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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)...

CarAdvice podcast 39: Ice driving across Sweden in the Audi S5

Joining Mandy on the panel this week is Dave Zalstein, and for the first time, CarAdvice photographer, Tom Fraser. Hear the biggest car news of the week with the 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon being  revealed, 2017 World Car of the Year finalists have been announced, January 2017 Australian new vehicle sales released, the 2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, a daring heist at Jaguar Land Rover plant and there will be no Ford Kuga recall in Australia for now...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, Australia on the cards

The new-look 2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 has been revealed, with the new model set to become the most powerful version of the Octavia to date when it's launched at next month's Geneva motor show. Building upon the existing 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder model in the Octavia RS230, but now with an extra 15 metric horsepower, the RS245 grunts out 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque (between 1600-4300rpm)...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...

2017 Skoda Octavia Scout facelift unveiled

The facelifted Skoda Octavia Scout has been revealed a day after the...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS facelift revealed ahead of Australian debut: New looks, more power for hot Czech

The updated Skoda Octavia RS was unveiled overnight with a smidge more power for the petrol model. Visually, the Octavia's controversial new headlight arrangement is a little less obvious in the RS, as the sports model has a completely dark grille that blends into the secondary headlamp units...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 pricing and specs: Powered-up special edition hits Australia

The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS230, touted as the fastest Octavia ever, is now on sale in Australia. After being confirmed for our market over a year ago, the limited-edition Octavia RS230 is now available - in limited numbers - to Australian customers, starting at $41,490 plus on-road costs for the 'liftback' sedan and $43,190 plus ORCs for the wagon...

CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for November 4, 2016

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 Octavia facelift revealed further, RS performer rendered

One of this year's more polarising debuts, the newly facelifted 2017 Skoda Octavia, has been detailed further in new images today...

2017 Skoda Octavia revealed, Australian launch due next year

The facelifted 2017 Skoda Octavia has been revealed tonight, ahead of an Australian debut set to occur around the middle of next year - just in time for the 2018 model year. Showcasing heavily revised styling at the front and and a subtle update to the rear, the Octavia steers clear of mimicking the big new Superb's look by adopting a quad-headlight design...

Skoda reviewing potential for expanded RS range - UPDATE

Update - This article initially read that Skoda is reviewing the RS sub-brand on its profitability based on the report by Autocar. However, Maier's interview doesn't indicate that the RS models aren't profitable. See article for details Skoda’s sporty RS-branded models are top sellers for the Czech marque in Australia, and the company’s new boss has put a review of the range's further potential at the top of his agenda, according to a new report out of the UK...