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2018 Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI, 140TDI Sportline coming in March - UPDATE

UPDATE: Skoda Australia has confirmed the 132TSI will also be offered in Sportline guise. The article has been updated to reflect that fact.  A racier-looking Skoda Kodiaq Sportline 140TDI and 132TSI will be touching down in Australia next month, on the back of considerable customer demand...

Owner Reviews: Best of January, 2018

We love Owner Reviews at CarAdvice. After all, the people who slapped down their hard-earned money on a car are, arguably, best qualified to tell the world what they're like! Here are our five favourites from January, along with the story that inspired the most comments...

Skoda Kodiaq L&K: Geneva-bound range-topper not for Oz

Skoda has turned to its founders for inspiration on a new luxury-focused 'L&K' package for the Kodiaq. Set for a Geneva motor show debut, the L&K derives its name from brand founders Laurin and Klement. Power will come from a range of engines, starting with a 1.5-litre petrol making 110kW. The 2...

2018 Skoda Fabia revealed for Geneva show

Skoda has tonight unveiled the refreshed 2018 Fabia, ahead of its full debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Although it isn't an all-new model, the fresh Fabia boasts a host of improvements over the current car, with more technology and sharper looks on offer. The refreshed supermini will be offered exclusively with three-cylinder MPI and TSI 1...

CarAdvice podcast 88: Our CEO talks cars we own

In the studio, this week with Mandy Turner is Mike Costello and Mike Stevens. Included in car news, stricter fuel standards are set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads, Jeep designer says Cherokee was ready for a makeover, and the Lancer will be gone by the end of 2018...

Skoda Vision X concept previewed

The Skoda Vision X concept has been revealed in designer drawings, ahead of its unveiling at the Geneva motor show next month. Said to preview a new "urban crossover", the Vision X also sets the direction for Skoda's next generation of SUVs – headlined by a two-tier headlight cluster, "distinctive bumpers", "dominant side sills"and "precise lines"...

2019 Skoda Fabia teased ahead of Geneva

The 2019 Skoda Fabia has been teased this week, ahead of a reveal at the 2018 Geneva motor show in March. While details of the updated light hatch are few and far between, Skoda is touting the 2019 Fabia as a "major design overhaul" including the availability of LED headlights and tail-lights for the first time...

2018 Skoda Karoq: Local arm aiming for $30,000 entry point

The 2018 Skoda Karoq is still months away from an Australian launch, but the Czech company's local division has confirmed plans to have the range start around the $30,000 mark. Set to take on the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and the related Volkswagen Tiguan when it launches around June next year, the Karoq is essentially being pitched as a 'mini-me' to the larger Kodiaq - which shares the same MQB platform found in various products across the Volkswagen Group...

Audi decides to keep Ducati

Audi has ditched plans to sell Ducati, electing instead to keep the motorcycle division. Rupert Stadler, CEO of Audi, confirmed to Reuters and other news outlets: "I can assure you that Ducati belongs to the Audi family. Ducati is the perfect implementation of our premium philosophy in the world of motorbikes...

Another sales record for Skoda Australia

Skoda Australia has already broken its all-time annual sales record with a month of 2017 remaining. The Czech brand's local arm moved just over 5000 cars to the end of November, growing 16 per cent despite a drop in sales from its Octavia staple. This decline was offset by growth from the Superb flagship and Fabia entry car, as well as the new Kodiaq family SUV - apparently restricted by supply...

Dieselgate executive jailed for seven years

Oliver Schmidt, a former Volkswagen executive, has been sentenced to seven years jail for his role in the Dieselgate emissions cheating scheme. Schmidt agreed to a plea deal in October this year, and was officially given the maximum penalty this week: a seven year jail term and a US$400,000 ($525,000) fine...