Skoda introduced the new Octavia Estate at the international 2004 Paris Motor Show.

The new Skoda Octavia Estate offers another bodystyle of the Octavia hatch, which went on sale in July. Built on the same all-new platform as the hatch, the Estate offers a roomy interior and luggage compartment.

With the seats in place, carrying capacity is 580 litres, rising to 1,620 litres with the rear seats folded.

The new Octavia Estate 4×4 car continues a tradition of Skoda four-wheel drive cars. As with the current Estate 4×4, the four-wheel drive system is operated by a Haldex electronically controlled multi-plate clutch that uses sensors around the car to determine the amount of drive needed for the rear wheels.