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Skoda Octavia vRS Estate Makes Sure Your School Runs Are Anything But Dull 18
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in reviews, Skoda, Skoda Octavia, Skoda RS, Skoda Videos, video on 11 18th, 2017


When it comes to compact family cars, the Skoda Octavia has always been somewhat of a smart choice within the segment, being larger than its main competitors, well built and competitively priced.

The Estate version of the Octavia can be had in the range-topping vRS trim, powered by either a petrol or a diesel engine, married to a six-speed manual or a DSG dual-clutch gearbox.

CarBuyer went out and tested the facelifted Octavia vRS, focusing on some of its strong points, such as the rear legroom and boot space, and the new infotainment screen that’s simple to use. The reviewer appreciated the special ‘vRS’ mode, which changes the throttle response, steering, and exhaust note, and the optional dynamic chassis control system that allows users to firm up the suspension for a sporty drive.

On the other hand, the Octavia vRS does have some flaws: it’s not that good to use around town with the DSG gearbox and there’s some noise coming into the cabin at certain points that could become quite annoying. Moreover, the interior, as good as it may be, has black trim everywhere, and apart from the sport seats, you don’t feel like you’re sitting in a performance model.

But is this enough to make you consider a different ride, such as the Ford Focus ST Estate? Find out the verdict in the video that follows.

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What’s Skoda Cooking With This Kodiaq Prototype? 17
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Scoops, Skoda, Skoda Kodiaq, Skoda Scoops, Skoda Videos, video on 11 17th, 2017


The Skoda Kodiaq is already available in various markets, so spotting a prototype of the 7-seater SUV testing on the Nurburgring raises some questions.

What we have here cannot be answered with certainty by anyone outside the company, but we think that we’re likely looking at a new version.

One scenario calls for the rumored range-topping vRS being put to the test, and the black bumpers of the prototype, along with the basic halogen headlights, might be there to trick bystanders into thinking they’re looking at a entry-level Kodiaq – which, come to think of it, is another possibility.

Anyway, if this is indeed the Kodiaq vRS, then it will benefit from a number of improvements over lesser variants, including a more aggressive body kit, a tweaked chassis and improved brakes, while power could come from the 2.0-liter twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel of the European VW Tiguan.

Another explanation is that this prototype is a test bed for a hybrid powertrain – but it’s all speculation, so we’ll have to wait a little bit longer until we can find out more about what Skoda has in store for its SUV.

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Can A Skoda Superb Really Hold Its Own Against A BMW M760Li? 14
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW 7-Series, BMW Videos, Skoda, Skoda Superb, Skoda Videos, video on 11 14th, 2017


The Skoda Superb and BMW 7 Series are both fairly large European sedans, manufactured by German auto groups.

That’s about where the similarities end, though – especially when the Bimmer in question is the top-of-the-line M760Li.

The very pinnacle of BMW’s sedan lineup, the M760Li is the closest thing we’ve seen yet to a full-on M7, packing a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 that sends over 600 horsepower to all four wheels.

The Superb 280 seen here is also the performance version of Skoda’s flagship sedan, albeit on a different plane entirely. Its engine is less than a third the size of the Bimmer’s, with a third the cylinders, half the turbochargers, and less than half the output.

It’s also considerably less expensive than the BMW, but the big question is how the Skoda measures up. And that’s the question which the fellas at CarWow have set out to answer in this latest clip. You’re gonna have to watch for yourself to see what they found, though, so set aside six minutes and enjoy this improbable face-off.

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Can A Skoda Superb Really Hold Its Own Against A BMW M760Li? 14
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in BMW, BMW 7-Series, BMW Videos, Skoda, Skoda Superb, Skoda Videos, video on 11 14th, 2017


The Skoda Superb and BMW 7 Series are both fairly large European sedans, manufactured by German auto groups.

That’s about where the similarities end, though – especially when the Bimmer in question is the top-of-the-line M760Li.

The very pinnacle of BMW’s sedan lineup, the M760Li is the closest thing we’ve seen yet to a full-on M7, packing a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 that sends over 600 horsepower to all four wheels.

The Superb 280 seen here is also the performance version of Skoda’s flagship sedan, albeit on a different plane entirely. Its engine is less than a third the size of the Bimmer’s, with a third the cylinders, half the turbochargers, and less than half the output.

It’s also considerably less expensive than the BMW, but the big question is how the Skoda measures up. And that’s the question which the fellas at CarWow have set out to answer in this latest clip. You’re gonna have to watch for yourself to see what they found, though, so set aside six minutes and enjoy this improbable face-off.

Video



New Skoda Karoq Makes A Good First Impression 14
Oct
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, reviews, Skoda, Skoda Karoq, Skoda Videos, video on 10 14th, 2017


By retiring the Yeti and replacing it with the new Karoq, Skoda have added the second SUV into their range, after the larger Kodiaq.
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Skoda Karoq Has A Fully Customizable Digital Instrument Cluster 13
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in concepts, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Gadgets, Galleries, new cars, Skoda, Skoda Concepts, Skoda Karoq, Skoda Kodiaq, Skoda Videos, video on 09 13th, 2017


Skoda has taken inspiration from sister brands Volkswagen and Audi and is offering the all-new Karoq with a digital instrument cluster.
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Watch VW Group’s Frankfurt Motor Show Preview Night Here At 1PM EST 11
Sep
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi Videos, Bentley, Bentley Videos, Electric Vehicles, Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Live Events, porsche, Porsche Videos, Seat, Seat Videos, Skoda, Skoda Videos, video, VW, VW Polo, VW T-Roc, VW Videos on 09 11th, 2017


VW Group is holding a pre-Frankfurt event where we’ll get the chance to see the company’s newest models live for the first time.
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Skoda Details New Karoq’s Digital Instrument Panel [w/Video] 18
Aug
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Frankfurt-Motor-Show, Gadgets, Skoda, Skoda Karoq, Skoda Videos, Tech, video on 08 18th, 2017


Once the Skoda Karoq makes its official trade fair debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show next month, it will showcase the Czech automaker's departure from its analogue tradition.
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Facelifted Skoda Octavia Is The Smart Choice In The Compact Segment 15
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, reviews, Skoda, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Videos, UK, video on 07 15th, 2017


Families looking for a compact car with plenty of space and a generous boot have often went for the Skoda Octavia, which has received an update for the 2017 model year.
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Explore The New Skoda Octavia RS 245 In 36 Images [w/Videos] 6
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Galleries, new cars, Skoda, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Videos, video on 06 6th, 2017


Skoda have dropped a new image gallery with the 2017 Octavia RS 245.
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VW Group Wagons Compared: Audi A4 vs Skoda Superb vs VW Passat 3
Jun
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in audi, Audi A4, Audi Videos, Skoda, Skoda Superb, Skoda Videos, video, VW, VW Passat, VW Videos on 06 3rd, 2017


If you’re looking for a new wagon and happen to live in Europe, chances are that, depending on your budget, one or more of these three models are on your list.
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Someone Made A Crash Compilation Aimed At Skoda Drivers 2
Jun
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Accidents, Offbeat News, Skoda, Skoda Videos, video on 06 2nd, 2017


As you might have suspected, crash compilations can be put together for pretty much every large automaker out there, and Skoda definitely qualifies.
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Skoda Reveals How The Karoq SUV Got Its Name 26
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Skoda, Skoda Karoq, Skoda Videos, video on 05 26th, 2017


When Skoda was searching for a name for their new compact SUV, they turned to the residents of the Kodiak Island, in Alaska, to help them choose one.
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Watch The Live Unveiling Of The Skoda Karoq Here At 1PM EST 18
May
Posted by Brad Anderson in Live Events, Reports, Skoda, Skoda Karoq, Skoda Videos, Skoda Yeti, video on 05 18th, 2017


Just nine months after unveiling its first full-sized SUV with the Kodiaq, the Czech company will soon premiere its new Karoq compact SUV.
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All Eyes On Skoda – New Karoq Embarks On A 1,500km Journey 18
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in new cars, Skoda, Skoda Karoq, Skoda Videos, video on 05 18th, 2017


Said to be the most technologically advanced Skoda yet, the all-new Karoq is the subject of another official film.
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