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2009 Skoda Superb | new car review

The Superb is Skoda’s flagship model and is a full size executive sedan which offers a lot of luxury and comfort at a bargain basement price. The Superb is based on parent firm Volkswagen’s Passat platform which is extended by ten centimetres to offer immense interior space. The Superb is so roomy that it beats […]…

2009 Skoda Roomster | new car review

Every car design is a compromise. Engineers and designers work together to reach a balance between great looks, practicality and engineering realism. That’s why when you see concept cars at motor shows, they never look the same in production form – the concepts look good, but are impractical. At the other end of the scale, […]…

2009 Skoda Octavia | new car review

The Czech manufacturer Skoda began the Octavia model nine years ago and the second generation was launched in the Middle East in 2007. The current Octavia is based on the Volkswagen Golf platform and marginally roomier and longer than the older model. Skoda is reputed for their solid build quality and the Octavia is no […]…

2009 Skoda Fabia | new car review

The second generation Fabia is a much improved hatchback and better geared to face the onslaught of the Japanese rivals. Though Skoda has always been perceived as a brand lower in prestige to its parent; Volkswagen, the new Fabia shows that the company has what it takes to be a quality manufacturer. As with the […]…

2008 Skoda Roomster | new car review

Skoda’s latest addition to their passenger car line-up, the Roomster leisure activity vehicle (as Skoda bills it!) made its debut in the Middle East last year at the Dubai Motor Show. The Roomster is Skoda’s first car in recent years that is not based on an existing Volkswagen platform. Instead, it shares components with the […]…

2008 Skoda Fabia | new car review

Just like Suzuki’s Swift, this is another wannabe ‘Mini’ in the affordable supermini segment. The Skoda Fabia is all new for 2008 and is currently in the second generation of its lifetime. Having grown in size from before, the new Fabia takes its styling cues from Skoda’s new Roomster leisure activity vehicle and is available […]…

2008 Skoda Octavia | new car review

Currently in its second generation, the 2008 Octavia competes with more established players such as the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord in the mid-size executive/family car category here in the Middle East. The Octavia is available in four-door sedan and five-door estate body styles. Newly revised, the Octavia has gained in size in its […]…

2008 Skoda Superb | new car review

The Skoda Superb is an executive car based on the platform of the Volkswagen Passat (but was elongated by 10 centimetres) and shares its mechanicals with that model. It is currently the largest and most luxurious model in Skoda’s lineup. Neither frivolous, nor bland, the Superb looks, well… simply handsome! This is a big car, […]…

2008 Skoda fabia | new car review

Even though it is to be replaced this year, the Fabia already meets international safety regulations that are not yet in force. It ranked first in the European NCAP and won four stars. For instance, crash tests were performed at a speed of up to 64 km/h, even if the regulations require only 48 km/h. […]…

2008 Skoda octavia | new car review

The Octavia model line has won hundreds of thousands satisfied owners allover the world shortly since its introduction into the market worldwide and its popularity has not slackened since, thanks to its many qualities. It is offered in the following body versions: limousine (liftback) and Combi, with three standard variants of equipment: Classic, Ambiente, and […]…

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