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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.

ANALYSIS - Skoda goes after Qashqai with new Karoq

5 Apr 2018 | Glenn Brooks

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 Dec 2017 | Glenn Brooks

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.

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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

Skoda opens automated small parts warehouse

14 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

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.

Eaton wins Czech government engine valve funding

13 Nov 2018 | Simon Warburton

Eaton European Innovation Centre (EEIC) is embarking on a joint R&D programme with the Czech Technical University in Prague.

Skoda YTD sales up to new record

2 Nov 2018 | Dave Leggett

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.

Skoda January to September 2018 global sales up 7.8%

12 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

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%.

Magna opens new Czech seating facility

11 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

Magna has officially opened its new seating facility in Chomutov, Czech Republic, to support new BMW Group business.

Varroc Lighting opens new Czech facility

3 Oct 2018 | Dave Leggett

Varroc Lighting Systems has announced a significant increase of its production capabilities in the Moravian region of the Czech Republic with the opening of a 7,000-square meter production hall.

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