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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...

CarAdvice podcast 20: New i30 revealed, Great Wall Steed on sale, new Supra spied, and much more

Welcome to episode 20 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to cover all the latest news and reviews in the Australian new-car market and around the world. As always, expect shenanigans...

Seven cars Australians should buy more of: 2016 mid-year report

You may have seen our hugely popular list of cars that Aussies should be buying, but aren’t. And while it hasn’t done anything to improve the fortunes of the Peugeot 308 – despite our vehement insistence that it is one of the cars that should get small car purchasers through the door – the response was excellent...

2016 Skoda Octavia, Rapid recalled for child lock fix

Skoda Australia has issued a recall for 91 Octavia III and 23 Rapid vehicles from its 2016 model year, over concerns the child lock could fail. The Czech manufacturer reports a manufacturing fault may have damaged the detent lever of the child lock, which can result in the active child lock being switched off without warning...

CarAdvice Podcast episode 9: ANCAP audits Picanto, Subaru Levorg reviewed, Jeeps recalled, and much more

Welcome to episode 9 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here. This week, Paul Maric and Mandy Turner are joined by Mike Costello to discuss the latest news in the automotive world and CarAdvice's latest reviews. As usual, you can expect some foolin' around, too...

2017 Skoda Octavia Scout pricing and specifications: 135TDI variant not available for now

The updated Skoda Octavia Scout 4x4 range launched in Australia this week, with significantly more equipment added, but the popular 135TDI variant is temporarily missing from the line-up. Heading the list of changes to the MY17 Skoda Octavia Scout range is the extra equipment added...

2016 Skoda Octavia pricing and specifications

The updated 2016 Skoda Octavia wagon and sedan range has arrived in Australia, bolstering the Czech company’s value offering even further. Fresh off the back of a record sales month in May, the revised Skoda Octavia offering adds up to $4300 worth of claimed extra specification for recommended retail price increases of as little as $500, or $1000 on a drive-away basis...