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The car names you've probably been mispronouncing this whole time

Fancy yourself a car enthusiast? While being an enthusiastic car owner and a good driver are both part of your overall street cred, a lot of it comes down to being able to talk the torque. And where many of us can come undone when showing off our automotive prowess is butchering the pronunciation of brand or model names as badly as Kim from Kath & Kim used to pronounce 'chardonnay' (she said 'kar-don-aye', for the record)...

2020 Skoda Octavia RS PHEV primed, but Australia will get 180kW petrol one

The electrified Skoda Octavia RS iV PHEV has been teased one last time before its world premiere next week. The range-topping derivative in the new-generation Octavia family “points the way towards a sustainable future” for the badge...

2021 Skoda Octavia RS iV sketches revealed

Sketches of the new Skoda Octavia RS iV have been released ahead of the car's unveiling at the 2020 Geneva motor show in March. The Octavia RS iV will be the first set of vehicles from Skoda's RS sub-brand to feature a plug-in hybrid drivetrain. European buyers will be able to purchase the new Octavia RS iV in both hatch and wagon guises...

Automotive Industry Insights podcast: 508 Fastback v Superb 162TSI

On this week's podcast, you are joined by Mandy Turner, Kez Casey, and James Wong. We speak to Josh Dowling about the Ford Mustang EV SUV and the Tesla ute at the Los Angeles motor show. He also talks in more detail about his trip with a team replacing recalled Takata airbags in remote areas...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Skoda Octavia revealed, Australian launch over a year away

Skoda has finally ended the tease and unveiled what the Australian market will welcome as the 2021 Octavia, with its local debut set for the first quarter of that year. The new Octavia has grown significantly beyond the dimensions of its predecessor: the liftback is 19mm longer than before and the wagon has been stretched by 22mm, while both models are 15mm wider than those they replace...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Skoda Octavia: Interior sketched

The next-generation Skoda Octavia has been teased again, this time with a designer's drawing of the new model's interior. Compared to the outgoing model, the new Octavia will have a much more modern dashboard layout with higher-set displays and a new two-spoke steering wheel...

Car News Daily podcast: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...

2020 Skoda Octavia: Initial details

Skoda has previewed the next-generation Octavia once again, this time with a pair of official spy photos and new details of the various features and technologies that will be on offer ahead of its international reveal next month. The new Octavia 'Combi' wagon will measure 22mm longer (4689mm) than its predecessor, and 15mm wider (1829mm)...

Car News Daily: Your daily download

Plenty has happened in the world of car news over the last 24 hours. If you haven't had time to read all the news on CarAdvice.com, catch up on your way home with Car News Daily, as Mandy Turner reads each news story word-for-word...