Skoda

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 Fabia wagon revealed ahead of Paris debut

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Skoda Fabia wagon revealed ahead of Paris debut

The Czech car maker has unveiled the wagon version of its third-generation Skoda Fabia. Like the five-door hatch, which was unveiled last month, the new Fabia wagon features sharp-edged styling and detailing. Forward of the B-pillar the two variants are visually identical...

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2015 Skoda Fabia Wagon spied with minimal camouflage
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2015 Skoda Fabia Wagon spied with minimal camouflage

An all-new version of the only light wagon on the market, the Skoda Fabia Wagon, has been spotted in production-ready guise with minimal camouflage. The more practical iteration of the recently unveiled Skoda Fabia city hatch was caught on the road in its home country, with the Czech brand disguising some key elements of the eye-catching green wagon with body-coloured tape rather than the traditional camouflage covering...


2015 Skoda Fabia interior unveiled
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2015 Skoda Fabia interior unveiled

A week after the exterior was revealed, the Czech car maker has revealed the interior of the next-generation Skoda Fabia. The image released by Skoda shows the interior of, what we believe to be, a high-spec Fabia. A broad swathe of body coloured plastic on the leather wrapped wheel, as well as running practically the entire width of the dashboard, sets the new car apart from the related Volkswagen Polo...


Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage
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Small SUV Comparison : Nissan Qashqai v Holden Trax v Skoda Yeti v Peugeot 2008 v Kia Sportage

Call our original small SUV comparison test the elimination round. Earlier this year when we tested this new breed of fully loaded, sub-$30,000 sub-compact ‘softroaders’, the competition was fresh but clearly green (read the full comparison here). Six months on, and the class has shifted up several gears...


2015 Skoda Fabia exterior revealed
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2015 Skoda Fabia exterior revealed

After a protracted teaser campaign, the 2015 Skoda Fabia light-car has been officially revealed ahead of its world premiere in-the-metal at this October’s Paris motor show.  The new Fabia, which is expected to borrow bits from the newly-updated Volkswagen Polo rather than the VW Group’s much publicised MQB architecture, is wider and lower than before as part of a bid to boost its sporting credentials, and is also said to offer best-in-class cargo space...


2015 Skoda Fabia teaser campaign continues; two new images released
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2015 Skoda Fabia teaser campaign continues; two new images released

The drawn-out, puzzle-like reveal of the 2015 Skoda Fabia continues, with two new images of the Czech brand's city car released over the weekend. The latest images - the fourth and fifth teasers, respectively, for the new Skoda Fabia that will debut at the 2014 Paris motor show in October - give a little more away about how the cars side panels will look...


2015 Skoda Fabia: fresh details of new city car
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2015 Skoda Fabia: fresh details of new city car

Another day, another 2015 Skoda Fabia teaser. The Czech brand continued the drip-feed unveiling of its third-generation city car overnight, this time releasing two fresh angles of the production model that’s set to debut at October’s Paris motor show. The new images highlight the compact Skoda’s new grille and provide a bird’s-eye view of its headlight and bonnet...


Skoda Snowman: preview of new seven-seat SUV
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Skoda Snowman: preview of new seven-seat SUV

This is how the new Skoda Snowman SUV could look when it goes on sale in 2016. Our computer-generated image is a "pretty accurate" of the upcoming production model, according to our well-informed graphic artist...


2015 Skoda Fabia headlight teased
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2015 Skoda Fabia headlight teased

Another piece of the 2015 Skoda Fabia puzzle has been released, with the headlight design of the Czech brand’s third-generation city car having been teased overnight. The tightly cropped image – similar to a teaser of the 2015 Volvo XC90 released yesterday – uncovers the new Fabia’s projector beam headlamps, which sit above a thin LED daytime running light strip that runs along the headlight cluster’s lower edge...


2015 Skoda Superb 4x4 Outdoor Limited Edition: Pricing for rugged wagon revealed
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2015 Skoda Superb 4x4 Outdoor Limited Edition: Pricing for rugged wagon revealed

The new Skoda Superb 4x4 Outdoor Limited Edition is coming to Australia, with a price tag of $55,690 driveaway. The Superb 4x4 Outdoor model is designed to offer buyers a more rugged looking version of the standard Superb, but with a four-wheel drive system to help it live up to its biff-and-bash cladded body. In short, it has the Subaru Outback squarely in its sights...


2015 Skoda Fabia to feature three- and four-cylinder petrol, diesel engines
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2015 Skoda Fabia to feature three- and four-cylinder petrol, diesel engines

Skoda has revealed details about the drivetrains that will be available in the new Skoda Fabia hatch and wagon range. For petrol buyers, the new Fabia range will kick off with a 44kW 1.0-litre three-cylinder direct injection engine. Until an RS model rears its head, the petrol lineup will be spearheaded by a 1.2-litre four-cylinder turbo sporting 81kW of power...


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. The as-yet-unnamed SUV (which is rumoured to be known as the Skoda Snowman) will be available in both two-row five-seat and three-row seven-seat configurations...


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.

Priced At
$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.

Priced At
$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...