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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...

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...

Owner Reviews: Best of January, 2018

We love Owner Reviews at CarAdvice. After all, the people who slapped down their hard-earned money on a car are, arguably, best qualified to tell the world what they're like! Here are our five favourites from January, along with the story that inspired the most comments...

2017 Skoda Yeti, Rapid recalled for seatbelt fix

Skoda has issued a recall for 54 vehicles across the 2017 model-year Yeti SUV and Rapid hatchback lines over concerns faulty front seat belt tensioners could detach in a collision. The Czech manufacturer reports that the gas generator of some front seatbelt tensioners have been incorrectly crimped onto the actuator pipe of the belt tensioner...

Skoda Karoq name announced for Yeti successor, May 18 debut confirmed

As the adorably dorky Yeti moves toward retirement, Volkswagen's Czech brand has confirmed its new Tiguan-related medium SUV will be known as the Skoda Karoq. Karoq joins Kodiaq in building a consistent theme for the brand's SUVs, both in styling - as confirmed through revealing spy photos published today - and in nomenclature...

2018 Skoda Yeti/Karoq spied with unique body panels

The replacement for the Skoda Yeti has been spied again, but this time it's sporting unique body work. The last set of spy photos we published, way back in the middle of 2016, showed the Yeti replacement looking virtually identical to its Volkswagen Tiguan sibling, except for a new grille and, potentially, new bonnet...

2018 Skoda Yeti will be 'dramatically' different to current model

The 2018 Skoda Yeti will be vastly different to the model on sale today, according to the director of Skoda Australia, Michael Irmer. Speaking with media this week, Irmer indicated that the all-new Yeti, which replaces the current, first-generation model in Australia in 2018, is likely to be unrecognisable compared to the current version...

2017 Skoda Yeti pricing and specs: 110TSI 4x4 Outdoor from $32,990 in streamlined range

The 2017 Skoda Yeti range has been announced, headlined by the addition of a new 110TSI 4x4 Outdoor model. Elsewhere in the line-up, the 92TSI and 103 TDI 4x4 Outdoor models have been dropped, consolidating the Yeti range to just two variants. Powered by the same 110kW/250Nm 1...

Skoda Kodiaq seven-seater here August next year, 12 months ahead of new Yeti

The highly anticipated 2017 Skoda Kodiaq seven-seat SUV will arrive in Australia around August next year, following on from its world premiere at this October’s Paris motor show. The new Skoda range-topper is being targeted at the Toyota Kluger, Hyundai Santa Fe and brand new Mazda CX-9. You can get a fair idea of the design of the largest Skoda SUV offering based on our spy images here...

2017 Skoda Yeti spied

The second-generation Skoda Yeti has been spied undergoing evaluation on public roads. While the current Yeti shares its parts with many vehicles throughout the Volkswagen Group, stylistically it's very much its own thing. The new one though, clearly shares more than its mechanical package with new Volkswagen Tiguan...

Deals On Wheels for June 18: Five sharp deals for weekend shoppers

It’s time for the latest instalment of Deals on Wheels, which this week looks at five factory-backed special offers for all you weekend shoppers. This isn’t a promotional campaign, just us trying to offer you some interesting suggestions if you’re in the market for some new wheels...