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2020 Skoda Karoq & Kodiaq detailed for Europe

Skoda has revealed and detailed the lightly revised 2020 model-year Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs, as production commences for the upgraded models. The main distinguishing design feature externally is the 'Skoda' lettering across the tailgate, a cue that already features on the facelifted Superb, the Scala and Kamiq. Skoda says this will be applied to all its models moving forward...

Skoda recalls MY18 models over airbag fix

Skoda Australia has issued a recall for 27 vehicles across the 2018 model-year Fabia, Karoq, Kodiaq, Octavia, Rapid and Superb lines due to an airbag fault that may see the driver’s unit not inflate properly in the event of a collision. “In some instances, the front driver air bag may not inflate to its fullest capacity fast enough when required,” the company says in the recall notice...

Skoda Karoq Velo concept revealed

Skoda UK has created the Karoq Velo concept, a purpose-built version of its crossover designed to cater for avid cyclists. Drawing upon the company's mantra of 'Simply Clever', along with the responses to a survey of 1500 British cyclists, the Karoq Velo concept features a host of cycling-focused equipment like a washing machine and drone station...

Skoda Karoq, Kodiaq gain 140 TSI option in the UK

Skoda's UK division has confirmed the availability of a new engine for the Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs, in the form of the 140kW 2.0 TSI 4x4. The new powertrain variant will be available on the Karoq Sportline, along with the Kodiaq SE L, Scout, Sportline, Edition, and L&K variants offered overseas. In addition to the aforementioned 140kW, the 2...

Skoda Karoq, Kodiaq updates announced

Skoda has announced some minor changes for its Karoq and Kodiaq crossovers ahead of the Geneva motor show, set to go into production later this year. In terms of design, both models will swap out the current Skoda arrow logo on the tailgate for 'Skoda' script, in line with the new Kamiq baby SUV also making its public debut at the Swiss event...

2019 Skoda Karoq Sportline revealed

Skoda has revealed the sportier new Karoq Sportline ahead of a public debut at the Paris motor show in October. Unveiled shortly after the more rugged Scout variant, the Sportline is very much a shrunken version of the Kodiaq Sportline, wearing more aggressive bumpers and side skirts, new 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel options, along with contrasting black elements...

2019 Skoda Karoq Scout revealed, not for Oz

Skoda has unveiled the Karoq Scout, a more rugged version of its mid-sized SUV that should appeal more to those who regularly venture off the beaten track. While not an all-out off-roader, the Karoq Scout boasts numerous enhancements to give it a more capable look and feel, and comes as standard with all-wheel drive...

Skoda Sunroq unveiled

The Skoda Sunroq, a four-door open-top crossover based on the Karoq, has been unveiled by its student creators in Mladá Boleslav, Czechia. It took 23 students around eight months to design, convert and produce the Sunroq. The students received instruction, training and advice from Skoda's design and engineering teams...

CarAdvice podcast 103: Taking a Porsche Boxster to the drive-in

Andrew Beecher, CarAdvice CEO, and Paul Maric join Mandy Turner on the panel this week, while Scott Collie and James Wong pop in to discuss car news. The 2019 Ford Ranger has been revealed with stacks of updated technology and a 10-speed auto, and Ford Australia has revealed a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty...

Skoda: Active Info Display coming in Q4

Skoda Australia will join family members Audi and Volkswagen in offering a fully-digital instrument cluster forselect models later this year, the local arm has confirmed. Originally, the Czech brand's version of Volkswagen's Active Info Display – which measures 12.3 inches – was meant to launch with the all-new Karoq crossover, which goes on sale Down Under on July 2...

2018 Skoda Karoq pricing and specs – UPDATE

Update (15/5/18): Skoda Australia has confirmed the Launch Pack is limited to just 260 units, and that these vehicles won't be available with the 10-speaker sounds system offered in the Tech Pack. See bottom of article for details. Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 Skoda Karoq have been revealed this week, ahead its July on-sale date...

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