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          The smallest member of the ŠKODA family excels through its spacious interior on a compact layout. The Citigo can carry four adults, or a load of up to 959l, while consuming between 4.0 and 4.6/100km in combined cycle. The 5* results in the Euro NCAP crash test demonstrates its excellent level of active and passive safety.

           

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          New, expressive and dynamic design of the new Fabia model goes hand in hand with advanced infotainment systems, high level of practicality and wide array of “Simply Clever” features. Comfort and safety on the board of new ŠKODA Fabia is enhanced via extensive offer of assistance systems. Those who would like to be original can choose between 125 recommended colour combination of exterior and interior. Boundaries of connectivity between the car and smartphone are pushed even further through SmartLink and SmartGate technologies.
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          The New Fabia Combi attracts the attention by ideal combination of roominess, practicality and emotions. New petrol and diesel engines has been developed and they are more environmentally friendly now. Bestseller of its class arrives with luggage compartment capacity of 530l which is the top in its segment. Having compact design the new ŠKODA Fabia offers lots of room for occupants and their luggage. Up to 17 “Simply Clever“ features - ten of them new - make the life easier for occupants on the board of the new Fabia Combi.​
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          The Rapid is the first ŠKODA series car ever to fully feature the brand’s newly formulated design language. The body with compact exterior dimensions (4.48 metres in length, 1.7 metres in width) has perfect proportions, clear and cleanly modelled surfaces and sharply drawn lines. Inside Rapid impresses with a surprising amount of space. Five petrol and two diesel engines are on offer as powerplants.​ ​
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          For the first time ever, ŠKODA offers a compact car which combines ŠKODA’s good practical qualities with the hatchback shape. With its dynamically fresh design, the ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback is set to address younger customer segments. Rapid Spaceback offers the largest legroom (64 millimeters) and the largest headroom (980 millimeters) in its segment. Likewise, the trunk volumes are among the best figures in the segment, measuring 415 liters or 1,381 liters when the rear bench is folded down.​

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          An even more striking design, new equipment and state-of-the-art technology for assistance, infotainment and connectivity – the ŠKODA OCTAVIA presents itself a new, in top shape. The comprehensive upgrade has been applied to the hatchback as well as the Combi. With the new design language, now ŠKODA’s compact bestseller has received an injection of even more vigour and emotiveness too.
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          With the maximum speed of 250 km/h, the third generation of OCTAVIA RS can rightfully boast with the title of „fastest production OCTAVIA ever“. Powerful engines, state-of-the-art technology and sure-footed handling go hand in hand with drive comfort and practicality.
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          ​The sporty top model of ŠKODA’s bestselling range is now even more powerful, dynamic and emotive. The new top variant, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245, is available as a hatchback and a Combi. The 2.0 TSI engine produces 180 kW (245 PS) and allows the compact sports car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.6 seconds: 6.7 seconds for the Combi. New lighting systems ensure even greater safety. Thanks to an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot, occupants can be ‘always online’. Numerous driver assistance systems improve comfort and safety in the car.

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          An even more striking design, new equipment and state-of-the-art technology for assistance, infotainment and connectivity – the ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI presents itself a new, in top shape. The comprehensive upgrade has been applied to the hatchback as well as the Combi. With the new design language, now ŠKODA’s compact bestseller has received an injection of even more vigour and emotiveness too.
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          Usability in wide range of driving conditions is the main virtue of the SCOUT version, based on the Combi body style. Besides all the benefits of the standard version, it boasts a new set of capabilities, equal to those of crossover vehicle. The ground clearance raised by 30 mm, 4×4 drive with 5th generation Haldex clutch, multi-link rear axle and engines with output of up to 135kW make it possible to easily overcome the obstacles of unpaved roads.
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          ​The sporty top model of ŠKODA’s bestselling range is now even more powerful, dynamic and emotive. The new top variant, the ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS 245, is available as a hatchback and a Combi. The 2.0 TSI engine produces 180 kW (245 PS) and allows the compact sports car to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in just 6.6 seconds: 6.7 seconds for the Combi. New lighting systems ensure even greater safety. Thanks to an integrated Wi-Fi hotspot, occupants can be ‘always online’. Numerous driver assistance systems improve comfort and safety in the car.

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          Buying a new car is nearly always a compromise between form and function, style and practicality, quality and cost. The all-new ŠKODA Superb Combi is an exception to this rule. With a 660-litre boot, the stylish estate version of our flagship model has the largest boot in the entire class. 31 additional ‘Simply Clever’ features have been specifically designed to make your life easier. The array of assistance systems available will not only make travelling safer, but also give you the comfort you and your passengers would expect from a world-class vehicle. Superior handling, performance and efficiency, coupled with the latest technological advances ensure that buying a new car is no longer about making compromises.

           

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          ​The ŠKODA KAROQ is a completely new compact SUV from the long-standing Czech brand. The emotive and dynamic design with numerous crystalline elements characterises ŠKODA’s new SUV design language. As a true ŠKODA, the ŠKODA KAROQ offers exceptional space, new driver-assistance systems, full LED headlights and – for the first time in a ŠKODA – a digital instrument panel.

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          With a length of 4.70 m, up to seven seats and the largest boot within its class, the ŠKODA KODIAQ is the Czech car manufacturer’s first large SUV. From early 2017, ŠKODA’s latest model will present itself with all of the brand’s strengths: a design that is full of character, extraordinary interior space, practical intelligence and innovative technology that can otherwise only be found in higher vehicle classes. The ŠKODA KODIAQ marks the beginning of ŠKODA’s extensive SUV campaign.
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ŠKODA ELEMENT: ŠKODA students build electric buggy

19.6.2017 | category: Company

› 21 ŠKODA students from nine different professional fields have designed and built the fourth apprentice car since 2014
› The electric buggy’s name is ŠKODA ELEMENT
› The 17- and 18-year-old trainee engineers spent 1,500 hours building the student concept car
› More and more young women are applying to the ŠKODA Academy

ŠKODA ELEMENT: ŠKODA students build electric buggy
Following the three successful design studies from recent years, the students decided on an electric buggy that bears the name ŠKODA ELEMENT.
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The 21 trainee engineers come from nine different professional fields – among them body painters, car electricians, body makers, motor mechanics and logistics specialists.
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ŠKODA ELEMENT: ŠKODA students build electric buggy
The beach buggy has no roof, no doors and only two seats. It has an electric motor with a power output of 60 kW (82 PS) under its bonnet. Implementing their creative ideas, the students have also completely redesigned the interior.
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Mladá Boleslav, 19 June 2017 – Every year, students from ŠKODA design and build a student car. This time, following the three successful design studies from recent years, the students decided on an electric buggy that bears the name ŠKODA ELEMENT. The ‘E’ stands for electricity, ‘ELEMENT’ for the elementary and fundamental drive system of the future – e-mobility. With great dedication, the students spent approx. 1,500 hours working on the open beach buggy. This demonstrates the young engineers’ enthusiasm. Building their own vehicle isn’t just fascinating for the students at ŠKODA, it is also good advertising for the brand, the ŠKODA Vocational School and a good incentive for the country’s best young engineers.

Since October of last year, 21 of the 900 students between the ages of 17 and 18 who are currently attending ŠKODA’s vocational school have been able to experience what it feels like to be a car designer. The young people didn’t take the easy way out when deciding what type of vehicle they wanted to build. “Electromobility is not just a temporary trend – it is the future. That’s why we have opted to build a car with an electric drive system,” said student Daniel Launa, explaining the choice of the students. The ŠKODA ELEMENT is based on the ŠKODA CITIGO. The beach buggy has no roof, no doors and only two seats. It has an electric motor with a power output of 60 kW (82 PS) under its bonnet. Implementing their creative ideas, the students have also completely redesigned the interior.

The 2017 student car project began in autumn 2016 with initial drawings of a model. Since January 2017, the highly motivated young people from various vocational courses have been working on the car not only on paper and at their computers, but more and more also at the work bench, with welding equipment and tin snips. The roof had to be removed, the entire side has been redesigned, the boot was fitted with a lid. Manufacturing the individual body components was the most complicated part. However, with each task, the students’ skills grew. They have learnt to work as a team, practised their technical and organisational skills, and experienced what it means to have to manage with a set budget. For this, ‘Simply Clever’ concepts have been most welcome. Of course, one or two tips from the experts from the Body Shop, Design or Technical Development were also much appreciated. The 17 boys and four girls have invested over 1,500 hours in the project; the development work was part of their formal lessons.

The 21 trainee engineers come from nine different professional fields – among them body painters, car electricians, body makers, motor mechanics and logistics specialists. Incidentally, students have designed and built their own vehicle every single year since 2014. In 2014 they built a two-seater version of the ŠKODA CITIGO, the 2015 pick-up was based on the ŠKODA FABIA, and in 2016 they built a coupé version of the ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK.

Projects such as the construction of a student car are not just motivating for the new recruits at ŠKODA, but they also inspire young people who are still searching for their dream job. ŠKODA is scoring points with this in the competition for the best talent. As there is currently a shortage of young engineers in many technical trades, it is more important than ever to offer young professionals particularly attractive training opportunities.

At the same time, ŠKODA is an advocate of the dual training system in the Czech Republic. The right combination of theory and practical training is a crucial factor in students’ career prospects and in ŠKODA’s success as a company. It is extremely pleasing that more and more young women are interested in traditionally male professions. Currently, an impressive 12.4% of the students at ŠKODA are young women.

The ŠKODA Vocational School, based at the company’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav, is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2017. It is part of the ŠKODA Academy that was founded in 2013 and is dedicated to learning and development with a focus on the needs of the company. Since 2014, the manufacturer has invested almost 200 million CZK in expanding its training programme and modernising the ŠKODA Academy, thanks also to the support of the KOVO MB trade union. The work on the new buildings was completed in time for the school’s 90th anniversary; the new facilities were opened along with a new robotics centre, a language centre and a multipurpose room.

For the students, the construction of the ŠKODA ELEMENT is associated with a very special mission. They are dedicating their e-buggy to their fellow student Petr Stanislav, who was part of the 2015 team that built the pick-up. In July last year, he had a motorbike accident and has since been in a wheelchair. Nevertheless, he wants to complete his course. With their commitment, his fellow students provide the necessary motivation, whilst ŠKODA ensured that he has been able to continue with his programme at all. Amongst other things, investments in the modernisation of the academy were put towards the creation of barrier-free access to all areas of the school.

For more information, please contact:

Silke Rosskothen      

Head of Product Communications   

T +420 326 811 731   

silke.rosskothen@skoda-auto.cz   

Pavel Jína
Product Communications
T +420 326 811 776
pavel.jina@skoda-auto.cz

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