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Skoda EV: First prototype spied

A development prototype believed to be the production version of Skoda's first electric vehicle has been spied at the Nurburgring this week, ahead of a likely debut later next year. "But, wait. It's a Volkswagen Tiguan!" However, this particular Tiguan has been stretched slightly and is wearing stickers that indicate it's running an electric powertrain – we already know Volkswagen is only doing standalone 'ID...

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2021 Skoda Octavia sketched

The fourth-generation Skoda Octavia has been sketched ahead of its unveiling that's reportedly set to take place on November 11. From the illustration we can see the new model will continue with the design themes laid out with the Scala. At the front, there's a pair of angular headlights surrounding the latest take on the company's corporate grille...

Volkswagen could face record fine, Justice Foster blasts ACCC and VW

Volkswagen’s German head office could be hit with an even bigger fine than the proposed $75 million penalty – already the highest of its type in Australia – for “misleading or deceptive conduct” on diesel vehicles that cheated emissions tests. However, the outcome of the hearing and the total amount of the fine may not be known for months after Justice Foster reserved his decision in the Federal Court in Sydney today...

New recall of 80,000 Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda cars with DSG gearboxes – some for the second time in six years

Volkswagen, Audi and Skoda are recalling a total of more than 80,000 cars with DSG dual clutch automatic gearboxes because some are slipping into “limp home” mode and can’t be restarted without the help of a mechanic armed with diagnostics equipment. The latest DSG recall – yet to be announced on the Federal Government’s recall website – includes about 62,000 Volkswagens, 14,000 Audis and 4500 Skodas...

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2020 Skoda Octavia scheduled for reveal on November 11 - report

The next-gen Skoda Octavia was previously thought to be slated for launch at last month's Frankfurt motor show, but the German auto event ended without the Czech brand revealing its new mid-sizer. Now, a report out of Spain claims the long-running nameplate will debut in its next iteration on November 11. According to Autobild...

Volkswagen Group to build next-gen Passat, Superb in Turkey

The Volkswagen Group is finalising a new production facility in Turkey which will reportedly become the site of Passat and Skoda Superb production next decade. According to documents obtained by industry journal, Automotive News Europe, the new factory will have an annual production output of 300,000 units when it goes online in 2022, and be located in Manisa, some 40km north-east of Izmir on the Turkish west coast...

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Skoda reveals new digital assistant for Kamiq and Scala, not for Oz

Czech brand Skoda has become the latest manufacturer to offer a Siri-like intelligent in-car assistant, launching a new "Hey, Laura" function for the Kamiq crossover and Scala small car. The online-based voice control system understands natural speech in six languages, according to the Volkswagen Group subsidiary, and forms part of the 'Amundsen' infotainment system that's available for the Kamiq and Scala...

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