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Skoda considered an Amarok of its own

Skoda considered its own version of the first-generation Volkswagen Amarok, but it was deemed that the market relevance where the Czech brand was present was too small...

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Skoda Australia sees no price ceiling… yet
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Skoda Australia sees no price ceiling… yet

How much would you pay for a Skoda? It’s a question the Czech brand’s local arm has been thinking about, because buyers are seemingly keen to spend more and more on their cars. This month saw Skoda introduce its most expensive variant, with the new Superb Sportline model. It tops out at $53,690 plus on-road costs for the wagon, before you add any of the optional packs, paint and sun-roof...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 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 Yeti will be 'dramatically' different to current model
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2018 Skoda Yeti will be 'dramatically' different to current model

The 2018 Skoda Yeti will be vastly different to the model on sale today, according to the director of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer. Speaking with media this week, Irmer indicated that the all-new Yeti, which replaces the current, first-generation model in Australia in 2018, is likely to be unrecognisable compared to the current version...


2017 Skoda Rapid facelift revealed
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2017 Skoda Rapid facelift revealed

The facelifted Skoda Rapid has been revealed ahead of its full debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show next month. Up front, the updated Rapid features new headlight internals with bi-xenon main units underscored by LED driving lights. The lower section of the front bumper has also been redesigned with new fog light units and a full width chrome bar on higher-spec models...


2017 Skoda Superb Sportline 206TSI review
Rating: 910 /10
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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline 206TSI review

For just a grand more than the regular version, the 2017 Skoda Superb Sportline 206TSI adds flair to a proven family-friendly offering. It is, dare we say it, superb.

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$52,690

2017 Skoda Rapid facelift confirmed
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2017 Skoda Rapid facelift confirmed

The Skoda Rapid small hatchback is set to get a revamp imminently, with the Czech brand's Australian arm confirming the revised model is due here by September. We haven't yet seen images of the updated version of the Rapid hatch, which has been on sale in Australia since May 2014, but it would be reasonable to think that this mid-life refresh will bring with it some cosmetic changes inside and out...


Skoda Kodiaq SUV fast-tracked for Australia, mid-$40K start point expected
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Skoda Kodiaq SUV fast-tracked for Australia, mid-$40K start point expected

The all-new Skoda Kodiaq SUV is being fast-tracked for its Australian launch, with the Czech brand confirming the seven-seat, all-wheel-drive high-rider will now arrive here in June. That is about six weeks earlier than the company had initially planned to launch the first-ever Skoda seven-seater, and there are a few reasons for Aussies earning early access to the Kodiaq...


2017 Skoda Superb Sportline pricing and specs
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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline pricing and specs

The 2017 Skoda Superb Sportline is now officially on sale, and the brand has added the comprehensive styling pack – including interior and exterior features – for just $1000 over the regular Superb 206TSI upon which it's based...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 2017
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 10, 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 Octavia RS245 revealed, Australia on the cards
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, Australia on the cards

The new-look 2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 has been revealed, with the new model set to become the most powerful version of the Octavia to date when it's launched at next month's Geneva motor show. Building upon the existing 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder model in the Octavia RS230, but now with an extra 15 metric horsepower, the RS245 grunts out 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque (between 1600-4300rpm)...


Skoda Kodiaq Sportline revealed, Australian launch confirmed
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Skoda Kodiaq Sportline revealed, Australian launch confirmed

The new 2017 Skoda Kodiaq range is filling out, with last week's new Scout variant now joined by a style-focused Sportline model. Confirmed in November last year, the new Kodiaq Sportline's online unveiling comes just weeks out from its Geneva motor show debut...


Skoda Kodiaq Scout revealed, Australian launch under consideration
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Skoda Kodiaq Scout revealed, Australian launch under consideration

If the big new Skoda Kodiaq SUV looks a little too 'soft-roader' for your liking, the Czech marque has a new offering that might pique your interest: the Kodiaq Scout. Wearing the same badge seen on smaller jacked-up Skoda models, the Kodiaq Scout adds underbody engine protection, along with wide skid plates at both ends for extra protection and a toughened, if sleekly chromed, look...


Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen
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Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen

The Skoda Kodiaq RS, a hot version of Skoda's largest car to date, is on the way, although it's not clear when it will make its debut. Christian Strube, head of research and development at Skoda, confirmed in a chat with Evo that the Czech company will produce a performance version of the new Kodiaq crossover, which will, as expected, wear RS branding...


Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea
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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...


2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February
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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February

The Skoda Superb range will be bolstered by a sporty new flagship next month, with the stylish Sportline trim confirmed for the Australian market from February. Based on the current range-topper – the 206TSI – the Skoda Superb Sportline is essentially a cosmetic kit a-la BMW M Sport or Volkswagen R-Line, adding a subtle bodykit and gloss-black highlights throughout the exterior...


2016 Skoda Superb 162TSI review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Skoda Superb 162TSI review

Skoda's Superb has hardly put a wheel wrong since its launch in Australia. Now it has the style to match the substance, while still retaining all the solid points that make it such an impressive large sedan.

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$39,990

Skoda launches five-year warranty in Australia - UPDATE
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Skoda launches five-year warranty in Australia - UPDATE

Skoda has upgraded its warranty offering today from three to five years on private, general fleet and government vehicles, while carrying over the already strong unlimited-kilometre coverage. Vehicles purchased for commercial use also get a five year warranty, but with a 150,000-kilometre limit...


2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI review

Dave jumps into the 2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI to find out if it's got enough refinement, style, and funkiness to impress buyers...

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$19,490

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...