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Revealed: the best new car interiors

Rolls-Royce Ghost interior

New research has found that interior design, quality and comfort are major priorities for motorists when choosing a new car. Comfort and refinement lead the way, with well over half (56%) of those polled stating that a relaxing and quiet driving environment is crucial, according to the What Car? survey. …

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Keeping your dog cool in the car

Cool Dog in Skoda Octavia

The current heatwave has seen temperatures soar high into the 30s – good news for UK holiday-makers, but it can make family dogs feel very hot under the collar. Every year dogs die in cars. In fact, in 2016 the RSPCA received 7,187 calls about animals left in potentially life-threatening …

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Skoda Fabia celebrates double milestone

Fabia production double celebration

Skoda has produced the 500,000th third-generation Fabia – and the four-millionth Fabia since the model debuted in 1999. The half-millionth Fabia – a Combi with a 1.0 TSI petrol engine and an automatic DSG transmission in Moon white – rolled off the production line in Mladá Boleslav in the Czech …

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Skoda Octavia vRS review

Skoda Octavia vRS

The Skoda Octavia isn’t the Czech car maker’s biggest-selling car globally for nothing. Good looking, spacious, well-equipped and fantastic value for money, it’s hard to fault. Then to cap it all, the Octavia is also available in sport vRS spec – a hidden gem of a car if ever there …

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Skoda tops UK vehicle dependability survey

Skoda tops JD Power dependability survey

Skoda owners experience the fewest problems of any car brand, according to the latest JD Power 2016 UK Vehicle Dependability Study. The Czech manufacturer has topped the table two years running, with two models heading their sector for quality and reliability in 2016. The Fabia was ranked he most dependable …

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What Car? Car of the Year 2016 – winners

What Car Awards

The Volkswagen Group cleaned up at the prestigious What Car? Car of the Year Awards 2016, despite being engulfed by the diesel emissions scandal. Top prize went to the Audi A4 3.0 TDI 218 Sport, while the Group (which consists of VW, Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Bentley and Bugatti) was victorious in nine of the …

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Skoda develops dog seatbelt

Skoda dog seat belt

Safety first as Skoda launches accessories help keep man’s best friend out of harm’s way. From simple seatbelts to barriers designed to give dogs an area of the car they can call their own, the range has everything the savvy dog owner needs. The Dog Safety Belt, among the many …

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Skoda Octavia Scout review

Skoda Octavia Scout

Crossovers and SUVs are all very well, but not everyone wants to drive around in an overgrown Tonka toy… which is where the Skoda Octavia Scout comes in. It may look liked a jacked up version of the Octavia 4×4, but it’s actually a semi-serious off-roader with a big secret. …

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Meet the new Skoda Fabia

Skoda Fabia

We’ve been testing the all new Skoda Fabia at the UK launch of the car. Already the winner of the prestigious overall What Car? Car of the Year 2015 award and the Best Small Car category, it’s now on its way to Skoda showrooms nationwide. The new Fabia features innovative comfort …

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Cars coming in 2015

Here’s a selection of 20 of the most important new cars launching in 2015… Mazda MX-5 – new version of world’s favourite sports car Land Rover Discovery Sport – it’s curtains for the Freelander Lexus RC F – delicious sports car Mercedes-AMG GT – gorgeous growler Jaguar XE – bold Brit …

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