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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 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.

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...

Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline long-term review: City driving

It might have a raised ride height, but the Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline is very much a city car. Besides a few road trips, that's where it has spent the majority of its time with CarAdvice, so we've got a fair bit to say about it. Buckle up. The Skoda Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline has a dual-clutch transmission, and dual-clutch transmissions tend to struggle in the cut-and-thrust of city traffic...

2018 Skoda Octavia Sport Wagon 110TSI review

It’s no cut-price Octavia RS, but the Sport Wagon 110TSI effectively blends the mid-size Czech car’s renowned value-packed practicality with sporty looks.

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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...

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...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 review

Read the full article here. The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 finishes off what is, without doubt, one of the most practical, family-friendly and sporty ranges on the market today. The Octavia RS is the quirky Czech brand's best-selling model. Not just in the Octavia range, but in general. More people know Skoda for the Octavia RS than anything else...

2017 Skoda Kodiaq first drive review

http://www.caradvice.com.au/500633/2017-skoda-kodiaq-review/ Skoda have joined the seven-seat SUV squad with the 2017 Kodiaq. The AWD SUV is based on the same architecture as the Superb and Octavia and is sized somewhere between the two. The car offers some 30 'clever' features and class leading space to help it perform as a practical family car...

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ŠKODA Comparisons

2018 7-Seat SUV Mega Test

People-movers are pretty passé, which explains the continual success of seven-seat crossover SUVs like the group tested here. We’ve assembled what we consider to be six of the best, with the added bonus that all are either new models or at least recently upgraded...

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...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS wagon v Renault Megane GT wagon comparison

Petrolhead parents on a budget are hardly spoilt for choice in today’s showrooms – especially if a hatchback is considered a bit too small and they prefer their driving experience, rather than outward view, to be elevated. In the circa-$40,000 price zone, there are just three members of the sporty compact wagon breed: the Renault Megane GT, Skoda Octavia RS, and Subaru Levorg...

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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”

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

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...

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...

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ŠKODA Owner Reviews

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...

2017 Skoda Superb 162TSI review

After a not so fantastic ownership experience with a Mazda 3, it was with great trepidation that I again plunged into the new-car market to purchase a large car for an expanding family. Simply put, it had to seat five in comfort with plenty of space for prams and cargo. In July 2017, the list was quite short – Skoda Superb 162, Holden Commodore VF SV6 or Mondeo...

2016 Skoda Superb 162TSI review

  Skoda? Why would you buy a Skoda? I hear this so often. The brand is still relatively new in Australia, and the majority of the public still don't think it is a worthy buy when you have the likes of Toyota, Mitsubishi, Mazda etc with a more established reputation. Times are changing, though...

2015 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Ambition Plus review

Three years and 85,000km into the life of this car, I finally think I'm ready to owner-review it. What is it? A 2015 MY16 Skoda Octavia Ambition Plus six-speed manual with a couple of options. I should start that it took me over 12 months to research and eventually purchase this particular model. I'd like to think that this isn't uncommon for Skoda owners...

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