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 chairman confirms seven-seat SUV for Australia

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Skoda chairman confirms seven-seat SUV for Australia

The long-awaited 2016 Skoda seven-seat SUV will be sent to Australia “for sure”, according to global chairman Winfried Vahland. The Czech-made family hauler — also to be made in China for that market — will give the company a presence in the high-volume large SUV segment, and will offer buyers a European alternative to rivals such as the Hyundai Santa Fe...

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2015 Skoda Octavia RS 230 unveiled
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2015 Skoda Octavia RS 230 unveiled

The 2015 Skoda Octavia RS 230 is to the regular RS model what the Volkswagen Golf GTI Performance is to its more affordable, slightly less focused sibling. That's because the Octavia RS 230 gets a retuned engine with 169kW of power (up from 162kW in the standard version), and also becomes the first ever Skoda to adopt an electronically controlled locking front differential that the brand claims to offer "dynamic cornering"...


2015 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo revealed
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2015 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo revealed

There won't be an RS hot hatch version of the 2015 Skoda Fabia, but the Czech brand has shown off the next best thing - the 2015 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo. The stylised version of the new Skoda Fabia city car will be revealed at the 2015 Geneva motor show in March in both hatchback and wagon derivatives...


2015 Skoda Superb liftback revealed in full
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2015 Skoda Superb liftback revealed in full

The third-generation Skoda Superb liftback was revealed in Europe overnight ahead of its public premiere at the Geneva motor show on March 3 and launch in Australia during the first quarter of 2016. Skoda’s new range-topping model made its premiere in the Czech capital of Prague, and was immediately given the rather daunting moniker of “the best Skoda ever” by the brand...


2015 Skoda Octavia Scout specifications revealed
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2015 Skoda Octavia Scout specifications revealed

The 2015 Skoda Octavia Scout is now available to pre-order in Australia, with the Czech car maker announcing specifications (but not pricing) for its new-generation rough-and-ready wagon. The new Octavia Scout boasts an expanded powertrain line-up that grows from a single diesel engine in the previous-generation model to two diesels and a petrol in the new range...


2016 Skoda Superb interior revealed
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2016 Skoda Superb interior revealed

The dashboard of the 2016 Skoda Superb has been revealed ahead of the all-new model's debut at next month's Geneva motor show. The image confirms the revamped large car from the Czech arm of Volkswagen will bring with it a very VW-like cockpit treatment, with the interior closely mirroring that seen in the German maker's Passat large car...


Skoda Octavia Review : RS 135TDI Wagon
Rating: 810 /10
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Skoda Octavia Review : RS 135TDI Wagon

With a reverse camera now standard, the Octavia RS is a bargain option for the family buyer. If you love diesel engines, this new RS is worthy of consideration.


Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM
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Toyota claims worldwide sales crown for 2014, ahead of Volkswagen, GM

Toyota has edged out Volkswagen for the 2014 global sales crown by just 90,000 vehicles. In figures released overnight, Toyota Motor Corporation sold a total of 10.23 million vehicles throughout 2014, with 9.15 million cars attributed to Toyota (up two per cent). 915,000 vehicles were sold under the Daihatsu brand (up five per cent), while 168,000 Hino trucks (up four per cent) were delivered to customers...


2015 Skoda New Cars
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2015 Skoda New Cars

Details of the new and updated Skoda models launching in Australia in 2015.   Skoda Octavia Scout – March The Skoda Octavia Scout has been a long time coming, having been revealed globally way back in February 2014. The higher-riding version of the Skoda Octavia wagon wears butch body cladding and a set of 17-inch alloy wheels with chubby tyres and a higher ride height...


2015 Skoda Superb rear revealed in official sketch
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2015 Skoda Superb rear revealed in official sketch

The Czech car maker has given the world a first glimpse at the design of the rear of the next-generation Skoda Superb. Just days before Christmas, the company has issued a stylised sketch of the new Superb's posterior. This follows on from a design drawing of the car's front end, which was revealed online last week...


2015 Skoda Superb 4x4 Outdoor Review
Rating: 6.510 /10
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2015 Skoda Superb 4x4 Outdoor Review

Skoda jacks up the Superb wagon, and the price of its diesel-engined large car, with mixed results...


2015 Skoda Superb: new sketch reveals design details
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2015 Skoda Superb: new sketch reveals design details

The new-generation 2015 Skoda Superb has been teased in sketch form ahead of its predicted reveal in February 2015. The all-new Czech large car is set for its in-the-metal unveiling at the 2015 Geneva motor show, but this image gives plenty away about what to expect for the brand's new MQB-based flagship model...


2014 Skoda Superb 125TDI Elegance sedan and wagon Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2014 Skoda Superb 125TDI Elegance sedan and wagon Review

Trent drives the sedan and James the wagon - but is the Skoda as Superb as its name suggests?


Skoda's car museum now available for virtual tours through Google Maps
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Skoda's car museum now available for virtual tours through Google Maps

Skoda and Google have made the Czech car maker's automotive museum available online via Google Maps Street View. To take a look around, just go to the Google Maps website or smartphone app, search for "Škoda Muzeum" and then click 'Look Inside'. The Skoda museum was reopened in 2012 after an extensive remodelling, and now incorporates 340 displays spread across 1800 square metres of floor space...


Skoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 rally car will debut in Essen
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Skoda Fabia R5 WRC-2 rally car will debut in Essen

Skoda has taken the wraps off its WRC-2 race car, the Skoda Fabia R5, ahead of its official debut at the Essen motor show this weekend. As with other cars in the WRC-2 category, the Fabia R5 will be powered by a turbocharged 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that's fitted with a 32mm restrictor...


Skoda Superb Estate - rain sensor demonstration
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Skoda Superb Estate - rain sensor demonstration

James parks his Skoda Superb Estate and accidentally leaves the windows down, and to make matters worse it’s about to rain. Luckily the Skoda rain sensor has it covered!


2015 Skoda Octavia gains reverse-view camera, new option packs
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2015 Skoda Octavia gains reverse-view camera, new option packs

The introduction of a reverse-view camera and a small price hike headlines the changes to the 2015 Skoda Octavia, which is now on sale in Australia. Previously only available as part of the optional Tech Pack in the sporty Octavia RS, a reverse-view camera is now standard on all Octavia Ambition Plus, Elegance and RS variants...


2015 Skoda Fabia Review
Rating: 7.510 /10
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2015 Skoda Fabia Review

The forthcoming 2015 Skoda Fabia is a big improvement in terms of looks, ride and cabin presentation.


2015 Skoda Octavia Scout Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Skoda Octavia Scout Review

The Skoda Octavia Scout is a slick high-riding and AWD version of an already good passenger wagon from the Czech brand.


2015 Skoda Superb to up the style and power stakes
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2015 Skoda Superb to up the style and power stakes

The next-generation 2015 Skoda Superb to premiere publicly at the Geneva motor show in March 2015 will be a more stylish, upmarket and powerful proposition than the current version. The current Skoda range-topper, available as a liftback and a wagon, offers acres of cabin space for a budget price, but has always been more about substance than style...


Skoda Octavia Scout : Czech crossover arrives in April 2015 with first-time petrol option
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Skoda Octavia Scout : Czech crossover arrives in April 2015 with first-time petrol option

The second-generation Skoda Octavia Scout crossover will launch in Australia around April next year with an expanded range of powertrains including, for the first time locally, a petrol engine. While final Australian pricing and specifications are still being determined, Skoda’s local arm is making a more serious play at the local market this time around with its all-wheel-drive, jacked-up and body-clad Octavia wagon derivative...


Skoda Rapid v Kia Cerato : Comparison review
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Skoda Rapid v Kia Cerato : Comparison review

European cars are expensive, Korean cars are cheap. Well, that’s how the generalisation used to go at least. Yet here we have the new Skoda Rapid that, at $18,990, is the most affordable European small car on the market, and is actually $1000 cheaper than the South Korean-made Kia Cerato that falls just $10 beneath the crucial $20K barrier...


The Big Small Car Challenge - Skoda Rapid v Kia Cerato
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The Big Small Car Challenge - Skoda Rapid v Kia Cerato

Two of the most affordable small cars get thrown into three big challenges to see which hatchback can best tackle the urban grind.


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...


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...