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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


Geneva show debuts list - Range Rover Velar

22 February 2017

Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, Aston Martin will reveal the Vanquish S and Dacia will premiere a Stepway version of the Logan MCV at the Geneva motor show.


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


just-auto Plus only Skoda YTD 2016 global sales up 6.2%

31 October 2016

Skoda continues on course to success: The Czech automaker continues to grow profitably. Compared to the same period last year, deliveries to customers rose by 6.2% to 840,900 vehicles worldwide in the first three quarters of 2016. Sales revenue in the same...


VW Group operating profit up this year

28 October 2016

Despite the impact of 'dieselgate' Volkswagen Group generated an operating profit before special items of EUR11.3 (10.2)bn in the first nine months of the year, representing an increase of 10.5%.


Skoda establishes 'digital lab' in Prague

25 October 2016

Skoda says it is strengthening its innovative power and digital development expertise by establishing a digital lab in Prague. Creative teams will be exploring and developing new business models in the innovative ideas workshop.


just-auto Plus only Skoda produces 900,000 Skoda Superb in 15 years

24 October 2016

The Skoda Superb is celebrating its 15th anniversary: Since the first Skoda Superb in 2001, the traditional Czech manufacturer has produced around 900,000 vehicles of all three Superb generations. Since March 2015, more than 100,000 of these have been produced...


Western demand helps Czech car output grow

20 October 2016

Czech Republic car factory output almost reached 1m, a local lobby group said.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group September 2016 sales rise 7.1%

17 October 2016

The Volkswagen Group delivered 947,600 vehicles to customers in September, an increase of 7.1% compared with the previous year. 7.6m vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide from January to September, representing a rise of 2.4%. "All passenger...


Skoda global sales up 14.4% in September

13 October 2016

Skoda says its September sales increased 14.4%, year-on-year  to 107,100 vehicles.


Skoda takes stake in SAIC Volkswagen

3 October 2016

Volkswagen’s Czech car-making subsidiary Skoda Auto has become a shareholder in SAIC Volkswagen, one of China’s largest auto-making joint ventures, CEO Bernhard Maier told reporters on the fringes of the Paris Motor Show.


Skoda eyeing US market entry

30 September 2016

Volkswagen Group’s Skoda brand is eyeing entry to the US market with local assembly, according to a report carried by Reuters.


2016 Paris motor show - premieres list

30 September 2016

The Audi Q5, Citroën C3, Hyundai i30, Kia Rio, Land Rover Discovery, Nissan Micra, Peugeots 3008 & 5008, Porsche Panamera, Renault Alaskan and Škoda Kodiaq were the most important production models at the 2016 Paris motor show. As for design studies and prototypes, the BMW Concept X2, Generation EQ SUV from Daimler, Lexus UX, Renault Trezor and Volkswagen I.D. were the main show stoppers. Surprisingly, the BMW 5 Series, Infiniti QX50 and a mid-life facelift for the VW Golf did not appear.


just-auto Plus only VW Europe selects TomTom services for Skoda Kodiaq

29 September 2016

TomTom (TOM2), on 29 September, 2016, announced that Škoda has chosen TomTom as the traffic service provider for the new Škoda Kodiaq in Europe. TomTom Traffic service, already available to Audi, Volkswagen, Porsche and Bentley will be rolled out...


just-auto Plus only Skoda August 2016 global sales climb 14.2%

14 September 2016

Skoda’s global deliveries in August increased to 80,700 vehicles. Compared to the same period last year, this represents growth of 14.2% (August 2015: 70,700 vehicles). Thus, the traditional Czech brand has continued its growth trend. The top model Skoda...


just-auto Plus only VW corporate strategy emphasises on sustainability

12 September 2016

For the eighth time, worldwide CSR officers from group, brands and regions gathered at the Volkswagen headquarters to attend a three-day closed meeting, the group CSR meeting. At the forefront of the agenda was an exchange of views on the key future topics in...

Škoda news

Geneva show debuts list - Range Rover Velar

22 February 2017

Land Rover has announced the Range Rover Velar, Aston Martin will reveal the Vanquish S and Dacia...


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 plan...


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 manufactur...


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...


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 debutant...


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...



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