News & ReviewsLast 7 days
CarAdvice

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.

ŠKODA Reviews

2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS review

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.

2019 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Wagon review

The Skoda Octavia 110TSI Wagon could be the perfect antidote for the armada of SUVs on our roads.

2019 Skoda Fabia 81TSI Monte Carlo review

The Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo is an exercise in sporty design with sprightly performance. It's an unorthodox, affordable tier-two European option well worth considering.

2019 Skoda Superb 162TSI wagon review

Handsome Euro good looks and a healthy dose of utility stand Skoda's Superb 162TSI wagon in good stead as one of the last batters in the large-car arena.

View All Reviews

ŠKODA Videos

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...

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...

View All Videos

ŠKODA Comparisons

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...

2019 Hyundai Tucson v Skoda Karoq comparison

Both the Skoda Karoq 110TSI and Hyundai Tucson Highlander are built around the same ‘utility vehicle’ philosophy, but despite differences in their makeup, they arrive at very similar conclusions. We’ve put together the highest spec of each available in Australia to see if Europe’s challenger brand, Skoda, has what it takes to topple the might of Hyundai...

View All Comparisons

ŠKODA News

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

New recall of 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda cars with DSG gearboxes – some for the second time in six years

Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda are recalling a total of more than 80,000 cars with DSG dual clutch automatic gearboxes because some are slipping into “limp home” mode and can’t be restarted without the help of a mechanic armed with diagnostics equipment. The latest DSG recall – yet to be announced on the Federal Government’s recall website – includes about 62,000 Volkswagens, 14,000 Audis and 4500 Skodas...

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...

2020 Skoda Octavia scheduled for reveal on November 11 - report

The next-gen Skoda Octavia was previously thought to be slated for launch at last month's Frankfurt motor show, but the German auto event ended without the Czech brand revealing its new mid-sizer. Now, a report out of Spain claims the long-running nameplate will debut in its next iteration on November 11. According to Autobild...

View All News

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...

View All Owner Reviews

ŠKODA Galleries

View All Galleries