Make no mistake. I love the Skoda Octavia. Having owned my Mk3 VRS for nearly 5 years, I’ve been keen to jump the mess that was the double headlight Mk3 facelift in favour of the upcoming Mk4.

These pictures (Thanks to Carwow and Autoexpress) reveal the Skoda Octavia MK4 estate in all its glory. As you seen from the photos, Skoda has done away with the split lights and continued with the angular design as seen in the new Skoda Superb. Even in non-VRS form, I think you’ll agree that it’s a modest improvement.

 The MK3 will apparently see an all-new engine line up and also electrification for the first time. Pulling on the VAG hybrid parts bin (GTE), the Mk4 should see in the range of 40 miles from its batteries combined with a small 1.4TSI petrol engine. Could a 200+BHP VRS MK4 hybrid be in the works? If so… sign me up!

What do you think? Was it worth the wait? Which spec/engine would you choose? Let us know in the comments below