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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 Reviews

2016 Skoda Superb Review

The new-generation, and more upmarket, Skoda Superb improves on its predecessor in almost every way...

2015 Skoda Fabia Wagon review

The forthcoming Skoda Fabia wagon will offer maximum space for minimum money, making it a clever and cut-priced SUV alternative...

2015 Skoda Yeti 77TSI Active Review

The entry level Skoda Yeti 77TI Active still takes it right up to a troupe of newer small SUV rivals...

2015 Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 Review

Australia’s affordable, rough-and-tumble family wagon market has for more than a decade belonged to the Subaru Outback, but the new Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 is making a serious play for its own chunk of the action. The second-generation, Octavia wagon-based Scout has grown 10cm in both overall length and wheelbase to measure 4...

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Skoda Comparisons

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...

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...

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...

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Skoda Owner Reviews

2015 Skoda Yeti Active 7 Tsi (4x2) Review

Having driven more performance based VW Golf GTi's over the last 10 years, I was a little hesitant to drop from my recent Golf GTi Pirelli with 169KW of power to the more sedate 77KW Skoda Yeti but I am truly astounded at how well the new Skoda Yeti 1.2Ltr Turbo petrol engine performs. It certainly won't move like the GTi but I seem to have all the comforts and familiarity of the VW Golf in my new Skoda...

2013 Skoda Yeti 103 TDI Review

After 18 months owning my Yeti, it has proved to be a fantastic choice as a car that is a pleasure to drive, totally reliable and very frugal on fuel. The build quality is clearly first rate and it has not exhibited any reliability issues or missed a beat in any way. The DSG transmission is very easy to use and living in a fairly hilly area, I use the manual selection quite a bit...

2015 Skoda Yeti Outdoor 103 TDI Review

After thinking that I may have overdone the research I recently took delivery of this little wonder and realised that the numerous test drives of all the competitors simply revealed the Yeti to be a perfect choice. We are a couple with grown up kids, live in the country, make numerous trips into the hills and to the big smoke and appreciate quality when we experience it...

2014 Skoda Octavia 132 TSI Elegance Review

After owning a 2014 Skoda Octavia 132TSI Elegance for over a few months now, I've never looked back. The Octavia is quite competent in all areas, making it one of the most alluring options in the medium car class...

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Skoda Videos

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!

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.

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 News

2015 Skoda Yeti 120 Edition pricing and specifications

Another celebratory model from Skoda that celebrates 120 years of existence is the 2015 Skoda Yeti 120 Edition, which is on sale now. The special edition Skoda Yeti model is based on the 90TSI Yeti Ambition variant, which is powered by a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 90kW of power and 200Nm of torque...

2015 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 120 Edition pricing and specifications

As a means of celebrating 120 years of existence, Volkswagen-owned Czech brand Skoda has announced a new special edition version of its small hatchback, which is creatively known as the Skoda Rapid 120 Edition...

New Skoda "Roomster" spy photos

The second-generation Skoda Roomster or a new small van for the Czech brand has been spied on the streets of Europe undergoing testing. Even though its body is obscured by a disguise that dresses the car from head to toe, the prototype that was spotted by our spies is clearly a prototype for a Skoda van or van-based people mover, as it sports both temporary Czech Republic plates and a version of Skoda's corporate grille up front...

Year of the niche Euro brands?

We have called it the ‘Year of the Wagon’ here at CarAdvice, but perhaps we should rename it the ‘Year of the Affordable Niche Euro Brand’. One of those interesting patterns beginning to emerge in 2015 now that we have five full months of sales behind us is the sales rise in a quintet of smaller-volume, affordable and left-of-centre Euro brands...

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Skoda Galleries

New Skoda "Roomster" spy photos

New Skoda "Roomster" spy photos

Year of the niche Euro brands?

Year of the niche Euro brands?

2016 Skoda Superb Combi wagon revealed
2016 Skoda Superb Review

2016 Skoda Superb Review

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