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Skoda introduces used-car capped-price servicing

Skoda Australia has announced capped-price servicing packages available to owners of its used cars. The packages – which cover all items in the routine service schedule – are available for used Skoda cars that are more than 12 months old or have travelled more than 15,000km, providing they have had their first scheduled service...

2020 Skoda Rapid revealed in Russia

It's being phased out in Australia at the moment, but the Skoda Rapid lives on in emerging markets like Russia – where it remains a strong seller. For that reason, the Czech brand has opted to subject its small car to a major facelift for 2020. Big changes have been made to the styling to bring the ageing Rapid in line with Skoda’s newer models...

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...

2019 Skoda Scala interior revealed

The interior Skoda Scala has been revealed a week before the car's full debut on December 6, local time, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The high-end model shown here stands out thanks to the light coloured strip of, probably, fake wood running across its width, and the floating pod housing the car's infotainment system. Although the touchscreen measures 9...

2019 Skoda Scala previewed

Skoda has issued some camouflaged images of the upcoming Scala hatchback, scheduled for a European market launch in the first half of 2019. The first model in the Czech company's line-up to be based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB A0 platform – shared with the likes of the Volkswagen Polo – the Scala will roughly be the same size as a Volkswagen Golf, and sport a design inspired by the Vision RS concept shown at this year's Paris motor show...

2019 Skoda Rapid Spaceback teased

Skoda has released a shadowy teaser for a "future compact model", believed to be the next-generation Rapid Spaceback. The picture shows the side profile of the upcoming hatchback, which is heavily influenced by the Vision RS concept that was shown at the Paris motor show this month...

Skoda Vision RS unveiled

The Skoda Vision RS concept has been unveiled at the 2018 Paris motor show this week, giving a glimpse at upcoming design elements for new RS performance models along with a next-generation compact hatchback. Squint and imagine the car with a more comfortable wheel/tyre combination, a toned down bumper design, proper door handles, framed windows, and larger wing mirrors, and the Vision RS looks suspiciously like a production car...

Skoda Vision RS drivetrain detailed

The plug-in hybrid drivetrain of the Skoda Vision RS concept has been detailed ahead of the car's in-the-flesh debut at the 2018 Paris motor show next week. According to Autocar, the Vision RS is powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain generating a total of 180kW of power. Under the bonnet the concept features a turbocharged 1...

2019 Skoda Rapid spied

The next-generation Skoda Rapid has been spied at and around the Nurburgring Nordschleife. With the prototype clad from head-to-toe in camouflage, it's hard to make out too many of the new Rapid's styling details, although we can tell the next-generation model will stick with the same practical five-door layout as today's vehicle...

Skoda Vision RS Concept interior teased

Skoda has revealed another look at its upcoming Vision RS Concept, ahead of the car's reveal at the Paris motor show in October. The concept previews a new compact Skoda, likely the Rapid given the extended glass tailgate, and offers a glimpse at the styling cues that'll adorn the next generation of RS-badged models. We've already seen the outside – well, sort of...

Volkswagen and Skoda initiate Takata recall

Volkswagen Group Australia has initiated its recall for over 100,000 vehicles across various model lines fitted with faulty Takata airbags, as part of the Australian Government's mandatory safety recall that requires all defective inflators to be replaced by 31 December 2020...