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SNAPSHOT - Skoda designer discusses Enyaq iV SUV

14 Aug 2020 | Dave Leggett

Karl Neuhold, head of exterior design at Skoda, highlights the upcoming Enyaq IV car's design features and basic visual principles.

Skoda shows how COVID-19 forces sales process rethink

25 Jun 2020 | Mike Vousden

Automakers are facing the realization that, while lockdown restrictions are beginning to lift in many countries, customers are still reluctant to risk their health by going to a dealership and potentially exposing themselves to infection. To mitigate the problem, Skoda launched a competition to uncover the best digital solution to selling cars in a post-COVID world.

Why the new Superb PHEV is vital for Skoda

7 Apr 2020 | Glenn Brooks

Škoda's has many electrified models on the way, including the Kodiaq iV, Octavia iV and Octavia RS iV petrol plug-in hybrids, with the fully electric Enyaq iV due to join the Citigoe iV. This armada is being led by the company's biggest, most expensive car, the Superb, in 1.4-litre iV form.

Enyaq and other Skoda future models

18 Feb 2020 | Glenn Brooks

A record sales year in Europe wasn't quite enough to push Škoda Auto towards another new worldwide record in 2019. Still, considering how the Chinese market crumbled, global deliveries of 1.24 million vehicles was by no means a poor result. With 2020 being the first full year for a new generation of the Octavia plus the arrival of various PHEVs and EVs, the brand is well placed heading into the next decade.

ANALYSIS - Skoda joins B-SUV segment with Kamiq

22 Jan 2020 | Glenn Brooks

Even with the downturn in China, 2019 was a strong year for Skoda, the company delivering 1.24m vehicles. The Octavia is a long way ahead of all other models but the brand's SUVs are performing very well too, with the Kamiq off to a good start in all European markets.

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Skoda trials CKD packing in biodegradable film

11 Sep 2020 | Dave Leggett

In a pilot project, Volkswagen's Skoda Auto unit is testing biodegradable film for packaging vehicle components shipped to its Indian assembly plant in Pune.

Coach company shows COVID-19 adapted seating

17 Aug 2020 | Dave Leggett

Czech coachmaker Torsus says it is now offering passengers of the Praetorian - a heavy-duty, off-road bus - protection from COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with a new adaptive seating option that meets international social distancing guidelines.

VW SA chief to chair Skoda

3 Aug 2020 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen Czech units Skoda Auto has named VW South Africa chief Thomas Schaefer as its new chairman as part of a wider shake-up at the group.

Skoda starts automated parts supply for CNC lines

14 Jul 2020 | Simon Warburton

Skoda says new parts for the CNC processing lines are now ordered automatically at its Vrchlabi component plant.

Skoda manufactures 3 millionth engine at Mlada Boleslav

23 Jun 2020 | Simon Warburton

Skoda has manufactured its three millionth EA211 engine at its main plant in Mlada Boleslav.

Skoda backs Czech national programme Mobility Innovation Hub

17 Jun 2020 | Dave Leggett

Skoda says it is one of the main backers of the Czech government's 'Mobility Innovation Hub'.

Iveco delivers 145 Crossway buses to Czech Republic

12 Jun 2020 | Simon Warburton

Iveco Bus has delivered 145 new Crossway Low Entry Line buses to Arriva Stredni Cechy for use in the Pilsen region of the Czech Republic.

Skoda Enyaq e-SUV to have 242-mile range

7 May 2020 | Dave Leggett

Skoda has revealed the first details of its new electric SUV Enyaq iV, due for introduction in 2021.

Skoda restarts battery production

1 May 2020 | Dave Leggett

Skoda says it has resumed production at its Czech plants, including . The company’s main plant has also recommenced assembly of high-voltage traction batteries for vehicles that feature plug-in hybrid drive.

Skoda resumes traction battery production

29 Apr 2020 | Simon Warburton

Skoda has restarted production of high-voltage traction batteries for VW Group PIH models at its Mladá Boleslav plant, employing what it says are comprehensive hygiene measures.

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