News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice
Skoda planning low-cost EV, three all-electric models

Most Recent posts

Skoda planning low-cost EV, three all-electric models

Skoda will build three pure-electric models on the modular Volkswagen MEB platform by 2023, including a low-cost compact. According to Automotive News Europe, the range will be headed by a production take on the Vision IV concept unveiled at the Geneva motor show...

Recent Posts
Skoda Superb hits 500,000 units
14
Comments

Skoda Superb hits 500,000 units

Skoda has manufactured the 500,000th example of the third-generation Superb, with the milestone vehicle rolling down the production line at its Kvasiny facility in the Czech Republic this past week. Produced at five different factories across the globe – including Kvasiny, Aurangabad (India), Nanjing (China), Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan) and Solomonovo (Ukraine) – Skoda says it has made 1...


Skoda: Scala RS 'would make sense'
9
Comments

Skoda: Scala RS 'would make sense'

The new Scala hatchback could be the next model in the Skoda line-up to get the sporty RS treatment, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Skoda's board member "with responsibility" for sales and marketing, Alain Favey, said that a Scala RS isn't confirmed for production just yet, but is under consideration...


Volkswagen and former CEO sued by SEC over Dieselgate
29
Comments

Volkswagen and former CEO sued by SEC over Dieselgate

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have filed a civil complaint against Volkswagen and Martin Winterkorn, its former CEO, for their role in issuing bonds while the company was trying to conceal the fact it had been selling vehicles with diesel emissions many times above legal levels. According to the SEC: "From April 2014 to May 2015, Volkswagen issued more than US$13 billion ($18...


Audi apologises for Dieselgate scandal, says it will “never happen again”
35
Comments

Audi apologises for Dieselgate scandal, says it will “never happen again”

Audi chairman Bram Schot has publicly apologised for the company’s involvement in the “dieselgate” scandal that saw 11 million Volkswagen and Audi cars caught out cheating emissions regulations in the US and Europe – and has vowed that it will never happen again...


Volkswagen Group now planning to launch 70 electric cars by 2028, up from 50
23
Comments

Volkswagen Group now planning to launch 70 electric cars by 2028, up from 50

Volkswagen Group's leadership has announced a ramping up of its already ambitious electric vehicle plans at its 2019 annual press conference. The German automaker now plans to launch 70 new electric cars by 2028, up from the 50 it had previously committed to. It now predicts it will make 22 million electric vehicles in the next decade, up from the previous forecast of 15 million...


2019 Skoda Karoq 110TSI review
51
Comments

2019 Skoda Karoq 110TSI review

Skoda's smaller crossover stays true to the brand's 'Simply Clever' values, though it's not quite as superb as the larger Kodiaq.


Skoda posts a strong start to 2019
75
Comments

Skoda posts a strong start to 2019

Skoda Australia has defied market trends to record a strong start in 2019, posting double-digit growth for the January-March period compared to last year. Driven by the Kodiaq SUV and mid-sized Octavia, which saw 173 and 93 registrations in February respectively, the Czech member of the Volkswagen Group managed a total of 495 sales for the month...


Skoda Vision iV Concept reveals new design direction for Czech brand
22
Comments

Skoda Vision iV Concept reveals new design direction for Czech brand

If you squint at it for long enough you could be forgiven for thinking this car has some resemblance to the Lamborghini Urus. It is in fact the latest Skoda concept called the Vision iV. And while it’s an electric-only vehicle for now – based on Volkswagen’s modular EV platform – the Vision iV holds another secret...


2020 Skoda Kamiq revealed, here late Q1 next year
56
Comments

2020 Skoda Kamiq revealed, here late Q1 next year

Skoda has officially revealed the Kamiq, now the smallest member of the Czech brand's SUV family. In terms of design, it's very obvious the littlest Skoda crossover was inspired by the Vision X concept that previewed it at last year's Geneva motor show, though it's been toned down a bit for production...


Skoda Vision iV concept interior sketched
6
Comments

Skoda Vision iV concept interior sketched

The Skoda Vision iV will debut at the 2019 Geneva motor show at the beginning of March, and could preview a new electric crossover "coupe" for the brand. Like the recently launched Scala hatch, the company's word mark is used for the centre of the steering wheel instead of its winged arrow logo...


Skoda Vision iV concept sketched
4
Comments

Skoda Vision iV concept sketched

Skoda has teased its Vision iV concept with a pair of design sketches, ahead of its official unveiling at next month's Geneva motor show. Dubbed a 'concept study', the Vision iV is an all-electric four-door crossover coupe that could preview the brand's first EV model to be based on the Volkswagen Group's MEB architecture...


2018 Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline long-termer: Interior comfort and practicality

2018 Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline long-termer: Interior comfort and practicality

Skoda has marketed itself around the Simply Clever tagline locally, putting its little cabin touches and add-ons in the spotlight. Thankfully, the Kodiaq lives up to that billing with a well thought-out interior that's spacious and premium in equal measure. Fans of the brand will be familiar with the in-door umbrella, but here's a quick rundown of the 'Simply Clever' knick-knacks on board the Sportline...


2020 Skoda Kamiq interior revealed
0
Comments

2020 Skoda Kamiq interior revealed

Skoda has revealed the cabin of its new Kamiq SUV, ahead of the new model's full reveal at the Geneva motor show early next month. Just a single image has been shared by the Czech subsidiary of Volkswagen, showing a minimalistic dashboard layout that looks to be pretty much identical to that used in the new Scala hatch...


Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance takes global passenger car crown
27
Comments

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance takes global passenger car crown

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi has beaten out Volkswagen Group and Toyota Motor Company for the 2018 passenger car sales crown, with a total of 10.76 million sales worldwide. According to figures released by the various brands, the combination of Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi Motors accounted for 10.76 million passenger and light-commercial vehicles around the world, ahead of 10...


2020 Skoda Kamiq sketched
0
Comments

2020 Skoda Kamiq sketched

Skoda has teased its upcoming Kamiq crossover once again, this time in a set of design sketches that look pretty similar to the concept vehicle that previewed it last year. The frontal and rear views of the baby SUV show the global version of the Kamiq (not to be confused with the model of the same name revealed for China last year) will draw heavy inspiration from the boldly-styled Vision X concept shown at the 2018 Geneva motor show...


Porsche Taycan to come with free public charging in the US
34
Comments

Porsche Taycan to come with free public charging in the US

The Porsche Taycan, the company's first fully electric model, will have limited free access to the Electrify America public charging network for the first three years of its life. American Taycan owners can use Electrify America's chargers for up to 30 minutes at a time for free...


2020 Skoda Kamiq teased
0
Comments

2020 Skoda Kamiq teased

Skoda has previewed its all-new small SUV, set to be called the Kamiq when it is revealed in Geneva next month. Named after the language of the Inuit people residing in northern Canada and Greenland, the Kamiq shares its name with the company's small SUV offering in China revealed last year, though the global version will be a different vehicle...


Dieselgate: Four Audi managers indicted
13
Comments

Dieselgate: Four Audi managers indicted

A US federal grand jury last week indicted four senior managers — Richard Bauder, Axel Eiser, Stefan Knirsch and Carsten Nagel — for their role in developing and covering up the emissions testing defeat device fitted to the Audi-designed 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 engine. All four held senior management positions at Audi's diesel design centres in Neckarsulm and Ingolstadt, Germany...


Fiat Chrysler to settle US diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion
35
Comments

Fiat Chrysler to settle US diesel emissions cases for $1.1 billion

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) will pay out roughly US$800 million ($1.1 billion) in fines, fixes and compensation to settle claims some of its diesel engines cheated their way past emissions regulations. The company had been accused of using an emissions-testing defeat device, like the one used employed by the Volkswagen Group in its Dieselgate engines, which could detect when a car was undergoing bench-testing and alter its operation to emit a legal quantity of pollutants...