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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 by 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...


Audi CEO says 20 new or updated models to roll out in 2016
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Audi CEO says 20 new or updated models to roll out in 2016

After a challenging 2015 (to put it lightly), Audi says it is nevertheless committed to growth for 2016, including the launch of 20 new or revised models worldwide. This ambitious rollout is designed to push the brand beyond the record sales the Ingolstadt brand achieved last year, despite its obvious challenges in dealing with the diesel emissions scandal...


Skoda VisionS large SUV premieres in Geneva
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Skoda VisionS large SUV premieres in Geneva

Skoda has staged the world premiere of its brand new VisionS six-seat SUV concept ahead of the 2016 Geneva motor show. The edgy family crossover is expected to morph into a production seven-seater called the Skoda Kodiak, which is tipped to make its world premiere later this year at the Paris motor show...


Volkswagen could build EVs in the US as part of dieselgate settlement - report
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Volkswagen could build EVs in the US as part of dieselgate settlement - report

The United States' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reportedly floated a proposal for Volkswagen to build electric vehicles in the US as part of its settlement for the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal. The two parties are currently in discussions regarding fixes for the roughly half-a-million Volkswagen and Audi cars in the States equipped with the affected EA189 2...


Volkswagen Australia dieselgate recall imminent: Recall explained, no power loss or efficiency issues
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Volkswagen Australia dieselgate recall imminent: Recall explained, no power loss or efficiency issues

A recall announcement for around 77,000 Volkswagen vehicles sold in Australia is imminent, according to Volkswagen Australia. The recall announcement will impact all vehicles fitted with the two affected Volkswagen EA189 engines: the 1.6- and 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel EA189 Volkswagen Group powerplants...


2017 Skoda SUV previewed with new VisionS concept, plug-in hybrid power on board
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2017 Skoda SUV previewed with new VisionS concept, plug-in hybrid power on board

Skoda’s upcoming SUV, rumoured to be called ‘Kodiak’, has been previewed through the new VisionS concept, shown today ahead of a Geneva motor show unveiling next month. As promised, the new concept delivers an early look at the next evolution of Skoda’s sharpened styling language, moving beyond the little Rapid and Fabia, the mid-sized Octavia and the still very new Superb...


2017 Skoda 'Kodiak' SUV rendered ahead of concept debut in Geneva
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2017 Skoda 'Kodiak' SUV rendered ahead of concept debut in Geneva

A speculative rendering of Skoda’s coming new SUV has appeared this week, ahead of a Geneva motor show debut for the company’s VisionS concept. Talk of a dedicated SUV in the Skoda range has been circulating for some time, and while executives have been willing to discuss the model, few details have been shared...


Skoda VisionS SUV concept teased, new design language promised
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Skoda VisionS SUV concept teased, new design language promised

A first preview of the first-ever seven-seat Skoda SUV has been handed down today, ahead of a debut set for March’s Geneva motor show. Skoda has long been expected to add an extra-large high-riding wagon to its range, with reports of a so-called ‘Snowman’ and, more recently, ‘Kodiak’ SUV model reaching back to early 2014...