However, it wasn't the only new metal on show in Geneva. Alongside the new Octavia Scout, Skoda also unveiled the new, range-topping Octavia L&K models, plus expanded its sporty Monte Carlo trim level from three to five models.
The Octavia L&K takes its name from Laurin & Klement, the founders of Skoda. The trim level will become available on both the Octavia hatch and Estate.
Standard equipment will include 18-inch alloys, bi-xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and LED tail-lights.
Inside, you get a multifunction steering wheel, leather/Alcantara seats, an uprated stereo and extra decorative trim.
The new Octavia L&K will be available with three engines, the 1.8 TSI petrol and two versions of the 2.0-litre TDI diesel
The petrol model comes with a choice of six-speed manual or DSG gearboxes, and the latter will also be available with four-wheel drive. The 1.8 TSI with 6-speed DSG is also available with all-wheel drive.
The lower-power diesel will be available with a manual transmission and four-wheel drive, while the high-power diesel with DSG and four-wheel drive will top the range when it arrives later in 2014.
Skoda’s Monte Carlo models have sold well in Fabia form, so the firm has expanded the sporty trim level to the Citigo, Yeti and Rapid Spaceback ranges, in addition to the existing Fabia and Fabia estate models.
These cars are marked out by black alloys in sizes from 15 to 17 inches and dark-tinted rear windows. The Yeti and the Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlos also have a black roof.
A quartet of Skoda Monte Carlos: Yeti, Rapid, Fabia and Citigo. I'll have the last one https://t.co/7THqHaCyeR
— Steve Fowler (@SteveFowler) March 4, 2014
The interiors of the Monte Carlo models have a special red-stitched steering wheel, black interior trim and sports seats.
The Monte Carlo models add a more distinctive look, and are intended to represent Skoda’s successes in motorsport. Last year, Skoda achieved one of the most successful years in its motorsport history, with Czech driver Jan Kopecky winning the European Rally Championship, Indian star Gaurav Gill taking the Asia-Pacific Rally series, and Paraguayan driver Gustavo Saba winning the South American Rally Championship all in Fabia S2000s.