Skoda: 2014 Octavia RS TDI wagon review

Posted on May 30th, 2014

Many years ago, I used to give the Skoda management team a bit of grief about all of their press vehicles being black, which is one of the most difficult colours to photograph and challenging Read More

Skoda: 2014 Superb Ambition Hatchback vs Elegance Wagon Review

Posted on May 8th, 2014

If you live in America and you know a man aged between 20 and 40 who is 7 feet tall (2.13m) there’s a 17 percent chance that they play professional basketball in the NBA right Read More

Skoda Rapid 1.4 TSI 2014 review

Posted on April 24th, 2014

One of my first press drives more than a decade ago was a first generation Skoda Octavia hatchback and I was impressed by the overall quality of the car, as much as the generous space Read More

Skoda Superb TDI 4×4 Combi 2011 Review

Posted on July 29th, 2011

For most kiwis looking to buy a comfortable and practical family wagon the name Skoda doesn’t immediately spring to mind. But why not? Is it because buyers are still stuck in the eighties when Skoda Read More

Skoda Yeti TSI 2011 Review

Posted on May 27th, 2011

Skoda’s Yeti was first spotted on New Zealand terrain last year and was offered only in diesel engine/manual transmission form. Some were at first frightened by its unusual looks and segment-bridging body shape, but soon Read More

Skoda Fabia vRS 2011 Review

Posted on March 25th, 2011

Why is Skoda’s Fabia vRS hot hatch so angry? Is it because the ‘v’ in its name is lower case, or perhaps because it’s overheard too many Skoda jokes. Who really knows, but one thing’s Read More

Skoda Octavia Combi TSI 2011 Review

Posted on March 18th, 2011

The Octavia has the tough role of Skoda’s mid-size champion and while it was originally produced by ‘old Skoda’ between 1959 and 1971, the modern machine has been around since 1996. In 2004, again based Read More

Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI 2011 Review

Posted on January 28th, 2011

There are a few different ways you could describe the Skoda Fabia. Being the lowest price car in the VW Group range here in NZ you could call it ‘cheap’. But with upgraded styling inside Read More

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