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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.
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’.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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...
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'...
11 November 2016
Skoda increased its global deliveries by 10.6% to 97,900 vehicles (2015: 88,500 vehicles) in October
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...
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%.
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.
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...
20 October 2016
Czech Republic car factory output almost reached 1m, a local lobby group said.
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...
13 October 2016
Skoda says its September sales increased 14.4%, year-on-year to 107,100 vehicles.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
23 August 2016
Skoda is adopting the 'smart' ProGlove industrial glove (also trialled by BMW, as we reported earlier this year) to "facilitate and improve the work of Skoda logistics", according to the VW Group automaker.
17 August 2016
In order to keep our promise of safety, we make the best efforts to achieve our objectives by conducting customer campaigns. To check the ‘manual child lock of the two rear doors’ Škoda dealers will contact Octavia customers across India...
11 August 2016
Skoda delivered 83,700 vehicles to customers worldwide this July (July 2015: 82,800 vehicles). This corresponds to a growth of 1% over the same period last year. The traditional Czech manufacturer made significant gains, particularly in China (up 16.1%) and...
2 June 2016
TMD Friction has unveiled a new partnership with Volkswagen Group, which will see subsidiary, Pagid technology on more than 7.5m pieces per year of rear brake pads, produced in Essen, Germany.
30 March 2016
Skoda says it is strengthening its presence in China in cooperation with its longstanding Chinese joint venture partner SAIC-VW. It says it plans to expand the model range offered in China and invest in ‘pioneering automotive technologies’. SUV segments are targeted and the VW-owned brand wants to double China sales to almost 600,000 units a year by 2020.
17 March 2016
In 2015, Skoda set new records both in terms of global vehicle sales and financial results. Deliveries increased 1.8% to 1,055,500 vehicles (2014: 1,037,200). The brand also achieved record sales revenue, up 6.2% to a new high of EUR12.5bn(US$14bn) (EUR11.8bn). Operating profit rose 12% to EUR915m (EUR817m). The automaker is planning further growth in 2016.
1 February 2016
In 2015 the European car market totalled 14.2m new registrations, an increase of 9.3% over 2014 full year results; the highest since 2009. The market benefited from the last two months of double-digit growth with December setting the highest positive monthly change of the last three years at 1.16m units. Therefore, the last quarter volume increase was the highest of the year, standing at 10.2% more than in Q4 2014, representing 3.42m cars sold in total. The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate, SAAR, came in at 16.52m units.
17 December 2015
European new car sales experienced a 27th consecutive month of growth during November 2015 with volume up 13.5% year on year, the second largest rise this year, according to analysts at JATO Dynamics. This followed a significant slowing of growth during October as a consequence of smaller increases in the 'Big Five' EU markets.
10 December 2015
Volkswagen said it had "largely concluded the clarification of the matter" concerning an investigation into whether the published CO2 emissions of its vehicles reflected real-world conditions.
2 December 2015
VW group unit Skoda will not add weekend shifts this month but insisted it was not cutting production.
25 November 2015
Volkswagen Group announced on Wednesday fixes for 1.6- and two-litre EA 189 diesel engines that give false emissions readings, saying it would need all of 2016 to carry out the recalls. The measures are for Europe only and do not apply to US models.
11 November 2015
Škoda sales dipped 2.7% year on year to 88,500 vehicles worldwide. Though deliveries were slightly down on the previous year in western Europe, Russia and eastern Europe, individial models such as the Fabia (+44.1%) and the Superb (+22.8%) saw volume rises.
9 November 2015
Škoda is building a new, energy-efficient press shop at its main factory in Mladá Boleslav. Construction has now begun on the M4 hall. In spring 2016, 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).
2 November 2015
Bernhard Maier has taken over as the Skoda brand’s new CEO effective from today. He succeeds Dr Winfried Vahland, who has decided to leave the VW Group.
28 November 2016
On 27 November 2017, the Volkswagen Group signed a contract for vehicle assembly in Algeria. In t...
15 November 2016
Following the recent reviews of Volkswagen and Audi future vehicles, this, the third of a six-par...
14 November 2016
Worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen Group grew 4.7% to 870,300 units in October. The group del...
11 November 2016
Skoda increased its global deliveries by 10.6% to 97,900 vehicles (2015: 88,500 vehicles) in Octo...
31 October 2016
Skoda continues on course to success: The Czech automaker continues to grow profitably. Compared...
28 October 2016
Despite the impact of 'dieselgate' Volkswagen Group generated an operating profit before special...