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2017 Skoda Octavia RS wagon v Renault Megane GT wagon comparison

Petrolhead parents on a budget are hardly spoilt for choice in today’s showrooms – especially if a hatchback is considered a bit too small and they prefer their driving experience, rather than outward view, to be elevated...

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Skoda Vision E: Revised EV concept revealed
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Skoda Vision E: Revised EV concept revealed

The Skoda Vision E concept has made its European debut at this week's Frankfurt motor show, sporting a more resolved look than the original concept that was revealed in Shanghai earlier this year. Much like the Volkswagen I.D. Crozz II concept, the Vision E has received a light nip and tuck for Frankfurt, making it appear closer to production-ready...


2018 Skoda Fabia pricing and specs
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2018 Skoda Fabia pricing and specs

Local pricing for the upgraded 2018 Skoda Fabia range has been announced this week, with the revised hatch and wagon range starting at $16,890 and $18,040 before on-road costs. The price of entry for both the hatch and wagon is up by $400, with the headlining change being the previous 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine swapped out for a new 1...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI review

What Skoda lacks in public brand awareness it makes up for with quality vehicles. The new Skoda Kodiaq is a well-judged European family SUV that can be driven away for $46k. That alone should get you thinking...

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$42,990

2018 Skoda Rapid Spaceback on sale now
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2018 Skoda Rapid Spaceback on sale now

The updated 2018 Skoda Rapid Spaceback hatch is on sale now, with pricing set at $23,990 drive-away for the standalone 92TSI model. That price includes the standard fitment of a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, teamed to 1.4-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine...


2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI diesel joins Australian range
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2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI diesel joins Australian range

A new range-topping diesel model in the Skoda Kodiaq range has been added, in the form of the 140TDI variant. But it won't be in dealerships for a few months yet. Sitting above the existing 132TSI petrol variant, the $48,990 (plus on-road costs) 2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI model brings a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo diesel engine producing - you guessed it - 140kW of power and 400Nm of torque...


2018 Skoda Octavia RS on sale in Australia from $38,890, RS245 confirmed
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2018 Skoda Octavia RS on sale in Australia from $38,890, RS245 confirmed

The facelifted 2018 Skoda Octavia RS range has touched down in Australia, starting at $38,890 before on-road costs, or $41,990 drive-away. Six variants, two engines and two body styles will be offered, for now, including the uprated 169kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Golf 7.5 GTI, along with the familiar 135kW/380Nm 2...


Skoda Australia sales on the rise
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Skoda Australia sales on the rise

Skoda has something of a cult following among CarAdvice consumers, a sub-group that'll be delighted to hear about the company's success of late. The Czech member of the Volkswagen Group - based on brand tenets of practicality and value with premium architectures - is enjoying double-digit sales growth in Australia during 2017...


Millions of German diesel vehicles to gain emissions cutting software upgrade
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Millions of German diesel vehicles to gain emissions cutting software upgrade

After an event billed as the National Diesel Forum, involving Germany's top political leaders, the Volkswagen Group, BMW, Opel and Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz) have agreed to upgrade millions of diesel vehicles to cut their pollution output...


Skoda Kodiaq v Mazda CX-9 comparison
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Skoda Kodiaq v Mazda CX-9 comparison

For many family buyers, a conventional people-mover like the Kia Carnival or Honda Odyssey is the ultimate manifestation of apathy. A sure path to social death. The end of dreams and youth, alike. Whether this is a furphy or not, seven-seat crossover SUVs such as the popular Mazda CX-9 and just-launched Skoda Kodiaq are widely seen as a more respectable path (usually tarmac-coated) to take...


$30k Family Car mega test
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$30k Family Car mega test

See the full article here. While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


2017 Skoda Yeti, Rapid recalled for seatbelt fix
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2017 Skoda Yeti, Rapid recalled for seatbelt fix

Skoda has issued a recall for 54 vehicles across the 2017 model-year Yeti SUV and Rapid hatchback lines over concerns faulty front seat belt tensioners could detach in a collision. The Czech manufacturer reports that the gas generator of some front seatbelt tensioners have been incorrectly crimped onto the actuator pipe of the belt tensioner...


$30k Family car comparison
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$30k Family car comparison

While the car industry seems intent on reinventing and cross-pollinating shapes, sizes and themes to create a different family vehicle, equally families who buy and use such vehicles can be incredibly diverse in terms of needs and wants...


Audi engineer arrested in Germany over Dieselgate affair
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Audi engineer arrested in Germany over Dieselgate affair

A former Audi executive has been arrested in Germany on behalf of US authorities, who are continuing investigations into the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, which has engulfed the Volkswagen Group. It's understood the man arrested is Zaccheo Giovanni Pamio, who was head of thermodynamics at Audi’s engine development department in Neckarsulm, Germany, between 2006 and 2015...


2018 Skoda Superb pricing revealed: September bringing more tech, price bump
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2018 Skoda Superb pricing revealed: September bringing more tech, price bump

Australian pricing and details for the updated 2018 Skoda Superb have been released today, ahead of the revised liftback and wagon's September launch. First revealed in June and initially intended for an August launch, the updated range will feature a 9.2-inch 'Columbus' display - up from 8...


The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly

The Shortlist: Up to $20,000, sporty, room for a surfboard and P-plate friendly

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 Element: Trainee-built electric buggy concept revealed
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Skoda Element: Trainee-built electric buggy concept revealed

The Skoda Element electric beach buggy concept was unveiled overnight, and is the latest in a line of apprentice-built vehicles from the Czech automaker. Based on the Citigo hatch, basically a Volkswagen Up with a different grille and front bumper, the Skoda Element eschews any modicum of weather protection. Under the bonnet, the Element uses the drivetrain from the electric e-Up...


Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann resigns as Peugeot takeover moves forward
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Opel CEO Karl-Thomas Neumann resigns as Peugeot takeover moves forward

Karl-Thomas Neumann has stepped down from his position as CEO of Opel, effective immediately. Neumann has been replaced by Michael Lohscheller, who has been Opel's chief financial officer (CFO) since September 2012. Neumann will remain on Opel's management board until the sale of Opel/Vauxhall to Group PSA, parent company of Peugeot, Citroen and DS, is completed...


2018 Skoda Octavia review
Rating: 810 /10
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2018 Skoda Octavia review

If you're in the market for a spacious and practical station wagon, you really ought to check out the 2018 Skoda Octavia.

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$22,990 - $27,990

Skoda Octavia RS245 in Australia from November, 2018 VW Polo due first quarter - UPDATE
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Skoda Octavia RS245 in Australia from November, 2018 VW Polo due first quarter - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article previously suggested the RS245 would be offered in DSG automatic form only. In fact, the company expects to offer both.  The hot new Skoda Octavia RS45 will hit Australia in November, while the now not-so-compact new 2018 Volkswagen Polo will touch down in the first quarter of next year...