Skoda Karoq

Skoda Australia has announced details of additional technology and safety features 
that will be included in model updates due in Australia from the fourth quarter of this 
The upgraded models are the three Skoda SUVs, Kamiq, Karoq and Kodiaq, as well 
as the Scala hatchback and Octavia sedans and wagons.
Safety updates mean that every model in the entire Skoda range will feature Side 
Assist with Rear Traffic alert as standard.
The Kamiq will include Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert and Power Tailgate 
standard across the range, while a premium Skoda Sound System will become 
optional (via the Travel Pack) on the Monte Carlo.
The Karoq will now feature Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert and Lane Assist 
standard across the two-tier Style and SportLine 4×4 range.
The Karoq Style now offers a new Leather Seats Pack featuring black or ivory 
Comfort leather seats with power front adjustment and memory, auto-dimming 
foldable door mirrors, ambient lighting, front and rear LED reading lights and interior 
footwell lighting.

Skoda Octavia

The Kodiaq will feature Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, Auto Dimming exterior 
mirrors and power child locks. A Canton premium audio system is standard on 
Kodiaq RS 4×4 and optional (via the Tech Pack) on Style 4×4 and SportLine 4×4.
Similarly to the Fabia’s extensive technology suite, the Scala now features Side 
Assist with Rear Traffic Alert as standard across the range. The flagship Signature 
now also adds a Power Tailgate.
The Octavia will feature Park Assist, Side Assist with Rear Traffic Alert, Power Child 
Locks, Auto Dimming interior mirror and driver’s exterior mirror on Style and RS. 
The Canton audio system also returns to the Octavia RS with the optional Premium 
As an option on Octavia Style, the separate Tech Pack and Luxury Pack will be 
bundled into a new, single Tech & Luxury Pack with everything from both packs 
minus the previous head-up display and Dynamic Chassis Control.

Skoda Scala Monte Carlo

While there are no technology changes for the Fabia and Superb, the flagship 
Superb liftback and wagon will singularly continue in SportLine 4×4 guise.
Skoda is providing advance notice and flexibility of choice to customers ahead of 
these new models arriving in the fourth quarter of 2023, with significant current stock 
available across the model range to take home today.
Pricing for the updated Skoda range will be announced shortly.

About Alistair Kennedy

Alistair Kennedy is Automotive News Service and Marque Publishing's business manager and the company's jack-of-all-trades. An accountant by profession, he designs the Marque range of motoring book titles, operates the company's motoring bookshop on the NSW Central Coast and the associated web site, as well as its huge digital and hard copy database. Whenever we can escape from the office he does so to cover new vehicle releases and contributes news stories. Alistair's other interests include cricket and family history on which he has written three books.
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