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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 4.1 and 4.4/100km in combined cycle. The 5* results in the Euro NCAP crash test demonstrates its excellent level of active and passive safety. The ŠKODA CITIGO is available as a three-door and five-door model.

           

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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 110 recommended colour combination of exterior and interior. Boundaries of connectivity between the car and smartphone are pushed even further through SmartLink+ 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 COMBI 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. Three 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 (65 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 electrohydraulically controlled inter-axle multi-plate 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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          With the maximum speed of 247 km/h, the third generation of OCTAVIA COMBI RS can rightfully boast with the title of „fastest production OCTAVIA COMBI ever“. Powerful engines, state-of-the-art technology and sure-footed handling go hand in hand with drive comfort and practicality, showcased by huge boot, 610-1740 litres of volume.
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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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          SUPERB flagship arrives with the largest interior and boot in its segment. Modern, dynamic and attractive design revolutionises the traditional look of ŠKODA automobiles. Innovative MQB technology and range of state-of-the-art assistance systems help to reach top-class level of passive and active safety. New array of engine complying with EU6 emission standards guarantees exceptional driving dynamics. Up to 29 “Simply Clever” solutions enhance a level of practicality and make the life on board easier. New infotainment systems broaden the ways of connectivity and make possible to interface with the smartphones via SmartLink+ technology.
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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 has presented 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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          ​Usability in wide range of driving conditions is the main virtue of the SCOUT version. Besides all the benefits of the standard version, it boasts the largest interior and boot within its segment and a new set of capabilities, equal to those of crossover vehicle. The 4×4 drive and engines with output of up to 140 kW make it possible to easily overcome the obstacles of unpaved roads.

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          ​The individual design of the ŠKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE’s exterior and interior emphasises the agility and dynamism of the new model variant above all else. The ŠKODA KODIAQ SPORTLINE is available with front- and all-wheel drive and with engines with ouput of up to 140 kW. The 4×4 drive also means the sporty SUV is well equipped for rough terrain.

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PRESS KIT: ŠKODA at the Mondial de l’Automobile in Paris

27.9.2012 | category: Events

​› The new ŠKODA Rapid – the new class of ŠKODA
› ŠKODA Rapid in world debut in Paris
› New compact saloon to be launched in Europe from October 2012, versions for China and Russia to follow
› ŠKODA in successful continuation of growth strategy
› Gains in sales, revenues and operating result so far this year
› ŠKODA fair showing in Paris on 2,050 sqm in pavilion 4

​Paris/Mladá Boleslav, 26 September 2012 –ŠKODA appearance at the 2012 Paris Automobile Salon (September 27th – October 14th, 2012) is dominated by the ŠKODA Rapid. This new compact saloon’s will be seeing its world debut in Paris. This car, the first to feature ŠKODA’s wholly new design, underscores the brand’s growth ambitions. The ŠKODA Rapid will be introduced in Europe from the end of October, continuing ŠKODA’s international model offensive. In 2012, the brand has been growing rapidly, raising deliveries to customers by 8.5 per cent to a new record of more than 633,300 from January through August. As in the past years, ŠKODA also proved very successful in the 2012 motorsport season, securing two of three titles several weeks ahead of season’s end.

​In launching the ŠKODA Rapid, ŠKODA ignites the next stage of its model offensive. No surprise, then, that the brand’s new compact saloon is at the core of ŠKODA’s appearance at the Mondial in Paris. “The ŠKODA Rapid is ŠKODA’s new class and it has a central importance for our 2018 growth strategy. We think that in the years ahead, the Rapid will become our largest volume model after the Octavia,” says ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland. “Our new model line sets standards among compact saloons and it is a ŠKODA in the best sense: roomy, elegant and affordable at the same time, a car for the whole family, with clever solutions, modern technology, high efficiency and the best price-value ratio,” says Vahland.

The ŠKODA Rapid complements ŠKODA’s model palette between the smaller ŠKODA Fabia and the larger ŠKODA Octavia. The car’s extremely generous space offering is the benchmark in the segment. No other car in the segment offers as much knee and headroom and as large a boot volume (550 litres) as the new ŠKODA Rapid. “This is an extremely flexible saloon, and its boot has estate-car qualities,” says Vahland.

“Simply clever”: the car with the ice scraper inside the fuel filler flap

As in every ŠKODA, the subject of practicality has a special emphasis in the new ŠKODA Rapid. The new model features no less than 19 “simply clever” solutions. One example of a solution that is especially ingenious, is the ice scraper integrated in the fuel filler flap, providing the ice scraper with a fixed space in the car. No more cumbersome searches in winter. Other practical solutions include the reversible floor covering in the boot or practical holder underneath the driver’s seat for the warning vest that is mandatory in many places.

The ŠKODA Rapid is the brand’s first series car to feature ŠKODA’s new design: attractive, modern, clear, precise and timelessly elegant. At the centre of the car’s front is the new ŠKODA logo: a precisely executed winged arrow in chrome set on a black matte base and framed by a fine chrome line. The positioning of the car’s fog-lamps and headlights is reminiscent of a cloverleaf. The Rapid’s elegant side aspect impresses with a coupé-like silhouette and a clear division of surfaces and lines. The car’s rear end again stands for clarity, freshness and precision: the taillights show the ŠKODA-typical C design in its new shape with a fine crystalline grind.

In the field of safety, the ŠKODA Rapid impresses with a comprehensive active and passive safety equipment. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is standard in many EU countries. The engine line-up in Europe includes four petrol and two diesel aggregates, with five especially efficient Green tec variants also available from launch.

2018 growth strategy brings results

In 2012, ŠKODA is showing continued good form. In the first eight months of the year, deliveries to customers rose 8.5 per cent to a new record of 633,300. In Russia alone, ŠKODA sales grew by 44.5 per cent. In India, the brand’s sales advanced by 34.5 per cent, in China by 7.1 per cent and in Europe as a whole by 5.8 per cent. Revenues in the first half of the year were up 6.6 per cent to 5.7 billion euros – another half-year record, as was the operating profit for the first six months (449 million euros). “ŠKODA’s 2018 growth strategy is bringing tangible results,” says Winfried Vahland. “In the first eight months of this year, we have further improved our position on world markets and created a basis on which we will continue on our growth course even in economically demanding times. ŠKODA is on a successful route and will continue to expand on this solid foundation in the years ahead with a view to raising sales to at least 1.5 million units per year by 2018.”

International model offensive in resolute implementation

In pursuing its growth plans, ŠKODA is building on the largest model offensive in its 117-year history. In the years ahead, the brand will launch a new or revised model every six months on average, building on its home market in Europe, but also especially on growth markets such as China, Russia and India.

In China – which has become ŠKODA’s largest sales market – the compact SUV will be manufactured in collaboration with Shanghai Volkswagen from 2013. Also from 2013, the Chinese version of the new ŠKODA Rapid will be launched onto the market. ŠKODA forecasts continued strong growth in Russia. In the first eight months of this year, the brand grew three times as strongly as the Russian market overall. Just a few weeks ago, at the Moscow auto salon, the brand exhibited its new Yeti Sochi special model – a preview of ŠKODA’s sponsoring of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The launch of the Russian ŠKODA Rapid is also steadily approaching: in early 2014, production of the compact saloon for the Russian market will begin at Volkswagen’s plant in Kaluga, Russia.

ŠKODA also sees great potential in the Indian market. For a year now, the Indian variant of the ŠKODA Rapid has been running off the line in Pune, India. The Indian compact saloon has established a presence for ŠKODA in the market’s largest segment.

The Indian ŠKODA Rapid is proving extremely with customers and immediately was voted India’s family car of the year. In the first eight months of 2012, the new model accounted about 60 per cent of the brand’s sales in India.

Motorsport: prospects of victory in three rally championships

As in earlier years, ŠKODA is again proving very successful on international rally courses this year with excellent prospects for a “triple” in the 2012 rally season with a ŠKODA driver already having secured the crown in two of three competitions. ŠKODA works driver Juho Hänninen, together with his co-pilot Mikko Markkula, became the early winner of the European rally championship, while ŠKODA pilot Jan Kopecký, with his co-pilot Pavel Dresler, took the honour of Czech champion. In addition, ŠKODA is clearly in the lead in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) and is on track for a third consecutive IRC makers’ trophy. Also, Andreas Mikkelsen of team ŠKODA UK Motorsport is in first place of the current IRC drivers’ ranking. This season’s results so far mean ŠKODA Motorsport is seamlessly extending its run of successes in recent years.


ŠKODA at the MONDIAL DE L’AUTOMOBILE 2012 IN PARIS:

 
› ŠKODA location: pavilion 4, stand 215
› ŠKODA stand area: 2,050 sqm
› ŠKODA press conference: September 27th, 2012, 09:35 a.m.
› Number of ŠKODA vehicles on display on first press day: 8 – all Rapid
› Number of ŠKODA vehicles on display on second press day: 11 (5x Rapid, 1x Citigo 5T, 1x Citigo 3T, 1x Fabia Monte Carlo, 1x Yeti, 1x Octavia Combi RS, 1x Superb Combi L&K)
› Number of ŠKODA vehicles on display on general-public days: 11 (3x Rapid, 1x Citigo 5T, 1x Citigo 3T, 1x Fabia Monte Carlo, 1x Yeti, 1x Octavia Combi, 1x Octavia Combi RS, 1x Superb Combi L&K, 1x Roomster)
› Press days: September 27th  – 28th, 2012
› General-public days: September 29th – October 14th, 2012


Complete Press Kit with 5 chapters and technical data of the new ŠKODA Rapid is available for download as PDF file below.
For more information, please contact:

​Bernd Abel, Product Communications  
T +420 3268 11731    
bernd.abel@skoda-auto.cz

Tomáš Kotera, Product Communications
T +420 3268 11737
tomas.kotera@skoda-auto.cz

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