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Skoda seven-seat SUV here in early 2017

Skoda’s forthcoming seven-seat SUV is about two years away from local showrooms, according to the Czech brand’s Australian boss, who is determined to launch it here “as soon as we possibly can”...

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2015 Skoda Yeti 77TSI Active Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Skoda Yeti 77TSI Active Review

The entry level Skoda Yeti 77TI Active still takes it right up to a troupe of newer small SUV rivals...

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2015 Skoda Rapid : Specification upgrade to bring touchscreen and satellite navigation
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2015 Skoda Rapid : Specification upgrade to bring touchscreen and satellite navigation

The boss of Skoda Australia is confident a specification upgrade due in the third quarter of this year will give the compact Skoda Rapid a boost in local showrooms. Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer confirmed the update would bring a touchscreen infotainment unit and satellite navigation – features that the current Rapid Spaceback has sorely missed...


Skoda Octavia RS 230 confirmed for Australia in 2016
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Skoda Octavia RS 230 confirmed for Australia in 2016

The Skoda Octavia RS 230 will take the Czech brand to new heights in Australia when it reaches our shores next year. Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer this week confirmed the fastest ever Octavia, the flagship RS 230 that debuted at the Geneva motor show earlier this month, is locked in for our market for 2016...


Skoda Octavia RS production doubled to cut nine-month local lead times
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Skoda Octavia RS production doubled to cut nine-month local lead times

Production of the Skoda Octavia RS has been doubled to meet unexpectedly high demand for the performance model and to help ease local lead times that have blown out to nine months. Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer confirmed Octavia RS production at the car’s Mlada Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic has been boosted from 350 to 700 vehicles per week to attempt to satisfy global hunger for the sporty mid-sized sedan and wagon models...


2015 Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2015 Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 Review

Australia’s affordable, rough-and-tumble family wagon market has for more than a decade belonged to the Subaru Outback, but the new Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 is making a serious play for its own chunk of the action. The second-generation, Octavia wagon-based Scout has grown 10cm in both overall length and wheelbase to measure 4...

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$32,990 - $41,390

Skoda Australia announces Skoda Choice guaranteed future value program
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Skoda Australia announces Skoda Choice guaranteed future value program

Skoda Australia has announced the impending introduction of the Skoda Choice guaranteed future value program, which is designed to give customers peace of mind about the value of their vehicle at the end of their financing period. Set to launch officially around May, Skoda Choice will be available across all model lines in the local range through the company’s in-house finance division...


2015 Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 pricing and specifications
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2015 Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 pricing and specifications

The 2015 Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 has arrived in Australia with a sharp $32,990 plus on-road costs starting price, lowering the rough-and-tumble wagon’s entry point by $7000. The 110TDI manual diesel kicks off the second-generation Octavia Scout 4x4 range with its sights set on tempting buyers out of low- to mid-grade medium SUVs, as well as stealing sales from the new Subaru Outback, which starts $2500 higher...


Skoda seven-seat SUV spied during testing
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Skoda seven-seat SUV spied during testing

CarAdvice's spy photographers have spotted a mule of Skoda's new large SUV undergoing testing in Europe. The prototype vehicle is clothed in panels borrowed from the Yeti. The new car's larger dimensions are evident through the use of sizeable wheel arch extensions, lengthened rear doors and tall sill panels...


Skoda chairman confirms seven-seat SUV for Australia
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Skoda chairman confirms seven-seat SUV for Australia

The long-awaited 2016 Skoda seven-seat SUV will be sent to Australia “for sure”, according to global chairman Winfried Vahland. The Czech-made family hauler — also to be made in China for that market — will give the company a presence in the high-volume large SUV segment, and will offer buyers a European alternative to rivals such as the Hyundai Santa Fe...


2015 Skoda Octavia RS 230 unveiled
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2015 Skoda Octavia RS 230 unveiled

The 2015 Skoda Octavia RS 230 is to the regular RS model what the Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance is to its more affordable, slightly less focused sibling. That's because the Octavia RS 230 gets a retuned engine with 169kW of power (up from 162kW in the standard version), and also becomes the first ever Skoda to adopt an electronically controlled locking front differential that the brand claims to offer "dynamic cornering"...


2015 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo revealed
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2015 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo revealed

There won't be an RS hot hatch version of the 2015 Skoda Fabia, but the Czech brand has shown off the next best thing - the 2015 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo. The stylised version of the new Skoda Fabia city car will be revealed at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March in both hatchback and wagon derivatives...


2015 Skoda Superb liftback revealed in full
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2015 Skoda Superb liftback revealed in full

The third-generation Skoda Superb liftback was revealed in Europe overnight ahead of its public premiere at the Geneva motor show on March 3 and launch in Australia during the first quarter of 2016. Skoda’s new range-topping model made its premiere in the Czech capital of Prague, and was immediately given the rather daunting moniker of “the best Skoda ever” by the brand...


2015 Skoda Octavia Scout specifications revealed
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2015 Skoda Octavia Scout specifications revealed

The 2015 Skoda Octavia Scout is now available to pre-order in Australia, with the Czech car maker announcing specifications (but not pricing) for its new-generation rough-and-ready wagon. The new Octavia Scout boasts an expanded powertrain line-up that grows from a single diesel engine in the previous-generation model to two diesels and a petrol in the new range...


2016 Skoda Superb interior revealed
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2016 Skoda Superb interior revealed

The dashboard of the 2016 Skoda Superb has been revealed ahead of the all-new model's debut at next month's Geneva motor show. The image confirms the revamped large car from the Czech arm of Volkswagen will bring with it a very VW-like cockpit treatment, with the interior closely mirroring that seen in the German maker's Passat large car...


Skoda Octavia Review : RS 135TDI Wagon
Rating: 810 /10
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Skoda Octavia Review : RS 135TDI Wagon

With a reverse camera now standard, the Octavia RS is a bargain option for the family buyer. If you love diesel engines, this new RS is worthy of consideration.


Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM
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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while 168,000 Hino trucks (up four per cent) were delivered to customers...


2015 Skoda New Cars
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2015 Skoda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Skoda models launching in Australia in 2015.   Skoda Octavia Scout – March The Skoda Octavia Scout has been a long time coming, having been revealed globally way back in February 2014. The higher-riding version of the Skoda Octavia wagon wears butch body cladding and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels with chubby tyres and a higher ride height...


2015 Skoda Superb rear revealed in official sketch
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2015 Skoda Superb rear revealed in official sketch

The Czech car maker has given the world a first glimpse at the design of the rear of the next-generation Skoda Superb. Just days before Christmas, the company has issued a stylised sketch of the new Superb's posterior. This follows on from a design drawing of the car's front end, which was revealed online last week...


2015 Skoda Superb 4x4 Outdoor Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Skoda Superb 4x4 Outdoor Review

Skoda jacks up the Superb wagon, and the price of its diesel-engined large car, with mixed results...