2014 Skoda Octavia Review : 132TSI
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Skoda Octavia Review : 132TSI

We test the 132TSI version of Skoda's most popular model that's a smart pick among sub-$40K medium cars.

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$34,690

Skoda working on a more powerful Octavia for the 40th anniversary of the RS badge
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Skoda working on a more powerful Octavia for the 40th anniversary of the RS badge

Skoda is reportedly working on a more powerful special edition of its Octavia RS to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the RS badge, but details at this stage are a little sketchy. A source within Skoda has told Czech magazine AutoForum that the special edition Octavia will go beyond just visual and equipment tweaks...


Skoda Rapid, Yeti capped-price servicing plans announced
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Skoda Rapid, Yeti capped-price servicing plans announced

New capped-price servicing plans for the Skoda Rapid and Skoda Yeti have been announced. The Czech brand's new Rapid small hatch - which was launched last week in Australia priced from $18,990 - will be offered with the brand's now-standard six-year capped price service campaign, which requires the car to be taken to an authorised Skoda workshop every 15,000km or every 12 months...


2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback Review

The Czech brand's new small car comes with a small price, but is that enough in the country's most aggressive market segment?

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$18,990 to $23,750

2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback: Pricing and Specifications
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2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback: Pricing and Specifications

The new Skoda Rapid Spaceback has arrived on sale in Australia, with pricing starting from $18,990. At that level the Skoda five-door hatch undercuts many of its mainstream alternatives such as the Toyota Corolla (from $19,990), Hyundai i30 (from $20,990), Mazda 3 (from $20,490), Ford Focus (from $19,990) and Holden Cruze (from $19,490), while it sits level with the Nissan Pulsar (from $18,990)...


Skoda Octavia RS set to go it alone as Czech brand’s only performance offering
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Skoda Octavia RS set to go it alone as Czech brand’s only performance offering

The Skoda Octavia RS is set to be the only performance-focused model in the Czech brand’s range moving forward. Skoda currently offers both the Octavia RS in sedan and wagon bodystyles with petrol or diesel engines, and the city-sized Fabia RS hatch or wagon, but the latter is set to be dropped when the next-generation car arrives...


Skoda Fabia: next-generation model details begin to firm
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Skoda Fabia: next-generation model details begin to firm

The next Skoda Fabia city car is due to be revealed at the 2014 Paris motor show in October, and details of the newly-designed model are starting to emerge. The new Fabia is expected to continue with the same underpinnings as the current model, rather than be built upon the Volkswagen Group’s MQB modular platform that is used for cars such as the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 as has been widely reported...


2014 Skoda Yeti: pricing and specifications
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2014 Skoda Yeti: pricing and specifications

The facelifted 2014 Skoda Yeti compact SUV has arrived, with a pared down range, lower prices, more standard equipment and a new, less polarising appearance. The Skoda Yeti range is once again kicked off by the 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder 77TSI front-wheel-drive model, known now as Active, with 77kW of power and 175Nm of torque...


2014 Skoda Fabia price cut to $15,990
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2014 Skoda Fabia price cut to $15,990

The price of the Skoda Fabia has been cut by up to $4000 as the Czech brand looks to boost the popularity of its slow-selling city car and create room in its range for the all-new Rapid Spaceback small hatch that arrives next month. The 2014 Skoda Fabia Ambition 77TSI five-speed manual hatch now starts at $15,990, making it $3000 cheaper than before, while the wagon version is down $4000 to $16,990...


Skoda Octavia RS Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Skoda Octavia RS Review

A Golf GTI engine in a cheaper, more spacious package. Where's the catch?

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$36,490 to $41,140

Skoda Octavia RS pricing and specifications
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Skoda Octavia RS pricing and specifications

The Skoda Octavia RS is back in its third iteration to provide a German/Czech mix of pragmatism and performance. Following the regular Skoda Octiva range that went on sale in Australia in November 2013, the sportier RS line-up starts from $36,490 in manual form or $38,790 with a dual-clutch automatic. Skoda Octavia RS buyers again have choices to make...


Skoda Fabia to launch in spring; 'Snowman' SUV production for Czech Republic
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Skoda Fabia to launch in spring; 'Snowman' SUV production for Czech Republic

The third-generation Skoda Fabia will launch in spring before reaching Australian showrooms in 2015. Reports from last month linked Skoda’s all-new city car to a Geneva motor show unveiling, though it now looks likely to debut in Paris at the beginning of October...


Skoda Snowman SUV production to begin in late 2015 - report
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Skoda Snowman SUV production to begin in late 2015 - report

A mid-size Skoda SUV will reportedly enter production late next year before reaching global showrooms in 2016. Czech media claims the new model – which is reportedly  dubbed the Skoda Snowman – will be built at the brand’s production plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, where the brand currently builds the Roomster, Yeti and Superb...


Skoda VisionC concept : New photos of Czech showcar revealed
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Skoda VisionC concept : New photos of Czech showcar revealed

The Skoda VisionC concept that will be revealed at the upcoming Geneva motor show could preview a possible coupe-styled five-door liftback from the Czech brand. The Volkswagen-owned car maker has shown the new VisionC concept ahead of the show, describing its styling as "the next stage in the development of Skoda design language"...


Skoda Superb Outdoor unveiled
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Skoda Superb Outdoor unveiled

It's no high-riding SUV, but the new Skoda Superb Outdoor certainly looks like it would like to play rough. The new Superb Outdoor variant has been revealed, boasting off-road styling cues such as underbody bash-plates, fog-lights, grey plastic mouldings on the bumpers and wheel arches, roof-rails and 18-inch alloy wheels...


Skoda expands Monte Carlo line, introduces Octavia L&K special edition
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Skoda expands Monte Carlo line, introduces Octavia L&K special edition

Skoda will introduce Monte Carlo versions of the Citigo, Yeti and Rapid Spaceback and two new Octavia variants at next week’s Geneva motor show. The new models will debut alongside the new-generation Octavia Scout and the headline act for the Czech brand, the VisionC ‘four-door coupe’ concept...


Skoda Roomster axed again in Oz
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Skoda Roomster axed again in Oz

The quirky Skoda Roomster city car has been pulled from sale in Australia ... again. The Czech brand's oddball wagon was reintroduced to the country mid-2012 having been discontinued three years after its 2007 introduction, but has now been axed again due to poor sales...


Skoda expands capped-price servicing scheme
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Skoda expands capped-price servicing scheme

Skoda Australia has expanded its capped-price servicing program to include its entire range of passenger vehicles. Initially launched in October 2013 exclusively for the all-new Skoda Octavia, the fixed-price maintenance scheme will now be offered across the Czech brand’s local line-up and is effective immediately...


Skoda Octavia Scout revealed
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Skoda Octavia Scout revealed

The all-new Skoda Octavia Scout has been revealed ahead of the 2014 Geneva motor show, and it has the ever-growing SUV brigade in its sights. The Czech brand's new mid-size wagon with off-road intentions features a new-generation all-wheel-drive system that Skoda claims has increased traction by up to 25 per cent, and improved the climbing power and start-up performance...


Skoda VisionC concept sketch : new coupe-style four-door for Czech brand
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Skoda VisionC concept sketch : new coupe-style four-door for Czech brand

The Skoda VisionC concept could point the way to a new coupe-style sedan from the once dowdy Czech arm of Volkswagen. Described as "the next stage of development in Skoda's design language", the sketched, sleek "five-door coupe" model could point the way to a more attractive version of the Octavia mid-size sedan in much the same way as the Volkswagen CC sits on the sexy side of the Passat range...