Skoda Australia Updates MY24 Model Lineup With New Features and Pricing Adjustments
October 3, 2023
Skoda Australia has revamped its car and SUV offerings with an array of new equipment upgrades. This comes alongside the reintroduction of essential safety features previously omitted due to semiconductor supply issues.
Price adjustments have been made to almost all Skoda models available in the Australian market. Increases range from a modest $500 to a notable $1900, corresponding with the enhancements.
After an 18-month hiatus, caused by chip shortages, vital safety tech - blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert - is back in Skoda vehicles. Last year, these features had made a temporary comeback as a $1250 addition. Now, models including the Kamiq, Karoq, Kodiaq, Scala, and Octavia will have these features as standard for units arriving this month.
On top of the safety enhancements, Skoda Australia is integrating previously absent features due to the semiconductor issues. Some previously optional features, or those exclusive to top-tier models, will now come as standard.
Highlighting the changes, Skoda’s Scala sees a $500 price increase, while the Kodiaq RS tops the chart with an additional $1900. Interestingly, the Superb liftback and wagon's prices have been adjusted without new equipment additions. However, the Kamiq Style maintains its price point, even with its new feature set.
Skoda, under the Volkswagen Group’s banner in Australia, teased an upcoming, more affordable Kamiq variant. This version promises the same advanced safety tech as its counterpart, the Style 85TSI, but at a reduced price point.
Here's a detailed list of all the changes:
The Kamiq series includes a standard power tailgate across all models. A new variant below the Style 85TSI is expected, maintaining the current safety tech levels:
Skoda Kamiq Style 85TSI: $37,990
Skoda Kamiq Monte Carlo: $43,490 (increase of $1000)
Skoda Kamiq Signature: $44,990 (increase of $1500)All prices are drive-away. A refreshed Kamiq version is anticipated in Australia by mid-2024.
The Karoq series now features Lane Assist, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert as standard:
Skoda Karoq Style: $45,490 (increase of $1500)
Skoda Karoq Sportline: $52,490 (increase of $1500)Both the optional Tech Pack (for Style) and Premium Pack (for Sportline) are priced at $5700, reduced by $200. A new Leather Seats Pack for the Karoq Style is available at $4700.All prices are drive-away.
The Kodiaq series has introduced auto-dimming side mirrors and power child locks. The Kodiaq RS now includes a Canton premium sound system:
Skoda Kodiaq Style: $56,490 (increase of $1500)
Skoda Kodiaq Sportline: $61,490 (increase of $1500)
Skoda Kodiaq RS: $76,890 (increase of $1900)
Updated Tech Packs with the Canton premium sound system have been introduced, with varied price changes depending on the model.All prices are drive-away. A new Kodiaq model is expected in Q4 2024 in Australia.
The Scala Signature model now includes a standard power tailgate:
Skoda Scala Ambition: $33,990 (increase of $500)
Skoda Scala Signature: $42,490 (increase of $1000)All prices are drive-away. A new Scala version is expected in Australia by the first half of 2024.
The Octavia Style includes Park Assist, power child locks, and an auto-dimming driver’s side mirror. A combined pack, merging the previous Tech and Luxury Packs, is priced at $5200, which is $2000 less than their previous combined cost but excludes some features:
Skoda Octavia Style liftback: $42,490 (increase of $1500)
Skoda Octavia Style wagon: $43,990 (increase of $1500)
Skoda Octavia RS liftback: $56,990 (increase of $1000)
Skoda Octavia RS wagon: $58,490 (increase of $1000)
All prices are drive-away.
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