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Skoda Octavia Sportline revealed

Skoda has revealed the Octavia Sportline for the European market, bringing a more athletic look and feel without any extra performance. Much like the Sportline-badged Karoq, Kodiaq, and Superb, the Octavia picks up a number of styling and trim appointments, including a subtle body kit with gloss black accents, 18-inch 'Vega' alloy wheels, and full LED lighting front and rear...

Skoda Octavia: Next-gen here in early 2021

Skoda Australia has indicated the next-generation of its most popular model, the Octavia, will be arriving Down Under during the first quarter of 2021. Paul Pottinger, communications boss for Skoda's local division, told CarAdvice the next-gen small liftback and wagon will commence production for our market late next year...

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...

Skoda planning low-cost EV, three all-electric models

Skoda will build three pure-electric models on the modular Volkswagen MEB platform by 2023, including a low-cost compact. According to Automotive News Europe, the range will be headed by a production take on the Vision IV concept unveiled at the Geneva motor show. A cheaper, simpler SUV will sit below it in the range, once again with styling inspired by the concept...

Skoda Superb hits 500,000 units

Skoda has manufactured the 500,000th example of the third-generation Superb, with the milestone vehicle rolling down the production line at its Kvasiny facility in the Czech Republic this past week. Produced at five different factories across the globe – including Kvasiny, Aurangabad (India), Nanjing (China), Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan) and Solomonovo (Ukraine) – Skoda says it has made 1...

Skoda: Scala RS 'would make sense'

The new Scala hatchback could be the next model in the Skoda line-up to get the sporty RS treatment, according to a new report out of the UK. Speaking with Auto Express, Skoda's board member "with responsibility" for sales and marketing, Alain Favey, said that a Scala RS isn't confirmed for production just yet, but is under consideration...

Volkswagen and former CEO sued by SEC over Dieselgate

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have filed a civil complaint against Volkswagen and Martin Winterkorn, its former CEO, for their role in issuing bonds while the company was trying to conceal the fact it had been selling vehicles with diesel emissions many times above legal levels. According to the SEC: "From April 2014 to May 2015, Volkswagen issued more than US$13 billion ($18...

Audi apologises for Dieselgate scandal, says it will “never happen again”

Audi chairman Bram Schot has publicly apologised for the company’s involvement in the “dieselgate” scandal that saw 11 million Volkswagen and Audi cars caught out cheating emissions regulations in the US and Europe – and has vowed that it will never happen again...

Volkswagen Group now planning to launch 70 electric cars by 2028, up from 50

Volkswagen Group's leadership has announced a ramping up of its already ambitious electric vehicle plans at its 2019 annual press conference. The German automaker now plans to launch 70 new electric cars by 2028, up from the 50 it had previously committed to. It now predicts it will make 22 million electric vehicles in the next decade, up from the previous forecast of 15 million...

Skoda posts a strong start to 2019

Skoda Australia has defied market trends to record a strong start in 2019, posting double-digit growth for the January-March period compared to last year. Driven by the Kodiaq SUV and mid-sized Octavia, which saw 173 and 93 registrations in February respectively, the Czech member of the Volkswagen Group managed a total of 495 sales for the month...

Skoda Vision iV Concept reveals new design direction for Czech brand

If you squint at it for long enough you could be forgiven for thinking this car has some resemblance to the Lamborghini Urus. It is in fact the latest Skoda concept called the Vision iV. And while it’s an electric-only vehicle for now – based on Volkswagen’s modular EV platform – the Vision iV holds another secret...