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This brand is owned by: Volkswagen Group

Latest insights


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.


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’.

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


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.


just-auto Plus only Euro NCAP announces safety ratings for four new cars

1 June 2017

On 31 May 2017 Euro NCAP releases the results of four new cars. The MINI Countryman and Skoda Kodiaq are both awarded a five-star rating. Nissan’s new Micra gets four stars with standard equipment and five stars with the optional safety pack. The Suzuki...


just-auto Plus only VW completes 80 successful years

30 May 2017

80 years ago marked the beginning of one of the most successful automobile producers in the world. On 28 May 1937, the predecessor to today's Volkswagen Group, "Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH" ("Corporation to...


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen Group global sales down 1.4% in April 2017

15 May 2017

Since the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen Group has handed over 3.3m new vehicles to customers. In April, the Group delivered 841,200 vehicles (-1.4%). "At the beginning of the second quarter, we were able to increase our deliveries in China again....


just-auto Plus only Skoda sells 97,300 vehicles globally in April 2017

12 May 2017

Skoda vehicles are continuing to enjoy great popularity worldwide. The Czech car manufacturer achieved 97,300 deliveries to customers in April, thereby matching the record level from the same month last year (April 2016: 97,200). In April, the brand performed...


just-auto Plus only Skoda revenue up 28.3% to EUR4.3bn in Q1 2017

5 May 2017

Skoda is highlighting its path to growth with the best first quarter in the company’s 122-year history. Never before has the traditional Czech brand achieved such strong results in sales revenue, deliveries and operating profit between January and March....


2017 Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


Skoda shows first electric car in Shanghai

19 April 2017

Skoda has unveiled its first electric concept car in Shanghai. The VW Group owned brand said it will be introducing five purely electrically-powered cars by 2025, in addition to plug-in hybrid models.


just-auto Plus only VW Group worldwide sales up 2.5% in March 2017

18 April 2017

The Volkswagen Group delivered just under 2.5m new vehicles to customers in the first quarter of this year. In March, the Volkswagen Group handed over 990,900 vehicles to its customers. 'We finished the first quarter with good delivery figures for March....


just-auto Plus only VW Group China Q1 2017 sales down 6.7%

18 April 2017

Volkswagen Group China announced sales results for the first three months of 2017: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW- Volkswagen, the Group delivered 891,500 (955,500, (-)6.7%) vehicles to customers in the Chinese mainland...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Q1 2017 global sales up 2.5%

12 April 2017

In the first quarter of 2017, Skoda sold more cars than ever before: Between January and March, the brand delivered 283,500 vehicles to customers (January-March 2016: 276,600) – 2.5% more than in the same period last year. In March, the deliveries rose...


New servo press line at Skoda Mladá Boleslav plant begins operations

7 April 2017

Skoda's new servo press line PXL II at the Mladá Boleslav plant has commenced full operation.


Skoda sales revenue up 9.8% to EUR13.7bn in 2016

23 March 2017

Skoda said it broke volume and financial result records in 2016 as vehicle deliveries rose 6.7% year on year to 1,126,500, boosting sales revenue 9.8% to EUR13.7bn (US$14.7bn), both new records.

Škoda news

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 compare...


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 v...


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 s...


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 producti...


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 unit...


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 inke...



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