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Latest insights


Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Audi RS 6 Avant

21 August 2019

Boasting a 441kW (600PS) mild hybrid version of the Volkswagen Group's biturbo 4.0-litre V8, the new Audi RS 6 will have its motor show world premiere at the Frankfurt IAA.


Scala propels Skoda into C segment mainstream

14 August 2019

The European market's C segment has been good to SEAT and Audi, while in the class betwixt this one and the traditional D-sized models, Škoda slays all comers with the Octavia. Now, Volkswagen's high achieving Czech division has a new 4.4m long hatchback. Might the affordable Scala even do damage to Golf sales?


New Scout helps make Karoq number one Skoda SUV

9 May 2019

July will mark the second anniversary of Karoq production so to maintain the sales momentum, Škoda continues to add variants to the range. The most recent one is the Scout, which unlike competitors such as the Peugeot 3008, offers all-wheel drive.


ANALYSIS - Skoda Kodiaq vRS

30 April 2019

It's now easy to spend more than forty thousand pounds on a Škoda. Should anyone do that though? When the vehicle in question is the Kodiaq vRS, the answer is yes, but with qualifications.

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW: SEAT executive committee 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 partnership 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.


INTERVIEW: Wolfgang Durheimer, member of the board of management for technical development, Audi AG

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


Škoda Auto DigiLab unveils Citymove app

21 August 2019

Škoda Auto DigiLab has unveiled its Citymove app helping users to decide whether or not to leave cars at home.


Skoda July sales rise despite China and India

14 August 2019

Skoda increased its deliveries worldwide in July by 3.1% to 102,700 units (July 2018: 99,700 vehicles), achieving the best July in its history.


just-auto Plus only Skoda employees trained for eMobility

14 August 2019

Equipped for the future: Skoda Auto is preparing its staff and students as well as employees of its suppliers for the demands of electromobility in a targeted and systematic way. Since the training programmes began in May 2016, more than 12,000 Skoda employees...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales down 4.9% and revenue up 10.8% in H1 2019

29 July 2019

Skoda Auto on course for further growth: between January and June, the company’s sales revenue increased by 10.8% to EUR10.154bn US$11.30bn), while operating profit increased by 0.3% to EUR824m in the same period. Return on sales remained at a high level...


just-auto Plus only Skoda's Climatronic system features in new Scala

26 July 2019

With hay fever season in full swing and pollen counts expected to reach ‘very high’ levels this week, drivers are being advised to avoid drowsiness inducing medication, keep windows closed and put the air conditioning on recycle air...


just-auto Plus only Skoda offers two new optional equipment packages for 2020 Fabia

26 July 2019

The Skoda Fabia is starting the 2020 model year with two new optional equipment packages. The new Black package available as of now provides sporty accents, such as a black radiator grille and black alloy wheels. The new Comfort package combines various...


just-auto Plus only Skoda starts production of updated Superb

23 July 2019

Skoda has systematically refined the Superb’s dynamic and elegant design. The carmaker has also upgraded its top model with new technologies. Since the first modern-day Superb was launched in 2001, this model line has formed the pinnacle of the Skoda...


Skoda upgrades Karoq and Kodiaq line-up with enhanced safety features

18 July 2019

Skoda is adding Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to its Karoq and Kodiaq models.


China shines bright for Volkswagen Group sales in June

12 July 2019

Volkswagen Group June 2019 sales rose 1.6% year on year to 974,400 vehicles, driven by China where volume rose 15%


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales down 4.9% in June 2019

12 July 2019

Skoda delivered 620,900 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first half of 2019, meaning the car manufacturer is down 4.9% on last year’s level (January to June 2018: 652,700 vehicles). The main reason for this development is the current difficult...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Auto posts 2017/2018 sustainability report

12 July 2019

The latest Skoda Auto sustainability report presents a detailed overview of the company’s sustainability-related activities over the past two years. By successfully implementing its ‘GreenFuture’ strategy, Skoda has further reduced factors...


just-auto Plus only Skoda UK announces finance schemes for customers

11 July 2019

With low rate finance and deposit contributions of up to GBP3,000 (US$3,753) (4.9% APR Representative), buyers can expect to drive a sizzling deal as the great British summer finally arrives. The flagship Superb model offers the biggest customer savings...


Novares expands in Czech Republic

10 July 2019

Novares Group has officially inaugurated a new, 9,600 square metre second building at its site in Janovice, Czech Republic.


Skoda starts Kamiq SUV production at Mlada Boleslav

9 July 2019

Skoda says that series production of the its new city SUV - Kamiq - has begun at the main plant in Mladá Boleslav.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP scores six new cars five star rating

4 July 2019

Euro NCAP releases safety ratings of six new cars. Four of those have achieved five stars: the much talked about Tesla Model 3, the new Skoda Scala, the Mercedes-Benz B-Class and the latest GLE from the same stable. The new Kia Ceed and crossover SUV DS 3...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Auto surpasses 12m gearboxes production

3 July 2019

Skoda Auto surpassed the mark of 12m gearboxes produce. The company currently makes three types of transmission: the MQ 200, MQ/SQ 100 and DQ 200. These are used in Skoda models as well as in vehicles from other Volkswagen Group brands Dr Michael...


just-auto Plus only Lanxess and Skoda develop PBT compound based fuel filler flaps

3 July 2019

Customised compounds based on polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) can be a cost-effective alternative to high-performance thermoplastics in the production of fuel filler flaps. This can be seen in the new Skoda Scala, for example, whose fuel filler flap is made...


just-auto Plus only Skoda launches natural-gas-powered Scala G-TEC

27 June 2019

Skoda is introducing the most eco-friendly variant of its new compact model at the CNG Mobility Days in Berlin (24/25 June 2019): the Skoda Scala G-TEC. This natural-gas-powered Scala completes the engine roster for the new compact model, adding a particularly...


Skoda IT opens SAP centre in Prague

21 June 2019

Skoda IT has opened an SAP centre in Prague.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales drops 6.6% in May 2019

13 June 2019

Skoda delivered 104,900 vehicles to customers worldwide in May. Compared to the same month last year, this represents a decline of 6.6% (May 2018: 112,400 vehicles). The main reason for this development is the current situation in the Chinese car market...


Skoda trials car-sharing service for students

12 June 2019

Skoda says it is trialling Europe’s first car-sharing service for Czech university students and is eyeing a sizeable opportunity in the UK.


just-auto Plus only Skoda premiers Citigoe iV and Superb iV in Bratislava

24 May 2019

On the day of the quarter-finals, the Czech car manufacturer is presenting its first electrified production models and its updated flagship model, the Superb, to the public for the first time in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. The Superb iV and the...


VW Group sales drop 6.6% in April 2019

22 May 2019

The Volkswagen Group delivered 866,400 vehicles in April, 6.6% below the figure for April 2018.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales down 10.5% in April 2019

16 May 2019

Skoda delivered 95,900 vehicles to customers in April. Compared to the same period last year, deliveries fell by 10.5% (April 2018: 107,100 vehicles). Nevertheless, Skoda has made gains in Europe, increasing its deliveries in Switzerland (+36.4%), Croatia...


Revised Skoda Superb features full LED headlights

15 May 2019

The updated Skoda Superb is the first Skoda production car to feature full LED Matrix headlights and dynamic lighting functions, the VW Group-owned brand says.


just-auto Plus only Skoda revenue up 8.2% to EUR4,920m in Q1 2019

8 May 2019

Operating profit remains high at EUR410m (US$459m), as does the operating return on sales of 8.3%. Investments in tangible assets increased by 74.3% compared to the same period of the previous year – Skoda Auto is investing heavily and expanding its...


Porsche Romania to build 77 fast charging stations by 2021

24 April 2019

Porsche Romania, the VW group distributor and Romania's largest car importer, will invest in the country's EV charging infrastructure with dealer partners.


Skoda establishes new DigiLab in China

17 April 2019

Skoda has founded another spin-off of its innovation workshop in Beijing, called Skoda Auto DigiLab China, which is networking with the local start-up community to collaborate on projects.


just-auto Plus only Skoda Auto reaches 22 million production milestone

16 April 2019

The 22 millionth Skoda vehicle was produced. The milestone vehicle, a Skoda Kodiaq GT in Velvet Red, rolled off the production line at the SAIC Volkswagen plant in Changsha. This Sunday, the vehicle will be presented at the ‘Skoda Day’ which is...


just-auto Plus only VW Group China sales down 6.3% in Q1 2019

15 April 2019

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries for the first quarter of 2019: together with its two Chinese joint ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 946,600 (1,010,600, (-)6.3%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong,...

Škoda news

Frankfurt IAA world debuts - Audi RS 6 Avant

21 August 2019

Boasting a 441kW (600PS) mild hybrid version of the Volkswagen Group's biturbo 4.0-litre V8, the...


Škoda Auto DigiLab unveils Citymove app

21 August 2019

Škoda Auto DigiLab has unveiled its Citymove app helping users to decide whether or not to...


Scala propels Skoda into C segment mainstream

14 August 2019

The European market's C segment has been good to SEAT and Audi, while in the class betwixt this o...


Skoda July sales rise despite China and India

14 August 2019

Skoda increased its deliveries worldwide in July by 3.1% to 102,700 units (July 2018: 99,700 vehi...


just-auto Plus only Skoda employees trained for eMobility

14 August 2019

Equipped for the future: Skoda Auto is preparing its staff and students as well as employees of i...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales down 4.9% and revenue up 10.8% in H1 2019

29 July 2019

Skoda Auto on course for further growth: between January and June, the company’s sales reve...



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