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Skoda Octavia RS Review
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Skoda Octavia RS Review

A Golf GTI engine in a cheaper, more spacious package. Where's the catch?


Skoda Octavia RS pricing and specifications
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Skoda Octavia RS pricing and specifications

The Skoda Octavia RS is back in its third iteration to provide a German/Czech mix of pragmatism and performance. Following the regular Skoda Octiva range that went on sale in Australia in November 2013, the sportier RS line-up starts from $36,490 in manual form or $38,790 with a dual-clutch automatic. Skoda Octavia RS buyers again have choices to make...


Skoda Fabia to launch in spring; 'Snowman' SUV production for Czech Republic
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Skoda Fabia to launch in spring; 'Snowman' SUV production for Czech Republic

The third-generation Skoda Fabia will launch in spring before reaching Australian showrooms in 2015. Reports from last month linked Skoda’s all-new city car to a Geneva motor show unveiling, though it now looks likely to debut in Paris at the beginning of October...


Skoda Snowman SUV production to begin in late 2015 - report
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Skoda Snowman SUV production to begin in late 2015 - report

A mid-size Skoda SUV will reportedly enter production late next year before reaching global showrooms in 2016. Czech media claims the new model – which is reportedly  dubbed the Skoda Snowman – will be built at the brand’s production plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic, where the brand currently builds the Roomster, Yeti and Superb...


Skoda VisionC concept : New photos of Czech showcar revealed
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Skoda VisionC concept : New photos of Czech showcar revealed

The Skoda VisionC concept that will be revealed at the upcoming Geneva motor show could preview a possible coupe-styled five-door liftback from the Czech brand. The Volkswagen-owned car maker has shown the new VisionC concept ahead of the show, describing its styling as "the next stage in the development of Skoda design language"...


Skoda Superb Outdoor unveiled
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Skoda Superb Outdoor unveiled

It's no high-riding SUV, but the new Skoda Superb Outdoor certainly looks like it would like to play rough. The new Superb Outdoor variant has been revealed, boasting off-road styling cues such as underbody bash-plates, fog-lights, grey plastic mouldings on the bumpers and wheel arches, roof-rails and 18-inch alloy wheels...


Skoda expands Monte Carlo line, introduces Octavia L&K special edition
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Skoda expands Monte Carlo line, introduces Octavia L&K special edition

Skoda will introduce Monte Carlo versions of the Citigo, Yeti and Rapid Spaceback and two new Octavia variants at next week’s Geneva motor show. The new models will debut alongside the new-generation Octavia Scout and the headline act for the Czech brand, the VisionC ‘four-door coupe’ concept...


Skoda Roomster axed again in Oz
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Skoda Roomster axed again in Oz

The quirky Skoda Roomster city car has been pulled from sale in Australia ... again. The Czech brand's oddball wagon was reintroduced to the country mid-2012 having been discontinued three years after its 2007 introduction, but has now been axed again due to poor sales...


Skoda expands capped-price servicing scheme
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Skoda expands capped-price servicing scheme

Skoda Australia has expanded its capped-price servicing program to include its entire range of passenger vehicles. Initially launched in October 2013 exclusively for the all-new Skoda Octavia, the fixed-price maintenance scheme will now be offered across the Czech brand’s local line-up and is effective immediately...


Skoda Octavia Scout revealed
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Skoda Octavia Scout revealed

The all-new Skoda Octavia Scout has been revealed ahead of the 2014 Geneva motor show, and it has the ever-growing SUV brigade in its sights. The Czech brand's new mid-size wagon with off-road intentions features a new-generation all-wheel-drive system that Skoda claims has increased traction by up to 25 per cent, and improved the climbing power and start-up performance...


Skoda VisionC concept sketch : new coupe-style four-door for Czech brand
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Skoda VisionC concept sketch : new coupe-style four-door for Czech brand

The Skoda VisionC concept could point the way to a new coupe-style sedan from the once dowdy Czech arm of Volkswagen. Described as "the next stage of development in Skoda's design language", the sketched, sleek "five-door coupe" model could point the way to a more attractive version of the Octavia mid-size sedan in much the same way as the Volkswagen CC sits on the sexy side of the Passat range...


Skoda Fabia replacement : concept model to debut at Geneva
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Skoda Fabia replacement : concept model to debut at Geneva

A new concept that will point the way to the next generation Skoda Fabia is reportedly set to debut at the 2014 Geneva motor show. A report from UK publication Autocar suggests the new Fabia concept car will be revealed in March, with a production-ready car due for launch later in 2014, possibly at the Paris motor show...


Skoda: New Cars 2014
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Skoda: New Cars 2014

Details of the new additions to Skoda Australia's showroom in 2014. Skoda Octavia RS (Q2) The Skoda Octavia RS will arrive in the second quarter of 2014. Skoda's performance flagship is again available in ‘liftback’ sedan and wagon body styles, and with turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol and diesel engine alternatives...


2014 Skoda Octavia Review
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2014 Skoda Octavia Review

The all-new Skoda Octavia brings unprecedented value for money to the mid-size segment. But will that be enough to tempt new car buyers?


Skoda Octavia: pricing and specifications
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Skoda Octavia: pricing and specifications

The all-new Skoda Octavia has arrived with an aggressive $21,690 starting price as it aims to shake up Australia's mid-sized segment. Official specification details – released a day early following CarAdvice's exclusive story revealing the Octavia's entry-level $22,990 driveaway price and capped-price servicing program – reveal a line-up with three engines and three equipment levels, as well as a $3300-lower starting price that positions the medium-sized sedan and wagon closer to competitors in the small-car class...


Skoda Octavia: $22,990 driveaway price, capped-price servicing revealed
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Skoda Octavia: $22,990 driveaway price, capped-price servicing revealed

Skoda Australia has launched a capped-price servicing program with the introduction of the new Octavia. The details of Skoda's capped-price servicing campaign were officially embargoed until 12pm tomorrow but already appear live on Skoda Australia's public website, along with an aggressive $22,990 driveaway starting price for the entry-level Octavia Ambition 103TSI manual sedan...


Skoda Octavia earns five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Skoda Octavia earns five-star ANCAP safety rating

The all-new Skoda Octavia has been rated one of the most structurally sound vehicles on the market by independent crash-tester ANCAP. The Octavia easily claimed the maximum five-star safety rating (up from the old model's four-star result) with a score of 35.87 points out of 37, but could have claimed the title of the highest-rated new vehicle in Australia if it were equipped with additional protection for rear-seat passengers...


Skoda to be repositioned, models to become cheaper in Oz
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Skoda to be repositioned, models to become cheaper in Oz

Volkswagen Group Australia (VGA) managing director John White has admitted the company's decision to move Volkswagen pricing down in recent years has put pressure on sister brand Skoda, and confirmed that the situation will be addressed. White, however, also explained that the challenge now was to move Skoda further downward in the market, rather than alter Volkswagen’s positioning in this market...


Skoda Fabia RS facing the axe: report
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Skoda Fabia RS facing the axe: report

The current generation Skoda Fabia RS will be the last according to a UK report, with a senior board member confirming the demise of the sports variant for the next-generation city car due next year. Speaking with Autocar, Skoda board member for technical development Frank Welsch said, "A lot of people think the Fabia vRS (as it is badged in the UK) is a great car, but we cannot work on cars that everyone likes but only a few people buy"...


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)...