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The Skoda Kodiaq is the cheapest European seven-seat SUV by a country mile, but more importantly it makes a remarkably compelling alternative to a Hyundai Santa Fe for those prepared to think a little differently.
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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 Kodiaq RS pricing and specs

Skoda Australia has finally released pricing and specifications for the new Kodiaq RS, set to arrive in showrooms before the end of the year. Priced from $65,990 before on-road costs, the RS commands a $13,500 premium over the starting price of the Kodiaq 132TSI Sportline, though offsets this somewhat with enhanced equipment levels, and of course what's under the bonnet, The Kodiaq RS is the first Volkswagen Group model in Australia to be powered by the company's 2...

CarAdvice podcast 162: Take a ride in the 2019 Lexus LC500h

Joining Mandy Turner this week are Mike Stevens and James Wong. In car news, the 2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS will be coming to Australia, the Ford and Volkswagen alliance is expanding to electric and autonomous tech, the Lotus Evija has been unveiled, and the 2019 Ford Everest is getting AEB across the range. Sam Purcell reviews the 2019 Volkswagen Touareg and takes it off-roading...

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...

2020 Skoda Kodiaq RS confirmed for Australia

The Skoda Kodiaq RS – the fastest seven-seat SUV to lap Germany’s Nürburgring – will be in Australian showrooms by the end of the year. Pricing is yet to be announced, but the Kodiaq RS – powered by a twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel (176kW/500Nm) and with a claimed 0 to 100kmh time of 7.0 seconds – is expected to cost in excess of $60,000...

2018 Skoda Kodiaq recalled

Skoda Australia has issued a recall for the 2018 model-year Kodiaq SUV over concerns the individual rear passenger seat could be missing “several fixing nuts”. The company says “if the nuts are missing, the seat will not be secured and may not provide adequate protection in the event of an accident, increasing the risk of injury to the seat occupant”...

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 Mountiaq concept unveiled

The new Mountiaq concept, a pickup based on the Kodiaq, is the sixth vehicle designed and built by students at Skoda's vocational school. According to Skoda, it took a team of 35 students around 2000 hours of work to design and build the Mountiaq over the course of eight months...

Skoda Mountiaq: Concept Kodiaq ute taking shape

Skoda's student-developed ute concept is taking shape ahead of its reveal next month, with teaser images revealing some of the changes being made to its Kodiaq underpinnings. The new Mountiaq Concept will be a pickup (picqup?) based on the Kodiaq SUV, wearing gear like a front-mounted winch, 17-inch wheels and a Sunset Orange paint finish...

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 Kodiaq ute concept coming

A team of student engineers from Skoda is prepping a load-lugging Kodiaq, but the car will remain a concept and nothing more. The sixth student concept, which will be revealed to the world in June, will be a two-door take on the biggest Skoda SUV. Based on the concept sketch pictured here, it'll gain a set of chunkier tyres and black, off-road ready wheels, along with a distinctive two-door design...