NEWS INDEX: Skoda
ACCC Chairman discusses VW and other matters
14th October, 2015
“We are still pressing VW Australia to understand the
extent of consumer detriment. For example, without the defeat device, how do the actual emissions compare
to the relevant Australian Standard? Further, what will be the impact of the proposed “fix” on the vehicles
fuel economy and performance?” .....
Skoda Fabia: new generation released
12th July, 2015
Third generation Fabia arrives; 1.2 litre hatchback and wagon
available; Hatch priced from $15,990* (1.2 litre manual) .....
Skoda Superb Outdoor 4x4 due October
17th August, 2014
Distinctive design includes protective front and rear bumper, wheel arches;
All-wheel drive drivetrain; Unique black 18-inch ‘Trinity’ anthracite alloy wheels; Fatigue detection system fitted .....
Skoda Superb updated
9th July, 2014
The brand's larger model has new design elements, a fresh
interior and improved technical features. The fuel consumption and emissions have decreased on both petrol and
diesel variants .....
Skoda Rapid released
26th June, 2014
Skoda add a small hatchback to their line-up; priced from $18,990*
(manual) and $21,890* (automatic) .....
Skoda Octavia RS released
18th May, 2014
New petrol and diesel engines; 162 kW Octavia RS 2.0 TSI does
0-100 km/h in 6.8 seconds; Sport suspension with XDL extended electronic differential lock and a multi-link rear
axle; Sporty interior and added racing-inspired engine soundtrack .....
Skoda Yeti updated
6th May, 2014
Two-wheel drive Yetis feature a new-look front and rear bumper
design, while the four-wheel drive Yeti 4x4 Outdoor maintains a more rugged, off-road look .....
Skoda's new Octavia released
15th January, 2014
The new Octavia improves Skoda's entrant in the small to mid-size
segment. The Skoda Octavia, now in its third generation, was recently released in Australia. The new model features
new design, high functionality, innovative safety and comfort systems and the typical Skoda price-value ratio .....
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Skoda add a wagon to the Rapid line-up
17th September, 2013
Visually clear and distinct, the Rapid Spaceback has the new Skoda
design. Compared with conventional hatchback models, the car appears significantly longer when viewed from the side .....
Skoda reveals new Octavia RS
5th June, 2013
Octavia vRS accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds (with
manual six-speed gearbox). The new model also provides all the features on offer with the new Skoda Octavia: high
functionality, plenty of room, top-safety, state-of-the-art assistance systems in terms of safety and comfort .....
Skoda Rapid here in 2013
21st September, 2012
Skoda is resolutely pursuing its model offensive, presenting
its new compact saloon, the Skoda Rapid, across Europe shortly and next year in Australia .....
Skoda's new Museum
8th July, 2012, 2012
Skoda wants the redesigned museum to allow people to learn about
the origins of today’s global brand. The new museum is housed in one of the first Skoda factory buildings .....
Skoda Fabia line-up increases
26th June, 2012
The Skoda Fabia model range has been extended to include the roomy Fabia
wagon and the sporty Fabia RS hatch and wagon .....
Skoda's updated Roomster arrives
22nd June, 2012
In addition to bold styling features the new Roomster introduces a
cleaner and more efficient petrol engine that delivers a more rewarding driving experience .....
Skoda Yeti offers another engine choice
8th June, 2012
Skoda Yeti is now available with a 112TSI petrol-fuelled engine,
adding more choice to the compact SUV line-up which includes the 77TSI and 103TDI variants .....
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Skoda Yeti arrives
26th October, 2011
Its mix of two and four-wheel drive, diesel and petrol engines,
flexible seating arrangements, high driving position and bold styling mean that, unlike its legendary namesake,
Yeti is as at home conquering the urban jungle .....
Skoda Citigo for Europe in 2012
7th October, 2011
Skoda is continuing its growth offensive by revealing its new
city car, the Citigo. The brand's new model will make its debut in its domestic market, the Czech Republic,
before the end of this year .....
Skoda Fabia released
21st September, 2011
The Skoda Fabia is now on Australian shores. The combination of
low running costs, advanced powertrain technology and Skoda’s traditional value for money makes Fabia a welcome
newcomer to the expansive Australian new car market .....
Skoda Superb line-up increases
18th August, 2011
Skoda is offering a new entry point to its Superb model range.
Additionally, the availability of four-wheel drive has expanded .....
Skoda Yeti price announced
8th July, 2011
Thanks to a ground clearance of 180 millimetres and a
four-wheel-drive system that incorporates a fourth generation Haldex clutch, the Yeti is intended for those who want
to venture a little way off the beaten track for light-duty off-roading .....
Skoda Fabia confirmed for Australia
1st July, 2011
The Skoda Fabia has now been confirmed for an Australian
release later this year. The combination of low running costs, advanced powertrain technology and Skoda’s
legendary value for money make the Fabia a welcome new-comer to the market .....
VW & GAZ for Russian collaboration
16th June, 2011
Volkswagen and the GAZ Group have, on 14th June 2011,
signed an agreement to assemble Volkswagen and Škoda models under contract at the GAZ plant in Nizhny
Novgorod (Russia) .....
Skoda at GTI Meet
6th June, 2011
This year’s GTI-Treffen in Reifnitz, by Lake Wörthersee, attracted
car tuning enthusiasts from all over Europe for the thirtieth time at the beginning of June, and Skoda once again
was in the thick of the action, showcasing the Fabia RS 2000 design concept .....
Skoda Octavia Scout updated
31st March, 2011
The Octavia Scout 4x4 is broadening its range and now includes the
highly-efficient DSG transmission and a top-of-the-range premium model .....
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Skoda at London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
5th November, 2010
An example of the first Skoda model ever produced, the
Voiturette A, is in the UK for the very first time this week-end to take part in the world famous London to
Brighton Veteran Car Run (LBVCR) .....
Skoda Yeti ... not yet, but later
17th October, 2010
Skoda's SUV, the Yeti, is characterised by a unique design,
safety and functionality and is intended as a contender in the compact SUV segment .....
Revised engine line-up for Skoda Octavia
26th August, 2010
Skoda is introducing the 90TSI engine to the Octavia line-up in
Australia adding a new entry point to the Škoda range at $24,990* .....
Skoda Superb wagon here now
24th May, 2010
An interesting feature of the new Superb wagon is the optional
electrically-operated tailgate. This is delivered with an automatic retractable luggage compartment cover .....
Skoda at Beijing Motor Show
22nd April, 2010
China is currently expected to become the world's largest automotive
market in 2010, with over 10 million cars sold in the country, and Škoda also sees it as their number-one market .....
Skoda's record year in 2009
28th March, 2010
Despite difficult market conditions, Škoda Auto was one of the few
car manufacturers to achieve record sales in 2009. Overall it supplied its customers with 684,226 cars, 1.4% more
than in 2008 .....
Skoda Roomster's new 'face'
21st March, 2010
The face lifted look of the Roomster is underlined by a new
radiator grille and 3D-shaped headlamps that have been considerably widened to highlight the horizontal line of
the vehicle's front .....
Skoda considering new Fabia RS for Australia
4th March, 2010
For the first time ever, Skoda Auto is using a
double-supercharged, four cylinder petrol engine providing 132 kW in an engine of just 1.4 litres .....
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New Skoda Octavia Scout on sale
15th September, 2009
Now the Octavia Scout joins the new Octavia and the new Octavia RS in
receiving a design update as it progresses into the second half of its 'lifecycle' .....
Euro NCAP: Five Stars for Skoda Yeti
27th August, 2009
The Skoda Yeti's top-class safety test results include those of a
“whiplash test”, a new category established this year to assess the stability of the seats and the degree of
protection of the occupants from cervical spine injuries in rear impacts .....
Skoda releases new Octavia RS
25th August, 2009
Although local sales have never achieved targets, Skoda Australia's
new-look Octavia RS models is set for release in coming days .....
Skoda Superb Released
26th June, 2009
It is not only the most luxurious car Skoda has ever built, it
is one that sets new standards for quality, practicality, design and value .....
Skoda Auto Finishes Quarter One in Profit
31st May, 2009
Skoda Auto new car orders have increased in many markets: in
Europe orders increased 27% with Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland doing particularly
Skoda Yeti Production Commences
18th May, 2009
The first Skoda Yeti rolled off the assembly line at Skoda’s
Kvasiny, Czech Republic plant on Tuesday 12th May, 2009 .....
Skoda reveals new faces of Octavia RS and Octavia Scout
22nd April, 2009
Skoda Auto last night released the first images of the facelifted Octavia RS
and Octavia Scout .....
Skoda and Volkswagen Open A Plant in Pune, India
1st April, 2009
The Pune plant will begin making the Skoda Fabia in May 2009.
A hatchback version of the Volkswagen Polo specially developed for the Indian market will be added from 2010 .....
Skoda Octavia For 2009
25th March, 2009
To give the new Skoda Octavia broader market appeal, the engine
line-up has been updated with two new petrol engines and one diesel variant .....
Skoda Yeti Revealed In Geneva
4th March, 2009
Compact, attractively styled and full of surprises: Skoda
will celebrate the extension of its range to five with the introduction of Yeti at the Geneva Motor Show .....
Skoda Fabia Scout Uncovered
20th February, 2009
The design of the brand new Skoda Fabia Scout includes distinct features
and attractive protective elements, giving this functional and economical car, new emotional dimensions .....
Skoda to unveil Yeti at Geneva Motor Show
13th February, 2009
Yeti is designed for both urban
and leisure driving and features state-of-the-art technology that ensures excellent
behaviour on the road and great riding qualities off-road .....
Skoda Auto's Sales Grew By 7.1% In 2008
25th January, 2009
The Company's sales grew primarily thanks to the markets in China
and Eastern Europe .....
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Skoda Auto Opens New Technology Centre
29th December, 2008
Skoda Auto's brand new technology centre has been opened in Mladá Boleslav
by Volkswagen AG BOD Chairman Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn and Škoda Auto's BOD Chairman Reinhard Jung, and Dr. Eckhard
Scholz, BOD Member for Technological Development .....
Skoda's New Octavia For 2009
26th November, 2008
The new model will feature an extensive exterior and interior
facelift, bringing the highly regarded model up to date with the brand’s expanding range .....
Skoda Launches Octavia RS TDI
30th October, 2008
Skoda Australia has added a new variant to its Octavia model line-up –
the high performance Octavia RS TDI .....
Skoda To Add High-Performance Diesel Option To Octavia RS
13th October, 2008
Skoda Australia will add a new TDI engine variant to its exciting
Octavia RS range, thus continuing their expansion programme .....
Skoda Adds Scout To Octavia Range
19th September, 2008
Skoda is broadening the appeal of its Octavia line-up even further
with the introduction of an exciting new product – Octavia Scout 4x4, which is an all-wheel drive version of the
highly regarded Skoda Octavia wagon .....
Skoda Auto's sales over the first six months have grown by 17.9%
20th July, 2008
Skoda Auto's sales over the first six months of 2008 have grown by
17.9% as compared with last year, reaching 366,686 vehicles in total .....
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Skoda at the Tour de France for the Fifth Time
9th July, 2008
Skoda Auto is acting as the Main Partner of the Tour de France for the
fifth time this year .....
Carlos Sainz Joins The Fabia Super 2000 Test Programme
18th June, 2008
Two time world champion Carlos Sainz, joined experienced test drivers
Jan Kopecký and Raimund Baumschlager; the team recently tested the competition version of the Fabia Super 2000 in Austria .....
Skoda Announces New Ambassador Partnership with Cyclist, Phil Anderson
1st June, 2008
Skoda and one of Australia’s leading cycling participants, Phil
Anderson, both share a real passion and commitment to cycling .....
Five Euro-NCAP Stars For The New Skoda Superb
29th May, 2008
The new Skoda Superb has received five stars in independent crash tests
performed by Euro-NCAP. One of the factors to have contributed to the highest possible rating is a knee airbag .....
Skoda Claims Second Place In Quality Survey
9th May, 2008
Škoda owners are so happy with their cars that they have placed the
manufacturer second in the 2008 JD Power & Associates Customer Satisfaction Survey. The company has now featured in
the top five of the survey for 13 years in a row .....
Sales Boom Continues For Skoda
27th April, 2008
In Australia, the Czech brand continues to impress customers and
the media alike, with the Next Car editor (Stephen Walker) indicating that the air
conditioning system in the Skoda Octavia is the most effective automotive air conditioning he has experienced .....
Škoda Wins 'Driver Power' Again
21st March, 2008
The UK seems to enjoy Škoda. The Czech brand has scooped first place in
the Auto Express Driver Power survey… for the second year in succession .....
Skoda Auto Manufactures Its Two Millionth Octavia
12th March, 2008
On Monday 10th March, 2008, Škoda Auto produced its two-millionth Skoda
Octavia, at its factory in Vrchlabí .....
Škoda To Support Ice Hockey World Championships In Australia
25th February, 2008
Škoda has supported the world championship as the main sponsor and
exclusive "official vehicle" for fourteen years now; the sponsorship contract was recently extended until 2011 .....
Skoda Celebrates 100 Years Of Competition
21st February, 2008
Skoda Auto indirectly celebrated 100 years since one of the most
successful periods of its competition history .....
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Škoda Auto Starts Testing Fabia Super 2000
20th February, 2008
Škoda Auto has started testing the first prototype of the Škoda Fabia
Super 2000 .....
Škoda Superb – More Than New Design
31st January, 2008
The new Škoda Superb successor to Škoda Auto's existing flagship that will
premiere at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show offers new design elements, smart technological solutions and new engines .....
Skoda Superb: More Details Emerging
10th January, 2008
Additional details on the all-new Skoda Superb are emerging.
Offering generous interior space and a striking new look, the 2008 Superb looks set to shake up the upper medium
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New Skoda Superb Confirmed For Australia
13th December, 2007
The current Skoda Superb is not available on the Australian market.
However, with the worldwide success of the brand continuing at 'full speed ahead' it was inevitable that the local
management would seize the opportunity to add the new model to the Australian line-up .....
Škoda Fabia Goes Sporty
2nd December, 2007
Škoda has unveiled a new addition to its European Fabia line-up: the
Volkswagen Starts Vehicle Assembly In Russia
30th November, 2007
Volkswagen Passat and Skoda Octavia models, the first vehicles to
be assembled in Russia, jointly left the assembly line during a ceremony attended by over 600 invited guests from
business, industry and politics .....
Skoda's New Large Car Tested & Revealed In Death Valley
9th November, 2007
The extreme conditions of the American desert were the setting for
a test of two prototypes for the new generation of Škoda Superb model .....
Škoda Fabia Snaps up Scotland’s Small Car of the Year Award
28th October, 2007
The “small but perfectly formed” Skoda Fabia impressed the judges of
the 2007 Scottish Car of the Year Awards so much that they crowned the new stylish super-mini their Scottish Small
Car of the Year .....
Skoda Octavia: Exclusively European, Ultimately Affordable
19th October, 2007
The Octavia is Skoda’s top-selling model and, now, the popular
mid-size hatchback and wagon is available in Australia .....
Skoda Roomster Released Locally
15th October, 2007
The ultimate practical family car? Since its international launch
last year in Geneva, the Roomster has been critically acclaimed across Europe. It has won Car of the Year in
Estonia, Finland and Bulgaria, and Family Car of the Year in Sweden and Belgium. Production capacity is currently
being ramped up to meet global demand levels .....
Skoda Arrives In Australia
14th October, 2007
"Skoda will re-engineer the value equation surrounding the
European driving experience," said Head of Škoda Australia Matthew Wiesner. "Our vehicles are engaging,
refined and packed with exactly the kind of equipment today's discerning buyers demand. Add ultra-sharp pricing
and Skoda's underlying value is unbeatable." .....
Skoda Yeti Coming In 2009
1st October, 2007
Production of Škoda’s fifth model line is due to start in
2009 and many new jobs will be provided in the firm’s home country following the announcement .....
Skoda Backs Tour Down Under
29th August, 2007
The Tour Down Under has welcomed Škoda Auto, subsidiary of one of the most
successful automotive companies in the world, Volkswagen AG, to the peloton in 2008, after confirming major sponsorship of
the event for the next three years .....
Worldwide Skoda Sales Continue Upward Trend
17th July, 2007
Within months, Skoda cars will be on sale in Australia. In the
meantime, the brand has announced unit sales of over 311,000 cars worldwide in the first six months of 2007. This
represents a 13% increase over the same period last year ....
Skoda Ranks High On Customer Satisfaction
28th May, 2007
Skoda, the European brand which is returning to the Australian market
later this year, has been making news (again) in the UK .....
Volkswagen's New Record
19th April, 2007
The Volkswagen Group delivered more vehicles to customers during
the first three months of 2007 than in any previous quarter. The Group sold 1.47 million vehicles worldwide .....
Record Sales At Skoda
17th April, 2007
Compared with last year, sales have grown by 14.8% and the last year's
growth trend at Škoda Auto continues unabated ahead of the re-introduction of the brand to the Australian market later
this year .....
Skoda's Australian Launch Confirmed
16th March, 2007
Models chosen for a 2007 release in Australia are the trendy
Roomster and the popular Octavia sedan and wagon .....
Record Year For Škoda in 2006
16th January, 2007
International production rocketed to over 500,000 units. This is an
incredible achievement given that in 1995 Škoda only built around 208,000 cars .....
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Škoda Fabia For 2007
12th December, 2006
Meet Europe's new Škoda Fabia, not only does it have a modern,
youthful look that reflects Škoda’s unique design direction, but the new Fabia is also one of the most practical
and spacious vehicles in its class .....
Skoda Roomster Scout
30th November, 2006
Following the international debut of the Octavia Scout at September’s
Paris Motor Show, Škoda Auto has announced the Roomster Scout - a brand new version of the compact MPV .....
2005: Skoda’s Most Successful Year .. Ever!
13th March, 2006
The Škoda Auto Group has just announced financial results which
show that 2005 was the group’s most successful ever trading period .....
Skoda Roomster To Debut At Geneva Motor Show
27th January, 2006
Skoda Auto has revealed the first pictures of the new Skoda Roomster,
the brand’s fourth model line. Not only does the Roomster represent Škoda’s move into a new market segment, but also
a new development stage as the century-old brand starts on its next hundred years .....
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Record Year For Skoda
28th December, 2005
As early as a month before the end of the year, Skoda Auto managed to
break its own annual sales record achieved last year .....
Skoda Sales Success
28th October, 2005
Skoda continues its positive sales trend. A total of 369,652 customers
bought Skoda Fabia, Octavia and Superb cars over the first nine months of 2005 .....
Fastest Ever Skoda
31st July, 2005
The fastest and most powerful production vehicle ever made by Skoda
is one step closer to production .....
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