Volkswagen Czech Republic arm SkodaAuto plans to debut its new Octavia wagon at the Paris motor show. Based on the same new multi-brand VW group platform as the Octavia hatch launched recently across Europe, the wagon is 5mm higher than the hatch.

The wagon will be available with the same trim specifications as the hatch and the engine selection will also be the same: three petrol engines – 1.6 MPI, 1.6 and 2.0 FSI – and two diesels, the 105bhp 1.9 TDI PD and 140bhp 2.0 TDI PD.