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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...

Volkswagen, Skoda low-cost cars to share Tata platform - report

According to a report, Volkswagen and Tata will soon publicly announce a joint product development push centred around low-cost vehicles. A report in Autocar India states that during the 2017 Geneva motor show, which kicked off this week, Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, and Guenter Butschek, managing director of Tata Motors, signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU)...

ACCC takes action against Audi Australia over diesel emission claims

The Australian Consumer and Competition Commission (ACCC) has launched legal proceedings in the Federal Court against German carmaker Audi AG, its Australian subsidiary Audi Australia Pty Ltd, and their German parent company, Volkswagen AG over the long-running Dieselgate saga. This latest court action is in addition to proceedings launched against Volkswagen Australia by the ACCC last year...

2017 Skoda Fabia: 1.0 three-pot and upgrades coming to Australia in July

The Skoda Fabia will get a heart transplant later this year, with the Czech company announcing its light car will get a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder turbo within the next six months. Replacing the current 1.2 TSI four-cylinder turbo, the new three-pot matches its predecessor in power while also offering more torque and improved fuel efficiency...

Skoda considered an Amarok of its own

Skoda considered its own version of the first-generation Volkswagen Amarok, but it was deemed that the market relevance where the Czech brand was present was too small. The Volkswagen-owned brand didn’t proceed with its plans, according to Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer, because it didn’t have the presence it needed in markets where utes, or pick-ups, are most popular...

Skoda Australia sees no price ceiling… yet

How much would you pay for a Skoda? It’s a question the Czech brand’s local arm has been thinking about, because buyers are seemingly keen to spend more and more on their cars. This month saw Skoda introduce its most expensive variant, with the new Superb Sportline model. It tops out at $53,690 plus on-road costs for the wagon, before you add any of the optional packs, paint and sun-roof...

CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for February 24, 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...

CarAdvice podcast 41: A lap in the Jaguar F-Type and special guest, John Deeks!

Join Mandy and James Ward as they give you the latest car news, like the Range Rover Velar teased and plus the brand could stretch to passenger cars. Also the pricing and specs of the 2017 Skoda Superb Sportline have been released, CSIRO cracks the carbon-fibre code, BMW voted world’s most admired car company, PSA's plan to buy Opel is advancing, Geely and PSA to bid for Proton and Lotus takeover this week...

2018 Skoda Yeti will be 'dramatically' different to current model

The 2018 Skoda Yeti will be vastly different to the model on sale today, according to the director of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer. Speaking with media this week, Irmer indicated that the all-new Yeti, which replaces the current, first-generation model in Australia in 2018, is likely to be unrecognisable compared to the current version...

2017 Skoda Rapid facelift revealed

The facelifted Skoda Rapid has been revealed ahead of its full debut at the 2017 Geneva motor show next month. Up front, the updated Rapid features new headlight internals with bi-xenon main units underscored by LED driving lights. The lower section of the front bumper has also been redesigned with new fog light units and a full width chrome bar on higher-spec models...

2017 Skoda Rapid facelift confirmed

The Skoda Rapid small hatchback is set to get a revamp imminently, with the Czech brand's Australian arm confirming the revised model is due here by September. We haven't yet seen images of the updated version of the Rapid hatch, which has been on sale in Australia since May 2014, but it would be reasonable to think that this mid-life refresh will bring with it some cosmetic changes inside and out...