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New Scout helps make Karoq number one Skoda SUV

9 May 2019 | Glenn Brooks

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 Apr 2019 | Glenn Brooks

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.


ANALYSIS - Kamiq and other future Skoda models [updated]

14 Jan 2019 | Glenn Brooks

Handsomely profitable and with a record 1.253 million vehicles delivered in 2018, the news only keeps getting better for Škoda. The Czech make has built solid foundations on a small number of category-busting cars, most of which sit outside the size norms of conventional segments and sell in big numbers. Its SUVs are now doing the same and more models on the way.


Skoda Octavia Scout - Europe's Outback conquerer

26 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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 Nov 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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.


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Varroc opens new Czech lamp production hall

23 May 2019 | Simon Warburton

Varroc Lighting has opened a new hall for manufacturing rear and fog lamps in the Moravian-Silesian region of Czech Republic, creating 350 jobs.


Revised Skoda Superb features full LED headlights

15 May 2019 | Dave Leggett

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.


Skoda worldwide sales up 4.4% in 2018

21 Mar 2019 | Dave Leggett

Skoda Auto set another record in 2018, the VW Group-owned brand delivering 1,253,700 vehicles, up 4.4%.


Skoda plans 7,000 e-charging points at Czech plants

15 Mar 2019 | Dave Leggett

VW-Group owned Skoda is planning a big investment in electric charging stations in and around its plants in the Czech Republic. By 2025, it is planning to have installed some 7,000 electric vehicle charge points for use by its employees.


Mitsubishi Electric starts Czech Republic plant build

7 Mar 2019 | Simon Warburton

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation says it will start construction of a new plant on the premises of its subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Czech (MEAC) in Slaný, Czech Republic.


Skoda Auto Kvasiny plant surpasses 300,000 vehicle production in 2018

27 Feb 2019 | Dave Leggett

Skoda Auto set a new production record at its Kvasiny plant in 2018


Skoda invests in developing EV infrastructure

8 Feb 2019 | Simon Warburton

Skoda is carrying out tests using more than 300 charging points to optimise charging infrastructure and charging times ahead of its EV launch this year.


Skoda and Volkswagen open new Technology Centre in Pune, India

21 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

Skoda Auto and Volkswagen have opened a new Technology Centre in Pune, India.


Skoda global sales up 4.4% in 2018

11 Jan 2019 | Dave Leggett

VW Group-owned Skoda has achieved a record number of deliveries for the fifth consecutive year.


Henniges to open Czech Republic Technical Centre in 2019

18 Dec 2018 | Simon Warburton

Henniges Automotive is to open a new Technical and Innovation Centre in the Czech Republic next year to strengthen its development and research competence in the region



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