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Diesel's decline evident in passenger car sales

Numerical sales of diesel-powered passenger cars in Australia have about halved over the past decade - though not from anything resembling a high base. By passenger cars we refer to hatches, sedans, coupes, convertibles and people-movers - vehicles that are largely declining across the board as SUVs eat their market, regardless of engine type...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for May 19, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2018 Skoda Karoq revealed, Australian debut set for second quarter 2018
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2018 Skoda Karoq revealed, Australian debut set for second quarter 2018

The 2018 Skoda Karoq has officially been revealed, set to take on the likes of the Hyundai Tucson, Mazda CX-5, and its twin-under-the-skin, the Volkswagen Tiguan. Developed as a 'mini-me' to the big seven-seat Kodiaq, the five-seat Karoq measures 4382mm long, 1841mm wide and 1605mm tall...


Skoda Karoq teasers drop ahead of May 18 unveiling
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Skoda Karoq teasers drop ahead of May 18 unveiling

The first official teaser images for the upcoming Skoda Karoq SUV have been handed down today, ahead of its world premiere next week. The mid-sized Karoq will replace the awkward Yeti, which, although beloved among diehard fans of Skoda's historically unique styling, has never been a strong seller...


2018 Skoda Rapid detailed, here in September
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2018 Skoda Rapid detailed, here in September

The updated Skoda Rapid, revealed in February, has been detailed for the European market this week, bringing a revised design, new engine options and upgraded technology to the small sedan and hatchback twins. Headlining changes for the updated model include the availability of new bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime-running lights, revised front bumper and fog-light designs, new alloy wheels, autonomous emergency braking, and a new 1...


Skoda Octavia Scout on Australian hiatus
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Skoda Octavia Scout on Australian hiatus

The high-riding AWD Skoda Octavia Scout won't be joining the rest of the newly updated Octavia range any time soon, unless enough fans out there stamp their feet. For now, the higher-riding and slightly rugged crossover cousin to the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack will make way for the new Kodiaq crossover in the Czech brand's small dealer network...


The Shortlist: medium car around $30,000 with space for growing tweens

The Shortlist: medium car around $30,000 with space for growing tweens

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...

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Skoda Karoq name announced for Yeti successor, May 18 debut confirmed
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Skoda Karoq name announced for Yeti successor, May 18 debut confirmed

As the adorably dorky Yeti moves toward retirement, Volkswagen's Czech brand has confirmed its new Tiguan-related medium SUV will be known as the Skoda Karoq. Karoq joins Kodiaq in building a consistent theme for the brand's SUVs, both in styling - as confirmed through revealing spy photos published today - and in nomenclature...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs: Seven-seat SUV detailed for May launch
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs: Seven-seat SUV detailed for May launch

Local pricing and specifications for the new seven-seat 2017 Skoda Kodiaq have been released this week ahead of the Czech SUV's arrival in late May, starting at $42,990 before on-road costs. Initially available in one variant only, the Kodiaq will launch with the Volkswagen Group's 132TSI 2...


2018 Skoda Yeti/Karoq spied with unique body panels
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2018 Skoda Yeti/Karoq spied with unique body panels

The replacement for the Skoda Yeti has been spied again, but this time it's sporting unique body work. The last set of spy photos we published, way back in the middle of 2016, showed the Yeti replacement looking virtually identical to its Volkswagen Tiguan sibling, except for a new grille and, potentially, new bonnet...


The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot
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The Shortlist: diesel SUV under $30,000 with AWD, leather seats and a big boot

Doing what we do, CarAdvice writers are often asked by friends and family, and through our contact page: which car is best for me? Most buyers can identify the top three non-negotiable factors that will guide their purchase decision. But... where to from there? In this series, we look at these cases and single out three cars that fit the brief...


Skoda Vision E revealed in Shanghai
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Skoda Vision E revealed in Shanghai

The Skoda Vision E concept, previewed through sketches over the past month, has made its Shanghai motor show debut today. The latest in Skoda's long-running 'Vision' series of concepts, the high-riding Vision E previews a coupe-styled companion to the new Kodiaq SUV...


2017 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs
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2017 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Skoda Octavia range have been released this week, bringing new driver assistance technologies, upgraded infotainment and increased value to the Czech liftback and wagon. Prices are slightly up on last year's model, with the entry-level 110TSI manual liftback kicking off $500 higher at $23,490 before on-road costs, topping out at $43,990 for the DSG-equipped RS 135TDI wagon (up $1000)...


2017 Skoda Superb recalled for seatbelt fix
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2017 Skoda Superb recalled for seatbelt fix

Skoda has issued a recall for seven of its 2017 model-year Superb medium cars over concerns the seatbelt tensioner may not deploy in an accident. The Czech manufacturer reports the condition could be caused by variations in the mixture of the ratio of the tensioner's propellant. If the belt tensioners are not deployed correctly in an accident, occupants could be at higher risk of injury...


Skoda Vision E concept interior sketched out
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Skoda Vision E concept interior sketched out

The interior of the Skoda Vision E has been sketched out ahead of the concept car's debut at the Shanghai motor show later this month. The Vision E concept seats four people in individual bucket seats, with each passenger presented with their own high-resolution information and entertainment interface, which can be synced up to their own smartphone...


2017 Skoda Yeti 110TSI Outdoor review
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2017 Skoda Yeti 110TSI Outdoor review

They say you're only as old as you feel, so Dave jumps into the ageing first-generation Skoda Yeti to see if it's still a worthy buy...

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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for March 31, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


Skoda Vision E: electric SUV concept detailed ahead of debut
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Skoda Vision E: electric SUV concept detailed ahead of debut

The Skoda Vision E has been detailed, along with a new batch of sketches, ahead of its debut at the Shanghai motor show in April. As we speculated earlier this week, the new Skoda Vision E concept has an electric drivetrain wrapped in a 'coupe SUV' body shell...


Skoda Vision E sketch may preview Kodiaq Coupe
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Skoda Vision E sketch may preview Kodiaq Coupe

A shadowy sketch of the upcoming Skoda Vision E concept car has been revealed. According to Skoda, the Vision E has "an emotive design, full of character and with features inspired by crystal glass art". Christian Strube, Skoda's head of research and development, recently confirmed to Autocar and others that the company was working on a "really emotional" electric vehicle concept based on the Volkswagen Group's upcoming MEB platform...