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2015-2018 Skoda Superb recalled

Skoda Australia has issued a recall of 395 of its model-year 2015-2018 Superb liftback sedan and wagon models affected by a faulty warning signal. The recall pertains to front turn signals that may fail, and the vehicle's systems may not detect the failure. In that event, no warning lights or sounds would be activated...

2020 Skoda Karoq pricing and specs: 140TSI and 110TSI

The updated 2020 Skoda Karoq will land in Australia from June, with the familiar 110TSI badge joined by a new 140TSI Sportline model. As reported in December, buyer demand in Europe means the company has focused the Karoq's allocation for the 1.5-litre engine and in-house seven-speed DSG auto on that region's stricter requirements, instead fitting Australian models with the older 1...

2020 Skoda Octavia RS iV: Plug-in hybrid performer revealed

Joining Volkswagen's Golf GTE in the group's performance-oriented hybrid stable, the new 2020 Skoda Octavia RS iV has been unveiled today. Available in liftback sedan and wagon styles, the RS iV models will join the regular new Octavia line-up, which will include conventional petrol-powered RS models...

The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

2020 Skoda Octavia RS PHEV primed, but Australia will get 180kW petrol one

The electrified Skoda Octavia RS iV PHEV has been teased one last time before its world premiere next week. The range-topping derivative in the new-generation Octavia family “points the way towards a sustainable future” for the badge...

Brand new small SUVs coming in 2020

Small SUVs. You might love the idea of a higher-riding hatchback, or you might think they’re a convenient way for car brands to sell ostensibly compact cars at a markup. Either way, ongoing demand means the market for this type of vehicle remains abuzz with new offerings. Australia is no exception. The market share of Small SUVs was 13...

Skoda Enyaq: Brand's new EV crossover named

Skoda is preparing to reveal its first electric SUV this year, based on the same ‘MEB’ battery-friendly architecture as the ID.3 and ID.4 from parent company Volkswagen. Today, while not revealing the actual car itself, the company did tell us what it’ll be called: the Skoda Enyaq, a portmanteau of Irish name Enya (one example being the Celtic pop singer) and the letter Q with which the company’s other SUV end their names – think Kamiq, Karoq, and Kodiaq...

Skoda posts strong January ahead of 'biggest ever product year'

Skoda has enjoyed a strong start to 2020, as it prepares to launch a raft of new and updated models. Despite a decline of 12.5 per cent in reported sales for January, the Czech brand grew its sales more than 30 per cent on the back of a strong month for the Octavia sedan and wagon...

2021 Skoda Octavia RS iV sketches revealed

Sketches of the new Skoda Octavia RS iV have been released ahead of the car's unveiling at the 2020 Geneva motor show in March. The Octavia RS iV will be the first set of vehicles from Skoda's RS sub-brand to feature a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. European buyers will be able to purchase the new Octavia RS iV in both hatch and wagon guises...

2020 Skoda Superb Scout coming with petrol particulate filter

Skoda will offer its first petrol particulate filter (PPF) on a car in Australia, this morning confirming a limited run of Superb Scout wagons will be sold Down Under with the emissions-tackling technology. It's the first time Skoda has offered the Superb Scout in Australia, which will be among the first cars to offer a PPF locally – following in the footsteps of the Peugeot 308 GT – when it touches down in the second quarter of 2020...

Skoda sales hit 1.24 million in 2019

Skoda is one brand that always seems to generate more interest among our readers than its modest sales would suggest, so it's worth jotting down the company's 2019 deliveries for the record. The Czech-based brand chalked up 1,242,800 sales, the sixth year in a row where it's clocked over a million sales. Skoda's figure is actually 0...