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Skoda iV: Superb and Citigo lead electrification charge, but aren't coming to Australia

Skoda has revealed the first electric vehicles in its 124-year history, the Superb iV and Citigo iV, as it begins to move into electrification by adding plug-in hybrid and fully-electric drivetrains to its existing vehicles. In addition to EVs, Skoda has committed to forging ahead with infrastructure to support this shift to e-mobility...

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 Superb facelift unveiled, here in Q3

The facelifted Skoda Superb has been unveiled overnight in Bratislava, Slovakia. All models in the revised Superb range feature restyled bumpers, narrower LED headlights, full LED tail-lights, Skoda lettering at the back, and a deeper grille. Skoda has also changed the design of the Superb's 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels, added two colours (Crystal Black and Race Blue) to the palette, and introduced double slat bars for some models...

2020 Skoda Superb leaked

The revised 2020 Skoda Superb has leaked online, with a new set of images giving us a first look at the updated liftback version of the company's flagship passenger car. Published by China's Xcar, and republished by Carscoops, the set of four images show the liftback/sedan version from several angles, showing the subtle design revisions in store for the mid-life refresh...

2020 Skoda Superb Scout teased

The Skoda Superb Scout has been confirmed as part of the car's refreshed range, which will debut on May 23, European time, in Bratislava as part of the World Ice Hockey Championships. In a video posted to its Twitter feed, the Czech automaker teased further elements from the updated car's interior and exterior, including the range-topping Laurin & Klement trim line...

2020 Skoda Superb teased again, here in Q3 - UPDATE

Skoda has previewed the upcoming 2020 Superb facelift once again, giving an early glimpse at the full LED lighting suite that will be available. UPDATE, 14/5/19: Skoda Australia has released initial details for the updated Skoda range, see bottom of article for details. Headlining the new light technology will be full-LED matrix headlights, a first for the Skoda brand...

Skoda Superb facelift teased

Skoda has offered a first glimpse at its upcoming Superb facelift, ahead of its full reveal at the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship later this month. Based on the image provided, changes to the Superb will be subtle up front. Along with tweaked headlight clusters, the front end will get a new lower bumper section, but that appears to be the extent of the upgrades...

Skoda Superb hits 500,000 units

Skoda has manufactured the 500,000th example of the third-generation Superb, with the milestone vehicle rolling down the production line at its Kvasiny facility in the Czech Republic this past week. Produced at five different factories across the globe – including Kvasiny, Aurangabad (India), Nanjing (China), Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan) and Solomonovo (Ukraine) – Skoda says it has made 1...

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...

Skoda launches bulletproof Superb Estate

The people who need bulletproof cars (think dictators and heads of state, along with the occasional celebrity) generally like to stand out. They also tend to have money, and lots of it, which is why armoured vehicles are usually based on high-end limousines. That hasn't stopped Skoda from turning its sensible Czech approach to car manufacturing onto the task...

Skoda: Active Info Display coming in Q4

Skoda Australia will join family members Audi and Volkswagen in offering a fully-digital instrument cluster forselect models later this year, the local arm has confirmed. Originally, the Czech brand's version of Volkswagen's Active Info Display – which measures 12.3 inches – was meant to launch with the all-new Karoq crossover, which goes on sale Down Under on July 2...