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Scala propels Skoda into C segment mainstream

14 Aug 2019 | Glenn Brooks

The European market's C segment has been good to SEAT and Audi, while in the class betwixt this one and the traditional D-sized models, Škoda slays all comers with the Octavia. Now, Volkswagen's high achieving Czech division has a new 4.4m long hatchback. Might the affordable Scala even do damage to Golf sales?


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.


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Skoda starts production of its first PHEV

20 Sep 2019 | Dave Leggett

Skoda's first production model to be fitted with plug-in hybrid electric drive - the Skoda iV - has rolled off the production line at its Kvasiny plant.


CEZ selects Driivz for Czech EV charging network

11 Sep 2019 | Simon Warburton

CEZ Group has chosen Driivz to help expand its Electromobility EV charging network, which is the largest in the Czech Republic. 


Skoda starts battery production for VW Group PHEVs

6 Sep 2019 | Dave Leggett

Skoda has manufactured the first production components for Volkswagen Group plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav.


Teijin acquires Benet Automotive

2 Sep 2019 | Simon Warburton

Teijin has completed the acquisition of composite and component supplier, Benet Automotive in the Czech Republic from Jet Investment.


Nexen Tire officially opens Czech plant

29 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Nexen Tire has officially opened its Europe Plant in Zatec, Czech Republic.


Skoda Scala and Kamiq to offer wireless SmartLink

29 Aug 2019 | Dave Leggett

Scala and Kamiq are the first Skoda models to offer wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support. 


Skoda opens new paint shop at Mladá Boleslav plant

23 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Skoda Auto has opened a new paint shop at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav.


Škoda Auto DigiLab unveils Citymove app

21 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Škoda Auto DigiLab has unveiled its Citymove app helping users to decide whether or not to leave cars at home.


Skoda July sales rise despite China and India

14 Aug 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Skoda increased its deliveries worldwide in July by 3.1% to 102,700 units (July 2018: 99,700 vehicles), achieving the best July in its history.


Nexen tyre opening Czech plant

5 Aug 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Nexen Tire will officially open its Europe plant in Zatec, Czech Republic on 28 August.



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