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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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2021 Skoda Octavia review

Skoda's popular mid-sized Octavia now has a new generation on offer. Will it be worth your attention when it reaches Australia next year? Let's find out.

2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS review

It's been a while coming, but the Skoda Kodiaq RS oiler performance SUV has finally hit Aussie roads. Can seven seats and track friendliness live hand in hand, day to day?

The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

2019 Skoda Karoq 110TSI long-term review: Farewell

The 2019 Skoda Karoq has been a welcome addition to our long-term fleet, but it's now time to say goodbye.

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The Top Seven Things about the Skoda Kodiaq RS

Let’s check out the Top Seven Things that might put the Czech seven-seater at the top of your SUV shopping list.  ...

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.

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ŠKODA Comparisons

2020 Peugeot 508 GT v Skoda Superb 162TSI comparison

This pair offers European style and sensibility by the bootload, but very different designs make for curious competitors.

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?

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ŠKODA News

Skoda introduces used-car capped-price servicing

Skoda Australia has announced capped-price servicing packages available to owners of its used cars. The packages – which cover all items in the routine service schedule – are available for used Skoda cars that are more than 12 months old or have travelled more than 15,000km, providing they have had their first scheduled service...

2021 Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV teased: 225kW RS hero to lead the way

Skoda has handed down a whole mess of details for its upcoming Enyaq iV electric SUV, along with a number of photos offering our best look yet at the Czech brand's first purpose-built EV. Let's look at the exciting stuff first: Rear-wheel drive in entry-level form, and a 225kW RS all-wheel-drive model at the top end...

Around the tracks: A glitzy Skoda Kodiaq, Tesla's autopilot in action and Koenigsegg's next hypercar

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world. Here’s a handful of the photos, articles, videos or social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand new, others have been online for a while. Enjoy them – just not too much, okay? 1...

2020 Skoda Scala price and specs: $26,990 drive-away for new hatch

Full Australian pricing and specifications for the upcoming 2020 Skoda Scala small car has been announced, following its global unveiling in December 2018. Although its original 2019 launch date had been pushed out by production delays, a June debut is now confirmed, with the long-awaited Scala set to slot into the small car class alongside its group stablemate the Volkswagen Golf – but with the promise of more space and more equipment for the same spend...

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ŠKODA Owner Reviews

2019 Skoda Kodiaq 132 TSI (4x4) review

I had purchased my MY19 Skoda Kodiaq about three months ago, and because it has been three months, I feel I have enough experience to talk about the car. If you are looking for 7-seater SUV, the Kodiaq must be part of your shortlist. Back when I was searching for a car, the Kia Sorento, Mitsubushi Outlander, Mazda CX-9 and Skoda Kodiaq were on my basket...

2017 Skoda Fabia 66TSI review

Our manual cars, a green 2012 Mazda 2 Neo and red 2016 Toyota 86 GTS, were written off last year due to an extreme weather event. The Kia Carnival was the sole survivor. I spent some weeks browsing the used car market with no specific replacement car in mind. It just needed to be a manual so that our kids could learn in it to get manual licence...

2016 Skoda Octavia 110 TSI Ambition review

I purchased a one year old 2016 Skoda Octavia Ambition 110TSi manual with 11,000km on the clock for a ridiculous $18,999 driveaway. It is a good car but not a great car. The good is the technology, the ride quality and the economy, while the not-so-good is the slight shudder from the clutch on take off (at lights and especially hill starts)...

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...

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