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Latest insights


Hands-On Tech - Skoda Kodiaq

5 December 2018

This month in our Hands-On-Tech (HOT) reporting series, we put the Skoda Connect system to the test. Taking you through the top-spec connectivity features offered by manufacturers in detail, this HOT report series looks to benchmark the connectivity functionality of each manufacturer based on various test criteria. Skoda’s J-segment crossover impresses with a stylish design and responsive features.


Jaguar Land Rover to miss 2019 Geneva motor show

4 December 2018

While quite a few brands have already announced world premieres for production models and concepts, JLR will be absent from the 2019 Geneva motor show. Tata Motors, which sells very few vehicles in the region, will have a stand though. Confirmed global debuts are listed below.


Skoda Octavia Scout - Europe's Outback conquerer

26 November 2018

Subaru, mighty in the US, has only a small following in Europe, so the rarity of the Outback crossover means an opportunity for others. The number one beneficiary is Skoda, the Octavia Scout dominating its segment.


ANALYSIS - Skoda drops diesel from updated Fabia

21 November 2018

A facelift and updated engines for the big-selling Fabia have arrived at just the right time for Skoda, helping the brand into ninth place in the European region, placing it ahead of Toyota for the year to the end of October.

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


Audi and Sovac to produce selected models in Algeria

7 December 2018

Audi AG and the longstanding Audi importer Sovac have opened the assembly of three models in Algeria.


VW Group global sales plunge 10% in October

22 November 2018

VW Group global vehicle sales were down 10% in the month of October as it was hit by the impact of WLTP in Europe.


Skoda to build Passat as VW Group reassigns plants

19 November 2018

Volkswagen Groups's supervisory board has approved new 'strategic' plant assignment plans which, it said, "reflects the challenges of the next five years and lays the necessary foundations".


just-auto Plus only VW China investing towards electrification and digitalisation

15 November 2018

Under the headline “New Faces of Mobility”, Volkswagen Group China presented at its Media Workshop an all-encompassing plan for e-mobility, advanced mobility solutions, autonomous driving, and a raft of exciting new products. On the eve of...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales down 7.4% in October 2018

15 November 2018

Skoda Auto delivered the millionth vehicle this year in mid-October – earlier than ever before in the company’s history – and had delivered 1,038,500 vehicles to customers by the end of October. Thus, the company has grown by 6.1% compared to...


Skoda opens automated small parts warehouse

14 November 2018

Skoda says it is pressing ahead with the implementation of technologies in line with Industry 4.0 principles and has opened an 'automatic small parts warehouse' at the main plant in Mlada Boleslav.


Skoda looks to double sales in China - report

13 November 2018

VW Group-owned Skoda brand is aiming to double its share of the Chinese car market according to a report in the China Daily newspaper.


Skoda YTD sales up to new record

2 November 2018

From January through to the end of September, Skoda increased its worldwide deliveries to customers by 7.8% year-on-year to a new record of 939,100 vehicles.


just-auto Plus only VW Commercial Vehicles to build Amarok in Algeria

24 October 2018

Working successfully together: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and SOVAC expand their partnership in Algeria. In the future, the assembly plant in Relizane (280kms south west of Algiers), where the Caddy is already produced, is set to make the Amarok pick-up as...


just-auto Plus only Skoda produces one million vehicles in 2018

24 October 2018

Skoda Auto has produced its millionth vehicle for 2018 , thereby reaching this milestone two weeks earlier than in 2017. This makes it the fifth year in a row that the number of vehicles produced has reached seven figures. The Skoda Kodiaq and Karoq SUVs as...


VW Group China 9M 2018 sales up 5%

16 October 2018

Volkswagen Group China has announced the deliveries for the first nine months of 2018: with its Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW Volkswagen, the Group delivered 3.04m (2.90m, +5.0%) vehicles to customers in mainland China and Hong Kong, including 137,600 imported vehicles.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales plunge 18.1% in September 2018

15 October 2018

The Volkswagen Group delivered fewer vehicles in September, as expected, due to the changeover to the new WLTP test procedure: a total of 827,700 vehicles were handed over to customers worldwide, a decrease of 18.1%. The drop in Western Europe, where WLTP came...


Skoda January to September 2018 global sales up 7.8%

12 October 2018

Skoda delivered 939,100 vehicles to customers worldwide in the first nine months of the year, exceeding the previous year’s result by 7.8%.


just-auto Plus only VW speeding up the shift to e-mobility

5 October 2018

Individual mobility is on the threshold of a new era: Electric drivetrains and digitisation are set to bring about the most fundamental change the car industry has ever seen. The sales volume of battery electric cars (BEVs) rose by 60% in the past year and...


Skoda signs agreement for 'urban mobility services'

26 September 2018

VW Group-owned Skoda, the city of Prague and the Faculty of Transportation Sciences at the Czech Technical University in Prague, say they will implement initiatives for sustainable urban mobility.


just-auto Plus only Skoda upgrades its range of CNG vehicles

25 September 2018

Skoda is upgrading its range of eco-friendly CNG vehicles. The Skoda Octavia G-TEC now boasts a new, more powerful 1.5 TSI engine with an output of 96 kW (130 PS). Exclusively available with a Combi body and the Active, Ambition or Style equipment lines, the...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Auto to expand its data centre in Mlada Boleslav

20 September 2018

Skoda Auto is expanding the data centre at its headquarters in Mladá Boleslav into the largest privately owned computing and data storage centre in the Czech Republic. Once the expansion is completed, the data centre will have a computing capacity of 15...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.8% in August 2018

17 September 2018

August was a successful month for the Volkswagen Group: Group brands delivered a total of 875,300 vehicles to customers, a rise of 6.8%. Europe was the region with the strongest growth: 327,700 vehicles were handed over to customers there, an increase of 21.0%...


just-auto Plus only VW Group signs new contracts with European importers

14 September 2018

The Audi, Skoda, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Volkswagen Passenger Cars brands, together with their partners from ten European importers, signed the new importer contracts in Wolfsburg this week. Contracts with the Group’s own companies in a...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 6.6% in August 2018

14 September 2018

Global demand for Skoda models continues to rise: In August, the Czech brand delivered 91,800 vehicles to customers, exceeding the previous year's result by 6.6% (August 2017: 86,100 vehicles). Skoda achieved particularly high growth rates in Russia...


Skoda opens new innovation hub in Czech Republic

12 September 2018

With the motto ‘Ready for the Future’, Skoda has inaugurated its new InnoCube innovation area, which is located in a former abbey building near Malda Boleslav.


Already? Skoda makes 1m SUVs in nine years

22 August 2018

Skoda has made a million sports utility vehicles nominating the milestone vehicle as a green Karoq.


Skoda UK details its facelifted Fabia

20 August 2018

Following the recent start of production in the Czech Republic, Skoda UK has detailed its facelifted Fabia line.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 10.6% in July 2018

20 August 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path at the start of the second half-year. Deliveries in July rose 10.6% to 908,200 new vehicles. Over 6.4m vehicles have been handed over to customers since the beginning of the year – 7.5%...


Skoda global sales up 14.6% in July

15 August 2018

Skoda made a strong start to the second half of the year, delivering 99,700 vehicles to customers worldwide in July, and exceeding last year’s car deliveries by 14.6% (July 2017: 87,000 vehicles).


Production of revised Skoda Fabia starts

10 August 2018

Skoda says it has given its Fabia model a 'comprehensive facelift' and the first of the revised series has rolled off the production line in Mladá Boleslav.


Skoda invests at Kvasiny ahead of Superb PHEV

9 August 2018

VW-Group owned Skoda is modernising its Kvasiny production site and adding a new 'competence centre'. The car manufacturer now combines a testing and quality centre, a logistics training centre, an event hall and storage areas for pre-series vehicles at the multifunctional facility.


just-auto Plus only Skoda sales revenue up 5.1% to EUR9.06bn in H1 2018

7 August 2018

Skoda Auto remains on the course for success in the first half of 2018. The carmaker increased sales revenue by 5.1% to EUR 9.161bn (US$10.609bn), for the first time surpassing the EUR9bn mark in the first six months of the year. Operating profit of EUR821m...


VW Group China sales up 9.2% in H1

20 July 2018

Volkswagen Group China has announced the first half-year deliveries for 2018: with its two Chinese joint venture partners, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 1.99m (1.83m, +9.2%) vehicles to customers in mainland China and Hong Kong, including 80,300 imported vehicles.


Skoda global sales surge 11.6% in H1 2018

18 July 2018

In the first six months of this year, Skoda delivered 652,700 vehicles, a record result.

Škoda news

Audi and Sovac to produce selected models in Algeria

7 December 2018

Audi AG and the longstanding Audi importer Sovac have opened the assembly of three models in Alge...


Hands-On Tech - Skoda Kodiaq

5 December 2018

This month in our Hands-On-Tech (HOT) reporting series, we put the Skoda Connect system to the te...


Jaguar Land Rover to miss 2019 Geneva motor show

4 December 2018

While quite a few brands have already announced world premieres for production models and concept...


Skoda Octavia Scout - Europe's Outback conquerer

26 November 2018

Subaru, mighty in the US, has only a small following in Europe, so the rarity of the Outback cros...


VW Group global sales plunge 10% in October

22 November 2018

VW Group global vehicle sales were down 10% in the month of October as it was hit by the impact o...


ANALYSIS - Skoda drops diesel from updated Fabia

21 November 2018

A facelift and updated engines for the big-selling Fabia have arrived at just the right time for...



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