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Skoda Octavia Scout 135TDI v Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium : Comparison Review

The Skoda Octavia Scout arrived in March aiming to steal a slice of the all-terrain, all-wheel-drive premium wagon pie from Subaru Outback...

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Skoda wants your dog to travel in style
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Skoda wants your dog to travel in style

Skoda has, rather adorably, released a line of genuine dog-friendly accessories across its Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb line-up.  The range of four-legged-focused items includes a Backseat Protection mat that covers the back seat and protects it from hair and dirt. The surface is washable, and has a non-slip surface...


2016 Skoda models updated for Australia: New engines, new displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto
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2016 Skoda models updated for Australia: New engines, new displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto

Skoda has followed stablemate Volkswagen into announcing significant feature changes to its Australian range, introducing new equipment, new powertrains and new models. Model ranges blessed with an update this week include the small Rapid, the mid-sized Octavia, the high-riding Octavia Scout and the recently re-styled Yeti...


2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia
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2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia

The 2016 Skoda Fabia range may have just launched locally, but the brand has now announced it will offer the new 2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo as the flagship variant next year. Michael Irmer, Skoda Australia director, told CarAdvice at the launch of the new-generation Fabia that the Monte Carlo will arrive in 2016...


2017 Skoda SUV to come in both five- and seven-seat configurations
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2017 Skoda SUV to come in both five- and seven-seat configurations

The all-new Skoda SUV that arrives within 24 months in Australia has been confirmed to be offered in two seating configurations. The model – which (refuted) rumours have suggested will be known as the Snowman – will arrive in Australia in 2017 following its international reveal in 2016, according to Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer...


2016 Skoda Fabia Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Skoda Fabia Review

The 2016 Skoda Fabia has become more mature, better equipped and safer than ever before.

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$15,990 - $21,440

2016 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia - UPDATE
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2016 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia - UPDATE

The 2016 Skoda Rapid Monte Carlo has been confirmed for Australia, with the sporty looking small car set to top the revised Rapid Spaceback range that arrives in showrooms from August this year. The new Rapid Monte Carlo marks the return of the sporty badge in Australia, and the 2016 model will replace the Rapid Elegance, priced from $22,990 plus on-road costs for the six-speed manual (known as the 81TSI), while the 92TSI dual-clutch (DSG) automatic will be positioned at $25,790 plus on-roads...


2016 Skoda Fabia pricing and specifications
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2016 Skoda Fabia pricing and specifications

The 2016 Skoda Fabia hatchback and wagon models have been launched in Australia with new pricing and plenty of new equipment highlights. The new Skoda Fabia range remains the only city car in Australia to be offered with a compact station wagon option, with that bodystyle adding extra boot space – 505 litres compared to 305L in the hatch with the seats up; 1125L and 1370L respectively with the seats folded down – and $1150 over the price of the respective hatchback models...


2016 Skoda Rapid : August launch, touchscreen, sat-nav, 1.4 92TSI engine
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2016 Skoda Rapid : August launch, touchscreen, sat-nav, 1.4 92TSI engine

Australian details for the 2016 Skoda Rapid Spaceback hatch have surfaced this week ahead of an expected August or September launch, thanks to an early update to the ‘car configurator’ feature on the company’s customer website. News of the Rapid’s planned update came in March, when Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer told CarAdvice that two popular requests would soon be filled: satellite navigation and a new full-colour touchscreen...


New Skoda Fabia praised for five-star ANCAP rating
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New Skoda Fabia praised for five-star ANCAP rating

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has commended the all-new Skoda Fabia hatch and wagon range for a standard-setting five-star score in its latest round of testing. The new Skoda Fabia, the second generation of the car sold here, launches this week...


2015 Skoda Yeti 120 Edition pricing and specifications
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2015 Skoda Yeti 120 Edition pricing and specifications

Another celebratory model from Skoda that celebrates 120 years of existence is the 2015 Skoda Yeti 120 Edition, which is on sale now. The special edition Skoda Yeti model is based on the 90TSI Yeti Ambition variant, which is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 90kW of power and 200Nm of torque...


2015 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 120 Edition pricing and specifications
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2015 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 120 Edition pricing and specifications

As a means of celebrating 120 years of existence, Volkswagen-owned Czech brand Skoda has announced a new special edition version of its small hatchback, which is creatively known as the Skoda Rapid 120 Edition...


Volkswagen Group restructure to create four holding companies - report
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Volkswagen Group restructure to create four holding companies - report

Reports out of Europe claim the 12 brands belonging to the Volkswagen Group will be restructured into four distinct holding companies in a major reorganisation of one of the world’s largest automotive groups. The restructure will reportedly see three brands grouped together under each of the four holding companies in an arrangement designed to improve efficiency and speed up decision making within the business...


New Skoda "Roomster" spy photos
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New Skoda "Roomster" spy photos

The second-generation Skoda Roomster or a new small van for the Czech brand has been spied on the streets of Europe undergoing testing. Even though its body is obscured by a disguise that dresses the car from head to toe, the prototype that was spotted by our spies is clearly a prototype for a Skoda van or van-based people mover, as it sports both temporary Czech Republic plates and a version of Skoda's corporate grille up front...


Year of the niche Euro brands?
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Year of the niche Euro brands?

We have called it the ‘Year of the Wagon’ here at CarAdvice, but perhaps we should rename it the ‘Year of the Affordable Niche Euro Brand’. One of those interesting patterns beginning to emerge in 2015 now that we have five full months of sales behind us is the sales rise in a quintet of smaller-volume, affordable and left-of-centre Euro brands...


2015 Skoda Fabia to get standard autonomous emergency braking
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2015 Skoda Fabia to get standard autonomous emergency braking

The all-new Skoda Fabia range launching in July is shaping up as among the safest cars in the light-car class, with the Czech brand’s local arm this week confirming it will offer low-speed autonomous braking (AEB) as a standard feature...


2016 Skoda Superb Combi wagon revealed
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2016 Skoda Superb Combi wagon revealed

The first images and details of the all-new Skoda Superb Combi have been revealed ahead of the large Czech wagon’s public debut at September’s Frankfurt motor show. The new Superb wagon shares its Volkswagen Group MQB architecture, major mechanicals, sharp styling and new technology with the Superb liftback sedan that was unveiled at the Geneva motor show in March, and adds an expansive rear load-lugging area...


Volkswagen’s 'enemy' within the ranks?
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Volkswagen’s 'enemy' within the ranks?

Volkswagen AG has been in the news for a lot of reasons lately. There has been the sensational fracture at its very summit, resulting in the departure of scion Ferdinand Piech after he failed to gain support to oust incumbent CEO Martin Winterkorn. There's the less-than-ideal profit breakdowns in recent times, with both Audi and Porsche yielding higher operating profits than Volkswagen Passenger Cars in 2014, which dropped 14...


2016 Skoda Superb Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Skoda Superb Review

The new-generation, and more upmarket, Skoda Superb improves on its predecessor in almost every way...

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$44,000 - $60,000

2015 Skoda Fabia Wagon review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Skoda Fabia Wagon review

The forthcoming Skoda Fabia wagon will offer maximum space for minimum money, making it a clever and cut-priced SUV alternative...