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Skoda has grown into a competitive automotive company throughout Europe since its development in the Czech Republic in 1895. Since 2000 it has been under the Volkswagen Group. After its short break of exporting to Australia, Skoda has been back here since 2007. Currently the Octavia, Fabia, Yeti and Superb are available. The Skoda Octavia is the highest selling model as a great family car.
Skoda to launch three-row, seven-seat SUV in new model offensive

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Skoda to launch three-row, seven-seat SUV in new model offensive

Skoda will launch a large SUV by the end of 2016 as part of a blitz of new models. Internal sources have told both Autocar and Auto Express that Skoda is a developing a new large SUV based on the Volkswagen group's MQB architecture...

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Skoda adds Black Edition models to UK range
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Skoda adds Black Edition models to UK range

Skoda has introduced a stealthily styled Black Edition variant to every model in its UK line-up. Available on the Citigo, Fabia, Roomster, Rapid, Octavia, Superb and Yeti, the special Black Edition treatment adds between £1200 and £3200 ($2180 and $5820) in options, depending on the model, with customers benefitting from up to £1720 ($3130) in added value...


2015 Skoda Fabia revealed via official rendering
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2015 Skoda Fabia revealed via official rendering

The 2015 Skoda Fabia has been revealed — sort of — with an official rendering released today suggesting that the next-generation Czech light car will be lower, wider and altogether sportier.  Due for its world premiere in October this year at the 2014 Paris motor show, the new Fabia takes cues from the VisionC concept unveiled last March in Geneva...


2014 Skoda Superb pricing and specifications
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2014 Skoda Superb pricing and specifications

Skoda Australia has slashed the price of its updated Superb large car by up to $7300 and cut the number of variants in its line-up from 14 to just six. The entry-level Skoda Superb 118TSI now costs $31,990 in sedan form (-$7000) and $33,690 as a wagon (-$7300)...


2015 Skoda Fabia : Third-generation city car drops camouflage
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2015 Skoda Fabia : Third-generation city car drops camouflage

The 2015 Skoda Fabia has been spied almost free of camouflage undergoing high-altitude testing in the European Alps. The images, captured by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, give us our clearest look yet at the Czech brand’s third-generation city car, which will be revealed at October’s Paris motor show before going on sale in Australia in the second half of 2015...


Skoda Octavia RS Plus: hardcore wagon spied testing
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Skoda Octavia RS Plus: hardcore wagon spied testing

A sporty Skoda Octavia RS wagon prototype has been spied, revealing the Czech brand is working on an even higher-performance version of its hottest model to date. The test car, which was snapped by CarAdvice’s spy photographers in the Czech Republic, cuts a stealthy figure, finished in matt black paint and wearing the 19-inch black and red alloy wheels of the TT RS Plus from sister brand Audi...


Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon v Skoda Octavia RS : Comparison review
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Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon v Skoda Octavia RS : Comparison review

Traditional family wagons are almost a niche product these days, given how few are sold compared with SUV models of varied sizes. The Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon and Skoda Octavia RS are here for the SUV-rejectors, however. Each is priced close to $40,000 and aim to rival high-riding faux-offroaders for practicality then trounce them for driving enjoyment...


Wagon v SUV : Best $40,000 pick for families
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Wagon v SUV : Best $40,000 pick for families

Australians buy many more SUV models than wagons - but are they the smartest option? We put the popular Honda CR-V to the load-lugging test against the Skoda Octavia wagon.


Skoda Yeti Xtreme to be brand's second concept at Wörthersee 2014
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Skoda Yeti Xtreme to be brand's second concept at Wörthersee 2014

With the unveiling of the Skoda Yeti Xtreme there will be two concept cars on display from the Czech brand at this year's Wörthersee GTI event. According to Skoda, the Xtreme concept mixes together the Yeti's off-road elements with the brand's rally heritage. Visually the Xtreme is differentiated from regular Yetis by its wider wheel arches, which house chunky off-road tyres wrapped around 17-inch alloy wheels...


Skoda CitiJet concept created by apprentices for Wörthersee Festival
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Skoda CitiJet concept created by apprentices for Wörthersee Festival

The Skoda CitiJet concept will be the brand's contribution to this year's Wörthersee GTI festival. The CitiJet was created by 16 Skoda apprentices over the course of six months. Starting with a three-door Skoda Citigo — essentially a Volkswagen Up! with a mild nose job — they removed its roof, kitted it out with angled speedster-style windows, and fashioned a new rear-end look complete with an integrated spoiler...


2015 Skoda Fabia spied during testing
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2015 Skoda Fabia spied during testing

The 2015 Skoda Fabia has been spotted by our spy photographers for the first time, with the all-new city car caught undergoing testing at the Nurburgring in Germany. The Czech brand's new-generation city car, which is set to be revealed the 2014 Paris motor show in October, clearly mimics the styling of some of Skoda's recent offerings such as the facelifted Yeti and recently launched Octavia...


2014 Skoda Octavia Review : 132TSI
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Skoda Octavia Review : 132TSI

We test the 132TSI version of Skoda's most popular model that's a smart pick among sub-$40K medium cars.

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$34,690

Skoda working on a more powerful Octavia for the 40th anniversary of the RS badge
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Skoda working on a more powerful Octavia for the 40th anniversary of the RS badge

Skoda is reportedly working on a more powerful special edition of its Octavia RS to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the RS badge, but details at this stage are a little sketchy. A source within Skoda has told Czech magazine AutoForum that the special edition Octavia will go beyond just visual and equipment tweaks...


Skoda Rapid, Yeti capped-price servicing plans announced
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Skoda Rapid, Yeti capped-price servicing plans announced

New capped-price servicing plans for the Skoda Rapid and Skoda Yeti have been announced. The Czech brand's new Rapid small hatch - which was launched last week in Australia priced from $18,990 - will be offered with the brand's now-standard six-year capped price service campaign, which requires the car to be taken to an authorised Skoda workshop every 15,000km or every 12 months...


2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback Review
Rating: 610 /10
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2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback Review

The Czech brand's new small car comes with a small price, but is that enough in the country's most aggressive market segment?

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$18,990 to $23,750

2014 Skoda Yeti Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Skoda Yeti Review

A new look, lower pricing and increased equipment push the Yeti towards the top of the baby SUV pack.

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$23,490 to $33,590

2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback: Pricing and Specifications
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2014 Skoda Rapid Spaceback: Pricing and Specifications

The new Skoda Rapid Spaceback has arrived on sale in Australia, with pricing starting from $18,990. At that level the Skoda five-door hatch undercuts many of its mainstream alternatives such as the Toyota Corolla (from $19,990), Hyundai i30 (from $20,990), Mazda 3 (from $20,490), Ford Focus (from $19,990) and Holden Cruze (from $19,490), while it sits level with the Nissan Pulsar (from $18,990)...


Skoda Octavia RS set to go it alone as Czech brand’s only performance offering
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Skoda Octavia RS set to go it alone as Czech brand’s only performance offering

The Skoda Octavia RS is set to be the only performance-focused model in the Czech brand’s range moving forward. Skoda currently offers both the Octavia RS in sedan and wagon bodystyles with petrol or diesel engines, and the city-sized Fabia RS hatch or wagon, but the latter is set to be dropped when the next-generation car arrives...


Skoda Fabia: next-generation model details begin to firm
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Skoda Fabia: next-generation model details begin to firm

The next Skoda Fabia city car is due to be revealed at the 2014 Paris motor show in October, and details of the newly-designed model are starting to emerge. The new Fabia is expected to continue with the same underpinnings as the current model, rather than be built upon the Volkswagen Group’s MQB modular platform that is used for cars such as the Volkswagen Golf and Audi A3 as has been widely reported...


2014 Skoda Yeti: pricing and specifications
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2014 Skoda Yeti: pricing and specifications

The facelifted 2014 Skoda Yeti compact SUV has arrived, with a pared down range, lower prices, more standard equipment and a new, less polarising appearance. The Skoda Yeti range is once again kicked off by the 1.2-litre turbocharged four-cylinder 77TSI front-wheel-drive model, known now as Active, with 77kW of power and 175Nm of torque...


2014 Skoda Fabia price cut to $15,990
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2014 Skoda Fabia price cut to $15,990

The price of the Skoda Fabia has been cut by up to $4000 as the Czech brand looks to boost the popularity of its slow-selling city car and create room in its range for the all-new Rapid Spaceback small hatch that arrives next month. The 2014 Skoda Fabia Ambition 77TSI five-speed manual hatch now starts at $15,990, making it $3000 cheaper than before, while the wagon version is down $4000 to $16,990...


Skoda Octavia RS Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Skoda Octavia RS Review

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

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$36,490 to $41,140

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...


Medium car comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Nissan Altima v Skoda Octavia v Holden Malibu v Hyundai i40
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Medium car comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Nissan Altima v Skoda Octavia v Holden Malibu v Hyundai i40

Medium is the new large. By 2017 when the large car segment will have been thrown into further disarray with the loss of the Ford Falcon and question marks surrounding imported replacements for the Holden Commodore and Toyota Aurion, it really has to be. The mass exodus from large six-cylinder family sedans that has happened in recent years, however, hasn’t been the expected boon for medium cars...


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...