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2017 Skoda Kodiaq - 2016 Paris Motor Show

The seven-seat Kodiaq brings a new challenger to a highly contested segment. There's plenty of clever features and expect a variety of engines and trim grades when it arrives in Australia in 2017. MORE: Kodiaq seven-seater here August next year MORE: all Skoda news and reviews...

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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, here’s what’s been making headlines. The latest new car sales figures have been released and the August VFACTS reports shows sales grew by 4.6 per cent with 95,000 new cars sold. The biggest growth segments were SUV’s and light commercials. Toyota was the top selling brand and the Toyota Corolla was the best selling car...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 9, 2016

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...


Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 10
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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 10

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping...


2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hits Australia, rear-view camera now standard across full range
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2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hits Australia, rear-view camera now standard across full range

The sports-styled 2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hatch and wagon have finally arrived in Australia, while the rest of the range sees the addition of new equipment options. Starting at $23,490 plus on-road costs, the new Fabia Monte Carlo builds on the success of its predecessor, which accounted for 40 per cent of the previous-gen Fabia’s sales in Australia...


Skoda Octavia RS v Subaru Levorg 2.0GT Comparison
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Skoda Octavia RS v Subaru Levorg 2.0GT Comparison

An internal email recently did the rounds asking the entire CarAdvice editorial team to discuss daily-drivers we’d love, but which aren’t produced. The answers to this straw poll revealed a surprising penchant for hotted-up wagons that combine loading space, cool design and spunky performance...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV revealed, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV revealed, Australian launch due next year

The long-awaited 2017 Skoda Kodiaq five- and seven-seat SUV has finally been revealed, with the boxy Czech hauler cutting a sharp figure in production guise. Although notably different from the Skoda Vision S concept model that preceded it, the model is indeed the one we saw in those leaked images posted a few weeks back...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq interior revealed – video
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq interior revealed – video

Skoda has revealed the interior of its upcoming Kodiaq SUV in a series of images and video, shortly before the new model’s world premiere on September 1. The Kodiaq features a new interior design, which the company says has “two symmetrical zones” for the driver and front passenger...


Skoda has its own distinct brand, says VW
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Skoda has its own distinct brand, says VW

Skoda should not simply be positioned as a ‘cheaper Volkswagen’ in Australia, says the latter company’s local boss. Instead, it must be defined as a strong and worthy brand in its own right, with its own distinct values to lure a different sort of buyer...


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

Why would you buy a small SUV when the 2016 Skoda Fabia Wagon exists?


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19 2016

Hi there, welcome to the CarAdvice Garage, I’m Tegan Lawson with a look at what’s making news headlines this week. Ford has announced plans to launch a completely driverless taxi fleet in 2021. Uber has been quite vocal about its plans for a driverless ride-sharing service but is yet to declare a target launch date like Ford now has...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for August 19

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 leaked ahead of September debut
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq leaked ahead of September debut

The 2017 Skoda Kodiaq has been partially leaked online, giving us a first proper look of the company’s new seven-seat SUV ahead of its public debut on September 1. Images released by Czech website autoforum.cz reaffirm the new model’s close ties with the Vision S concept that previewed it, with the only major design changes being details like the door handles and shape of the mirrors...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq teased again, September 1 debut confirmed: video
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq teased again, September 1 debut confirmed: video

Skoda has teased its upcoming Kodiaq SUV once again, this time in a short video and a set of tightly cropped images. The Czech brand says the seven-seat Kodiaq will make its global debut on 1 September in Berlin, Germany, ahead of the previously-speculated debut at the Paris motor show in October...


Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report
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Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report

You may have seen our hugely popular list of cars that Aussies should be buying, but aren’t. And while it hasn’t done anything to improve the fortunes of the Peugeot 308 – despite our vehement insistence that it is one of the cars that should get small car purchasers through the door – the response was excellent...


Honda Civic VTi-S v Hyundai Elantra Active v Skoda Octavia Ambition comparison
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Honda Civic VTi-S v Hyundai Elantra Active v Skoda Octavia Ambition comparison

Demand for small sedans has been a little stagnant of late, with people increasingly drawn to hatchbacks and crossover SUVs. Nevertheless, the battle for sales supremacy in this traditional part of the market is intensely fought, and there is no lack of quality options...


2016 Skoda Octavia, Rapid recalled for child lock fix
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2016 Skoda Octavia, Rapid recalled for child lock fix

Skoda Australia has issued a recall for 91 Octavia III and 23 Rapid vehicles from its 2016 model year, over concerns the child lock could fail. The Czech manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault may have damaged the detent lever of the child lock, which can result in the active child lock being switched off without warning...


Skoda Kodiaq teased, initial details revealed
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Skoda Kodiaq teased, initial details revealed

Skoda has released initial details and a video of its upcoming Kodiaq large SUV, featuring a new surround camera system, claimed best-in-class luggage capacity, and the availability of seven seats...


Skoda Superb RS, Kodiaq RS models under consideration
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Skoda Superb RS, Kodiaq RS models under consideration

Skoda's hot sub-brand could be extended to include Superb RS and Kodiaq RS models in the coming years. Bernhard Maier, Skoda's CEO, told AutoExpress recently that the Czech marque believes that there's “serious potential” for performance versions of the brand's largest models, the Superb and soon-to-be-revealed Kodiaq...


2016 Skoda Superb 140TDI Wagon Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Skoda Superb 140TDI Wagon Review

The Skoda Superb is an impressive package that offers a raft of features, is packed with technology, is comfortable, spacious and confident on the road.