2017 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI SE L

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Czech brand’s hatch bids to maintain its flag-bearing status with a light refresh Skoda likes to bill the Octavia – its biggest-selling model in the UK and a range mainstay for the past two decades – as its backbone. Having received wholesale surgery in 2013, this time round the model receives a more modest chiropractic … [Read more…]

Skoda Kodiaq 2017

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£ 25.445 The new Skoda Kodiaq was classified by many magazines the best car for big families. We tried the heartland Kodiaq, the middling power 148bhp diesel manual 4×4 version, complete with a healthy dollop of tech and toys, and concluded it’s a stress-relieving utilitarian winner. And no, I’m not about to rip up that … [Read more…]

Skoda Kodiaq 2.0 TDI 150

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Seven-seat family SUV arrives with the mission of spearheading Skoda’s growth The Kodiaq represents two landmarks for Skoda: it’s the company’s first proper SUV and its first seven-seat passenger car. Perhaps more importantly, it’s also something of an acid test of the brand’s strength and could well be a bellwether for the company’s long-term strategy … [Read more…]

Skoda Superb Estate 2.0 TDI 190 4×4 DSG SportLine

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A new version of the Skoda Superb has arrived in the UK, and it’s hard not to notice. SportLine trim adds extra kit, and means the usually restrained Superb becomes a sporty-looking family car. Although SportLine spec is available on most engines in the range (only the 1.6 TDI diesel and lower-powered 1.4 TSI petrol … [Read more…]

Skoda Superb Estate: Price/Quality Ratio – Flawless

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I photographed some big executive estates for a comparison: a Mercedes, an Audi and a Volvo. Now, I’m not about to suggest that they’re an extravagance, because they’re all lovely inside and everything, but you know what? At nearly twice the price of the Skoda Superb SE L Executive I’ve been running, they should be. … [Read more…]

Skoda’s New Small SUV Puts Nissan Juke En Garde!

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Skoda has confirmed that its long-rumoured new baby SUV has been given the green light and will be in showrooms as soon as 2019, where it will join the Kodiaq and next year’s all-new Yeti. “We are already working on the car,” said Christian Strube, Skoda’s technical development chief. The small SUV is based on … [Read more…]

Kia Optima Sportswagon Vs Skoda Superb Estate Vs VW Passat Estate

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Kia Optima Sportswagon Model tested: Kia Optima Sportswagon GT-Line S 1.7 CRDi DCT Price: £30,595 Engine: 1.7-litre 4cyl turbodiesel, 139bhp There’s only one engine available in the Optima Sportswagon, with the firm’s 1.7-litre CRDi diesel fitted to 2, 3 and GT-Line S models. It’s the latter we test here, which gets Kia’s DCT dual-clutch automatic … [Read more…]