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Know your Skoda: The model range explained

As the Czech challenger brand under the massive Volkswagen Group umbrella, Skoda has been making strides in recent years to compete with the car industry’s top players. But with less brand recognition than its peers, plus a lot of difficult-to-spell model names (many of them starting with a ‘K’), it’s understandable the Skoda range could feel a little confusing for first-time shoppers...

2021 Skoda Superb Sportline and Superb Scout price confirmed

High-output AWD models confirmed Drive-away pricing available from launch Superb Scout joins the range as a permanent addition $2900 to $3400 of added value, according to Skoda, offsetting $2000 to $3300 price rise The 2021 Skoda Superb Sportline and Superb Scout models have been officially confirmed for the Australian market...

Amazon Alexa can recharge Skoda plug-in hybrid cars with voice command

European owners of the plug-in hybrid Skoda Superb iV will now be able to recharge their vehicles using Amazon Alexa voice commands. 'Alexa, ask Skoda, I want to start charging my car,' is apparently all you need to say for your Skoda to begin recharging. While the cars need to be plugged into a power source beforehand, it allows owners to choose exactly when the recharging cycle begins...

2020 Skoda Superb Scout price and specs

The 2020 Skoda Superb Scout wagon is now on sale in Australia, with only 300 cars being allocated to this market. At $59,490 before on-road costs, the limited-edition Scout sits at the top of the Superb range, offering some unique features above and beyond the Superb Sportline wagon that's roughly $5000 cheaper...

2020 Skoda Superb Scout, Skoda Karoq Sportline launching with petrol particulate filter

Skoda has introduced two new models fitted with Petrol Particulate Filters (PPF) - the limited edition Superb Scout 200TSI 4x4, and the Karoq 140TSI Sportline. Both vehicles are equipped with the latest European versions of their respective engines. In the case of the Scout, a 200kW 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo, and the Karoq, a 140kW 2...

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...

2015-2018 Skoda Superb recalled

Skoda Australia has issued a recall of 395 of its model-year 2015-2018 Superb liftback sedan and wagon models affected by a faulty warning signal. The recall pertains to front turn signals that may fail, and the vehicle's systems may not detect the failure. In that event, no warning lights or sounds would be activated...

2020 Skoda Superb Scout coming with petrol particulate filter

Skoda will offer its first petrol particulate filter (PPF) on a car in Australia, this morning confirming a limited run of Superb Scout wagons will be sold Down Under with the emissions-tackling technology. It's the first time Skoda has offered the Superb Scout in Australia, which will be among the first cars to offer a PPF locally – following in the footsteps of the Peugeot 308 GT – when it touches down in the second quarter of 2020...

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...

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...

Volkswagen Group to build next-gen Passat, Superb in Turkey

The Volkswagen Group is finalising a new production facility in Turkey which will reportedly become the site of Passat and Skoda Superb production next decade. According to documents obtained by industry journal, Automotive News Europe, the new factory will have an annual production output of 300,000 units when it goes online in 2022, and be located in Manisa, some 40km north-east of Izmir on the Turkish west coast...