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2019 Skoda Karoq Sportline revealed

Skoda has revealed the sportier new Karoq Sportline ahead of a public debut at the Paris motor show in October. Unveiled shortly after the more rugged Scout variant, the Sportline is very much a shrunken version of the Kodiaq Sportline, wearing more aggressive bumpers and side skirts, new 18- and 19-inch alloy wheel options, along with contrasting black elements...

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2019 Skoda Karoq Scout revealed, not for Oz
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2019 Skoda Karoq Scout revealed, not for Oz

Skoda has unveiled the Karoq Scout, a more rugged version of its mid-sized SUV that should appeal more to those who regularly venture off the beaten track. While not an all-out off-roader, the Karoq Scout boasts numerous enhancements to give it a more capable look and feel, and comes as standard with all-wheel drive...


2018 Skoda Karoq review
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2018 Skoda Karoq review

The 2018 Skoda Karoq enters the mid-sized SUV fray with sharp pricing and buckets of practicality.


Skoda sales up 13 per cent in 2018
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Skoda sales up 13 per cent in 2018

Skoda Australia is seeing some decent growth so far this year, with sales increasing by 13.1 per cent year-to-date (YTD) as of May 30. May's VFACTs figures also revealed that the Czech brand was up 34.1 per cent on May 2017, helped by double-digit growth across its Octavia and Superb model lines...


Skoda Sunroq unveiled
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Skoda Sunroq unveiled

The Skoda Sunroq, a four-door open-top crossover based on the Karoq, has been unveiled by its student creators in Mladá Boleslav, Czechia. It took 23 students around eight months to design, convert and produce the Sunroq. The students received instruction, training and advice from Skoda's design and engineering teams...


The week's top news stories: May 20
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The week's top news stories: May 20

The automotive news wheel is always turning. If you’re not constantly checking CarAdvice – which you should be doing, by the way – it can be easy for some headlines to slip through the cracks. To make sure you haven’t missed anything important, we’ve gathered what we reckon are the hottest news stories from this week, right here...


CarAdvice podcast 103: Taking a Porsche Boxster to the drive-in
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CarAdvice podcast 103: Taking a Porsche Boxster to the drive-in

Andrew Beecher, CarAdvice CEO, and Paul Maric join Mandy Turner on the panel this week, while Scott Collie and James Wong pop in to discuss car news. The 2019 Ford Ranger has been revealed with stacks of updated technology and a 10-speed auto, and Ford Australia has revealed a five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty...


Skoda: Active Info Display coming in Q4
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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...


2018 Skoda Karoq pricing and specs – UPDATE
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2018 Skoda Karoq pricing and specs – UPDATE

Update (15/5/18): Skoda Australia has confirmed the Launch Pack is limited to just 260 units, and that these vehicles won't be available with the 10-speaker sounds system offered in the Tech Pack. See bottom of article for details. Local pricing and specifications for the 2018 Skoda Karoq have been revealed this week, ahead its July on-sale date...


Poll: Volkswagen Tiguan topples Skoda Karoq
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Poll: Volkswagen Tiguan topples Skoda Karoq

The two competitors might share a base architecture, but the Volkswagen Tiguan has won favour over the Skoda Karoq in our latest poll. Last week, we confirmed the Skoda Karoq's local arrival has advanced from September to June, after anticipated delays proved a non-issue. The range will start with the front-wheel drive 110TSI, set to kick off from around $30,000...


Skoda Karoq: Apprentice team creating convertible concept
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Skoda Karoq: Apprentice team creating convertible concept

The Skoda Karoq is still fresh on the market in regions like Europe – it hasn't even landed in Australia yet – but that hasn't stopped a team of the Czech company's trainees from creating a convertible concept based on the new SUV...


CarAdvice podcast 101: Ford Ranger v Mercedes-Benz X-Class!
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CarAdvice podcast 101: Ford Ranger v Mercedes-Benz X-Class!

This week's show has Mandy Turner, Paul Maric, and Kez Casey. In car news, pricing and specs for the 2018 Mini hatch and convertible, and BMW 2 series Active Tourer have been announced. The Jeep Wrangler Golden Eagle and Freedom Editions are coming to Australia, the 2019 Toyota Corolla Australian details are out, and the Skoda Karoq is now arriving in June...


2018 Skoda Karoq arrival advances to June
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2018 Skoda Karoq arrival advances to June

Skoda Australia has updated timing for the arrival of its hotly-anticipated Karoq, which is now set to touch down in June. Earlier this month, Skoda's local communications boss, Paul Pottinger, said the mid-sized crossover would be here in September. As it turns out, Skoda was anticipating a delay in supply, but the company has since managed to push the Karoq's arrival forward to June...


2018 Skoda Karoq here in September
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2018 Skoda Karoq here in September

Skoda Australia has confirmed the Karoq – its mid-size rival to the Volkswagen Tiguan – will be touching down locally in September, a few months after the original June launch date. Paul Pottinger, communications boss for Skoda Australia, confirmed the news this week, along with a $30,000 starting point...


Most anticipated new cars of 2018
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Most anticipated new cars of 2018

2017 is almost over. It's time for Christmas parties, sunshine and rose-tinted reflection on the year gone by. But here at CarAdvice, we aren't taking our foot off the pedal just yet – instead, we're taking the chance to look back at some of the most interesting, exciting and downright strange stories published this year...


2018 Skoda Karoq: Local arm aiming for $30,000 entry point
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2018 Skoda Karoq: Local arm aiming for $30,000 entry point

The 2018 Skoda Karoq is still months away from an Australian launch, but the Czech company's local division has confirmed plans to have the range start around the $30,000 mark. Set to take on the Mazda CX-5, Hyundai Tucson and the related Volkswagen Tiguan when it launches around June next year, the Karoq is essentially being pitched as a 'mini-me' to the larger Kodiaq - which shares the same MQB platform found in various products across the Volkswagen Group...


Another sales record for Skoda Australia
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Another sales record for Skoda Australia

Skoda Australia has already broken its all-time annual sales record with a month of 2017 remaining. The Czech brand's local arm moved just over 5000 cars to the end of November, growing 16 per cent despite a drop in sales from its Octavia staple. This decline was offset by growth from the Superb flagship and Fabia entry car, as well as the new Kodiaq family SUV - apparently restricted by supply...


Skoda Australia shares new model plans out to 2021
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Skoda Australia shares new model plans out to 2021

Skoda Australia has detailed its product roadmap for the coming years, confirming a range-topping Kodiaq Sportline, the Karoq medium SUV, a heavily-updated Fabia and a brand new Rapid will all arrive inside two years. The Czech brand has been very candid about its plans for our market out to 2020, with other additions to include a facelifted Superb, a new Octavia, and an all-new small SUV that'll be a twin to either the VW T-Roc or T-Cross...


2018 Audi Q3 spied in Germany
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2018 Audi Q3 spied in Germany

The next-generation 2018 Audi Q3 has been spied during development, testing in its home of Germany. Like most of the German marque's model portfolio, the new Q3 shouldn't surprise in terms of its design. The wider front grille design and angular headlights draws inspiration from several models, including the larger Q5 crossover and the related A3 small car...


Skoda Australia sales on the rise
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Skoda Australia sales on the rise

Skoda has something of a cult following among CarAdvice consumers, a sub-group that'll be delighted to hear about the company's success of late. The Czech member of the Volkswagen Group - based on brand tenets of practicality and value with premium architectures - is enjoying double-digit sales growth in Australia during 2017...