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Porsche powertrain development chief arrested over role in Dieselgate - reports

Joerg Kerner, the head of powertrain development at Porsche, has reportedly been arrested by German prosecutors investigating the Dieselgate emissions cheating affair. A source has informed Reuters Kerner was taken into custody on Thursday, European time, and is being held as he is considered a flight risk...

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Skoda 'Kamiq' teased
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Skoda 'Kamiq' teased

A new Skoda crossover, expected to be badged Kamiq, has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2018 Beijing motor show next week. The new city SUV will only be sold in China, and slots in beneath the much larger Kodiaq and similarly-sized Karoq. Skoda has yet to provide any details about the new car, but we can see the styling is heavily influenced by those two aforementioned cars...


Volkswagen Group management shuffled under new CEO
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Volkswagen Group management shuffled under new CEO

Volkswagen Group has announced a significant executive restructure, as it chases "more efficient" management under new CEO, Dr. Herbert Diess. As reported earlier this week, Matthias Muller has 'stepped down' from his position as CEO, less than three years after taking on the role amid the Dieselgate storm...


2018 Skoda Karoq here in September
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2018 Skoda Karoq here in September

Skoda Australia has confirmed the Karoq – its mid-size rival to the Volkswagen Tiguan – will be touching down locally in September, a few months after the original June launch date. Paul Pottinger, communications boss for Skoda Australia, confirmed the news this week, along with a $30,000 starting point...


Dieselgate: Australian test reveals increased fuel use, VW rejects claims - UPDATE
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Dieselgate: Australian test reveals increased fuel use, VW rejects claims - UPDATE

March 12, 2018: Testing carried out on a single Volkswagen vehicle has revealed an increase in fuel use since it was given a software update in 2017 for the so-called 'Dieselgate' emissions scandal...


2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline pricing and specs
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2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline pricing and specs

The Skoda Kodiaq Sportline has arrived in Australia, kicking off from $46,990 before on-road costs. Available in both 132TSI and 140TDI trims ($52,990), the Kodiaq Sportline gets a more athletic look and unique equipment appointments over the base car...


Skoda Vision X concept revealed
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Skoda Vision X concept revealed

Skoda has officially unveiled the Vision X concept in Geneva, with a company-first hybrid system including compressed-natural gas, petrol and electric power.  From the outside, the Vision X looks like a shrunken take on the design language behind the Kodiaq and Karoq. That's not an accident, because the concept previews a production SUV to sit below those two models...


Review Wrap: Five of the best from February
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Review Wrap: Five of the best from February

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from February? We're here for you. Here are five reviews this month that either drew a lot of attention or are simply, in our view, standout stories. 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review Everyone’s heard of the Subaru Outback...


Ford Takata airbag recall announced
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Ford Takata airbag recall announced

Ford Australia has today announced details of its recall for vehicles fitted with faulty Takata airbag inflators. As required under the compulsory recall program announced earlier this week, Ford will first contact owners of the oldest affected vehicles before working its way up to newer vehicles with a lesser risk...


Skoda Vision X concept teased again
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Skoda Vision X concept teased again

The Skoda Vision X concept has been teased again, this time with details about the new SUV's hybrid powertrain. In a first for the brand, the Vision X will combine petrol, compressed natural gas (CNG) and electric power, making for CO2 emissions of just 89g/km. Skoda says the hybrid drivetrain combines a bi-fuel 1...


2018.5 Skoda Octavia, Kodiaq, Superb updates announced
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2018.5 Skoda Octavia, Kodiaq, Superb updates announced

Skoda has rolled out a handful of updates for the 2018.5 model year, headlined by the availability of wireless phone charging on several model lines. The charging technology is available as part of the Tech Pack on regular Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq variants, and is equipped as standard on Octavia RS and Superb Sportline models...


2018 Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI, 140TDI Sportline coming in March - UPDATE
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2018 Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI, 140TDI Sportline coming in March - UPDATE

UPDATE: Skoda Australia has confirmed the 132TSI will also be offered in Sportline guise. The article has been updated to reflect that fact.  A racier-looking Skoda Kodiaq Sportline 140TDI and 132TSI will be touching down in Australia next month, on the back of considerable customer demand...


Skoda Kodiaq L&K: Geneva-bound range-topper not for Oz
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Skoda Kodiaq L&K: Geneva-bound range-topper not for Oz

Skoda has turned to its founders for inspiration on a new luxury-focused 'L&K' package for the Kodiaq. Set for a Geneva motor show debut, the L&K derives its name from brand founders Laurin and Klement. Power will come from a range of engines, starting with a 1.5-litre petrol making 110kW. The 2...


2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI review
Rating: 8.410 /10
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2018 Skoda Kodiaq 140TDI review

As a value-for-money proposition, the Skoda Kodiaq hits the ball out of the park. But the 140TDI asks a six-grand premium that only stacks up if your lifestyle demands the extra grunt and fuel-saving benefits.

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2018 Skoda Fabia revealed for Geneva show
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2018 Skoda Fabia revealed for Geneva show

Skoda has tonight unveiled the refreshed 2018 Fabia, ahead of its full debut at the Geneva motor show in March. Although it isn't an all-new model, the fresh Fabia boasts a host of improvements over the current car, with more technology and sharper looks on offer. The refreshed supermini will be offered exclusively with three-cylinder MPI and TSI 1...


2018 Subaru Levorg STI Sport v Skoda Octavia RS245 comparison review
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2018 Subaru Levorg STI Sport v Skoda Octavia RS245 comparison review

Wagons… We’re constantly reminding readers about them here at CarAdvice. Don’t just sleepwalk into a dealer and buy an SUV like everyone else, when a wagon is more than likely the solution you need – it’s a message you’ll read and hear from us often...


2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 wagon review
Rating: 8.210 /10
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2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 wagon review

The Czech Republic's favourite family hauler-cum-corner brawler has undergone a transformation, adding more power, more torque and even more fun. Introducing the Skoda Octavia RS245 wagon.


Skoda Vision X concept previewed
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Skoda Vision X concept previewed

The Skoda Vision X concept has been revealed in designer drawings, ahead of its unveiling at the Geneva motor show next month. Said to preview a new "urban crossover", the Vision X also sets the direction for Skoda's next generation of SUVs – headlined by a two-tier headlight cluster, "distinctive bumpers", "dominant side sills"and "precise lines"...


VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal
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VW suspends lobbying head over latest emissions scandal

Volkswagen has suspended Thomas Steg, chief lobbyist, over emissions tests partially funded by the car maker, which are said to have involved monkeys breathing in air with diesel fumes. "We are currently in the process of investigating the work of the EUGT, which was dissolved in 2017, and drawing all the necessary consequences...


Diesel emissions tested on monkeys to disprove health risks - report
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Diesel emissions tested on monkeys to disprove health risks - report

In a report by The New York Times, court documents are said to confirm caged monkeys were exposed to diesel emissions for hours during tests in 2014, in an attempt to challenge a World Health Organisation (WHO) classification of diesel particulates, or 'soot', as a carcinogen...