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Skoda Auto future models - a global analysis

15 November 2016

Following the recent reviews of Volkswagen and Audi future vehicles, this, the third of a six-part series, concerns Skoda. It will be followed by a look at what's ahead for SEAT. After this comes Bentley, Lamborghini and Bugatti, to be followed by Porsche in chapter six, the last of these being the final part of the overall analysis of the Volkswagen Group's passenger car plans.


VW stands back to let Seat and Skoda shine

27 September 2016

Not so long ago, in the London Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson chose his 10 ‘stinkers’ - the worst cars sold in the UK. With his tongue even more firmly in his cheek than usual, he described the Seat Leon as ‘a nondescript waste of metal’ and the Skoda Superb as having ‘the same amount of soul as a fridge freezer’.


Management briefing - Paris motor show preview

23 September 2016

This, the first of two management briefing reports concerning the 2016 Paris Mondial de l’Automobile, offers a sneak preview of the confirmed and likely world debut cars and concept vehicles.


THE WEEK THAT WAS - Skoda's new press shop

13 November 2015

News that Škoda is building a new, energy-efficient press shop at its main factory in Mladá Boleslav drew a lot of eyes to just-auto.com this week. Construction has now begun on the M4 hall and, next spring, the VW Group automaker will install a servo press line in the new hall that will be able to press aluminium body panels for the first time. The new facility is expected to go into operation in February 2017 at a cost of EUR86m (US$93.47m).

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW: SEAT chairman Juergen Stackmann

10 October 2013

Soon to clock up six months as head of SEAT, Jürgen Stackmann talks brand performance, plans for China and future products with just-auto.com. Glenn Brooks reports.


INTERVIEW: Agromash Holdings on PSA in Kazakhstan

26 March 2013

PSA Peugeot Citroen recently inked a partnership with Agromash Holding, for the assembly and distribution of the French automaker's passenger cars and LCVs in Kazakhstan. Simon Warburton was in contact with the trailer and agricultural machinery manufacturer based in the huge country on Russia's southern border.


Q&A with Falken Tire

6 March 2013

Last year, Japanese manufacturer Falken released five new tyres, developed three new OEM partnerships and continued its involvement in motorsport with the Nürburgring 24 Hours. Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with major tyre makers, Matthew Beecham talked with Falken's UK and Ireland Director, Matt Smith to take stock on the company's business.


Audi interview: Wolfgang Durheimer

4 December 2012

Less than 100 days into his new job, Wolfgang Durheimer strides purposefully into the meeting room, carrying a bulging briefcase, his face wreathed in a smile, greeting each of us with a firm handshake and friendly “hello”.

Latest news


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Skoda shows first electric car in Shanghai

19 April 2017

Skoda has unveiled its first electric concept car in Shanghai. The VW Group owned brand said it will be introducing five purely electrically-powered cars by 2025, in addition to plug-in hybrid models.


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales up 2.5% in March 2017

18 April 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered just under 2.5m new vehicles to customers in the first quarter of this year. In March, the Volkswagen Group handed over 990,900 vehicles to its customers. 'We finished the first quarter with good delivery figures for March....


just-auto Plus only VW Group China Q1 2017 sales down 6.7%

18 April 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced sales results for the first three months of 2017: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW- Volkswagen, the Group delivered 891,500 (955,500, (-)6.7%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Q1 2017 global sales up 2.5%

12 April 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, Skoda sold more cars than ever before: Between January and March, the brand delivered 283,500 vehicles to customers (January-March 2016: 276,600) – 2.5% more than in the same period last year. In March, the deliveries rose...


New press line at Skoda plant starts operations

7 April 2017

Skoda's new servo press line PXL II at the Mladá Boleslav plant has commenced full operation.


Skoda sales revenue up 9.8% to EUR13.7bn in 2016

23 March 2017

Skoda said it broke volume and financial result records in 2016 as vehicle deliveries rose 6.7% year on year to 1,126,500, boosting sales revenue 9.8% to EUR13.7bn (US$14.7bn), both new records.


VW Group global sales down 2.6% this year

20 March 2017

In the first two months of the year, the Volkswagen Group delivered 1.5m vehicles to its customers throughout the world, 0.9% down on the same period of last year. Despite the 'dieselgate' crisis, sales were up in North America. The main negative was China.


Magneti Marelli announces supply deals

17 March 2017

Magneti Marelli has announced supply deals under which its Automotive Lighting and Powertrain Technology divisions supply key components to new vehicle models, many of which were launched at this month's Geneva motor show.


Skoda global sales up 3.1% in February

15 March 2017

Skoda says it delivered 81,200 vehicles to customers worldwide in February, 3.1% more than in the same period last year (February 2016: 78,800).


VW and Tata confirm 'strategic alliance' MoU

10 March 2017

Volkswagen and Jaguar Land Rover owner Tata Motors have confirmed they signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to eye cooperation opportunities.


2017 Geneva motor show - world debuts list

8 March 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Geneva motor show are listed below. The most important models this year were the Range Rover Velar, Kia Picanto, Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross, Opel Crossland X & Insignia, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo, SEAT Ibiza, Subaru XV, Volkswagen Arteon and Volvo XC60.


just-auto Plus only Skoda sells 2m vehicles since launch in China

3 March 2017

Skoda has delivered its two-millionth vehicle in China. The milestone vehicle is a Skoda Superb with a 1.4 TSI engine in Polar White. Werner Eichhorn, Skoda Board member for Sales and Marketing, handed over the brand's flagship to customer Li Hongan in...


just-auto Plus only Skoda presents new Fabia with 1.0-l TSI engine

3 March 2017

Less cylinder capacity, more power. In the Skoda Fabia and Skoda Fabia Estate, a 1.0 TSI engine with three cylinders and four valves is replacing the 1.2-litre engine with four cylinders that has been used to date. The new engine offers more power. The power...


Skoda starts production of new 1.0 TSI engine

21 February 2017

Skoda has started production of a new 1.0 TSI powertrain at its Mladá Boleslav engine plant.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 2.4% in January 2017

14 February 2017

Skoda seamlessly continues last year’s record results: In January, the Czech car manufacturer delivered 93,800 vehicles to customers worldwide, 2.4% more than in the same period last year (January 2016: 91,600) and more than in any January before. Skoda...


just-auto Plus only Skoda UK 2016 sales rise 7.6%

16 January 2017

Skoda is celebrating a record-breaking 2016 with best ever annual new car registrations in the UK. A total of 80,372 cars were registered, up 7.6% on 2015 (74,692), giving the brand a total UK market share of 2.98% (2.84% in 2015). Every vehicle in the...


Brussels motor show - Jaguar & Skoda debuts

13 January 2017

The 2017 Brussels motor show has taken place, with the facelifted Jaguar F-TYPE the main debutante.


just-auto Plus only VW Group China sales surge 12.2% in 2016

11 January 2017

Volkswagen Group China on 10 January 2017 announced year-end results for 2016: together with its two Chinese joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 3.98m (3.55m; +12.2%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland and Hong...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales rise 6.8% in 2016

11 January 2017

Skoda achieved a new sales record in 2016: The brand’s global sales rose 6.8% last year to 1,127,700 vehicles (2015: 1,055,500). In December, Skoda achieved a 5.7% increase (December 2015: 86,600) with 91,500 deliveries. This was the best December ever...


Škoda starts Czech Republic aluminium press line

10 January 2017

Škoda has opened its new PXL II servo press line at the company’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic, with full operation for aluminium body parts starting in March.


Skoda Kvasiny plant produces 2m cars

4 January 2017

Skoda has celebrated the production of its two millionth car.


just-auto Plus only Skoda presents upgraded Octavia Scout

22 December 2016

After the hatchback, Combi and the fastest model variant, the Octavia RS, comes the most versatile member of the family with various innovations in technology and equipment. The upgraded Škoda Octavia Scout launches with three engine variants and...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 7.9% in November 2016

19 December 2016

Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group rose by 7.9% to 899,400 units in November. The Company delivered 9.38m new vehicles from January to November 2016, an increase of 3.1%. "November was a strong month for all our Group brands. We are headed for a...


just-auto Plus only VW Group Rus/GAZ complete five successful years

16 December 2016

Volkswagen Group Rus and GAZ Group celebrate the fifth anniversary of the cooperation in Nizhny Novgorod. Since the start of production 170,000 units of Skoda Yeti, Volkswagen Jetta and Skoda Octavia have been produced at the production site. Volkswagen...


Skoda Mlada Boleslav plant close to new press line

15 December 2016

Skoda is building a new press shop at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav and installation of the press line for the main production line is currently under way with trial operation due in a week.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales increase 9.6% in November 2016

14 December 2016

Skoda is on course for a strong year-end close: In November, the Czech automaker’s global sales increased by 9.6% to 97,500 vehicles (2015: 89,000 vehicles). Particularly high demand in China (+12.1%) and Europe (+9.1%) made a significant contribution to...


just-auto Plus only VW Group/Sovac join to produce models in Algeria

28 November 2016

On 27 November 2017, the Volkswagen Group signed a contract for vehicle assembly in Algeria. In the presence of the Algerian Minister of Industry Abdessellam Bouchouareb, Dr. Josef Baumert, member of the Volkswagen commercial vehicles board of management...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group October 2016 global sales up 4.7%

14 November 2016

Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group grew 4.7% to 870,300 units in October. The group delivered 8.5m vehicles from January to October 2016, an increase of 2.6%. "Our delivery figures show that our vehicles convince many buyers. Our customers'...


Skoda global sales up 10.6% in October

11 November 2016

Skoda increased its global deliveries by 10.6% to 97,900 vehicles (2015: 88,500 vehicles) in October

Škoda news

2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production mo...


Skoda shows first electric car in Shanghai

19 April 2017

Skoda has unveiled its first electric concept car in Shanghai. The VW Group owned brand said it w...


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales up 2.5% in March 2017

18 April 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered just under 2.5m new vehicles to customers in the first quarter of...


just-auto Plus only VW Group China Q1 2017 sales down 6.7%

18 April 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced sales results for the first three months of 2017: together with...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Q1 2017 global sales up 2.5%

12 April 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, Skoda sold more cars than ever before: Between January and March, t...


New press line at Skoda plant starts operations

7 April 2017

Skoda's new servo press line PXL II at the Mladá Boleslav plant has commenced full ope...



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