2021 Skoda Octavia First Drive Review

In its fourth generation, the Skoda Octavia is one of the very few sedans worthy of waging a war against the SUV army.  

A lone survivor who’s managed to find cover, reload the artillery and emerge from the ground. 

But in this nail-biting action sequel, will the Czech emerge to glory? Or will it succumb to the affection we have for our SUVs? 

I like how Skoda has retained the silhouette of the third generation, although this receives all-new panels and has grown in size as well. 

The face isn’t as serious as before, but it seems to be trying to merge with the bigger barbeque grilles, and that might not sit well with the audience. 

Yet, the sleeker headlamps replace the split-headlamp arrangement from before, giving it a more modern look.  

The tight shut lines and prominent creases remain, and so does the clean understated look.

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