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2014 Skoda Yeti: two styles available in facelifted SUV range
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2014 Skoda Yeti: two styles available in facelifted SUV range

The updated Skoda Yeti has been officially revealed ahead of its world debut at next month's Frankfurt motor show, where two distinct variants will be unveiled. Available for the first time in two styles, the refreshed Skoda Yeti aims to offer customers a compact SUV for the city (pictured below) and one for off-road adventures (pictured top)...


Skoda Yeti facelift leaked
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Skoda Yeti facelift leaked

Images of the facelifted 2014 Skoda Yeti have been leaked ahead of the car’s expected unveiling at next month’s Frankfurt motor show. The facelift aligns the Skoda Yeti’s styling with firm's new design language – as seen on the its Rapid and Octavia models – revealing a more modern, conservative approach for the Czech carmaker...


Skoda Rapid Spaceback revealed, headed for Australia in 2014
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Skoda Rapid Spaceback revealed, headed for Australia in 2014

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback has been officially revealed ahead of its unveiling at September's Frankfurt motor show. The Rapid Spaceback hatch joins the Rapid liftback sedan in the Volkswagen-owned Czech brand's new small-car family. Skoda Australia public relations manager Kurt McGuiness told CarAdvice the Skoda Rapid Spaceback would arrive in local showrooms in the first half of 2014...


Skoda Rapid Spaceback teased
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Skoda Rapid Spaceback teased

The Skoda Rapid Spaceback has been teased ahead of its upcoming unveiling and likely Frankfurt motor show debut in September. Highlighting the Skoda Rapid Spaceback’s glass rear hatch, roof-mounted rear spoiler and left-hand tail-light, the new teaser shot all but confirms the car as the new compact Czech wagon, following a more tightly cropped initial teaser seen last week...


Skoda Octavia RS: sporty sedan, wagon here in 2014
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Skoda Octavia RS: sporty sedan, wagon here in 2014

The Skoda Octavia RS has made its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. Unveiled in both sedan and wagon guises, and arriving locally in early-2014, the new Skoda Octavia RS is the Czech brand's quickest series-production Octavia in history with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.8 seconds – half a second faster than the previous generation...


Skoda Rapid: potential RS model teased
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Skoda Rapid: potential RS model teased

A teaser image of what could be a new Skoda Rapid RS model has been released. Giving very little away, the single teaser shot shows a red Skoda Rapid from the rear highlighting a slightly revised and tinted rear tail-light and a black boot lid...


Skoda Rapid Spaceback: compact Czech wagon spied
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Skoda Rapid Spaceback: compact Czech wagon spied

A lightly camouflaged prototype of the Skoda Rapid Spaceback has been spied a few months out from its official unveiling. Fake tail-lights and Fabia badges do little to disguise the true identity of the new Rapid Spaceback wagon variant, which shares its angular lines with the Rapid liftback sedan that launched in Europe late last year...


Volkswagen recall: 8000 Audi, Skoda vehicles affected by DSG defect
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Volkswagen recall: 8000 Audi, Skoda vehicles affected by DSG defect

More than 8000 Audi and Skoda vehicles have become entangled in the 'DSG' dual-clutch automatic transmission recall, joining almost 26,000 potentially defective vehicles from sister brand Volkswagen in the recall action...


Skoda Octavia RS: Golf GTI heart for sporty Czech
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Skoda Octavia RS: Golf GTI heart for sporty Czech

The Skoda Octavia RS has been revealed ahead of its world debut at the next month's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Skoda's new-generation flagship sports model is set to become the quickest series-production Octavia in history, thanks largely to its adoption of the turbocharged engine from the new Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7. Powered by the 162kW 2...


Skoda Octavia special edition: alloys and sat-nav for $21,990 driveaway
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Skoda Octavia special edition: alloys and sat-nav for $21,990 driveaway

The Skoda Octavia Special Edition will launch next month with a high level of standard equipment and an aggressive $21,990 driveaway price tag. Based on the Skoda Octavia 90TSI, the Special Edition adds 16-inch alloy wheels, ‘Columbus’ satellite navigation system with 30GB hard drive and eight speakers, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, light assistant with ‘coming home’ and ‘tunnel light’ functions, and a centre rear armrest with storage compartment...


Skoda Rapid Sport concept unveiled
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Skoda Rapid Sport concept unveiled

The Skoda Rapid Sport concept has been officially unveiled at this year’s Worthersee tuning show in Austria. Initially seen in sketches earlier this week, the Skoda Rapid Sport concept is intended to show a particularly sporty and “emotional” version of the compact sedan that sits between the Skoda Fabia and new Octavia in the Czech brand’s range...


Skoda Rapid Sport concept to debut at Worthersee
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Skoda Rapid Sport concept to debut at Worthersee

The Skoda Rapid Sport concept will make its world premiere at today's Worthersee tuning show in Austria, displaying an aggressive and notably sportier version of the compact sedan. Intended to show off the possibilities of the Skoda Rapid design, the Czech manufacturer's Sport concept is finished in two-tone metallic Steel Grey and Corrida Red with red highlighted again on the 19-inch alloy wheels...


Skoda Octavia RS: Czech sports sedan spied
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Skoda Octavia RS: Czech sports sedan spied

The Skoda Octavia RS has been spied undergoing final tuning ahead of its official unveiling at July's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. CarAdvice's spy photographers captured the new Octavia RS almost completely undisguised in its domestic Czech Republic, giving us a clear indication of what to expect when the third-generation mid-sized sports sedan launches internationally later this year...


2013 Skoda Superb: revised styling, better efficiency
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2013 Skoda Superb: revised styling, better efficiency

The Skoda Superb has been given its first major update, with revised front and rear styling and fuel efficiency improvements of up to 19 per cent. Volkswagen's Czech brand has redesigned the entire front end of the Superb up to the A-pillar, though the changes are still subtle. Most obvious are the new, straighter-edged headlights and extended lower bumper section that now incorporates the fog lights...


Skoda Octavia RS: fastest Octavia ever set for Goodwood debut
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Skoda Octavia RS: fastest Octavia ever set for Goodwood debut

The all-new Skoda Octavia RS, dubbed the fastest road-going Octavia yet, will have its world premiere at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new third–generation Skoda Octavia RS – seen in several leaked images at the end of last year – will be longer, wider, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, with the Czech brand saying it will be the fastest production Skoda Octavia yet...


Skoda Citigo: Up!-based city car no certainty for Australia
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Skoda Citigo: Up!-based city car no certainty for Australia

The Skoda Citigo will not go on sale in Australia in 2013 as expected and is no certainty to join the local line-up in the future. Despite originally being planned to arrive during the first half of this year, Skoda Australia spokesman Karl Gehling told CarAdvice the local division currently has no firm plans to bring the Volkswagen Up!-based city car to our shores...


2013 Skoda Octavia wagon revealed
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2013 Skoda Octavia wagon revealed

The first images and details of the new Skoda Octavia wagon have been released ahead of its unveiling at next month's 2013 Geneva motor show. The load-lugging version of the Czech brand's third-generation Octavia medium car will join its liftback counterpart in Australian showrooms in the second half the year, when it is set to offer a keenly priced alternative to the likes of the Mazda 6, Ford Mondeo, Hyundai i40 and Opel Insignia...


Skoda reaches 15-million car milestone
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Skoda reaches 15-million car milestone

Skoda has produced its 15-millionth car since 1905. Rolling off the assembly line at the Czech brand’s Mlada Boleslav plant, the 15-millionth Skoda was a silver third-generation Skoda Octavia, a car due to arrive in Australia in the second half of 2013. While 2012 marked a record sales year for Skoda, selling 939,200 vehicles worldwide, the Volkswagen Group-owned manufacturer is hoping to increase this number to at least 1...


2013 Skoda Superb facelift spied
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2013 Skoda Superb facelift spied

The Skoda Superb is being readied for a mid-life facelift, with the five-year-old large liftback soon to adopt styling cues from the company’s brand new Rapid and Octavia models. As our spy pictures show, the Superb keeps the round edges of its five-door bodystyle, but will get a sharper-edged headlight and grille treatment in line with Skoda’s new design direction originally previewed with the MissionL concept...


Skoda Octavia wagon: base, RS models spied
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Skoda Octavia wagon: base, RS models spied

The new Skoda Octavia wagon has been spied testing in both standard and sporty RS forms, as the German-owned Czech brand readies for the cars' respective Geneva and Frankfurt motor show debuts. Wrapped in camouflage to look like the old Skoda Ocatvia, the new third-generation RS wagon is highlighted by its more aggressive front bumper, prominent rear spoiler, and dual sports exhausts that mirror those seen on the Octavia RS sedan...