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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...

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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...

2020 Skoda Octavia RS wagon spied

The new Skoda Octavia RS wagon has been spied undergoing testing in the European Alps. At the front the RS is differentiated from lesser Octavia variants with its redesigned bumper, which features a larger lower air intake. This is flanked by a pair of big fake inlets and repositioned fog lights...

2020 Skoda Octavia spied inside and out

Alex Misoyannis • Skoda’s fourth-generation Octavia wagon has been spied testing in Europe, ahead of a likely unveil at the Frankfurt motor show in September. The development vehicle spotted in the mountains was dressed in a plethora of fake panels, concealing the final design without drawing excess attention like a conventional prototype might...

Skoda recalls MY18 models over airbag fix

Skoda Australia has issued a recall for 27 vehicles across the 2018 model-year Fabia, Karoq, Kodiaq, Octavia, Rapid and Superb lines due to an airbag fault that may see the driver’s unit not inflate properly in the event of a collision. “In some instances, the front driver air bag may not inflate to its fullest capacity fast enough when required,” the company says in the recall notice...

2020 Skoda Octavia spied again

The next-generation Skoda Octavia has been spied again, this time around the Nurburgring race track in Germany. Following the set of images last week in the European Alps, this prototype wears similar fake panels that disguise the final design, though we can see the new model will grow compared to the vehicle currently on sale, and feature a design inspired by the larger Superb...

2020 Skoda Octavia spied ahead of Frankfurt debut

The next-generation Skoda Octavia wagon has been spied with very little disguise this week, ahead of its debut in Frankfurt later this year. Despite already straddling the small and medium segments, the Octavia looks set to grow even larger than the current model, most likely to give more space to the new Scala hatchback...

2019.5 Skoda Octavia Sport revealed

Skoda's global division has added a new option package to the Octavia range overseas in similar to the new Sportline variant revealed earlier this week, dubbed the 'Dynamic+ package'. Where the Sportline is positioned as a standalone variant available with specific powertrains, the Dynamic+ pack is an add on for "most engine versions", and is a pretty clear indication of what's coming for the mildly-refreshed Octavia Sport in Australia...

Skoda Octavia Sportline revealed

Skoda has revealed the Octavia Sportline for the European market, bringing a more athletic look and feel without any extra performance. Much like the Sportline-badged Karoq, Kodiaq, and Superb, the Octavia picks up a number of styling and trim appointments, including a subtle body kit with gloss black accents, 18-inch 'Vega' alloy wheels, and full LED lighting front and rear...

Skoda Octavia: Next-gen here in early 2021

Skoda Australia has indicated the next-generation of its most popular model, the Octavia, will be arriving Down Under during the first quarter of 2021. Paul Pottinger, communications boss for Skoda's local division, told CarAdvice the next-gen small liftback and wagon will commence production for our market late next year...