The Full Monte – 2022 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo first drive

2022 Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo review NZ

With three generations and over twenty years of impressive sales to draw on, the release of the new fourth-generation Skoda Fabia ‘Monte Carlo’ was always going to be an exciting prospect. Well yesterday, thanks to Skoda New Zealand we got our first look and drive at it, and it’s the full monty.  Not to be […]

Less Torque, More Action – 2022 Kodiaq RS review NZ

2022 Kodiaq RS review NZ

It was early 2019 when we last got behind the wheel of a Skoda Kodiaq RS. Covid hadn’t been invented and we were free to explore the expansive ‘driving’ roads that surround Clevedon in their performance SUV that boasted lapping the Nürburgring in a record breaking time of 9m 29.84 seconds. Anyway, as NZ seems […]

All Aboard Flight iV: Skoda Superb iV Wagon Sportline Review

It has been in the pipeline for sometime, but Skoda has finally joined the ranks of the plug in hybrid fraternity. The PHEV family goes by the model designation “iV” and the first model to get the plug-in treatment is the Superb. The Superb iV has also been joined by the new Octavia RS iV […]

Cop a load of this – Skoda Octavia RS iV PHEV review

Skoda RS iV review NZ

Over the past couple of decades, Czech car brand Skoda has gone from being a relatively rare sight on NZ roads to something we see daily (although fingers crossed not the NZ Police vehicles). They are desirable in style, clever in tech and helpfulness and when it comes to performance, the Skoda RS badge ranks […]

Mild and wild – 2021 Skoda Octavia review

2021 Skoda Octavia NZ

Several weeks ago we attended the NZ launch of the new 4th Generation Skoda Octavia where we were told that it was bigger, faster and simply ‘clevererer’ than ever – well now thanks to Skoda NZ, we got to test that out. The Shhhkoda brand (said in a Connery accent) has come a long way […]

Octavius Maximus: Skoda Octavia RS Review

There has always been something really cool about a hot wagon. The idea of lugging around copious amounts of whatever while snaking your way through bendy bitumen and fast straights has been a compelling proposition for many a moon. This brings us to the latest iteration of the Skoda Octavia RS. The Octavia has been […]

SKODA Octavia RS wagon – Bohemian Unicorn

2021 SKODA Octavia RS wagon in white

My daily driver is a 2018 SKODA Octavia RS Wagon and here’s a bold shout to start us off… it’s the best family wagon in New Zealand! The Czechs got so many things right with that car that they’ll have to pull some sort of a rabbit out of the hat to top it with […]