This blurry image is from an official teaser video for the new Skoda Octavia. And while you can’t make out too much from the picture, the styling clearly won’t be revolutionary.
Even so, the Octavia will retain its focus on practicality, with a 590-litre boot – 210 litres bigger than the VW Golf MkVII. The car is expected to get the same range of efficient engines and gearboxes as the new SEAT Leon, plus less sophisticated suspension on lower-powered models.
The Octavia hatchback goes on sale in the UK in March, with prices starting from around £14,000. An estate follows in May, while the hot vRS is due in showrooms here in July.