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Skoda 'Kamiq' teased

A new Skoda crossover, expected to be badged Kamiq, has been teased ahead of its debut at the 2018 Beijing motor show next week. The new city SUV will only be sold in China, and slots in beneath the much larger Kodiaq and similarly-sized Karoq. Skoda has yet to provide any details about the new car, but we can see the styling is heavily influenced by those two aforementioned cars...

2018 Skoda Karoq here in September

Skoda Australia has confirmed the Karoq – its mid-size rival to the Volkswagen Tiguan – will be touching down locally in September, a few months after the original June launch date. Paul Pottinger, communications boss for Skoda Australia, confirmed the news this week, along with a $30,000 starting point...

Volkswagen Group CEO to be replaced soon - reports

Matthias Mueller, CEO of the Volkswagen Group, could be replaced by as soon as this Friday, if a report out of Germany proves to be correct. According to Handelsblatt, current Mueller will be removed from his role as CEO, even though his contract runs until 2020...

Takata airbag recall in Australia: Everything you need to know

The Takata airbag recall has become the largest automotive recall in history, affecting more than 100 million vehicles and nearly 20 automotive brands around the world. Among those are some four million vehicles in Australia. Globally, there have been 20 deaths linked to the scandal, and 230 serious injuries...

Dieselgate: Australian test reveals increased fuel use, VW rejects claims - UPDATE

March 12, 2018: Testing carried out on a single Volkswagen vehicle has revealed an increase in fuel use since it was given a software update in 2017 for the so-called 'Dieselgate' emissions scandal...

CarAdvice podcast 93: LIVE from Subaru Docklands!

This week Mandy Turner, Mike Stevens, and Scott Collie are broadcasting from Subaru Docklands. In car news, the order books for the Honda Urban EV will be open in 'early 2019', pricing and specs for the Skoda Kodiaq Sportline and Alfa Romeo Stelvio have been released, and the Ford Mustang Bullitt is coming to Australia...

2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline pricing and specs

The Skoda Kodiaq Sportline has arrived in Australia, kicking off from $46,990 before on-road costs. Available in both 132TSI and 140TDI trims ($52,990), the Kodiaq Sportline gets a more athletic look and unique equipment appointments over the base car...

Skoda Vision X concept revealed

Skoda has officially unveiled the Vision X concept in Geneva, with a company-first hybrid system including compressed-natural gas, petrol and electric power.  From the outside, the Vision X looks like a shrunken take on the design language behind the Kodiaq and Karoq. That's not an accident, because the concept previews a production SUV to sit below those two models...

Review Wrap: Five of the best from February

Missed out on a review this month? Keen to catch up on all the exciting CarAdvice review content from February? We're here for you. Here are five reviews this month that either drew a lot of attention or are simply, in our view, standout stories. 2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium review Everyone’s heard of the Subaru Outback...

Australia's Takata recall: Strict rules and penalties, but little compensation

The compulsory Takata airbag recall announced for all vehicles in Australia affected by faulty inflators will bring penalties of $1.1 million for breaches of the action's strict rules – but owners shouldn't expect much in the way of compensation. Announced today by Michael Sukkar, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer, the recall will be overseen by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)...

Takata: Compulsory airbag recall announced

The global Takata airbag recall crisis has taken a new turn in Australia, with the Federal Government today announcing a compulsory recall. Talk of stricter action on the matter has been ongoing since Australian recalls were initiated in 2009. Australia's first Takata-related death in July last year - one of 23 globally - prompted the Federal Government to confirm in September that it was considering a compulsory recall...