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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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2019 Skoda Kodiaq GT coupe-SUV almost ready

The images you see here are spy shots of the Skoda Kodiaq GT 'coupe-SUV' ready to rock, ahead of an imminent premiere in China. It's an indication that the practicality-minded Czech brand is continuing to move down a more stylised path, with the sloped/tapering roofline lending a much racier silhouette...

CarAdvice podcast 118: The man who put an R32 V6 engine into a Kombi

Joining Mandy Turner this week is Mike Stevens and Scott Collie. In car news, Jaguar Land Rover has designed a self-driving pod with 'virtual eyes', Honda has decided to take a step back from electric cars, Audi has halted production of the RS3, and the 2019 Kia ProCeed has been teased...

2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS teased ahead of Paris reveal

Skoda has previewed its upcoming Kodiaq RS once again, ahead of its full reveal at the Paris motor show in October. The Czech brand released a pair of shadowy teasers this week, with the 'RS' badging and large alloy wheels partially visible. It appears the new performance SUV will be launched with a new shade of blue, though the overall design won't stray far from the current Kodiaq Sportline specification...

Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall

Volkswagen Group Australia has initiated its recall for over 100,000 vehicles across various model lines fitted with faulty Takata airbags, as part of the Australian Government's mandatory safety recall that requires all defective inflators to be replaced by 31 December 2020...

CarAdvice podcast 107: Ford Australia's Daniella Winter talks Mustang

Kez Casey and Scott Collie join Mandy Turner this week. In car news, the 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has been confirmed, 2018 Ram 1500 pricing and specs have been released, and the Kia Cerato will get the GT treatment. Also, International Engine of the Year goes to Ferrari, the 2019 Mazda MX-5 is getting a more powerful engine, and Elon Musk is promising 'full self-driving features' for Tesla in August...

2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS: Bi-turbo diesel confirmed, unlikely for Australia – UPDATE

UPDATE (15/6/18): Skoda Australia has issued comments regarding the local availability of the Kodiaq RS. See bottom of article for details Further details about the Skoda Kodiaq RS have dripped out ahead of the car's debut later this year. The Kodiaq RS, in the hands of Sabine Schmitz, completed a lap of the Nurburgring Nordschleife in 9 minutes 29...

2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS confirmed, teased and spied

The Skoda Kodiaq RS has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2018 Paris motor show, which kicks off at the beginning of October. In the video released overnight, the Czech brand teases a "record-breaking lap" of the famed Nurburgring Nordschleife with Sabine Schmitz behind the wheel...

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...

CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are broadcasting from Subaru Docklands. In car news, the order books for the Honda Urban EV will be open in 'early 2019', pricing and specs for the Skoda Kodiaq Sportline and Alfa Romeo Stelvio have been released, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt is coming to Australia...

2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline pricing and specs

The Skoda Kodiaq Sportline has arrived in Australia, kicking off from $46,990 before on-road costs. Available in both 132TSI and 140TDI trims ($52,990), the Kodiaq Sportline gets a more athletic look and unique equipment appointments over the base car...

2018.5 Skoda Octavia, Kodiaq, Superb updates announced

Skoda has rolled out a handful of updates for the 2018.5 model year, headlined by the availability of wireless phone charging on several model lines. The charging technology is available as part of the Tech Pack on regular Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq variants, and is equipped as standard on Octavia RS and Superb Sportline models...