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2015 Skoda Octavia gains reverse-view camera, new option packs

The introduction of a reverse-view camera and a small price hike headlines the changes to the 2015 Skoda Octavia, which is now on sale in Australia. Previously only available as part of the optional Tech Pack in the sporty Octavia RS, a reverse-view camera is now standard on all Octavia Ambition Plus, Elegance and RS variants...

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2015 Skoda Octavia Scout Review
Rating: 810 /10
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2015 Skoda Octavia Scout Review

The Skoda Octavia is one of Australia’s most under-appreciated cars. Its moderate sales belie a class act that offers lots of space and class for the money.  Now the company is gearing up for the Australian launch of the second-generation 2015 Skoda Octavia Scout spinoff, a higher-riding, all-wheel-driving and body-cladded derivative designed to take on the likes of the Subaru Outback and the forthcoming Volkswagen Golf Alltrack...


Skoda Octavia Scout : Czech crossover arrives in April 2015 with first-time petrol option
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Skoda Octavia Scout : Czech crossover arrives in April 2015 with first-time petrol option

The second-generation Skoda Octavia Scout crossover will launch in Australia around April next year with an expanded range of powertrains including, for the first time locally, a petrol engine. While final Australian pricing and specifications are still being determined, Skoda’s local arm is making a more serious play at the local market this time around with its all-wheel-drive, jacked-up and body-clad Octavia wagon derivative...


Skoda Octavia RS Plus: hardcore wagon spied testing
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Skoda Octavia RS Plus: hardcore wagon spied testing

A sporty Skoda Octavia RS wagon prototype has been spied, revealing the Czech brand is working on an even higher-performance version of its hottest model to date. The test car, which was snapped by CarAdvice’s spy photographers in the Czech Republic, cuts a stealthy figure, finished in matt black paint and wearing the 19-inch black and red alloy wheels of the TT RS Plus from sister brand Audi...


Holden Commodore SV6 Sportwagon v Skoda Octavia RS : Comparison review
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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...


Wagon v SUV : Best $40,000 pick for families
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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.


2014 Skoda Octavia Review : 132TSI
Rating: 810 /10
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2014 Skoda Octavia Review : 132TSI

The Skoda Octavia is the Czech brand’s biggest-selling model and naturally at the forefront of the company’s bid to become more established in Australia. Since Skoda returned to our market in 2007 the Octavia has had to straddle both the small and medium car segments, but it can now focus on the latter after the recent arrival of the cheaper, Golf-sized Rapid Spaceback...

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$34,690

Skoda working on a more powerful Octavia for the 40th anniversary of the RS badge
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Skoda working on a more powerful Octavia for the 40th anniversary of the RS badge

Skoda is reportedly working on a more powerful special edition of its Octavia RS to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the RS badge, but details at this stage are a little sketchy. A source within Skoda has told Czech magazine AutoForum that the special edition Octavia will go beyond just visual and equipment tweaks...


Skoda Octavia RS set to go it alone as Czech brand’s only performance offering
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Skoda Octavia RS set to go it alone as Czech brand’s only performance offering

The Skoda Octavia RS is set to be the only performance-focused model in the Czech brand’s range moving forward. Skoda currently offers both the Octavia RS in sedan and wagon bodystyles with petrol or diesel engines, and the city-sized Fabia RS hatch or wagon, but the latter is set to be dropped when the next-generation car arrives...


Skoda Octavia RS Review
Rating: 8.510 /10
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Skoda Octavia RS Review

Some fast-car buyers prefer to fly under the radar (not just the speed trap kind), and this is where the likes of the Skoda Octavia RS comes in. It particularly helps that Skoda is a brand that, in Australia, still sits deeper in the shadow of its parent company Volkswagen than it deserves. But the Octavia is also a model that continues to take the subtle approach to performance styling...

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$36,490 to $41,140

Skoda Octavia RS pricing and specifications
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Skoda Octavia RS pricing and specifications

The Skoda Octavia RS is back in its third iteration to provide a German/Czech mix of pragmatism and performance. Following the regular Skoda Octiva range that went on sale in Australia in November 2013, the sportier RS line-up starts from $36,490 in manual form or $38,790 with a dual-clutch automatic. Skoda Octavia RS buyers again have choices to make...


Skoda expands Monte Carlo line, introduces Octavia L&K special edition
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Skoda expands Monte Carlo line, introduces Octavia L&K special edition

Skoda will introduce Monte Carlo versions of the Citigo, Yeti and Rapid Spaceback and two new Octavia variants at next week’s Geneva motor show. The new models will debut alongside the new-generation Octavia Scout and the headline act for the Czech brand, the VisionC ‘four-door coupe’ concept...


Medium car comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Nissan Altima v Skoda Octavia v Holden Malibu v Hyundai i40
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Medium car comparison : Toyota Camry v Mazda 6 v Nissan Altima v Skoda Octavia v Holden Malibu v Hyundai i40

Medium is the new large. By 2017 when the large car segment will have been thrown into further disarray with the loss of the Ford Falcon and question marks surrounding imported replacements for the Holden Commodore and Toyota Aurion, it really has to be. The mass exodus from large six-cylinder family sedans that has happened in recent years, however, hasn’t been the expected boon for medium cars...


Skoda Octavia Scout revealed
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Skoda Octavia Scout revealed

The all-new Skoda Octavia Scout has been revealed ahead of the 2014 Geneva motor show, and it has the ever-growing SUV brigade in its sights. The Czech brand's new mid-size wagon with off-road intentions features a new-generation all-wheel-drive system that Skoda claims has increased traction by up to 25 per cent, and improved the climbing power and start-up performance...


2014 Skoda Octavia Review
Rating: 910 /10
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2014 Skoda Octavia Review

With specifications lists that punch well above their weight and each offering vast interior acreage, you’d think the mid-size segment had already shown us everything it could offer – but that was before the launch of the all-new Skoda Octavia. Often ridiculed for being priced too close to its Volkswagen cousin, Skoda has spent its time lagging behind the segment’s power brands from Japan and Europe...

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$21,690 to $35,390

Skoda Octavia: pricing and specifications
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Skoda Octavia: pricing and specifications

The all-new Skoda Octavia has arrived with an aggressive $21,690 starting price as it aims to shake up Australia's mid-sized segment. Official specification details – released a day early following CarAdvice's exclusive story revealing the Octavia's entry-level $22,990 driveaway price and capped-price servicing program – reveal a line-up with three engines and three equipment levels, as well as a $3300-lower starting price that positions the medium-sized sedan and wagon closer to competitors in the small-car class...


Skoda Octavia: $22,990 driveaway price, capped-price servicing revealed
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Skoda Octavia: $22,990 driveaway price, capped-price servicing revealed

Skoda Australia has launched a capped-price servicing program with the introduction of the new Octavia. The details of Skoda's capped-price servicing campaign were officially embargoed until 12pm tomorrow but already appear live on Skoda Australia's public website, along with an aggressive $22,990 driveaway starting price for the entry-level Octavia Ambition 103TSI manual sedan...


Skoda Octavia earns five-star ANCAP safety rating
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Skoda Octavia earns five-star ANCAP safety rating

The all-new Skoda Octavia has been rated one of the most structurally sound vehicles on the market by independent crash-tester ANCAP. The Octavia easily claimed the maximum five-star safety rating (up from the old model's four-star result) with a score of 35.87 points out of 37, but could have claimed the title of the highest-rated new vehicle in Australia if it were equipped with additional protection for rear-seat passengers...


Skoda Octavia RS: sporty sedan, wagon here in 2014
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Skoda Octavia RS: sporty sedan, wagon here in 2014

The Skoda Octavia RS has made its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England. Unveiled in both sedan and wagon guises, and arriving locally in early-2014, the new Skoda Octavia RS is the Czech brand's quickest series-production Octavia in history with a claimed 0-100km/h time of 6.8 seconds – half a second faster than the previous generation...


Skoda Octavia RS: Golf GTI heart for sporty Czech
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Skoda Octavia RS: Golf GTI heart for sporty Czech

The Skoda Octavia RS has been revealed ahead of its world debut at the next month's Goodwood Festival of Speed. Skoda's new-generation flagship sports model is set to become the quickest series-production Octavia in history, thanks largely to its adoption of the turbocharged engine from the new Volkswagen Golf GTI Mk7. Powered by the 162kW 2...


Skoda Octavia special edition: alloys and sat-nav for $21,990 driveaway
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Skoda Octavia special edition: alloys and sat-nav for $21,990 driveaway

The Skoda Octavia Special Edition will launch next month with a high level of standard equipment and an aggressive $21,990 driveaway price tag. Based on the Skoda Octavia 90TSI, the Special Edition adds 16-inch alloy wheels, ‘Columbus’ satellite navigation system with 30GB hard drive and eight speakers, dual-zone climate control, rain-sensing wipers, light assistant with ‘coming home’ and ‘tunnel light’ functions, and a centre rear armrest with storage compartment...


Skoda Octavia RS: Czech sports sedan spied
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Skoda Octavia RS: Czech sports sedan spied

The Skoda Octavia RS has been spied undergoing final tuning ahead of its official unveiling at July's Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK. CarAdvice's spy photographers captured the new Octavia RS almost completely undisguised in its domestic Czech Republic, giving us a clear indication of what to expect when the third-generation mid-sized sports sedan launches internationally later this year...


Skoda Octavia RS: fastest Octavia ever set for Goodwood debut
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Skoda Octavia RS: fastest Octavia ever set for Goodwood debut

The all-new Skoda Octavia RS, dubbed the fastest road-going Octavia yet, will have its world premiere at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed. The new third–generation Skoda Octavia RS – seen in several leaked images at the end of last year – will be longer, wider, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, with the Czech brand saying it will be the fastest production Skoda Octavia yet...


2013 Skoda Octavia wagon revealed
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2013 Skoda Octavia wagon revealed

The first images and details of the new Skoda Octavia wagon have been released ahead of its unveiling at next month's 2013 Geneva motor show. The load-lugging version of the Czech brand's third-generation Octavia medium car will join its liftback counterpart in Australian showrooms in the second half the year, when it is set to offer a keenly priced alternative to the likes of the Mazda 6, Ford Mondeo, Hyundai i40 and Opel Insignia...


Skoda Octavia wagon: base, RS models spied
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Skoda Octavia wagon: base, RS models spied

The new Skoda Octavia wagon has been spied testing in both standard and sporty RS forms, as the German-owned Czech brand readies for the cars' respective Geneva and Frankfurt motor show debuts. Wrapped in camouflage to look like the old Skoda Ocatvia, the new third-generation RS wagon is highlighted by its more aggressive front bumper, prominent rear spoiler, and dual sports exhausts that mirror those seen on the Octavia RS sedan...


Skoda to launch six new models in 2013
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Skoda to launch six new models in 2013

Skoda is planning a product offensive, confirming six international new model launches over the next twelve months. The announcement came via a Facebook teaser image which shows the Rapid due in January, Octavia liftback in March, and Octavia wagon in June. The three remaining ‘mystery’ models will each debut in August, September and December...


2013 Skoda Octavia RS images leaked
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2013 Skoda Octavia RS images leaked

The first images of the new Skoda Octavia RS have been leaked ahead of the car's official unveiling, giving an undisguised look at the new performance model. Leaked just days after the all-new Skoda Octavia was officially revealed, the computer-generated images – first accessed by Czech blog AutoFourm - were reportedly published accidentally on the company's car configurator website...


2013 Skoda Octavia: official images and details
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2013 Skoda Octavia: official images and details

The all-new Skoda Octavia has been officially unveiled, with the Czech manufacturer revealing a car that is larger, more fuel efficient, better equipped and more sharply styled than the model it replaces. With its sights firmly set on the likes of Toyota Camry, Mazda6 and Ford Mondeo, the third-generation Skoda Octavia will arrive in Australian showrooms in the second half of 2013, a few months after its official unveiling at the Geneva motor show in March...


2013 Skoda Octavia teaser images: first look at new interior
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2013 Skoda Octavia teaser images: first look at new interior

A set of official teaser images of the all-new Skoda Octavia has given us our first look at the interior of the third-generation mid-sizer ahead of its 2013 debut. The single interior image uncovers a corner of the new Skoda Octavia's steering wheel and a section of its redesigned centre stack...


2013 Skoda Octavia caught undisguised
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2013 Skoda Octavia caught undisguised

The 2013 Skoda Octavia has been photographed undisguised during a promotional photo shoot in Santiago, Chile. The single picture of the new medium car from Volkswagen's Czech brand confirms expectations that the design would be inspired by the Skoda VisionD concept car from the 2011 Geneva motor show. Only the Skoda badge has been covered up...