Today in Prague, Skoda unveiled the third generation Octavia, the most important model in its range. Skoda itself proclaims the Octavia as "the heart of the brand", no less.
It's the first Skoda to utilise the modular MQB platform that's found beneath the VW Golf, Audi A3 and SEAT Leon. With the introduction of the smaller Rapid model, Skoda was keen to make the Octavia a little bigger, edging it closer to the Superb – not only in size, but also in quality. No Skoda Octavia price information has been announced yet, but expect it to undercut the Volkswagen Golf, which starts at £16k.