Spaceback? Is that one of those trendy new ways of saying 'estate'?
No. Well, yes. But also no. The Spaceback started out life as an estate on the drawing board, but Skoda's designers played with its proportions until it morphed into a proper hatch. And it's the first Skoda model in this dog-eat-dog world of the compact hatchback segment; a segment topped by the Volkswagen Golf and Ford Focus, no less.