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2017 Skoda Kodiaq review
Rating: 810 /10
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2017 Skoda Kodiaq review

The Skoda Kodiaq is the Czech brand's first seven-seater. Is it 'simply clever', or something more?


Skoda offers 'clever' approach to service and ownership
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Skoda offers 'clever' approach to service and ownership

The Skoda mantra of being 'simply clever' has progressed from the cars themselves to the complete ownership cycle, with the launch of the Skoda Care package in Australia. The Skoda Care product allows buyers to bundle in their three- or five-year service costs at the time of purchase, meaning that aside from petrol and key consumables (tyres etc), there are no further 'out of pocket' running costs for the ownership period...


Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel flagship all-but confirmed
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Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel flagship all-but confirmed

It seems all-but confirmed that a Skoda Kodiaq RS hero model is in the works for the Czech badge's new large SUV line. CarAdvice spoke with Kodiaq Program Manager, Jiri Dytrych, at the International launch of the Kodiaq in Spain, who indicated that a more sports-oriented model would be a likely addition to the range...


Skoda Kodiaq SportLine bound for Geneva
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Skoda Kodiaq SportLine bound for Geneva

The car isn't even on sale yet, and already a new trim level has been confirmed for the 2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV. Speaking with executives at the Kodiaq's international launch in Mallorca, CarAdvice learned that the current four-trim lineup (S, SE, SE L and Edition) will be joined by a SportLine grade at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show...


Skoda working on resale value concerns, perceived and genuine
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Skoda working on resale value concerns, perceived and genuine

Skoda says it's actively working on improving its perceived and actual resale value to offer buyers greater confidence in choosing the Czech brand over more established Japanese and European rivals. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the Octavia RS230 in Sydney yesterday (review), the head of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer, said that the perception that Skoda has poor resale isn’t reflective in reality these days...


Skoda keen for more big-selling RS models, including SUVs
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Skoda keen for more big-selling RS models, including SUVs

Skoda Australia says it will put its hands up for any and all new RS models that might be in the pipeline, including any potential performance derivatives of its next-generation SUVs. The Skoda Octavia RS is the best-selling model from the Czech brand, signifying the importance of performance models that are in general far more popular in Australia as a percentage of overall sales than most other markets...


Skoda Kodiaq SUV could steal best-seller crown from Octavia
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Skoda Kodiaq SUV could steal best-seller crown from Octavia

The upcoming 2017 Skoda Kodiaq SUV has the potential to be the brand’s best-selling model, according to the European brand’s boss in Australia. Speaking to CarAdvice at the launch of the new Octavia RS230 in Sydney yesterday (review), the head of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer, confirmed his high sales expectations for the new seven-seater SUV...


Skoda brand image rising, claims Australian boss
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Skoda brand image rising, claims Australian boss

Europe’s quirkiest brand, Skoda, has kept its sales steady this year in the shrinking passenger segment with a range of brand-building exercises that has seen it differentiate itself from parent company Volkswagen and offer an alternative to those seeking an aspirational Japanese brand...


2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 review

The best Skoda, the Octavia RS, just got a little bit better. Is it the best option for the money, though?

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2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 pricing and specs: Powered-up special edition hits Australia
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2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 pricing and specs: Powered-up special edition hits Australia

The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS230, touted as the fastest Octavia ever, is now on sale in Australia. After being confirmed for our market over a year ago, the limited-edition Octavia RS230 is now available - in limited numbers - to Australian customers, starting at $41,490 plus on-road costs for the 'liftback' sedan and $43,190 plus ORCs for the wagon...


Volkswagen: Dieselgate defeat device legal in EU, NOx isn't harmful
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Volkswagen: Dieselgate defeat device legal in EU, NOx isn't harmful

Volkswagen has responded to the rising political, social and, potentially, legal pressure that's been building on it to compensate European owners of cars fitted emissions testing defeat devices. In a statement to Reuters, the company stated: "The software contained in vehicles with a EA189 engine in the view of Volkswagen represents no unlawful defeat device under European law...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 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...


2017 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed further, RS performer rendered
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2017 Skoda Octavia facelift revealed further, RS performer rendered

One of this year's more polarising debuts, the newly facelifted 2017 Skoda Octavia, has been detailed further in new images today...


Skoda Superb showing strong sales, giving brand's premium slant traction
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Skoda Superb showing strong sales, giving brand's premium slant traction

The Skoda Superb flagship hatch and wagon made up a remarkable 22 per cent of the company’s Australian sales volume in October. The Czech brand’s local arm sold 104 Superbs last month. More interestingly, most of these were loaded up with options, such as the Tech Pack and Comfort Pack, taking the average price well past $50,000, and some pushed beyond $60,000...


2017 Skoda Octavia revealed, Australian launch due next year
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2017 Skoda Octavia revealed, Australian launch due next year

The facelifted 2017 Skoda Octavia has been revealed tonight, ahead of an Australian debut set to occur around the middle of next year - just in time for the 2018 model year. Showcasing heavily revised styling at the front and and a subtle update to the rear, the Octavia steers clear of mimicking the big new Superb's look by adopting a quad-headlight design...


2017 Skoda Yeti pricing and specs: 110TSI 4x4 Outdoor from $32,990 in streamlined range
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2017 Skoda Yeti pricing and specs: 110TSI 4x4 Outdoor from $32,990 in streamlined range

The 2017 Skoda Yeti range has been announced, headlined by the addition of a new 110TSI 4x4 Outdoor model. Elsewhere in the line-up, the 92TSI and 103 TDI 4x4 Outdoor models have been dropped, consolidating the Yeti range to just two variants. Powered by the same 110kW/250Nm 1...


Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs
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Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs

The chairman of the Volkswagen Group has denied the company is planning to sell off some of its brands to help pay for costs related to the Dieselgate emissions cheating saga. According to Reuters, Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of Volkswagen's supervisory board, has told Boersen-Zeitung that the company is "not thinking of selling parts of our brands"...


2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo Review

It looks good, but does the 2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo have the go to make you go whoa?

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Luxury sedan comparison part one: Hyundai Genesis v Jaguar XF v Infiniti Q70 v Lexus GS v Skoda Superb
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Luxury sedan comparison part one: Hyundai Genesis v Jaguar XF v Infiniti Q70 v Lexus GS v Skoda Superb

What is luxury? Is it power? Is it control? Is it desirability? All-out plushness? Or just space? Is it a combination of all of those things? And if it is a combination, to what degree does cost and inclusions play a part in determining the luxuriousness of a car? That's what this test aims to find out: we have five sedans here that have some or perhaps all of those aspects covered, though none of them are the usual suspects from Germany...


Skoda reviewing potential for expanded RS range - UPDATE
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Skoda reviewing potential for expanded RS range - UPDATE

Update - This article initially read that Skoda is reviewing the RS sub-brand on its profitability based on the report by Autocar. However, Maier's interview doesn't indicate that the RS models aren't profitable. See article for details Skoda’s sporty RS-branded models are top sellers for the Czech marque in Australia, and the company’s new boss has put a review of the range's further potential at the top of his agenda, according to a new report out of the UK...