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  • Skoda Yeti Elegance 1.8 TSi 4x4 review
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    Skoda Yeti Elegance 1.8 TSi 4x4 review

    By 18 April 2012

    Let’s get the disappointment out of the way now. After last week’s review of the Beetle where we tried - and failed - not to mention Herbie, this week’s review of the Skoda Yeti will contain no references to abominable snowmen or monstrous Himalayan...

  • VIDEO: New Skoda Fabia TV ad is "Made of Meaner Stuff"
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    VIDEO: New Skoda Fabia TV ad is "Made of Meaner Stuff"

    By 3 November 2010

    It's a complete turnaround for the Skoda Fabia, as the cake car ad, which saw pastry chefs lovingly craft the car out of a variety of confection - and was akin to something out of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory - is updated with a no-nonsense tough-man...

  • Skoda to offer optional Mio mount
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    Skoda to offer optional Mio mount

    By 6 October 2008

    Following the recent news of the Renault and TomTom team-up, Skoda has unveiled new models that will have an optional mount for Mio Moov GPS devices. Half way between an integrated system and a standalone unit, the new offering will see a mount installed...

  • Fabia gets the mock 4x4 treatment
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    Fabia gets the mock 4x4 treatment

    By 3 October 2007

    The Fabia Scout may not look like a concept but, unfortunately, it is. Yes, concepts are supposed to be sexy but some actually get made – and this is one you can guarantee won’t look much different when it rolls off the production line. Debuted this...

  • Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDi Laurin & Klement review
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    Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDi Laurin & Klement review

    By 1 September 2007

    Skoda has been getting a lot of good press in the past few years. As a manufacturer it has topped customer the JD Power and Top Gear satisfaction surveys, and the Octavia has won a variety of "car of the year" accolades all over Europe. But is it all...

  • New Fabia Estate incoming
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    New Fabia Estate incoming

    By 14 August 2007

    Contain your excitement, motoring fans - Skoda has released pictures of its new Fabia Estate. With not a cake in sight, the new Czech load lugger is fractionally larger than the one it replace. Boot capacity has grown by an impressive 54 litres (up to...

  • Skoda expands to Australia
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    Skoda expands to Australia

    By 3 August 2007

    Skoda is expanding its business to Australia - the first time the VW-owned Czech auto maker has taken its cars to the continent. The Roomster and Octavia models, including their vRS versions, will be launched in October at the Australian International...

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    New Fabia due soon

    By 7 March 2007

    Skoda is looking to attract younger buyers with its all-new second-generation Fabia hatchback. The car, which goes on sale in the UK on May 17, has borrowed some styling devices from the Mini, such as different-coloured roofs in white or silver, with...

  • Skoda gives Fabia a makeover
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    Skoda gives Fabia a makeover

    By 12 December 2006

    One of the most underrated superminis is getting a much-needed makeover following the news that Skoda is finally updating the Fabia. The "finest Czech export since the writings of Franz Kafka and pilsner lager" - according to the somewhat overcooked press...

  • Skoda's Roomster gets Scout upgrade
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    Skoda's Roomster gets Scout upgrade

    By 30 November 2006

    Time and again manufacturers have sought to inject new life into their model range by adding some rubber, jacking up the suspension, and slapping on thicker tyres all in the name of making something wholly on-road look like it can go off-road. This exercise...

  • Skoda Joyster launches at Paris Motor Show
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    Skoda Joyster launches at Paris Motor Show

    By 28 September 2006

    Good old Škoda - for years a laughing stock, now a serious player in the European car market thanks to its VW owners, and in the future … very possibly as the cutting-edge of new car design. The Joyster, which gets its world premier today at the Paris...

  • Skoda launch Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI PD vRS
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    Skoda launch Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI PD vRS

    By 18 August 2006

    Skoda has managed to fit a 170bhp diesel engine in to the Octavia vRS meaning that the new motor promises some 48.7 miles to the gallon. The 170bhp 2.0-litre engine brings the price of the hatchback to £18,370 and the estate to £19,220, £845 more than...