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Amazon Alexa can recharge Skoda plug-in hybrid cars with voice demand

European owners of the plug-in hybrid Skoda Superb iV will now be able to recharge their vehicles using Amazon Alexa voice commands. 'Alexa, ask Skoda, I want to start charging my car,' is apparently all you need to say for your Skoda to begin recharging. While the cars need to be plugged into a power source beforehand, it allows owners to choose exactly when the recharging cycle begins...

Add to cart: New cars you can buy online

There’s never been a better time to buy a new car – online. In this new era of social distancing, automotive buyers are increasingly moving online, and several brands are accommodating this shift with the implementation of so-called ‘virtual showrooms’...

2021 Skoda Scala and Kamiq delayed for Australia

Skoda's new Scala 110TSI hatch and Kamiq 110TSI SUV have been temporarily withheld from being delivered to customers in Australia due to an electrical bug with the fuel-saving stop/start system. Stop/start technology turns the vehicle's engine off while the vehicle is stopped at traffic lights, lowering emissions and fuel consumption...

Skoda teases Enyaq electric SUV ahead of September launch

The fully-electric 2021 Skoda Enyaq iV has been teased this week, ahead of its official unveiling in September 2020. Based on the Volkswagen Group's electric MEB platform, the Enyaq will be the brand's first production car to be based on the architecture. The Enyaq iV is the road-going version of the Vision iV concept car, first shown in March 2019...

Skoda Slavia spider: annual student concept car unveiled

The Skoda Slavia concept car has been unveiled, and it was built entirely by students. Apprentices at the Skoda Academy – the car company's vocational school – designed and built the convertible concept car themselves, with guidance from instructors as well as experts from Skoda...

Missed EOFY? Skoda and Suzuki have you covered

Did you miss out on an end-of-financial-year deal in June? There is hope if you're prepared to bet on an underdog brand. Czech brand Skoda has had a tough year in line with the rest of the market, having reported 2752 cars as sold in the first half of 2020 so far, down 20.8 per cent compared to the same period the prior year...

2021 Skoda Octavia line-up revealed in Europe, Australia keeps established engines

The 2021 Skoda Octavia range was revealed in Europe over the weekend, with the model to be fitted with petrol, diesel, hybrid, and compressed natural gas (CNG) options. In total, the Octavia will come with eight powertrains offering 12 performance levels to European buyers. However, Australia will be offered a more focused range of engine options, starting with the familiar 2...

How big is the boot? Every SUV in Australia, ranked smallest to biggest

If you're shopping for an SUV, it's likely you want to know a few important things. A good number of seats, an ample amount of power, an affordable price point, reliability, safety and – possibly most importantly – how much of your life you can cram into the boot...

2021 Skoda Kodiaq spied

New spy photos have emerged of the face-lifted 2021 Skoda Kodiaq SUV in both regular and sporty RS trim ahead of an expected unveiling later this year. No significant changes appear to have been made to the regular Kodiaq, however our photographers claim to have found a note stating the 2.0-litre turbocharged diesel engine will be upgraded to from 141kW to 147kW...

2021 Skoda Karoq spy photos

Skoda’s updated Karoq SUV has been spotted testing ahead of a slated 2021 reveal, however new images do not show much of what’s been changed. While not clear in the spy photos, the 2021 Skoda Karoq is expected to adopt a new grille design, with revised front and rear bumpers, and updated graphics for the head and tail lights...

2021 Skoda Octavia Scout revealed, Australian plans still to be confirmed

Skoda has unveiled its third-generation Octavia Scout in Europe, but, while the regular Octavia models are confirmed for Australia, this new variant remains a wait-and-see offering for now. Skoda Australia director Michael Irmer said this week that while he could not confirm availability of the Octavia Scout, the badge has played here before...