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Skoda technology update July 2023: boost in standard tech coming to Skoda range


Skoda Australia says the tech-enhanced models will arrive from the fourth quarter of 2023

If you’re after more standard tech in your Skoda, there are more heavily equipped Skodas soon to be on the way to Australian showrooms.  

Skoda Australia has announced it will update the technology for most models in its lineup – except the Fabia hatchback and Superb sedan – with first deliveries of the updated range to begin in Q4 2023. 

The Czech automaker says that every Skoda model on sale in Australia will now be fitted with side assist with rear cross traffic alert as standard. 

Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo red
The Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo remains the sole variant for the model

Pricing for the range will be announced closer to the arrival of the updated cars. 

Let’s take a look at each of the new changes to the Skoda model range going forward.

What’s been added to each of the following models?

Skoda Kamiq 85TSI Style 2023 driving front on 2
Skoda Kamiq now has a power tailgate across all variants


  • Power tailgate to be added to each variant in lineup 
  • Premium sound system (in Travel Pack) now optional on Monte Carlo variant 


  • Lane assist now standard across the Style and Sportline variants 
  • Karoq Style now offered with a Leather Seats pack that includes either black or ivory comfort leather seats with power and memory functions, ambient lighting, front and rear LED reading lights and footwell lighting 
Skoda Karoq Style 110TSI 2022 driving
The Skoda Karoq now has lane assist for Style and Sportline variants


  • Auto dimming exterior mirrors added
  • Power child locks added
  • Canton sound system standard on flagship RS 4×4, optional on Style 4×4 and Sportline 4×4


  • Signature variant gains an electric tailgate 
Skoda Octavia RS 2023 driving front 3/4 corner 5
The Skoda Octavia RS


  • Park assist, power child locks, auto dimming interior mirror and dimming driver’s exterior mirror now standard on Style and RS variants 
  • Canton sound system returns to the RS as part of the Premium pack
  • Octavia Style will merge option packs into one Tech & Luxury pack, which combines both Tech and Luxury packs together – minus head-up display and dynamic chassis control 
Skoda Fabia Monte Carlo 2022-16
There has been no spec changes for the Fabia


  • No changes to standard specification 
  • Monte Carlo remains only variant available in Australia … for now


  • No changes to standard specification  
  • Continues to be offered in sole Sportline 4×4 guise for both sedan and wagon body styles

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