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The Top Gear car review:Skoda Octavia Estate
For:Sharper looks, massive boot, significantly enhanced rear seat space
Against:For the job it was designed to do, almost nothing
What is it?
The current Octavia is based on the VW Group’s much talked about MQB platform, allowing plentiful versatility in design and engineering. Skoda has fully capitalised on this with the third-generation Octavia: a combination of all-round ability and prices firmly rooted in the real world mean it’s a very hard car to criticise.
The latest addition to the range is the new Audi Allroad-style Scout. Can’t be bothered with the flashy fuss these modern crossover SUVs bring with them, but still need something that’ll get you out of a muddy field? The Scout’s your answer (and even in all-singing top-line 184bhp 4x4 DSG spec, it still comes in at just over £28,000…).