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Latest insights


Paris motor show world debuts list - VinFast sedan and SUV

25 June 2018

VinFast, the Vietnam-based start-up controlled by the country's richest man, will reveal its first two models at the Paris Mondial de l'Automobile.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


ANALYSIS - Skoda goes after Qashqai with new Karoq

5 April 2018

Demand for crossovers and SUVs shows no sign of abating. Ever more brands are piling in to a class which in Europe is led by the assailed but still strong Nissan Qashqai. Now Škoda believes it can build up a strong following with the Karoq, a new name in a segment one size up from where the Yeti formerly found a lot of success.


ANALYSIS - Skoda future models

18 December 2017

Škoda has come a long way in a relatively short period. Sales keep rising, especially in China and Europe, and profits with them. This, more than any other, is the division which can seemingly do no wrong within the Volkswagen Group family of companies and brands.

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 brands now responsible for regions

22 June 2018

Having recently renamed its Truck & Bus unit TRATON to increase independence and move it "towards capital market readiness", Volkswagen Group announced another structural realignment of its organisation so one lead brand assumes "steering responsibility" for a clearly defined region of the world across the group.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.1% in May 2018

18 June 2018

The Volkswagen Group’s upward trend continues: at 953,400 units, Group deliveries in May were 6.1% higher than the same month last year. More than 4.5m vehicles have been handed over to customers worldwide since the beginning of the year – an...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 13.4% in May 2018

13 June 2018

Skoda increased its deliveries in May by 13.4% to 112,400 units (May 2017: 99,100 vehicles), marking the best May in the company’s history. Skoda is experiencing strong growth in China (+35.4%) and Russia (+19.8%). A major contribution to the...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Digilab collaborates with 10 Israeli start-ups

31 May 2018

Skoda Auto DigiLab Israel is Skoda Auto’s scout looking for start-ups in Tel Aviv to collaborate on future shared business ideas. At the end of 2017, Skoda Auto founded the joint venture together with the Israeli importer Champion Motors. At the...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies BluEarth tyres for Russian Skoda Kodiaq

29 May 2018

The Yokohama Rubber announced that from April 2018 it has been supplying its BluEarth-A AE-50 tyres to Volkswagen AG subsidiary Skoda for use as original equipment (OE) on the automaker's Kodiaq. The BluEarth-A AE-50 tyres are being supplied in two sizes,...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales surge 10.2% in April 2018

21 May 2018

The Volkswagen Group and its brands continued on their growth path in April. At 927,200 units, deliveries by the Group in April were 10.2% higher than the same month last year. Over 3.6m vehicles have been handed over to customers since the beginning of the...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 10.1% in April 2018

16 May 2018

Skoda can look back on another record month: For the first time in its history, the Czech car manufacturer delivered more than 100,000 vehicles to customers in an April. With 107,100 vehicles, Skoda’s deliveries exceeded those of the same month last year...


Skoda Karoq to also be made in Germany

1 May 2018

Skoda will make some of its Karoq SUV at a Volkswagen plant (Osnabrueck) in Germany due to high volume of orders and upgrades to the Czech lead plant.


Skoda UK adds Alexa integration

30 April 2018

Skoda UK has introduced Alexa connectivity for some models.


Skoda defines its own segment with Rapid Spaceback

27 April 2018

One of the things which sets Škoda apart and contributes greatly to its success is finding size sweetspots in the market. That not only applies to the Fabia, Octavia and Superb but to the Rapid Spaceback, a hatchback which is longer than a Golf yet much narrower than even a Fabia or Polo.


just-auto Plus only VW Group and JV partners to invest on AV and e-mobilty solutions in China

26 April 2018

At a Volkswagen Group media event, held on the eve of the 2018 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, Volkswagen Group demonstrated the company’s commitment to delivering outstanding People’s Mobility solutions to Chinese consumers. The...


VW Group global sales up 5.3% in March 2018

18 April 2018

The Volkswagen Group says it recorded its best ever delivery result for a single month in March.


VW Group China delivers over 1m units in Q1

18 April 2018

Volkswagen Group China announced deliveries for the first quarter of 2018: together with its two Chinese Joint Ventures, SAIC Volkswagen and FAW-Volkswagen, the Group delivered over 1.01m (2017: 891,500, +13.4%) vehicles in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong, including 43,100 imported vehicles.


just-auto Plus only Skoda Auto global sales up 11.7% in Q1 2018

13 April 2018

Skoda Auto has made a successful start to 2018. The Czech carmaker achieved the best month in its history in March, at the same time closing its most successful first quarter to date. The company recorded 120,200 deliveries last month, exceeding the previous...


just-auto Plus only Skoda’s HoppyGo/SmileCar combine its mobility services in Czech Republic

9 April 2018

The carsharing portal HoppyGo has merged with the mobility services provider SmileCar from Czech transportation company Leo Express, thus allowing private car carsharing to be combined with bus and rail transport. From now on, customers are able to book and...


Skoda sets new records in 2017

23 March 2018

Last year was the most successful year in VW Group-owned Skoda's history with new records set in both global vehicle deliveries and financial results.


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 7.2% in February 2018

19 March 2018

In the first two months of 2018, the Volkswagen Group delivered more than 1.6m vehicles to its customers throughout the world. In the month of February, the Group handed over 737,700 new vehicles to customers. "At the beginning of the year, the Volkswagen...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales surge 14.3% in February 2018

13 March 2018

Skoda Auto delivered 92,800 vehicles to customers worldwide in February, an increase of 14.3% compared to the same period of the previous year (February 2017: 81,200 vehicles), and the best February result in its 123-year history. The Czech carmaker posted...


2018 GENEVA SHOW - World premieres list

7 March 2018

Vehicles which made their global debuts at the Geneva motor show are named below.


VW Russia starts Skoda Kodiaq production

20 February 2018

Volkswagen Group Russia has started building group brand Skoda's Kodiaq SUV at its GAZ Group plant in Nizhny Novgorod.


just-auto Plus only Volkswagen group global sales up 10.1% in January

19 February 2018

The Volkswagen Group handed over 898,700 new vehicles to customers worldwide in the first month of this year. "The Volkswagen Group brands made an excellent start to 2018. There was significant growth in all regions. Overall, worldwide deliveries by the...


VW group adopting WLANp standard

15 February 2018

Volkswagen group brands are to use the WLANp standard from 2019.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 10.7% in January 2018

15 February 2018

Skoda Auto has seamlessly continued its 2017 record results: In January, the Czech carmaker delivered 103,800 vehicles to customers worldwide, 10.7% more than in the same period last year (January 2017: 93,800), and more than in any previous January. Skoda...


VW Group's Seat expanding operations in Algeria

23 January 2018

VW Group's Spanish brand Seat has announced plans to expand in Algeria following the group's opening of a multi brand vehicle assembly plant in Relizane last July and the recent launch of the redesigned Ibiza there.


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 6.6% in 2017

17 January 2018

Skoda Auto set a new sales record in 2017. The traditional Czech brand’s global deliveries rose by 6,6% to 1,200,500 vehicles (2016: 1,126,500). For the fourth time in a row, Skoda Auto sold more than one million vehicles in a year. In addition to the...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Global sales surge 17.5% in November 2017

14 December 2017

This is the best month in the history of Skoda Auto: In November, the Czech car manufacturer delivered 114,600 vehicles - more than ever before in a single month. Skoda Auto surpassed last November’s result by 17.5%. Skoda Auto posted double-digit growth...


Skoda building new paint shop in Mlada Boleslav

5 December 2017

Skoda Auto has laid the foundation for a new paint shop in Mlada Boleslav which will cost EUR214.5m (US$254m) and create up to 650 jobs. The shop is expected to be running by June 2019.


Skoda to produce pure EV in Czech Republic from 2019

21 November 2017

Skoda is to produce pure electric models at Mlada Boleslav from 2019, as well as manufacture electrical components for plug-in hybrids.


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%).

Škoda news

Paris motor show world debuts list - VinFast sedan and SUV

25 June 2018

VinFast, the Vietnam-based start-up controlled by the country's richest man, will reveal its firs...


VW brands now responsible for regions

22 June 2018

Having recently renamed its Truck & Bus unit TRATON to increase independence and move it "tow...


just-auto Plus only VW Group global sales up 6.1% in May 2018

18 June 2018

The Volkswagen Group’s upward trend continues: at 953,400 units, Group deliveries in May we...


just-auto Plus only Skoda global sales up 13.4% in May 2018

13 June 2018

Skoda increased its deliveries in May by 13.4% to 112,400 units (May 2017: 99,100 vehicles), mark...


just-auto Plus only Skoda Digilab collaborates with 10 Israeli start-ups

31 May 2018

Skoda Auto DigiLab Israel is Skoda Auto’s scout looking for start-ups in Tel Aviv to collab...


just-auto Plus only Yokohama supplies BluEarth tyres for Russian Skoda Kodiaq

29 May 2018

The Yokohama Rubber announced that from April 2018 it has been supplying its BluEarth-A AE-50 tyr...



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