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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...

Skoda Karoq: 250,000th SUV produced

Skoda has reached a production milestone for its relatively new Karoq SUV, celebrating 250,000 units this week. The Czech crossover has hit the quarter-of-a-million mark after two years of sale, after putting the Karoq into series production at its Kvasiny plant in July 2017. So far this year around 97,900 Karoqs have been delivered to customers globally, with 115,700 units sold in 2018...

Skoda Karoq: 140 TSI 'or' 140 TDI on the cards

The Skoda Karoq is still on track to get a long-promised second variant in Australia with all-wheel drive, though the local arm is still working out what it will be powered by. Speaking with CarAdvice, Skoda Australia's general manager for corporate communications, Paul Pottinger, indicated the Czech brand's local division hopes to make an announcement 'soon', though it's unsure at this stage whether it'll be petrol or diesel...

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...