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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...


Skoda Octavia RS all-wheel-drive model ruled out for Australia
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Skoda Octavia RS all-wheel-drive model ruled out for Australia

There will be no all-wheel-drive Skoda Octavia RS offered in Australia. The Czech brand's new AWD version of its diesel-powered Octavia RS has launched in Europe, but local showrooms won't see the new version, which adds rear propulsion over the standard front-drive model. The AWD model weighs more than the FWD version, but it's quicker from 0-100km/h, too, at a claimed 7...


2016 Skoda Octavia Scout Review
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2016 Skoda Octavia Scout Review

Read the article here. Out here in the forest, you might come across things you might not normally see. Take this for example, the Skoda Octavia Scout. Often overlooked, it might surprise you to know that the Scout has been on sale in Australia since 2008 - this new generation arriving in 2014...


2016 Skoda Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlo Review
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2016 Skoda Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlo Review

Headlining an updated 2016 Skoda Rapid Spaceback, the flagship Monte Carlo has plenty of pluses...

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2016 Skoda New Cars
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2016 Skoda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Skoda models launching in Australia in 2016. Superb — Q1 There’s only one new model launch for Czech brand Skoda in 2016 — the all-new and massively improved Superb. As befits the name, our first drive of the new model in Europe this year attested to that very fact...


2016 European Car of the Year award finalists announced
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2016 European Car of the Year award finalists announced

The jurors for the 2016 European Car of the Year award have handed down a list of the final models in the running for this year’s prize, to be revealed at March’s Geneva motor show. Shortlisted from a group of forty nominees announced in July, today’s list of seven vehicles includes four premium marques and three volume-selling brands...


Skoda Roomster successor scrapped
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Skoda Roomster successor scrapped

The Skoda Roomster has been thrown on the automotive scrapheap, with the Volkswagen-owned Czech brand confirming it has cancelled plans for a successor to its quirky compact MPV. The decision to axe the second-generation Roomster comes at the 11th hour, with development of the new model all but complete...


2016 Skoda Octavia Scout Review : 132 TSI Premium
Rating: 810 /10
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2016 Skoda Octavia Scout Review : 132 TSI Premium

The Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 is an often overlooked player in the crossover wagon segment. Does it have enough value and capability to earn its merit badge?


Volkswagen dieselgate fix will have impact on performance, according to US chief
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Volkswagen dieselgate fix will have impact on performance, according to US chief

During televised questioning from a US congressional committee, Michael Horn, the CEO of the Volkswagen Group's American arm, admitted that the upcoming fix will have an impact on performance, although he seemed to imply that the hit will not be that significant...


Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia
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Top 10 fast-growing car brands in Australia

We’ve crossed the three-quarter-way mark of 2015, so it seems a good time to look at those 10 brands that have grown their sales fastest. Just to be on this list is an impressive achievement. Of the 51 car/SUV/light commercial brands that take part in the VFACTS industry database, most are up this year. The total market is on record pace, and is up 3...


Mazda CX-3 v Skoda Fabia Wagon Comparison Review
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Mazda CX-3 v Skoda Fabia Wagon Comparison Review

Read the article here. It may have only gone on sale at the start of this year, but the Mazda CX-3 has already become one of the default choices for people in market for a city-sized SUV. And there’s little wonder. It’s got the looks, it’s the perfect size, the price and right, and Mazda’s engineers seem to have the Midas touch...


2.1 million Audis, 1.2 million Skodas have Volkswagen emissions defeat device
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2.1 million Audis, 1.2 million Skodas have Volkswagen emissions defeat device

Audi and Skoda have confirmed the extent to which the Volkswagen Group's emissions testing defeat device has been employed in their diesel vehicles. Reuters has been informed that 2.1 million Audi vehicles are powered by EA189 diesel engines that have the emissions testing defeat device on-board...


Mazda CX-3 v Skoda Fabia wagon : Comparison Review
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Mazda CX-3 v Skoda Fabia wagon : Comparison Review

Many of us at CarAdvice believe the Mazda CX-3 is the pick of the city-sized SUV bunch, and sales in its first six months on the market show it's a favourite among many new car shoppers too. It’s no secret the popularity of urban crossovers has exploded in Australia in recent times, with the likes of the Mazda CX-3, Honda HR-V and Nissan Qashqai becoming the default choice for buyers looking for a little more size for only a little bit of money...


Skoda Octavia Scout 135TDI v Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium : Comparison Review
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Skoda Octavia Scout 135TDI v Subaru Outback 2.0D Premium : Comparison Review

The Skoda Octavia Scout arrived in March aiming to steal a slice of the all-terrain, all-wheel-drive premium wagon pie from Subaru Outback. A niche pie that the Outback has and continues to own in Australia, as demonstrated by recent record-breaking sales - despite the less-than-threatening opposition presented by rivals such as, well, Skoda’s own Superb 4x4 Outdoor...


Skoda wants your dog to travel in style
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Skoda wants your dog to travel in style

Skoda has, rather adorably, released a line of genuine dog-friendly accessories across its Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb line-up.  The range of four-legged-focused items includes a Backseat Protection mat that covers the back seat and protects it from hair and dirt. The surface is washable, and has a non-slip surface...


2016 Skoda models updated for Australia: New engines, new displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto
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2016 Skoda models updated for Australia: New engines, new displays, Apple Carplay and Android Auto

Skoda has followed stablemate Volkswagen into announcing significant feature changes to its Australian range, introducing new equipment, new powertrains and new models. Model ranges blessed with an update this week include the small Rapid, the mid-sized Octavia, the high-riding Octavia Scout and the recently re-styled Yeti...