checklist. If it were an actor, it would have to audition for a multi-faceted role and excel at everything asked of it. Fall short and it’s out of the running.
Whew. A tall order, indeed.
Fortunately, tall orders are exactly what the Skoda Octavia Combi was engineered to fulfil.
A GLANCE IS ALL IT TAKES
A car has to look good to pique a driver’s curiosity. SUVs may be the most popular body style today, but one look at the Octavia Combi is enough to draw your attention.
This station wagon features Skoda’s all-new design language. Handsome contours, sleek LED headlights and tail-lamps, 18-inch wheels and shallow roof rails give it considerable road presence.
Viewed from the side, its silhouette is a blend of sportiness and elegance.
The Octavia Combi’s high-tech interior is equally – if not even more – impressive. Behind the wheel, drivers are presented with a 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit – a digital instrument panel with selectable layouts.
To its left is the Bolero infotainment system with a 10-inch touchscreen. It comes with a unique touch slider, which makes adjusting the system volume or the map displayed convenient.
The Octavia Combi doesn’t just offer generous space for both passengers and their belongings. This station wagon’s real strength is its flexibility, which is what enables it to cater to different needs.
Open the tailgate – electrically powered, no less – and the 640-litre boot stands ready to accommodate your accoutrements. Family men and women will appreciate the room for prams, toys and diaper bags.
When the family outing is over, the cargo hold becomes home to golf bags and other bulky items. Need space for a bicycle? Fold down the rear bench and the entire 1700-litre capacity is yours.
KEEPING EVERYONE SECURE
The Octavia Combi’s occupants are more important than any cargo, and that’s why the wagon has a long list of standard safety features.
Lane Assist helps you stay in lane, while Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert monitors your blind spot when you need to filter out. Front Assist with City Emergency Brake can bring the car to a halt if a collision is imminent, thereby helping to avoid and/or mitigate mishaps.
On long drives, Adaptive Cruise Control – which maintains and adjusts the car’s speed in response to the vehicle in front – lessens strain and enhances comfort. Great news now that road trips to Malaysia are possible!
EFFICIENT YET SPORTY
The Octavia Combi’s 1.5-litre TSI e-TEC engine offers both performance and economy. The turbocharged unit produces 150hp and 250Nm, zipping the car from 0-100km/h in just 8.6 seconds.
At the same time, the Octavia Combi can cover up to 20.8km for every litre of unleaded (4.8L/100km).
Responsible for this is the powertrain’s 48-volt mild hybrid system. Apart from generating seamless stop-starts, it also lets the car “coast” when conditions are right.
Since the engine is switched off when coasting, fuel is saved. When power is needed or demanded, the engine is smoothly restarted.
The Skoda Octavia Combi’s ability to fulfil the various needs of today’s drivers is what makes it so convincing. This handsome wagon offers safety, technology, practicality and performance in generous measures.
In fact, “compelling” might be an even better description for the Octavia Combi, whose numerous awards also include being named “Editor’s Choice” at Torque Honours 2021.
Test drive one for yourself today!