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2019 Skoda Fabia detailed, here in Q4

Skoda has revealed new details and images of the updated 2019 Fabia, ahead of an Australian launch later this year...

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2019 Skoda Karoq Sportline revealed
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2019 Skoda Karoq Sportline revealed

Skoda has revealed the sportier new Karoq Sportline ahead of a public debut at the Paris motor show in October. Unveiled shortly after the more rugged Scout variant, the Sportline is very much a shrunken version of the Kodiaq Sportline, wearing more aggressive bumpers and side skirts, new 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel options, along with contrasting black elements...


2019 Skoda Karoq Scout revealed, not for Oz
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2019 Skoda Karoq Scout revealed, not for Oz

Skoda has unveiled the Karoq Scout, a more rugged version of its mid-sized SUV that should appeal more to those who regularly venture off the beaten track. While not an all-out off-roader, the Karoq Scout boasts numerous enhancements to give it a more capable look and feel, and comes as standard with all-wheel drive...


Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall
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Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall

Volkswagen Group Australia has initiated its recall for over 100,000 vehicles across various model lines fitted with faulty Takata airbags, as part of the Australian Government's mandatory safety recall that requires all defective inflators to be replaced by 31 December 2020...


Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline long-termer: introduction
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Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline long-termer: introduction

Welcome the sportiest SUV in the Skoda stable, the 2018 Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline, to the CarAdvice garage for the next three months. We'll delve a bit deeper into life with the Sportline over the next few instalments, but this introduction is all about the basics, set-up and features. Buckle up, there are lots of features...


Skoda will apply RS badge to electric SUV - report
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Skoda will apply RS badge to electric SUV - report

Skoda will slap its RS performance badge on its upcoming electric crossover, according to a new report from the UK. According to Autocar, the hotted-up electric SUV – likely to be badged 'eRS' – will touch down in 2022, just over 12 months after the regular production models are revealed. Don't expect the car to be 100 per cent performance-focused, though...


Skoda tops Australian customer satisfaction survey
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Skoda tops Australian customer satisfaction survey

Skoda has taken out the latest Roy Morgan customer satisfaction survey, with a 97.5 per cent satisfaction rating among its custmers. That's above the industry average of 92.6 per cent in Roy Morgan's metrics, based on responses from 50,000 customers surveyed between April 2017 and April 2018. General satisfaction is up across the industry, even if it's only by 0...


2018 Skoda Karoq review
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2018 Skoda Karoq review

The 2018 Skoda Karoq enters the mid-sized SUV fray with sharp pricing and buckets of practicality.

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2018 Skoda Karoq review: Australian first drive
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2018 Skoda Karoq review: Australian first drive

Simply clever, they say. Is the new 2018 Skoda Karoq worth your shopping consideration? Jez Spinks jumps behind the wheel for a first drive, to see what it's got. MORE: Karoq news, reviews, comparisons and videos MORE: Everything Skoda...


2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel confirmed, unlikely for Australia – UPDATE
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2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel confirmed, unlikely for Australia – UPDATE

UPDATE (15/6/18): Skoda Australia has issued comments regarding the local availability of the Kodiaq RS. See bottom of article for details Further details about the Skoda Kodiaq RS have dripped out ahead of the car's debut later this year. The Kodiaq RS, in the hands of Sabine Schmitz, completed a lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 9 minutes 29...


Dieselgate: Volkswagen fined $1.5 billion, Audi boss investigated
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Dieselgate: Volkswagen fined $1.5 billion, Audi boss investigated

Germany has fined the Volkswagen Group €1 billion ($1.5 billion) for cheating its way past emissions bench tests, as part of the long-running Dieselgate The fine was imposed by the Braunschweig (a city in Lower Saxony, Germany) public prosecutor, which is investigating the Volkswagen Group over the (seemingly never-ending) Dieselgate saga...


2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS confirmed, teased and spied
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2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS confirmed, teased and spied

The Skoda Kodiaq RS has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2018 Paris motor show, which kicks off at the beginning of October. In the video released overnight, the Czech brand teases a "record-breaking lap" of the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife with Sabine Schmitz behind the wheel...


The week's top news stories, June 10
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The week's top news stories, June 10

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


Skoda sales up 13 per cent in 2018
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Skoda sales up 13 per cent in 2018

Skoda Australia is seeing some decent growth so far this year, with sales increasing by 13.1 per cent year-to-date (YTD) as of May 30. May's VFACTs figures also revealed that the Czech brand was up 34.1 per cent on May 2017, helped by double-digit growth across its Octavia and Superb model lines...


Skoda Octavia: 245 DSG to become sole RS for MY19
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Skoda Octavia: 245 DSG to become sole RS for MY19

Remember last month when we wrote about the MY19 Volkswagen Golf GTI losing the manual option? The three-pedal casualties have continued elsewhere in the Volkswagen Group, with the Skoda Octavia RS also losing its stick-shift variants for 2019...


Time Machine Tuesday: 5 June 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 5 June 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of June 5 in years past...


Skoda Sunroq unveiled
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Skoda Sunroq unveiled

The Skoda Sunroq, a four-door open-top crossover based on the Karoq, has been unveiled by its student creators in Mladá Boleslav, Czechia. It took 23 students around eight months to design, convert and produce the Sunroq. The students received instruction, training and advice from Skoda's design and engineering teams...


Skoda launches bulletproof Superb Estate
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Skoda launches bulletproof Superb Estate

The people who need bulletproof cars (think dictators and heads of state, along with the occasional celebrity) generally like to stand out. They also tend to have money, and lots of it, which is why armoured vehicles are usually based on high-end limousines. That hasn't stopped Skoda from turning its sensible Czech approach to car manufacturing onto the task...


ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall
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ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...


Configurator Challenge: Skoda Octavia RS, featuring 'Roomster'
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Configurator Challenge: Skoda Octavia RS, featuring 'Roomster'

Customisation is in vogue at the moment, but choice can be seriously confusing. In our new configurator challenge, we’re going to let the CarAdvice team loose on a manufacturer’s website to create their ideal spec of a certain model. For this edition of the Configurator Challenge, we’re designing our perfect Skoda Octavia RS...