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2021 Skoda Octavia RS wagon long-term review: Dynamic driving

Following Melbourne’s Lockdown 4.0 (but before Locky 5), we finally get the chance to let the Skoda Octavia RS long-termer loose.

2021 Skoda Octavia RS wagon long-term review: Introduction

You’re unlikely to hear a bad word about Skoda’s Octavia RS – so we wanted to get one through our long-term garage to find out if reality meets the expectation.

2021 Skoda Octavia RS launch review

The 2021 Skoda Octavia RS is a value-packed, fun sedan to drive daily, with the ability to tackle the corners as well. It cuts a stylish figure on the road too.

2021 Skoda Octavia review

Skoda's popular mid-sized Octavia now has a new generation on offer. Will it be worth your attention when it reaches Australia next year? Let's find out.

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2019 Skoda Octavia Sport v Honda Civic RS: small sedan comparison

The small-sedan segment does sometimes get overlooked as a fertile patch for mixing practical, enjoyable and affordable motoring for a diverse cross-section of buyers, even modestly sized families. Here we have the 2019 Honda Civic RS v Skoda Octavia Sport sedan comparison, which is our pick of these mid-priced medium-grade sporty sedans...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 review

Read the full article here. The 2017 Skoda Octavia RS230 finishes off what is, without doubt, one of the most practical, family-friendly and sporty ranges on the market today. The Octavia RS is the quirky Czech brand's best-selling model. Not just in the Octavia range, but in general. More people know Skoda for the Octavia RS than anything else...

2016 Skoda Octavia Scout Review

Read the article here. Out here in the forest, you might come across things you might not normally see. Take this for example, the Skoda Octavia Scout. Often overlooked, it might surprise you to know that the Scout has been on sale in Australia since 2008 - this new generation arriving in 2014...

Wagon v SUV : Best $40,000 pick for families

Australians buy many more SUV models than wagons - but are they the smartest option? We put the popular Honda CR-V to the load-lugging test against the Skoda Octavia wagon.


2019 Honda Civic RS v Skoda Octavia Sport sedan comparison

The small-sedan segment does sometimes get overlooked as a fertile patch for mixing practical, enjoyable and affordable motoring for a diverse cross-section of buyers, even modestly sized families. Around $22K gets you into the buck-banging basement with Honda’s Civic and Skoda’s Octavia, and both nameplates top out in the $52K and $46K mark, respectively, for high-performance driver’s versions (albeit a hatchback for the Civic)...

2019 Hyundai i30 Fastback N v Skoda Octavia RS Sedan comparison

Hot hatches that are not hatches? Well, not quite – let's call a spade a spade here. The Hyundai i30 Fastback N and Skoda Octavia RS Sedan are, despite their official names, both hatchbacks. More obviously, though, both comfortably fit the definition of ‘hot’ more readily...

2018 Subaru Levorg STI Sport v Skoda Octavia RS245 comparison review

Wagons… We’re constantly reminding readers about them here at CarAdvice. Don’t just sleepwalk into a dealer and buy an SUV like everyone else, when a wagon is more than likely the solution you need – it’s a message you’ll read and hear from us often...

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2021 Skoda Octavia 140TSI Limited Edition price and specs

2021 Skoda Octavia 140TSI Limited Edition pricing and specification Mid-tier hero on sale from the third quarter (July to September inclusive) to the start of 2022 140kW/320Nm turbo engine hooked up to front-wheel-drive and a seven-speed DSG Priced from $48,490 drive-away The 2021 Skoda Octavia range will gain a new sub-RS flagship between July and September 2021: the 140TSI Limited Edition...

2022 Skoda Octavia Sportline revealed, Australian launch due early 2022

The 2022 Skoda Octavia Sportline has been revealed, ahead of its Australian launch from the start of 2022. Slotting into the Octavia line-up between the standard Style and high-performance RS, the Octavia Sportline follows in the tracks of Skoda’s larger Kodiaq and Karoq Sportline models in pairing sportier exterior and interior styling with milder engines under the bonnet...

New cars launching in Australia in April 2021

The Australian new-car market is a crowded one, with dozens of manufacturers offering hundreds of models in different segments and body styles. Over 100 all-new, updated or expanded model ranges are due to launch throughout 2021, as chronicled in CarAdvice's 2021 New Car Calendar – but what's there to look forward to this month? Here's a look at every new vehicle launching in Australia in April 2021...

2021 Skoda Octavia 140TSI bound for Australia

The 2021 Skoda Octavia will gain a powered-up 140TSI variant in Australia, government documents reveal – and it's expected in Australian showrooms by the end of this year. Filings in the Australian government's Road Vehicle Certification System show the new-generation versions of Skoda's Octavia liftback and wagon will gain a mid-tier 140TSI engine option, as a middle ground between the volume-selling 110TSI models, and the performance-focused RS flagship...

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2015 Skoda Octavia RS 162TSI review

One of the first things I did after becoming a father was sell my modified XR5 Turbo and buy a mature and responsible vehicle to transport my new young family in. Being a SUV rejectionist for a number of reasons, I convinced myself that a manual Honda Accord Euro Luxury was swift and engaging enough to be a long-term proposition...

2016 Skoda Octavia 110 TSI Ambition review

I purchased a one year old 2016 Skoda Octavia Ambition 110TSi manual with 11,000km on the clock for a ridiculous $18,999 driveaway. It is a good car but not a great car. The good is the technology, the ride quality and the economy, while the not-so-good is the slight shudder from the clutch on take off (at lights and especially hill starts)...

2015 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Ambition Plus review

Three years and 85,000km into the life of this car, I finally think I'm ready to owner-review it. What is it? A 2015 MY16 Skoda Octavia Ambition Plus six-speed manual with a couple of options. I should start that it took me over 12 months to research and eventually purchase this particular model. I'd like to think that this isn't uncommon for Skoda owners...

2016 Skoda Octavia 110TSI Ambition review

I purchased the Skoda Octavia in June 2016 (my first new car) after our 2003 Toyota Corolla started having issues. It was emitting intermittent white smoke. I took it to a number of mechanics that had a look at the problem, and they tried to fix it but just couldn't. I was looking at a number of similar small new sedans, and once I saw the Skoda that was it! I fell for it...

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