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Volkswagen Group Australia: critics "ignoring polar differences" in regional 'dieselgate' cases

The managing director of Volkswagen Group Australia, Michael Bartsch, said today that key differences in regional laws and regulations, in relation to the ongoing 'dieselgate' scandal, are being ignored...

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Volkswagen agrees to $20b US 'dieselgate' compensation, buyback scheme
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Volkswagen agrees to $20b US 'dieselgate' compensation, buyback scheme

The US government and Volkswagen have agreed to a deal totalling around US$14.7 billion ($20 billion) to settle most of the government legal action over the automaker's use of emissions testing defeat devices on half-a-million diesel cars sold in the States. The German automaker believes that out of the 499,000 affected 2...


Volkswagen Group Australia responds to local concerns over 'dieselgate'
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Volkswagen Group Australia responds to local concerns over 'dieselgate'

As Volkswagen works through a multi-billion-dollar settlement in the US and a first 'fix' approval in Germany for the ongoing 'dieselgate' scandal, the company's Australian arm has again offered reassurance to local owners that their vehicles are safe...


2016 Skoda Superb 206TSI Wagon Review: Long-term report one
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2016 Skoda Superb 206TSI Wagon Review: Long-term report one

Our new Skoda Superb 206TSI wagon long-termer remains a joy.

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Skoda working on full-electric SUV for 2020 debut - report
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Skoda working on full-electric SUV for 2020 debut - report

Czech manufacturer Skoda is reportedly developing an all-electric SUV that it plans to launch at the turn of the decade, according to a new report out of the UK. After parent company Volkswagen detailed its plans to release 30 new electric and and electric-assisted models by 2025, senior representatives from Skoda have told British website Autocar that the company is working on an all-new electric vehicle (EV)...


Skoda Kodiaq seven-seater here August next year, 12 months ahead of new Yeti
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Skoda Kodiaq seven-seater here August next year, 12 months ahead of new Yeti

The highly anticipated 2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV will arrive in Australia around August next year, following on from its world premiere at this October’s Paris motor show. The new Skoda range-topper is being targeted at the Toyota Kluger, Hyundai Santa Fe and brand new Mazda CX-9. You can get a fair idea of the design of the largest Skoda SUV offering based on our spy images here...


2017 Skoda Octavia Scout pricing and specifications: 135TDI variant not available for now
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2017 Skoda Octavia Scout pricing and specifications: 135TDI variant not available for now

The updated Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 range launched in Australia this week, with significantly more equipment added, but the popular 135TDI variant is temporarily missing from the line-up. Heading the list of changes to the MY17 Skoda Octavia Scout range is the extra equipment added...


Deals On Wheels - European brand special
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Deals On Wheels - European brand special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car 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...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for June 24

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 Octavia Ambition Wagon Review
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2017 Skoda Octavia Ambition Wagon Review

The updated 2017 Skoda Octavia range offers class-leading equipment and space for the money...

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Volkswagen to settle 'dieselgate' claim with US government for $13.8 billion - report
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Volkswagen to settle 'dieselgate' claim with US government for $13.8 billion - report

A new report indicates that the Volkswagen is close to agreeing a US$10.2 billion ($13.8 billion) deal with the US government to settle the 'dieselgate' emissions tests cheating scandal. Two sources have told the Associated Press that the Volkswagen Group has reached a tentative agreement with various government agencies, and that full details of the settlement will be announced on Tuesday (US time) by San Francisco district court judge Charles Breyer...


2017 Skoda Octavia pricing and specifications
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2017 Skoda Octavia pricing and specifications

The updated 2017 Skoda Octavia wagon and sedan range has arrived in Australia, bolstering the Czech company’s value offering even further. Fresh off the back of a record sales month in May, the revised Skoda Octavia offering adds up to $4300 worth of claimed extra specification for recommended retail price increases of as little as $500, or $1000 on a drive-away basis...


2017 Skoda Yeti spied
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2017 Skoda Yeti spied

The second-generation Skoda Yeti has been spied undergoing evaluation on public roads. While the current Yeti shares its parts with many vehicles throughout the Volkswagen Group, stylistically it's very much its own thing. The new one though, clearly shares more than its mechanical package with new Volkswagen Tiguan...


Volkswagen Group to axe 40 models - report
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Volkswagen Group to axe 40 models - report

The Volkswagen Group will reportedly axe around 40 models to cut costs and make way for an electric vehicle onslaught. Sources within Volkswagen told German newspaper Handelsblatt that the automaker will cut a total of around 40 models from its mainstream Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, Seat and Skoda marques...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq teased
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq teased

The new Skoda Kodiaq SUV has been teased ahead of its debut later this year. According to Jozef Kaban, head designer at Skoda, the Kodiaq is the first production vehicle to show off the brand's new SUV design language and will be "powerful and emotive, but also timeless"...


Volkswagen under investigation in Germany over deleted 'dieselgate' data
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Volkswagen under investigation in Germany over deleted 'dieselgate' data

Volkswagen is being investigated by authorities in Germany over data that was deleted in advance of the company's public admission that it had installed defeat devices to cheat its way past emissions testing...


Skoda Australia posts record sales
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Skoda Australia posts record sales

Skoda Australia sold a record-breaking 440 vehicles in May, its biggest month to date. The strong month was principally driven by the just-launched Superb (58 sales, up 176 per cent) and the entry Fabia (84 sales, up 127 per cent). Skoda’s traditional best-seller, the Octavia mid-size sedan, wagon and Scout crossover derivative, found 195 buyers...


Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities
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Fiat Chrysler accused of emissions cheating, skipping meeting with German authorities

Fiat Chrysler is suspected of installing an emissions testing defeat device on diesel versions of the Fiat 500X crossover. According to the Bild am Sonntag, the German Motor Transport Authority (KBA) believes that the device allows the car's emissions control system to work optimally for around 22 minutes before shutting off...


2017 Skoda Kodiaq spied
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq spied

The Skoda Kodiaq large crossover has been spied with a light disguise ahead of its debut later this year. Earlier this year, Skoda unveiled its Vision S concept, hinting that it provides a pretty accurate preview of a new seven-seat three-row SUV that will sit above the existing Yeti...


Skoda Atero: apprentices unveil 'dream coupe' project
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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. Teased back in March, the concept is affectionately referred to by its designers and builders as a ‘dream coupe’...