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Skoda Produces One Million Vehicles in a Year for the First Time


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From rags to riches: the saying suits Skoda perfectly as, for the first time ever since it was founded in 1905, the Czech automaker managed to produce more than a million vehicles in one calendar year.

Skoda Builds 500,000th Third-Generation Octavia Less than Two Years after Launch


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Skoda’s core model line, the Octavia, continues to be a success in Europe and elsewhere, with the Czech automaker announcing the production of the 500,000th third-generation Octavia, less than two years after its launch.

Skoda Superb Suggestively Teased via Sketch


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We don’t expect the new Skoda Superb to look as good or rakish as the Vision C concept, but we do expect more from it in terms of design than what the (kind of simple-looking) Octavia has to offer. However, it seems it won’t be that big a departure from what the Octavia looks like, if we are to judge it by looking at the teaser sketch posted here.

Skoda Says New Superb Shifts to Upper End of its Class, Arrives in Mid-2015


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Only two days after we presented scoop photos of a Skoda Superb prototype, the Czech automaker released images of the exact same car fitted with identical registration plates.

Skoda says the new Superb has completed the final test series in Southern Europe and is ready for production.

All-New 2015 Skoda Superb Spied with Production Body


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Skoda's upcoming third-gen Superb has been scooped for the first time in a production body that draws heavily from this year's VisionC Concept.

Skoda Almost Certain To Break 1 Million Sales This Year


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For an obscure brand that was on the brink of extinction when VW brought a 30% stake in 1991 before fully acquiring it in 2000, Skoda is doing pretty well.

Czech Out Skoda's Museum on Google Maps


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Following in the footsteps of Lamborghini and Honda, Skoda has announced that its museum in the Czech Republic can now be visited virtually on Google Maps via Google Street View.

Skoda Reveals Fabia R5 Rally Car in Germany


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Skoda chose the Essen motor show, in Germany, to unveil the concept for its Fabia R5 rally car. The Czech automaker is trying to put an emphasis on stirring up emotions among drivers, and the R5 is an integral part of that strategy.

Skoda Offers Personalized Photo Wraps for Fabia's Dash


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Owners of Skoda's new Fabia hatchback and Estate can now decorate their dashboard with their own pictures, which they can order online.

Skoda Restores Last Existing 966 Supersport Racer, Puts it in the Museum


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The only surviving Skoda 966 Supersport race car has been restored by Skoda specialists and is now an exhibit at the Czech carmaker’s museum.

Skoda Bringing VisionC Concept to Guangzhou Auto Show


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Since China is Skoda’s biggest single market worldwide, the Czech carmaker is paying special attention to the Guangzhou Auto Show by bringing the VisionC study.

Future Skoda Models Will Put Greater Emphasis on Interior Space


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Skoda executives believe the best strategy for future models is to enhance practicality by offering more interior and luggage space than competitor models.

Skoda Fabia Estate Hits the UK Market, Gets Priced


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The all-new Skoda Fabia Estate, a supermini-based wagon, has just received its official pricing information for the UK, where it goes on sale in March 2015.

 The starting price for a basic one is £12,460, but you can spec it up close to £18,000 if you want the most potent diesel and all the bells and whistles.

BMW 2-Series AT, Nissan Pulsar and Skoda Fabia Get 5-Star Euro NCAP Ratings


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Besides the Tesla Model S, Euro NCAP’s latest crash test session also involved four new models for the European market: the BMW 2-Series Active Tourer, Nissan Pulsar, Skoda Fabia and Suzuki Celerio.

VW Group Sets Record Sales and Profits, World Dominance is Just a Matter of Time


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Here’s the thing: the Volkswagen brand, by far the VW Group largest in terms of both sales and income, has suffered this year in operating profits. Yet the Group has set a new record for the third quarter as well as the first nine months of 2014.

Skoda Octavia vRS Diesel Tune Doesn't Look Half Bad


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The new Skoda Octavia III in Combi or Estate form is one of those honest mid-size cars that gets the work done without much fanfare.

You can even have it in a tad spicier flavor with the vRS model that's offered in both gasoline and diesel variants.

No Hot RS Version for New Skoda Fabia for the Time Being


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It’s not exactly a surprise that the new Skoda Fabia will not offer an RS (or vRS in the UK) high-performance variant, as rumors about this have first emerged more than a year ago.

Skoda Extends AWD Availability to Octavia Sedan


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The Skoda Octavia sedan (technically a liftback as the automaker reminds us) is also available with four-wheel drive, as up until now only the estate offered this option.

A Look Back at the Skoda Felicia at its 20th Anniversary


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For our readers based in central and eastern Europe, the Skoda Felicia needs no introduction. For others, though, it must be said that the Felicia was the first model completely developed by the Czech carmaker under the leadership of Volkswagen Group who had taken a 30 percent stake in Skoda in 1991.

All-New Skoda Fabia R5 Training Hard for Rally Duty


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With the third-generation Skoda Fabia already unveiled, the Czech carmaker is teasing the all-wheel drive Fabia R5 rally car in a new video.