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Skoda Karoq name announced for Yeti successor, May 18 debut confirmed

As the adorably dorky Yeti moves toward retirement, Volkswagen's Czech brand has confirmed its new Tiguan-related medium SUV will be known as the Skoda Karoq. Karoq joins Kodiaq in building a consistent theme for the brand's SUVs, both in styling - as confirmed through revealing spy photos published today - and in nomenclature...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for April 28, 2017

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...

2017 Skoda Kodiaq pricing and specs: Seven-seat SUV detailed for May launch

Local pricing and specifications for the new seven-seat 2017 Skoda Kodiaq have been released this week ahead of the Czech SUV's arrival in late May, starting at $42,990 before on-road costs. Initially available in one variant only, the Kodiaq will launch with the Volkswagen Group's 132TSI 2...

2018 Skoda Yeti/Karoq spied with unique body panels

The replacement for the Skoda Yeti has been spied again, but this time it's sporting unique body work. The last set of spy photos we published, way back in the middle of 2016, showed the Yeti replacement looking virtually identical to its Volkswagen Tiguan sibling, except for a new grille and, potentially, new bonnet...

Skoda Vision E revealed in Shanghai

The Skoda Vision E concept, previewed through sketches over the past month, has made its Shanghai motor show debut today. The latest in Skoda's long-running 'Vision' series of concepts, the high-riding Vision E previews a coupe-styled companion to the new Kodiaq SUV...

Five niche cars with growing sales

Everyone loves a left-of-centre battler, but when it comes to cars, few buy them. At least in a market like Australia, which is hugely competitive but dominated by a small number of big fish like Toyota, Mazda, Holden and Hyundai. But a scan through VFACTS sales figures also shows that, every year, there are a few lesser-known cars that for a variety of reasons enter another gear, sales-wise...

2017 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2017 Skoda Octavia range have been released this week, bringing new driver assistance technologies, upgraded infotainment and increased value to the Czech liftback and wagon. Prices are slightly up on last year's model, with the entry-level 110TSI manual liftback kicking off $500 higher at $23,490 before on-road costs, topping out at $43,990 for the DSG-equipped RS 135TDI wagon (up $1000)...

2017 Skoda Superb recalled for seatbelt fix

Skoda has issued a recall for seven of its 2017 model-year Superb medium cars over concerns the seatbelt tensioner may not deploy in an accident. The Czech manufacturer reports the condition could be caused by variations in the mixture of the ratio of the tensioner's propellant. If the belt tensioners are not deployed correctly in an accident, occupants could be at higher risk of injury...

Skoda Vision E concept interior sketched out

The interior of the Skoda Vision E has been sketched out ahead of the concept car's debut at the Shanghai motor show later this month. The Vision E concept seats four people in individual bucket seats, with each passenger presented with their own high-resolution information and entertainment interface, which can be synced up to their own smartphone...

Skoda Vision E: electric SUV concept detailed ahead of debut

The Skoda Vision E has been detailed, along with a new batch of sketches, ahead of its debut at the Shanghai motor show in April. As we speculated earlier this week, the new Skoda Vision E concept has an electric drivetrain wrapped in a 'coupe SUV' body shell...

Skoda Vision E sketch may preview Kodiaq Coupe

A shadowy sketch of the upcoming Skoda Vision E concept car has been revealed. According to Skoda, the Vision E has "an emotive design, full of character and with features inspired by crystal glass art". Christian Strube, Skoda's head of research and development, recently confirmed to Autocar and others that the company was working on a "really emotional" electric vehicle concept based on the Volkswagen Group's upcoming MEB platform...