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Weekend Deals on Wheels for September 10

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at six factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels. Haggle hard, and happy shopping...

2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hits Australia, rear-view camera now standard across full range

The sports-styled 2017 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo hatch and wagon have finally arrived in Australia, while the rest of the range sees the addition of new equipment options. Starting at $23,490 plus on-road costs, the new Fabia Monte Carlo builds on the success of its predecessor, which accounted for 40 per cent of the previous-gen Fabia’s sales in Australia...

Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report

You may have seen our hugely popular list of cars that Aussies should be buying, but aren’t. And while it hasn’t done anything to improve the fortunes of the Peugeot 308 – despite our vehement insistence that it is one of the cars that should get small car purchasers through the door – the response was excellent...

Deals On Wheels - European brand special

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, our look at factory-backed special offers for all you (end of financial year) new car shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...

Skoda Australia posts record sales

Skoda Australia sold a record-breaking 440 vehicles in May, its biggest month to date. The strong month was principally driven by the just-launched Superb (58 sales, up 176 per cent) and the entry Fabia (84 sales, up 127 per cent). Skoda’s traditional best-seller, the Octavia mid-size sedan, wagon and Scout crossover derivative, found 195 buyers...

2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo confirmed for Australia

The 2016 Skoda Fabia range may have just launched locally, but the brand has now announced it will offer the new 2016 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo as the flagship variant next year. Michael Irmer, Skoda Australia director, told CarAdvice at the launch of the new-generation Fabia that the Monte Carlo will arrive in 2016...

2016 Skoda Fabia pricing and specifications

The 2016 Skoda Fabia hatchback and wagon models have been launched in Australia with new pricing and plenty of new equipment highlights. The new Skoda Fabia range remains the only city car in Australia to be offered with a compact station wagon option, with that bodystyle adding extra boot space – 505 litres compared to 305L in the hatch with the seats up; 1125L and 1370L respectively with the seats folded down – and $1150 over the price of the respective hatchback models...

New Skoda Fabia praised for five-star ANCAP rating

The Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has commended the all-new Skoda Fabia hatch and wagon range for a standard-setting five-star score in its latest round of testing. The new Skoda Fabia, the second generation of the car sold here, launches this week...

2015 Skoda Fabia to get standard autonomous emergency braking

The all-new Skoda Fabia range launching in July is shaping up as among the safest cars in the light-car class, with the Czech brand’s local arm this week confirming it will offer low-speed autonomous braking (AEB) as a standard feature...

Skoda Funstar Fabia-based ute created by apprentices

A team of 23 apprentices from the Skoda Academy have created the Skoda Funstar, a ute based on the small Fabia hatchback. Autocar reports that there's a 1.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine living underneath the Funstar's large bonnet vents. The 1.2-litre mill cranks out 90kW of power to the front wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automated transmission...

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...