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Skoda Kodiaq Sportline revealed, Australian launch confirmed
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Skoda Kodiaq Sportline revealed, Australian launch confirmed

The new 2017 Skoda Kodiaq range is filling out, with last week's new Scout variant now joined by a style-focused Sportline model. Confirmed in November last year, the new Kodiaq Sportline's online unveiling comes just weeks out from its Geneva motor show debut...


Skoda Kodiaq Scout revealed, Australian launch under consideration
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Skoda Kodiaq Scout revealed, Australian launch under consideration

If the big new Skoda Kodiaq SUV looks a little too 'soft-roader' for your liking, the Czech marque has a new offering that might pique your interest: the Kodiaq Scout. Wearing the same badge seen on smaller jacked-up Skoda models, the Kodiaq Scout adds underbody engine protection, along with wide skid plates at both ends for extra protection and a toughened, if sleekly chromed, look...


Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen
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Skoda Kodiaq RS on the way, but sub-Octavia RS models won't happen

The Skoda Kodiaq RS, a hot version of Skoda's largest car to date, is on the way, although it's not clear when it will make its debut. Christian Strube, head of research and development at Skoda, confirmed in a chat with Evo that the Czech company will produce a performance version of the new Kodiaq crossover, which will, as expected, wear RS branding...


Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea
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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...


2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February
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2017 Skoda Superb Sportline: New flagship here in February

The Skoda Superb range will be bolstered by a sporty new flagship next month, with the stylish Sportline trim confirmed for the Australian market from February. Based on the current range-topper – the 206TSI – the Skoda Superb Sportline is essentially a cosmetic kit a-la BMW M Sport or Volkswagen R-Line, adding a subtle bodykit and gloss-black highlights throughout the exterior...


2016 Skoda Superb 162TSI review
Rating: 910 /10
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2016 Skoda Superb 162TSI review

Skoda's Superb has hardly put a wheel wrong since its launch in Australia. Now it has the style to match the substance, while still retaining all the solid points that make it such an impressive large sedan.

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Skoda launches five-year warranty in Australia - UPDATE
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Skoda launches five-year warranty in Australia - UPDATE

Skoda has upgraded its warranty offering today from three to five years on private, general fleet and government vehicles, while carrying over the already strong unlimited-kilometre coverage. Vehicles purchased for commercial use also get a five year warranty, but with a 150,000-kilometre limit...


2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI review

Dave jumps into the 2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI to find out if it's got enough refinement, style, and funkiness to impress buyers...

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$19,490

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

Car colour trends for 2016/17: Brown blooming, red hot, navy the new black

2016 has wrapped up and it's time to look back on the kaleidoscope of cars that have rolled through the CarAdvice garage. MY17 models have been flooding in already, offering up fun new colours and finishes. Let's take a look. We've seen myriad hues, from bright and bold, through to more shades of brown and grey than we ever thought possible...


Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016
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Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...


2017 Skoda Octavia RS review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS review

The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS is a grown-up alternative to the sports car set. It just also happens to be really fun.

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$40,190

2017 Skoda Octavia Scout facelift unveiled
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2017 Skoda Octavia Scout facelift unveiled

The facelifted Skoda Octavia Scout has been revealed a day after the...


Volkswagen settles two Dieselgate suits for around $3.4 billion, European fixes approved
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Volkswagen settles two Dieselgate suits for around $3.4 billion, European fixes approved

Volkswagen has settled two major Dieselgate-related lawsuits in North America, which could set the company back a further $3.4 billion dollars. 3.0-litre V6 TDI The first case is a US civil lawsuit in relation to the 3.0-litre V6 TDI engine that has a defeat device that detects laboratory emissions testing and is capable of putting the engine into a “temperature conditioning” mode, which limits NOx (oxides of nitrogen) output...


2017 Skoda Octavia RS facelift revealed ahead of Australian debut: New looks, more power for hot Czech
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS facelift revealed ahead of Australian debut: New looks, more power for hot Czech

The updated Skoda Octavia RS was unveiled overnight with a smidge more power for the petrol model. Visually, the Octavia's controversial new headlight arrangement is a little less obvious in the RS, as the sports model has a completely dark grille that blends into the secondary headlamp units...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with your CarAdvice news update. Here’s what’s been making headlines this week. The 2018 Holden Commodore has been revealed. Official images have been released showing what our first fully imported Commodore will look like. Just hours before the official release, the 2018 Holden Commodore liftback and wagon were snapped with barely any camouflage while shooting a promotional video...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 9, 2016

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...


Audi recalls over 6000 vehicles for diesel fix
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Audi recalls over 6000 vehicles for diesel fix

Audi Australia has commenced its recall amidst the Dieselgate emissions cheating scandal, issuing a notice for over 6000 vehicles locally, including variants of the A4, A5, A6, Q3 and Q5...


Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix
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Volkswagen Group Australia announces voluntary recall of 61,000 vehicles for diesel software fix

Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) has announced it will initiate a voluntary recall of a further 61,000 Volkswagen and Skoda models affected in the emissions test-cheating scandal that came into public view around one year ago. Confirming Federal Government approval for the recall today, VGA said that a software fix is now available for "more than 35,000" cars, with other model-specific software solutions to become available "shortly"...


Mazda 2 Genki v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison
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Mazda 2 Genki v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison

Light car sales may be down an alarming 16 per cent this year, but they’re still big business. Here we pitch two of the better contenders against each other, one a new kid on the block and the other a well-established leader of the pack. They are the newly launched Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo — a niche player known by relatively few — and the well-loved Mazda 2 Genki, consistently one of the top sellers in this class...


2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 review
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 review

Read the full article here. The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 finishes off what is, without doubt, one of the most practical, family-friendly and sporty ranges on the market today. The Octavia RS is the quirky Czech brand's best-selling model. Not just in the Octavia range, but in general. More people know Skoda for the Octavia RS than anything else...