Showing posts in the category of Skoda Octavia

Skoda Extends AWD Availability to Octavia Sedan


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The Skoda Octavia sedan (technically a liftback as the automaker reminds us) is also available with four-wheel drive, as up until now only the estate offered this option.

Big Daddy Custom's Muscle Coupe Used to be a 2008 Skoda Octavia


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India's automotive scene is bursting with ideas these days, with many independent shops getting creative with all sorts of cars.

Skoda Octavia Scout Available in the UK from £25,315


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The Skoda Octavia Scout is your ticket to driving a normal estate car, but one that still hold its own with crossovers over rougher terrain. It’s also comparable to them in terms of pricing, because in the UK, you can now get a Scout from £25,315.

Skoda Details New Octavia Scout with up to 181HP


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We haven’t heard much about the new Skoda Octavia Scout since its Geneva Auto Show debut this spring, but the Czech carmaker has now released details about the rugged station wagon.

Skoda's Pumped Up Octavia RS280 Special Possibly Spied


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A matte black Skoda Octavia RS prototype (or vRS for the British Isles), wearing the Audi TT RS Plus' black and red 19-inch (?) wheels and sporting quad instead of the regular model's twin exhaust pipes has us believing that it could be the rumored special edition RS variant to mark the performance sub-brands 40th anniversary.

We Spy a Mildly Tweaked 2015 Skoda Octavia


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It appears that Skoda is out working on some subtle revisions for its latest Octavia compact model, even though it only went on sale in Europe in January of 2013.

Skoda Celebrates 40 Years Since its First RS Model


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Skoda RS models are known nowadays as performance versions of production vehicles like the Fabia and Octavia, but the Skoda RS story began in 1974 with two racing cars: the Skoda 180 RS and 200 RS. Even the RS initials have something to do with motorsport, standing for Rally Sport according to Skoda historians.

Performance Bargains: First-Gen Skoda Octavia vRS and Seat Leon Cupra R


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Back around the turn of the millennium, in the days when Volkswagen was only giving its boring looking and soft to drive Mark IV Golf GTI a mere 148hp (150PS), Skoda and Seat (both established VW group members) were using the higher-spec version of the five-valve per cylinder 1.8-liter turbo they all shared (with the Audi TT); it made 177hp (180PS) and 207hp (210PS) respectively.

Skoda Reportedly Preparing Limited Edition Octavia RS with Up to 280PS


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A rumor has Skoda preparing to launch a more hardcore versions of its Octavia RS performance model next year to mark 40 years since the debut of the Skoda 130 RS, the most successful racing car for the Czech brand.

Skoda Adds a Premium Tone to Octavia with Laurin & Klement Edition for the UK


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Following its world premiere at the recent Geneva Motor Show in March, the new Skoda Octavia Laurin & Klement (L&K) Edition has arrived in Britain with a starting on-the-road price of £26,570.

Chinese Debut of Skoda Octavia, Rapid Spaceback at the Beijing Auto Show


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Skoda’s booth at the Beijing Auto Show will host the Chinese debut of the new Skoda Octavia, which will go on sale in May 2014. Alongside the Octavia, the automaker will also unveil the Rapid Spaceback Xindong and the urban version of the Yeti SUV. The third-generation Octavia will be available in China with two petrol engines, the 1.4L TSI and the 1.6L naturally aspirated unit.

New Peugeot 308 is the European Car of the Year 2014, BMW i3 Comes in Second Place


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The results are out for the European 2014 Car of the Year contest and the award goes to the new Peugeot 308 compact that's currently available in hatchback and Estate forms, making it the fourth model from the French brand to win the title after the 307 (2002), 405 (1988) and 504 (1969).

Skoda Gives New Octavia Some Added Luxury with Laurin & Klement Edition


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The VW Group's successful Czech brand Skoda has cooked up a new version of their Octavia compact named L&K, which stands for Laurin & Klement, the company that formed into Skoda in 1925.

Skoda Octavia Gets G-TEC CNG Version with Autonomy of up to 1,330 km or 827 miles!


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The Skoda Octavia Scout won’t be the Czech carmaker’s only premiere at this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The Octavia lineup will also receive a natural gas variant for the first time, the Octavia G-TEC. Available both as a saloon and estate, the Octavia G-TEC will be Skoda’s second natural gas model alongside the Citigo.

500,000 Mile First-Gen Skoda Octavia Press Car Review


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It’s funny that you can say “they don’t make them like this anymore” about a late 90s car from the Czech Republic, but it’s true, and the car in question is the first generation Skoda Octavia, the first major new model to be released after the all-important tie-up with VW of 1990.

Skoda Previews Octavia Scout ahead of Geneva, Says It’s More Capable Off-Road


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Skoda has announced that the world premiere of the new Octavia Scout will take place at the Geneva Motor Show next month, with the Czech carmaker also releasing the first photos of the new model.

Skoda Releases New Octavia GreenLine with 88mpg and 85g/km CO2 in the UK


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If fuel economy, CO2 emissions and 'Benefit-in-Kind' (BIK) value ratings are among your first priorities, then Skoda has added a new model to its UK fleet that may be of interest to you.

The 7 Final Nominees for the European 2014 Car of the Year Award


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A shortlist with the seven finalists for Europe's prestigious 2014 Car of the Year Award has been revealed. Without further ado, here are the new models that made it to the final round from an initial selection of 30 cars in September: BMW i3, Citroën C4 Picasso, Mazda3, Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Peugeot 308, Skoda Octavia and Tesla S.

Report Puts New Octavia Scout in Skoda Showroom Next Year


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One of the most interesting versions of the old Skoda Octavia was the Scout, a raised and all-wheel-driven version of the wagon with extra ruggedness in the form of customary plastic cladding.

Skoda Reveals the Exact Opposite of the Hot Octavia vRS, the Frugal Greenline


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Skoda’s Greenline range of vehicles is its equivalent of VW’s Blue Motion tech, and it promises to make the cars cleaner and more economical by changing small details and giving it special components that help achieve the set goals. Now, the lineup of Octavias just become even more interesting, with the addition of a Greenline model that promises to emit just 87 g/km CO2 and use a mere 3.3 l/100 km (71.2mpg US or 85.6mpg UK) on the combined cycle.