Octavia improves brand image

Mention a Skoda in the same breath as a VW Golf GTi or a Ford Focus ST and most people will look askance.

14th October, 2006

Mention a Skoda in the same breath as a VW Golf GTi or a Ford Focus ST and most people will look askance.

However, lurking under the rather staid body of the Skoda Octavia in its latest vRS version are the chassis, engine and gearbox of that very same Golf GTi.

Since Volkswagen took control of the historic Czech manufacturer in 1991, the directors have made a careful decision to leave the brand its own...

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