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Latest insights


Octavia vRS 245 - is Skoda now a premium brand?

30 October 2017

How do you make a 10 per cent return selling mass-market cars? One way is to create and then continue to dominate a segment. Plus it helps if every rival ignores that same segment.


Why non-premium brands should study the Škoda Superb

21 July 2017

So-called value brands are in a death squeeze as premium makes continue to colonise their traditional territory. Or so goes the theory. And how about the supposed fact that to pull in big worldwide sales and profits, a car company must also be in the US market? Škoda breaks these and many other rules.


ANALYSIS - Kodiaq and future Škoda SUVs

7 June 2017

Škoda is making big money and ever more vehicles, while extra models - including more SUVs - are on the way. There is no doubting the steady rise in sales and ROI, but the question needs to be asked: does the new Kodiaq offer the value for money which has hitherto been one of the main reasons for the company's success?


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.

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


VW strengthens China NEV commitment

16 November 2017

Volkswagen Group China has increased its commitment to launching New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in China on the eve of the Guangzhou show which opens Friday.


Skoda global sales up 9.7% in October

15 November 2017

In October, Skoda delivered 107,400 vehicles to customers worldwide (October 2016: 97,900 vehicles; +9.7%).


just-auto Plus only Borbet presents new W-wheel for new Skoda Karoq

15 November 2017

Seems as if the new character-SUV from Skoda has waited patiently for this - the new Borbet W wheel perfectly underlines its personal qualities. The 10-spoked wheel from the "Classic" category is now available in 6.5 x 16 inch and offset 45. The...


just-auto Plus only Skoda produces one million vehicles in 2017

3 November 2017

On course for a record once again: Together with its production partners worldwide Skoda Auto has already produced one million vehicles this year, making it the fourth year in a row that the number of vehicles rolling off the production line has reached seven...


Skoda 9M 2017 global sales up 3.6%

1 November 2017

Global automotive supplier Denso Corporation has announced its top line revenue for the first half of the fiscal year some 8.6% up on last year. 


just-auto Plus only Skoda Mlada Boleslav and Vrchlabi plants build 10m gearboxes

24 October 2017

Skoda Auto has produced 10m gearboxes. These are used in Skoda models as well as other brands in the Volkswagen Group. Around 1700 people are currently employed in gearbox production at Mladá Boleslav and Vrchlabí. “Producing ten million...


Skoda marks 70 years of car production at Kvasiny plant

19 October 2017

Skoda is marking 70 years of car production in Kvasiny where around 8,000 employees produce 1,000 cars each day.


VW Group China 9M 2017 sales up 1.4%

16 October 2017

Volkswagen Group China has announced deliveries for the first nine months of 2017. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, Saic Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered almost 2.90m (+1.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 139,000 imported vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Skoda supports future agreement for Czech automotive industry

12 October 2017

The Czech government and the Association of the Czech Automobile Industry AutoSAP have signed a memorandum, outlining measures to strengthen the future viability of the Czech automotive industry. The central topics of the agreement include electromobility,...


Skoda emphasises commitment to home country

11 October 2017

Skoda Auto has underscored its commitment to its home country, reportedly saying it was planning to add jobs in the Czech Republic amid worries the business could lose some production to parent Volkswagen Group's Germany.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 5.4% in September 2017

11 October 2017

Skoda Auto’s global growth continues: Delivering 112,900 vehicles worldwide, the company achieved the best monthly result in the 122-year history of the traditional Czech brand (September 2016: 107,100 vehicles; +5.4 %). This is the 22nd month of growth...


just-auto Plus only Skoda builds 20m cars since 1905

28 September 2017

At the Skoda Auto Kvasiny plant, the company’s 20 millionth vehicle rolled off the production line. The milestone vehicle is the Skoda Karoq. The current production milestone underlines Skoda Auto’s successful growth strategy. Company’s...


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales rise 8% in August 2017

18 September 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered 820,000 vehicles to customers in August, marking a 8% rise compared with August 2016. "August was a successful month for the Volkswagen Group that saw all core brands increase deliveries," said Fred Kappler, head of...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 6.7% in August 2017

15 September 2017

Skoda increased its global deliveries by 6.7% in August to 86,100 vehicles (August 2016: 80,700 vehicles). The long-established Czech brand achieved strong growth rates in Europe, India and Russia in particular. The drivers of this growth are the brand’s...


Skoda open to partnership on low-cost car for India

14 September 2017

VW Group owned brand Skoda is open to collaborating with others to meet ambitious costs targets surrounding a planned low-cost car to be made in India, according to Skoda's CEO.


2017 Frankfurt IAA motor show - all the world debuts

13 September 2017

All the world premieres from the 2017 Frankfurt IAA are listed below. The most important production models making their motor show debuts were the Volkswagen Polo and Volkswagen T-Roc, Porsche Cayenne, Opel Grandland X, Škoda Karoq and SEAT Arona.


Skoda to 'double sales in China by 2020'

31 August 2017

Skoda aims to double its sales in China to over 600,000 units per year by 2020, from 310,000 units last year, Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier told reporters at a recent conference in Shanghai.


Škoda Auto DigiLab and Champion Motors ink Israel JV

25 August 2017

Škoda Auto DigiLab and Champion Motors, the Israeli importer of the Czech brand, have inked an MoU for Tel Aviv’s digital start-up environment.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 4% in July 2017

11 August 2017

Global demand for Skoda’s models continues to rise: the traditional Czech brand delivered 87,000 vehicles to customers in July, surpassing the previous year's result by 4.0% (July 2016: 83,700 vehicles). In addition to high growth rates in Europe...


Skoda and Tata end 'strategic partnership' talks

10 August 2017

Skoda has said that it has ended talks with Tata Motors on a planned strategic alliance because the two failed to identify sufficient technical and economic synergies.


Volkswagen Group and Sovac open multi-brand plant in Algeria

27 July 2017

Volkswagen and partner Sovac officially opened their multi-brand joint venture assembly plant (view location in just-auto's search engine QUBE in Relizane, 280km south west of Algiers).


just-auto Plus only Skoda opens new automatic warehouse for small-sized parts in Kvasiny

27 July 2017

Skoda Auto has put into operation a new automatic warehouse for small-sized parts (AKL) in its plant in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. The construction of the AKL is one of the biggest logistics projects in the brand´s modern history. Skoda Auto has invested...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 0.8% in H1 2017

20 July 2017

Up to the end of June, the Volkswagen Group handed almost 5.2m vehicles over to its customers. This corresponds to a rise of 0.8% compared with the previous year. In the month of June, new vehicle deliveries rose by 4.2% to 920,700. "June was a very...


just-auto Plus only VW China H1 2017 sales up 5.2%

20 July 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries results for the first half of 2017, which includes a record in June. Together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered 315,300 (299,800,+5.2%) vehicles in the...


just-auto Plus only Skoda worldwide sales up 2.8% in H1 2017

19 July 2017

Skoda has continued to grow in the first half of the year. The long-established Czech brand recorded 585,000 deliveries to customers worldwide in the first six months – thus surpassing last year’s record result by 2.8% (January to June 2016:...


VW develops virtual reality applications for production and logistics

7 July 2017

Volkswagen Group says it has developed virtual reality applications for production and logistics that enable several participants to meet in a VR room.


VW recalling cars worldwide for brake check

6 July 2017

According to local media reports, 766,000 Volkswagen group vehicles will be recalled worldwide for a brake control system software update.


just-auto Plus only VW/Skoda/Porsche make personnel changes

6 July 2017

The Volkswagen North America region and the Skoda brand are making new appointments to key sales functions. Werner Eichhorn (54), previously member of the Board of Management for Sales and Marketing of the Skoda brand, is to become chief marketing, sales and...


VW France mis-reported sales for years

3 July 2017

Volkswagen France massaged sales figures reported to German HQ for four years, media reports said.


Skoda starts car-sharing programme in Poland

8 June 2017

Skoda is to start a car sharing scheme in Poland under the brand name Omni.

Škoda news

VW strengthens China NEV commitment

16 November 2017

Volkswagen Group China has increased its commitment to launching New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) in Ch...


Skoda global sales up 9.7% in October

15 November 2017

In October, Skoda delivered 107,400 vehicles to customers worldwide (October 2016: 97,900 vehicle...


just-auto Plus only Borbet presents new W-wheel for new Skoda Karoq

15 November 2017

Seems as if the new character-SUV from Skoda has waited patiently for this - the new Borbet W whe...


just-auto Plus only Skoda produces one million vehicles in 2017

3 November 2017

On course for a record once again: Together with its production partners worldwide Skoda Auto has...


Skoda 9M 2017 global sales up 3.6%

1 November 2017

In the first three quarters of the year, Skoda increased its global deliveries to customers by 3....


Octavia vRS 245 - is Skoda now a premium brand?

30 October 2017

How do you make a 10 per cent return selling mass-market cars? One way is to create and then cont...



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