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  • Cheaper and roomier than a Golf GTI; well sorted dynamics aided by great traction and strong tyre grip; great engine; loaded with equipment; quality cabin
  • Styling arguably too conservative; ultimately not as thrilling to drive as a Golf GTI; petrol engine note could be more pronounced; wind noise at higher speeds; no standard rear view camera

OUR RATING
8.5 / 10

Price $36,490 to $41,140 ANCAP Rating N/A

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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...

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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
Rating: 610 /10
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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...

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$28,490

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...


2013 Skoda Octavia snapped in light camouflage
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2013 Skoda Octavia snapped in light camouflage

The all-new Skoda Octavia has been caught testing on public roads in Europe wearing only light camouflage in a bid to disguise its new larger physique. The new images of the mid-sized Skoda Octavia liftback, which follow previous spy shots from the Nurburgring, show the car almost completely unobscured, bar some protective treatments aimed at making the new Skoda look somewhere in between the current Octavia and the soon-to-be released Skoda Rapid...


2013 Skoda Octavia: first look at new mid-sized Czech sedan
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2013 Skoda Octavia: first look at new mid-sized Czech sedan

The all-new Skoda Octavia has been spied lapping the Nurburgring in Germany ahead of the utilitarian Czech liftback's international launch in 2013. The third-generation Octavia, which is destined to go on sale in Australia during the second half of 2013, will grow noticeably in all directions as it steps up into the medium-size class to go head-to-head with the likes of the Toyota Camry, Mazda6 and Ford Mondeo...


2013 Skoda Octavia Review
Rating: 710 /10
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2013 Skoda Octavia Review

The Skoda Octavia has been a mainstay of the Czech brand's presence in Australia since it returned in 2007. It will be joined by the smaller Rapid in 2013, with the Octavia itself replaced by a next-generation model the same year. Until then, the Octavia remains a model that straddles the small car and medium car segments in size and price...

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$26,990

Skoda Octavia Green E Line testing begins
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Skoda Octavia Green E Line testing begins

Skoda has begun testing 10 prototypes of its fully electric Octavia Green E Line. The Green E Line is Skoda's first-ever fully electric vehicle, and is expected to be put into mass production once data from the testing is assessed. Skoda board member in charge of research and development Dr Eckhard Scholz recently said: "Skoda and the entire Volkswagen Group have a long-time aim, and that is sustainable mobility based on renewable energy sources"...


Skoda Octavia E Line electric vehicle test fleet production begins
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Skoda Octavia E Line electric vehicle test fleet production begins

Production of 10 special test fleet Skoda Octavia E Line electric vehicles has begun. The Octavia E Line was first unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Just 10 examples of the Skoda Octavia E Line will be built as these will be used as test vehicles to see if the technology is suitable for the current infrastructure...


Skoda Octavia Scout DSG Review
Rating: 710 /10
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Skoda Octavia Scout DSG Review

The Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 is a rare gem that very few consider when purchasing a compact SUV. Firstly, it's a Skoda and for many that doesn't mean much. The modern incarnation of the Volkswagen-owned brand has been in Australia for about three years now and has so far struggled to completely connect with its potential customers...

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$39,490 to $45,790

2011 Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 launched in Australia
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2011 Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 launched in Australia

Update: Read 2011 Skoda Octavia Scout Review. Skoda Australia has released the new 2011 Skoda Scout 4x4. It comes in two variants, the standard Skoda Scout 4x4 and the Skoda Scout 4x4 Premium, both of which are now available in either six-speed manual or six-speed dual-clutch DSG form...


2010 Skoda Octavia 90TSI now on sale
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2010 Skoda Octavia 90TSI now on sale

Skoda has just released the new Skoda Octavia 90TSI. The 90TSI is the new entry-level model featuring a 90kW, 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine and an optional seven-speed DSG gearbox. The new Octavia 90TSI engine replaces the old 1.6-litre petrol engine. It's more fuel efficient and offers more torque than the previous engine, too...


Skoda Octavia RS Review & Road Test
Rating: 710 /10
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Skoda Octavia RS Review & Road Test

Skoda's new performance hero won't disappoint. Model Tested: Skoda Octavia TSI RS; 2.0-litre, four-cylinder, turbo-petrol; six-speed DSG; five-door hatch - $39,790* Options: CarAdvice Rating: The RS is the performance hero of the Skoda Octavia line-up and puts up a fairly simple offering. It looks good, feels good ad it's a whole lot of fun to drive...

Priced At
$24,990