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2022 Skoda Fabia officially revealed, Australian launch expected March 2022

The 2022 Skoda Fabia has been revealed, ahead of its Australian launch expected to occur late in the first quarter of 2022 (March 2022). The fourth generation of Skoda's popular Fabia city car sees the nameplate migrate to the Volkswagen Group's latest MQB-A0 platform, shared with the Volkswagen Polo, Skoda Kamiq and Skoda Scala – gaining a raft of modern connectivity and active safety features to go with it...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Small SUV

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Small SUV Finalists: Hyundai Kona Kia Seltos Mazda CX-30 Skoda Kamiq Toyota Yaris Cross Australia's Small SUV class is arguably one of the toughest segments in the new-car market, with nearly a dozen contenders competing for attention. Some models will suit certain buyer needs more so than others...

Skoda planning electric hatchback based on Volkswagen ID.3 – report

Skoda is planning to bring a new Volkswagen Golf-sized electric hatch to market in 2024. As a Volkswagen Group brand, it's believed the new Skoda hatch will be based on the 'MEB' architecture which underpins the Volkswagen ID.3 and Cupra Born, according to Spanish publication motor.es. In the ID...

2022 Skoda Kodiaq facelift revealed: RS ditches diesel, Australian launch by December 2021

The 2022 Skoda Kodiaq facelift has been unveiled, ahead of an Australian launch by December 2021. Four and a half years after the Kodiaq was first unveiled, Skoda's seven-seat SUV has come in for its mid-life facelift, gaining revised exterior styling, interior technology tweaks, and a big change under the bonnet for the burly RS range-topper...

2022 Skoda Octavia Sportline revealed, Australian launch due early 2022

The 2022 Skoda Octavia Sportline has been revealed, ahead of its Australian launch from the start of 2022. Slotting into the Octavia line-up between the standard Style and high-performance RS, the Octavia Sportline follows in the tracks of Skoda’s larger Kodiaq and Karoq Sportline models in pairing sportier exterior and interior styling with milder engines under the bonnet...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

Q&A: Affordable small SUVs with self-park systems?

Hi there - my Mum who is closing in on 80 years is wanting to downsize from her mid-2000s Honda CR-V to something more compact - but we are looking for a compact SUV with park assist and all the modern safety tech...

2021 Skoda Kodiaq facelift teased ahead of April reveal – UPDATE: Australian launch timing detailed

UPDATE, 4pm, 31 March 2021: The updated Skoda Kodiaq slated for an Australian launch by the end of March 2022 (first quarter), though the first examples could reach customers' driveways as early as the end of 2021. It's understood the RS performance flagship will go on sale alongside the standard range, with the current model's 176kW/500Nm 2...

2021 Skoda Kushaq revealed for India, Australian launch unlikely

The 2021 Skoda Kushaq small SUV has been unveiled exclusively for the Indian market. Set to go on sale in June 2021, the Kushaq serves as Skoda's rival to a growing array of circa-four-metre-long SUVs designed specifically for India, including the Nissan Magnite and Renault Kiger...

How big is the boot space? Every SUV in Australia in 2021, ranked

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...

The safest cars for young drivers under $30,000 in Australia

Buying a new car is an exciting yet arduous process – more so when it's your first time jumping through the hoops. While key factors such as style, performance and price are usually top of mind, given that novice drivers are over-represented in fatal crashes – due to a combination of inexperience and older, cheaper and less safe cars – safety should also make the list of priorities...