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Skoda has grown into a competitive automotive company throughout Europe since its development in the Czech Republic in 1895. Since 2000, it has been a part of the Volkswagen Group. After a short break from exporting to Australia, Skoda returned to our shores in 2007. The local line-up is made up of the Octavia, Fabia, Yeti, Superb and Rapid. The Skoda Octavia is the brand's highest selling model in Australia.

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2019 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Sport sedan review

Those of you not wanting a hardcore performance sedan would do well to take a close look at the Skoda Octavia 110TSI Sport, which blends sedan and hatch practicality with sharp pricing.

2019 Skoda Karoq long-term review: Urban driving

Despite the odd jerky launch from the lights, the Skoda Karoq is a fine city/suburb runabout.

2019 Skoda Karoq 110TSI long-term review: Infotainment and tech

If you tick the right boxes, the Skoda Karoq comes with a technology suite to rival luxury brands.

2019 Skoda Karoq 110TSI long-term review: Cabin comfort and practicality

Despite its relatively compact dimensions the Karoq offers a stack of room for anything you might want to throw at it.

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2019 Skoda Octavia Sport v Honda Civic RS: small sedan comparison

The small-sedan segment does sometimes get overlooked as a fertile patch for mixing practical, enjoyable and affordable motoring for a diverse cross-section of buyers, even modestly sized families. Here we have the 2019 Honda Civic RS v Skoda Octavia Sport sedan comparison, which is our pick of these mid-priced medium-grade sporty sedans...

2019 Skoda Karoq 110TSI: Welcoming our new long-termer

The larger Kodiaq is a tough act to follow, but we've got the Skoda Karoq for a few months in the CarAdvice office, to see if great things can still come in smaller packages.

2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS review: Australian first drive

The 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS is the fastest seven-seat SUV around the Nürburgring, which isn't really that relevant for the family commute. Its blend of practicality and value for money certainly is, though; and Trent Nikolic goes for a drive on the track to show you why.

2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test

Family haulers face off! Hyundai Santa Fe v Kia Sorento v Mazda CX-8 v Peugeot 5008 v Skoda Kodiaq v Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. There is now no shortage of respectable 7-seat SUVs on the market for the driver who needs to haul a big family, or the kids and their friends. We've selected a handful of major contenders to see which is worth you spend...

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2019 Honda Civic RS v Skoda Octavia Sport sedan comparison

The small-sedan segment does sometimes get overlooked as a fertile patch for mixing practical, enjoyable and affordable motoring for a diverse cross-section of buyers, even modestly sized families. Around $22K gets you into the buck-banging basement with Honda’s Civic and Skoda’s Octavia, and both nameplates top out in the $52K and $46K mark, respectively, for high-performance driver’s versions (albeit a hatchback for the Civic)...

2019 Kia Rio GT-Line v Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo comparison

They both have three-cylinder engines, and they're both sportier than the wider range. There are plenty of similarities between the Fabia and Rio – how do they stack up side-by-side?

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N v Skoda Octavia RS Sedan comparison

Hot hatches that are not hatches? Well, not quite – let's call a spade a spade here. The Hyundai i30 Fastback N and Skoda Octavia RS Sedan are, despite their official names, both hatchbacks. More obviously, though, both comfortably fit the definition of ‘hot’ more readily...

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Skoda sales hit 1.24 million in 2019

Skoda is one brand that always seems to generate more interest among our readers than its modest sales would suggest, so it's worth jotting down the company's 2019 deliveries for the record. The Czech-based brand chalked up 1,242,800 sales, the sixth year in a row where it's clocked over a million sales. Skoda's figure is actually 0...

So, which car brands are growing in Australia?

As you can read in much more detail here, overall new vehicle sales fell nearly 8 per cent in Australia year to their lowest level since 2011. Just one of the top 10 car makers managed to grow its sales - that would be Kia - and some fell away by double digits. Moreover, almost every segment (passenger, SUV and commercial) went backwards...

Underrated cars that deserve greater success

There are hundreds of cars out there to choose from, so it’s hardly a shock that many laudable ones don’t sell nearly as well as they deserve to. Based on 2019’s industry sales figures, here are some of the standouts. They may not necessarily be the very best in class, but they do deserve more sales...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

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ŠKODA Owner Reviews

2016 Skoda Rapid Spaceback 92 TSI review

I am a part-time Uber driver and my 1.9-litre TDI Octavia was approaching Uber's 10-year limit, so I was looking for a budget alternative. I figured on buying a Kia Cerato base model with auto and touchscreen as a replacement, as it was under the $20,000 tax write-off amount, and had a 7-year warranty...

2017 Skoda Fabia 81TSI Review

My 2017 Skoda Fabia is an absolute blast to drive. It has some great features, but can leave you with a feeling of wanting more. Let's start with my spec of the 2017 Fabia: it is top-spec, but without the sunroof. Key features are climate control, radar-guided adaptive cruise control, sporty flat-bottom steering wheel and 17-inch alloys...

2018 Skoda Kodiaq 132 TSI Sportline (4x4) Review

Well, it was time to update the 7-seat SUV, as our previous car had been written-off. There were many things for us to consider when buying a new car, but there was a definite list of features that we absolutely wanted in our car. Some cars we were considering were a 2016 Toyota Kluger GXL, 2016 Mazda CX-9 Grand Touring or a Nissan Pathfinder Ti...

2017 Skoda Kodiaq 132 TSI (4x4) review: The rental

Over the weekend I flew to Canberra. I decided last minute I was going to get a hire car so I walked into Hertz and said “give me a Skoda.” They had a rather bland white Kodiaq for me so of course I said, “I’ll take it!”. I figured after two days and over 300km of driving in and around Canberra on a vast array of road types I’m pretty well equipped to give my thoughts on my experience so here goes...

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