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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...

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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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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...


Skoda seven-seat SUV set to be revealed by end of 2015
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Skoda seven-seat SUV set to be revealed by end of 2015

The long-awaited Skoda seven-seat SUV could be revealed before the end of 2015, though it won’t make its global premiere in-the-metal until the Geneva motor show in March next year. Skoda had not been expected to reveal the car until next year, just ahead of its official Geneva debut. But we understand from company sources, based at its Czech base, that we will in fact see the car months earlier than that...


Skoda Funstar Fabia-based ute created by apprentices
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Skoda Funstar Fabia-based ute created by apprentices

A team of 23 apprentices from the Skoda Academy have created the Skoda Funstar, a ute based on the small Fabia hatchback. Autocar reports that there's a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine living underneath the Funstar's large bonnet vents. The 1.2-litre mill cranks out 90kW of power to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission...


Skoda seven-seat SUV here in early 2017
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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”. Following confirmation from Skoda’s global chairman, Winfried Vahland, at last month’s Geneva motor show that the new SUV was headed our way, Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer recently revealed that it would reach our shores only “a couple of months” after its launches in Europe...


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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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...