Skoda has announced pricing for its upgraded Karoq SUV. It has been given a facelift as well as additional standard equipment including advanced technologies and convenience features. The Karoq Style has 18-inch alloy wheels (up from 17s), LED headlights, front parking sensors (in addition to rear), virtual pedal for the power tailgate, power-folding and heated side mirrors, rear dynamic indicators, rear spoiler, extended pedestrian protection (for autonomous emergency braking), driving profile selection, digital radio, wireless phone charging, front and rear map reading lights and luggage nets. Karoq Sportline 4×4 has… Read more


Skoda’s Kodiaq SUV has been updated for 2022. It has a redesigned front grille and tail- lights. The headlights have the extra illumination provided by LED and there are scrolling rear indicators. The previous Kodiaq RS had a 2.0 litre bi-turbo diesel. The revised model has a 180kW/370Nm 2.0 litre turbo-petrol driving through a 7-speed DSG transmission to all four wheels. Inside, a 9.2-inch touch-screen has native satellite navigation that can be replicated on the Virtual Cockpit ahead of the driver on all models. It has wireless Apple CarPlay and… Read more


The Czech marque Skoda has secured its first large-scale order for police cars in Australia, with a fleet of 55 turbocharged all-wheel-drive Skoda Superb wagons to join the highway patrol. They will work alongside Western Australia’s highway patrol fleet of Kia Stinger twin-turbo V6 sedans. The Skoda Superb to be used by highway patrol in Western Australia is the same as a civilian car, but with one modification – an audio speaker in the cargo hold has been removed to make way for a second battery. Police cars place enormous… Read more


Skoda has released details of the latest version of its medium-large Kodiaq SUV. Kodiaq has been on sale in Australia since 2017 and is the largest of Skoda’s three-model SUV range ahead of the compact Kamiq and the mid-sized Karoq. As before the upgraded Kodiaq will come with three variants: Style, Sportline and RS, the first two due to go on sale this month with the performance RS to follow around March 2022. The powertrain in the Style and Sportline models are also unchanged with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-petrol engine… Read more

SKODA FABIA 2011 – 2020

Skoda is one of the relatively minor players in the huge Volkswagen Group. This week we concentrate on the smallest model, the Fabia. Many are not aware that it uses many out-of-sight components as the Audi A1 and Volkswagen Polo. Fabia landed in Australia in October 2011 with a five-door hatchback sold as a standard model as well as an interesting Monte Carlo version. Aimed at stealing sales from the fashion conscious MINI the Monte offered customising, including different trim colours and the option of a roof in a different… Read more


Skoda Octavia has arrived in Australia, only a few weeks later than anticipated due to the effect of Covid-19. It introduces a number of important firsts for this model, including a 10-inch infotainment screen with touch slider the latest version of Virtual Cockpit, a head up display, wireless connection to Apple Carplay and Android auto. It has LED Matrix headlights, LED fog and taillights, traffic jam assist, emergency assist and as many 10 airbags, depending on model. Exterior and interior design treatments are intended to give it the appearance of… Read more


Skoda’s new generation Octavia will reach Australia in April. The A8 Octavia introduces a number of firsts for this model. These include a 10-inch infotainment screen with touch slider; the newest version of Virtual Cockpit; a head up display; wireless connection to Apple Carplay and Android auto. It has LED Matrix headlights, LED fog and taillights, traffic jam assist, emergency assist and as many 10 airbags, depending on model. Exterior and interior design treatments are intended to give it the appearance of upmarket European prestige marques. The Octavia 110TSI Ambition… Read more


Skoda Kamiq is what the Czech company describes a “city-sized SUV’. It’s sold here in three model grades: the 85TSI Kamiq with the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG transmission; the sporty 110TSI Monte Carlo; and a 110TSI Limited Edition. The Kamiq has a 85kW/200Nm turbo-petrol engine. Monte Carlo and Limited Edition have a 110kW/250Nm turbo-petrol unit. The Kamiq range is available to purchase now, both from Skoda Australia’s national dealer network and online via the Skoda website (www.skoda.com.au). Skoda Kamiq has a five-year/ unlimited kilometre warranty. STANDARD… Read more


Skoda Superb Sportline sedan and station wagon imports to Australia have restarted after a prolonged absence. The 2021 Superb is powered by a 2.0-litre direct-injection turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine (206kW/350Nm) driving through all four wheels. The Superb Scout 4×4, originally intended as a limited edition is carried over to 2021 with standard updates that include a detachable tow bar. Superb Scout is an interesting model in that it has raised ride height and distinctive side cladding. This makes it a clever choice between a standard wagon and an SUV. Scout has… Read more


Skoda Kodiaq is a medium-to-large Czech seven-seat SUV based on Volkswagen Group’s modular transverse matrix (MQB) in which lightweight construction plays an important role. It is 4,697 mm long, 1,882 mm wide and 1,676 mm high (including roof rails). Its wheelbase 2,791 mm and has comfortable seating for seven. STYLING Kodiaq’s sporty RS model has a body kit to give it a low-ish appearance that looks good on the road or in the carpark. It rides on 20-inch ‘Xtreme’ alloy wheels accented by red brake calipers, blacked-out mirrors, roof rails… Read more