Five Euro-Ncap stars for the new Superb
The Skoda Superb has achieved five stars in independent crash tests performed by Euro-NCA. ONe didn't expect less from a company which wants to compete with the best brands on the market.
Skoda to double lineup by 2011
Like the other brands of VW Group, Skoda plans to double lineup by 2011.
Skoda to produce the Up! in India
Skoda has announced it will build a budget car in India which will be launched within two years.
Skoda produces two millionth Fabia
The two millionth Skoda Fabia has just rolled off the production line, eight years after the first generation was launched.
Skoda Superb Break
According to rumours, Skoda is working on a Superb Estate which might have spotted in Northern Europe.
First Superb rolled off and will be built in India
The production line of the new Superb started rolling on Wednesday in Kvasiny, Czech Republic. The first model is a ‘Rosso Brunnelo’ 2.0 TDI.
Skoda announces 2007 results
2007 was a good year for Skoda which announced record-breaking results thanks to the success met by the Fabia launched last year.
Skoda rolls off the 2,000,000th Octavia
The Czech carmaker has rolled off the 2,000,000th Octavia since the model has been launched for the first time in 1996.
Geneva: Skoda Superb
Skoda has unveiled the second generation of the Superb saloon. Like the outgoing model, the new Superb will promote a highly competitive roominess-to-price ratio, but also more character.
Skoda Fabia Greenline hits showrooms
Skoda UK is now taking orders for the new 1.4 TDI Fabia GreenLine which it claims delivers an impressive 69mpg fuel consumption and bring fuel efficiency to the masses.
Skoda staff agency accused of exploiting Polish contract workers
The Prague Post has reported that an agency used by Skoda to supply workers discriminated against temporary workers it had hired from Poland.
New photos of the Skoda Superb
After a first picture released last November, Skoda has unveiled new details about the next-generation Superb saloon due to be unveiled at the next Geneva motor show.
New young head of design for Skoda
The head of design at Skoda, Jens Manske will leave the Czech car maker to move the VW Group Design Department on 1 February, 2008 where his future assignment remains unknown. Under his leadership, Skoda design team styled the new Superb and some future models. He will be succeeded by a young designer Jozef Kaban.
First official photo of the new Skoda Superb
Here is the first official picture of the new Skoda Superb and do not expect to see a Volkswagen Passat clone. Despite sharing its underpinnings with the German car, the new Superb has its own exterior and interior styling.
Martin Winterkorn plans to stay CEO until 2018
In a recent interview Volkswagen group CEO Martin Winterkorn said that he planned to stay until the 2018 goal has been reached. In other words, he will leave his position only if Volkswagen catches up with Toyota or if the board fires him. He also said that he wants VW in 2010 to be where Toyota is today. It means that the group will have to sell 3.3 million more cars by 2010. Quite a challenge for the group!
VW Group to develop four new platforms
In an interview given to Automotive News Europe, VW brand board member for development, Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg revealed that Volkswagen group will release four new platforms in the coming years in order to achieve the 2018 target. With those new platforms, the German carmaker expects to reduce its cost by 40% thanks to components shared between the platforms and development times by one year.
The most important platform will be the MQB which will underpin up to 6 million vehicles every year. The platform will be flexible enough to equip a large range of vehicles from small cars to upper-premium models. According to some insiders, the MQB platform will be used as in many as 20 different models.
Skoda Superb at the next Geneva Motor Show
Skoda will unveil the next-generation Superb model at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show. With this new flagship, the Volkswagen subsidiary wants to compete with Volvo and this time it will not repeat the mistake made with the current model. The future Superb will not be a Passat with a facelift, but rather a true original model. Indeed, it has been developed from the very beginning as a completely new vehicle.