The 2014 Octavia came with a significant price-cut over the outgoing model, and is the first with Skoda’s new capped-price servicing plan.
The wagon is also attractively priced, with its $23,040 plus on-roads starting price likely to grab the attention of family-car buyers.
The EcoSport is also well-priced, starting from $20,790 plus on-road costs.
The 2014 Lexus GS 300h is now on sale in Australia, priced from $79,000 plus on-roads.
Economy is impressive as you would expect, with a figure of 5.2 l/100km making the 300h the most economical in the GS range.
In other news, the 2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class arrived in Australia this week, with the luxury sedan priced from $215,000 plus on-roads.
We drove Ford’s shot at small SUV sales-glory this week, with the 2014 Ford EcoSport. Thumbs-up for the remarkable three-cylinder 1.0 litre EcoBoost engine and price, but thumbs-down for no auto version of the EcoBoost (the auto is only available with the less-appealing 1.5 litre four-cylinder), and the omission of sat-nav.
Despite just one TDI diesel model (and no manual option for the TDI), a big elephant stamp for the 2014 Skoda Octavia sedan and wagon. We think each represents outstanding value for money. Check out our review.
Our features and specs review of the 2014 Kia Cerato Si Hatch reveals one of the best small cars around right now.
Finally, one of the quirkiest things we’ll drive in 2013 is Toyota’s three-wheeled i-Road Concept. We loved it, we want one, we think every city commuter should drive one.
And that’s… the week that was.