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2022 Skoda Fabia previewed: New city car to grow in size with new platform, more tech

A range of technical details of the 2022 Skoda Fabia have been released overnight, ahead of the next-generation city car's full debut in the northern spring of 2021 (March to May inclusive)...

2021 Skoda Fabia price and specs: Run-Out Edition introduced to farewell third-gen city car

Australian pricing and specification details for the 2021 Skoda Fabia have been confirmed. In the lead-up to the launch of an all-new Fabia in Australia within the next 12 months (by February 2022) – with the new model teased for the first time earlier this month – Skoda Australia has rationalised the current-generation city hatch and wagon's ranges to a single variant, the new-for-2021, aptly-named Run-Out Edition...

2021 Skoda Octavia price and specs: New sedan and wagon gain style, tech and price increases

2021 Skoda Octavia price and specs Three model grades with two engine options, from $30,390 before on-road costs Price rises up to $3000 offset by extra equipment 18-inch wheels, LED lights, wireless CarPlay and Android Auto, adaptive cruise control standard across the range Australian pricing and specification of the all-new 2021 Skoda Octavia range has been released ahead of the sedan and wagon's showroom arrival in late April...

2021 Skoda Fabia teased, autumn 2021 debut confirmed

The 2021 Skoda Fabia has been teased, ahead of its full debut in the northern spring of 2021 (March to May). A teaser image released by the Czech brand overnight provides our first look at the fourth-generation Fabia's side profile, featuring slim LED front and rear lights separated by a strong shoulder line, a rising windowline and a black contrast roof...

The five cheapest cars in Australia right now

Buying a new car is the second-most expensive purchase most of us will ever make, behind the family home. A recent survey by Australian consumer site Canstar Blue found that Aussies spend, on average, $40,128 on a new car and then hold onto that new car for around six years. Canstar’s research went further, breaking down the average new car cost by segment and brand...

Skoda 1203 van reimagined for the 21st century

The Skoda 1203 van has been reimagined for the 21st century, as part of the brand’s ongoing Icons Get a Makeover series. The rendition – conceived by 31-year-old in-house designer Daniel Hájek – takes the form of a pop-top caravan, and is reportedly underpinned by the Volkswagen Transporter platform (or at least it would be, if it were built)...

The unlikely cars reversing the COVID-19 sales slide – the follow-up

In June, we highlighted four model lines that were continuing to perform despite the market downturn. Since that piece went live, the market has ebbed and flowed. Whilst some segments were stimulated by tax incentives, others were held back by stock shortages, production issues, and delayed new product launches. As of the end of year, it has begun to show signs of recovery...

2021 Skoda Scala and Kamiq 110TSI delayed – UPDATE: Stop-sale lifted, vehicles now on sale

UPDATE, 13 January 2021: Skoda Australia has at last lifted the stop-sale on the Scala hatch and Kamiq Monte Carlo and Limited Edition 110TSI variants, as the software issue causing the vehicles to be delayed has been resolved...

2021 Skoda new cars

Skoda almost halved the downturn felt by the market as a whole – dropping 8.8 per cent year-to-date against a strong 2019. In real terms and in a challenging climate, the Volkwagen sister brand is going relatively well in Australia. 2020 saw the injection of quality new models – updated Kodiaq arrived, as did new Kamiq – which came a little too late to make a big impact on sales figures...

The all-new models of 2020 – and how they're selling so far

The young up-starts, the fresh faces, the newcomers – whatever you want to call them, we've had a raft of new model arrivals in Australia over the course of 2020...

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...