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Skoda Atero: apprentices unveil 'dream coupe' project

Skoda has unveiled the third concept vehicle to be born from the Czech company’s vocational school, based on the compact Rapid Spaceback. Named Atero, the fully-functioning concept was brought to life by 26 students from the Skoda Academy in Mlada Boleslav...

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Skoda Kodiaq name confirmed for seven-seat SUV
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Skoda Kodiaq name confirmed for seven-seat SUV

Overnight, Czech car maker Skoda confirmed that its first-ever seven-seat SUV will be known as the Kodiaq. The SUV is said to be named after the Kodiak bear, around 3,500 of which live on Kodiak Island, off the coast of Alaska alongside around 14,000 human inhabitants. According to Skoda, in the native language of the Alutiiq people, the Kodiak bear is called Taq uka 'aq...


2006 Volkswagen presentation details dieselgate scheme - report
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2006 Volkswagen presentation details dieselgate scheme - report

A 2006 Powerpoint presentation detailing how Volkswagen could cheat its way past emissions testing has been uncovered as part of the ongoing investigation into the dieselgate scandal. Two sources who have seen the presentation have told the The New York Times that the Powerpoint pack was prepared by a top technology executive at the German automaker...


Volkswagen and US govt agree on diesel buyback deal, "substantial compensation"
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Volkswagen and US govt agree on diesel buyback deal, "substantial compensation"

Volkswagen and the US government have reportedly reached a tentative deal regarding some of the cars affected by the dieselgate emissions testing scandal. Just as we were going to press, San Francisco district judge Charles Breyer has confirmed that the two parties have reached a provisional agreement. For the roughly 480,000 EA189 2...


2016 Skoda Superb Wagon Review
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2016 Skoda Superb Wagon Review

Read the article here. Czech carmaker Skoda is generally regarded at one of Volkswagen’s cut-price brands, but just one glance at the latest Skoda Superb wagon turns that notion on its head. The Superb is a ludicrously large family wagon that also offers an exhaustive list of features and creature comforts, a four-cylinder turbo engine from one of the world’s most celebrated hot hatches, while looking genuinely sporty from any angle...


Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb score five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb score five-star ANCAP safety rating

The latest round of ANCAP safety ratings heralds maximum five-star ratings for a quartet of newly launched cars — the Holden Spark, Jaguar XF, Kia Sportage, Skoda Superb. The new Holden Spark - our class leader in the micro car segment - is the first in class to get five stars against ANCAP’s most strenuous 2016 rating criteria. It managed 33...


Skoda teases new apprentice-built coupe concept
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Skoda teases new apprentice-built coupe concept

Skoda has released a teaser photo of a compact coupe created by trainees at the Czech car maker’s Vocational School. The concept is the third in a line of apprentice-made cars and is set to be unveiled in May. Operating under the working title of ‘Skoda Apprentice Car III’, the coupe has been in the works for around seven months and was brought to life by 27 young men and women with support offered by instructors at Skoda headquarters in Mlada Boleslav...


Only Volkwagen used emissions testing defeat devices, says German investigation - report
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Only Volkwagen used emissions testing defeat devices, says German investigation - report

An investigation by German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA) has concluded that the Volkswagen Group was the only car maker to use defeat devices to cheat its way past emissions testing for diesel-engined cars. Although the final report is scheduled for publication at the end of April 2016, German business daily Handelsblatt has learnt about the investigation's conclusions from anonymous sources within the KBA...


Skoda Superb, Yeti and Volkswagen Tiguan recalled in Australia
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Skoda Superb, Yeti and Volkswagen Tiguan recalled in Australia

The recently-launched 2016 Skoda Superb, its small Yeti stablemate and the current-generation Volkswagen Tiguan have been recalled in Australia this week. The Superb's recall centres on a fault with the sunroof, while the Yeti and Tiguan have both been called in over an airbag issue...


April Fools’ Day wrap: The best of 2016
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April Fools’ Day wrap: The best of 2016

In case you missed it, today is the 1st of April – April Fools’ Day. And while CarAdvice had our own fun, there were plenty of others who tried their best to make fools of us all. You may have spotted our three not-quite-genuine 'news' stories that went live on the site in the wee hours of this morning: Tesla creates DIY supercar, 2017 Ford Ranger Raptor Hybrid spied, and New bike laws proposed: cyclists to earn demerit points, risk having bikes crushed...


2016 Skoda Superb Wagon Review
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2016 Skoda Superb Wagon Review

The 2016 Skoda Superb Wagon is easily one of the most handsome wagons on the road and offers unprecedented value for money and more legroom than a limo...

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Volkswagen sued by US government over 'Clean Diesel' ads
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Volkswagen sued by US government over 'Clean Diesel' ads

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has begun legal proceedings over Volkswagen's 'Clean Diesel' advertising campaign. Overnight, the FTC filed a complaint against Volkswagen in the US District Court covering San Francisco...


2019 Skoda Superb to be the company's first plug-in hybrid - report
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2019 Skoda Superb to be the company's first plug-in hybrid - report

The new Skoda Superb is expected to be the first electrified model from the Czech manufacturer, which will be followed by a range of Volkswagen Group plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and battery-electric (BEV) models over the next ten years. Skoda is understood to be planning a plug-in hybrid variant of the Superb for 2019, which will make it the first PHEV of any type from the brand, followed b its first fully electric vehicle (EV) a few years later...


2016 Skoda Superb pricing and specifications
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2016 Skoda Superb pricing and specifications

The 2016 Skoda Superb liftback and wagon range has finally arrived in Australia, as the harbinger of a new era for the fast-growing Czech brand. The third-generation B8 Skoda Superb is new from the ground up — platform, powertrain, technology — and offers an array of brand-first features. It’s also even bigger inside than the gargantuan previous version, itself quite a feat...


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

The 2016 Skoda Superb is a brilliantly practical car that demands a test drive for any prospective large-car buyer...

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Skoda Rapid not yet a priority model
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Skoda Rapid not yet a priority model

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback is not a big focus for the Czech company’s Australian division, and likely won't become one until the next-generation model arrives in 2018/19. This is according to Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer, who we spoke to this week at the launch of the new Superb flagship model...


Skoda Octavia RS sales steamrolling along
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Skoda Octavia RS sales steamrolling along

The Skoda Octavia RS, dubbed by many as a kind of 'clever person’s practical performance car', is no longer one of the Australian car market’s best-kept secrets. That’s because Skoda Australia shared some of its internal sales figures with us today, with the key standout being the fact that the hotted-up petrol and diesel versions of the Octavia were its single top-selling models...


Volkswagen delayed public admission on emissions cheating in hopes of reducing its fine
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Volkswagen delayed public admission on emissions cheating in hopes of reducing its fine

It has been claimed that Volkswagen held back on a public announcement regarding its emissions testing cheating scheme because it wanted to negotiate a more manageable fine with the US governemnt. Reuters has seen a 113-page report that Volkswagen has submitted in its defence to the Braunschewig local court...


Volkswagen admits former CEO was told of emissions cheating in mid-2014
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Volkswagen admits former CEO was told of emissions cheating in mid-2014

The Volkswagen Group has issued a preliminary statement admitting that its former CEO, Martin Winterkorn, was informed of the emissions cheating scheme back in the middle 2014. This latest development coincides with the company submitting a formal statement of defence in a shareholder lawsuit being heard at the Braunschewig district court...


Audi R&D budget increased since 'dieselgate', technology chief says
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Audi R&D budget increased since 'dieselgate', technology chief says

The recent Audi global press conference at the company's Ingolstadt headquarters marked the first time CarAdvice has heard a member of the VW Group's senior team use the term 'dieselgate'. It was at the same time, however, that Dr Stefan Knirsch, the man responsible for Audi technical development and a member of the Board Of Management for Audi AG, said that the company's research and development budget had in fact increased since the emissions scandal broke...