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If you're in the market for a spacious and practical station wagon, you really ought to check out the 2018 Skoda Octavia.
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LIST PRICE Fr $23,490
CARADVICE RATING 8.0
SEAT 5
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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...

2018.5 Skoda Octavia, Kodiaq, Superb updates announced

Skoda has rolled out a handful of updates for the 2018.5 model year, headlined by the availability of wireless phone charging on several model lines. The charging technology is available as part of the Tech Pack on regular Octavia, Superb and Kodiaq variants, and is equipped as standard on Octavia RS and Superb Sportline models...

CarAdvice podcast 88: Our CEO talks cars we own

In the studio, this week with Mandy Turner is Mike Costello and Mike Stevens. Included in car news, stricter fuel standards are set to bring cleaner cars to Aussie roads, Jeep designer says Cherokee was ready for a makeover, and the Lancer will be gone by the end of 2018...

2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 pricing and specs

The 2018 Skoda Octavia RS245 will kick off from $43,390 before on-road costs when it arrives in November, the company has confirmed. Compared to the standard petrol-powered Octavia RS, the RS245 commands a $4500 premium. And, unlike the previous RS230 that came before it, the 245 is now a permanent member of the range...

2018 Skoda Octavia RS on sale in Australia from $38,890, RS245 confirmed

The facelifted 2018 Skoda Octavia RS range has touched down in Australia, starting at $38,890 before on-road costs, or $41,990 drive-away. Six variants, two engines and two body styles will be offered, for now, including the uprated 169kW/350Nm 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Golf 7.5 GTI, along with the familiar 135kW/380Nm 2...

Skoda Octavia RS245 in Australia from November, 2018 VW Polo due first quarter - UPDATE

UPDATE: This article previously suggested the RS245 would be offered in DSG automatic form only. In fact, the company expects to offer both.  The hot new Skoda Octavia RS45 will hit Australia in November, while the now not-so-compact new 2018 Volkswagen Polo will touch down in the first quarter of next year...

Skoda Octavia Scout on Australian hiatus

The high-riding AWD Skoda Octavia Scout won't be joining the rest of the newly updated Octavia range any time soon, unless enough fans out there stamp their feet. For now, the higher-riding and slightly rugged crossover cousin to the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack will make way for the new Kodiaq crossover in the Czech brand's small dealer network...

2018 Skoda Octavia pricing and specs

Local pricing and specifications for the facelifted 2018 Skoda Octavia range have been released this week, bringing new driver assistance technologies, upgraded infotainment and increased value to the Czech liftback and wagon. Prices are slightly up on last year's model, with the entry-level 110TSI manual liftback kicking off $500 higher at $23,490 before on-road costs, topping out at $43,990 for the DSG-equipped RS 135TDI wagon (up $1000)...

CarAdvice podcast 39: Ice driving across Sweden in the Audi S5

Joining Mandy on the panel this week is Dave Zalstein, and for the first time, CarAdvice photographer, Tom Fraser. Hear the biggest car news of the week with the 2018 Holden Commodore Sportwagon being  revealed, 2017 World Car of the Year finalists have been announced, January 2017 Australian new vehicle sales released, the 2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, a daring heist at Jaguar Land Rover plant and there will be no Ford Kuga recall in Australia for now...

2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 revealed, Australia on the cards

The new-look 2017 Skoda Octavia RS245 has been revealed, with the new model set to become the most powerful version of the Octavia to date when it's launched at next month's Geneva motor show. Building upon the existing 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder model in the Octavia RS230, but now with an extra 15 metric horsepower, the RS245 grunts out 180kW of power and 370Nm of torque (between 1600-4300rpm)...

Facelift fails: The worst styling updates of 2016

When brands update their cars, sometimes the stylists get it wrong. Facelifted models are supposed to add some flair to an existing model - to bring it up to speed with its competitors, or harden up some edges that may been looking a little limp on the original model. They can be massive, major overhauls, or nips and tucks and tweaks to minor aspects of the car's design...