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2021 Skoda Octavia RS shown in UK police livery

The 2021 Skoda Octavia RS has been unveiled as a police pursuit vehicle in the UK. The fourth-generation sedan from Skoda will share its powertrain with the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI, but offering buyers a sleek liftback body with hot hatch performance. Using a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine, the RS develops 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque, propelling the Octavia to 100km/h from a standstill in 6...

The best hidden symbols and Easter eggs on modern cars

Designing cars for a global marketplace can be a high-stakes business – so it’s not surprising automotive engineers like to explore the lighter side of the job whenever they can. One way for them to add some personality to their creations is through the addition of ‘Easter eggs' – hidden design or technology features included in cars as a little wink to those who find them...

Five new wagons you can buy for under $40,000 in Australia

The cliche goes that motoring journalists are only really satisfied behind the wheel of a station wagon with a manual transmission – and it’s not incorrect. At CarAdvice, our wagon-loving ways take many forms, but we can all agree on one thing: it is the superior body type...

Skoda develops app that listens to your car’s problems

Skoda claims to have trialled a smartphone app capable of diagnosing vehicle faults through audio analysis. This – according to the Volkswagen-owned manufacturer – could potentially lead to cheaper, shorter, and more effective servicing in the future. The system works by recording noises made by the car during operation, and then comparing these with a stored bank of referential sound patterns...

Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo and Limited Edition delayed: On sale next month

The newest and smallest member of Skoda’s growing SUV family, the Kamiq, has arrived Down Under, but for now it's a single-variant line-up. While the entry-level Kamiq 85TSI is already in dealerships, those wanting the sportier Kamiq Monte Carlo or more premium Kamiq Limited Edition will have to wait a little while longer...

Know your Skoda: The model range explained

As the Czech challenger brand under the massive Volkswagen Group umbrella, Skoda has been making strides in recent years to compete with the car industry’s top players. But with less brand recognition than its peers, plus a lot of difficult-to-spell model names (many of them starting with a ‘K’), it’s understandable the Skoda range could feel a little confusing for first-time shoppers...

2021 Skoda Superb Sportline and Superb Scout price confirmed

High-output AWD models confirmed Drive-away pricing available from launch Superb Scout joins the range as a permanent addition $2900 to $3400 of added value, according to Skoda, offsetting $2000 to $3300 price rise The 2021 Skoda Superb Sportline and Superb Scout models have been officially confirmed for the Australian market...

2021 Skoda Enyaq iV electric car revealed, no good news for Australia

New 2021 Skoda Enyaq iV electric SUV offers up to 510km of range and 125kW of charging capacity Highly customisable interior offers 10 trim packages and 13-inch touchscreen No local plans, but available to pre-order overseas from equivalent of AUD$60,747 Skoda has unveiled its first all-electric SUV, the Skoda Enyaq iV, with the new model offering the choice of three different battery sizes, quick charging capabilities and a claimed range of up to 510km...

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 Kamiq price and specs

Details of the 2021 Skoda Kamiq have been announced for Australia, with deliveries to begin from September 2020. Pricing for the small SUV begins at $26,990 plus on-road costs, with the range-topping Limited Edition variant costing $35,490 plus on-road costs. Buyers will get a choice of three powertrain options: a manual or seven-speed dual-clutch automatic mated to a 1...

Skoda offers extended warranty and fixed-price servicing to Victorian buyers

Skoda is doing its best to entice Victorians stuck at home and day-dreaming about a new car. The Czech brand is offering a free seven-year, unlimited kilometre warranty for all new and demonstrator Skoda models sold in Victoria, which is two years more than the standard warranty...