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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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ŠKODA hosts Presidents Miloš Zeman and Joachim Gauck

7.5.2014 | category: Events

​› ŠKODA hosts Czech President Miloš Zeman and German President Joachim Gauck
› Exchanges between ŠKODA Board & trade union KOVO MB and ŠKODA apprentices & students
› ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland and ŠKODA Works Council Chairman Jaroslav Povšík meet both Heads of State
› Successful Czech-German partnership between ŠKODA and VW praised
› ŠKODA since 1991 deliveries increase five-fold, 11,000 new jobs, product range expands, development into an international volume manufacturer

Distinguished visitors in Mladá Boleslav
ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland (in the middle) today welcomed the Czech President Miloš Zeman (on the left) and the German President Joachim Gauck (on the right). At the meeting they also discussed the successful partnership between the Czech car manufacturer and Volkswagen AG.
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ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland (in the middle) today welcomed the Czech President Miloš Zeman (on the left) and the German President Joachim Gauck (on the right). At the meeting they also discussed the successful partnership between the Czech car manufacturer and Volkswagen AG.
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The two Heads of State visit ŠKODA AUTO
The Czech President Miloš Zeman and the German President Joachim Gauck were guests today at ŠKODA AUTO. On their programme was also visit of the ŠKODA Octavia Production.
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German President visits ŠKODA AUTO
During his stay the German President Joachim Gauck (on the left) visited the production of the ŠKODA Octavia together with Michael Oeljeklaus (in the middle), Member of the Board for ŠKODA Production and Logistics, and ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. ¬
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Miloš Zeman and Joachim Gauck were guests today at ŠKODA AUTO
The Czech President Miloš Zeman and the German President Joachim Gauck also exchanged ideas with students from the ŠKODA University and ŠKODA Vocational College.
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The Czech President Miloš Zeman and the German President Joachim Gauck also exchanged ideas with students from the ŠKODA University and ŠKODA Vocational College.
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Heads of State visit ŠKODA AUTO
As a sign of his appreciation for the brand, the Czech President Miloš Zeman (on the right) handed over a presidential flag to the ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland (in the middle) in presence of German President Joachim Gauck (on the left). As presidential car Zeman drives a ŠKODA Superb in the top version Laurin & Klement.
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​Mladá Boleslav, 7 May 2014 – Distinguished visitors in Mladá Boleslav: Czech President Miloš Zeman and the German President Joachim Gauck were guests today at ŠKODA AUTO. Several matters were discussed at the meeting with ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland and the ŠKODA Works Council KOVO MB chairman Jaroslav Povšík, including the successful partnership between the Czech car manufacturer and Volkswagen AG. The two Heads of State also exchanged ideas with students from the ŠKODA University and ŠKODA Vocational College, and visited ŠKODA’s main factory and the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav.

​The connection between ŠKODA and the Volkswagen Group is one of the great success stories in automotive history, and represents the close ties between the Czech Republic and Germany. Volkswagen AG became a shareholder of ŠKODA AUTO in April 1991. This partnership and the expertise and dedication of the ŠKODA workforce have since then brought the revival of one of the longest-established vehicle manufacturers in the world. Over the coming years, ŠKODA will continue to grow in close collaboration with the parent company, and increase worldwide deliveries to at least 1.5 million vehicles annually.

“ŠKODA has seen some very significant developments over the past 23 years in its alliance with Volkswagen, and is now established as an international volume manufacturer on more than 100 markets,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “The rapid rise of the company is based on the trusting, committed and concerted action of Czechs and Germans together. Our partnership is a perfect example of the good economic and human interaction between our two countries. This close collaboration gives us the necessary vigour to continue writing ŠKODA’s success story for the years to come.”

“What ŠKODA and the whole team have achieved since 1991 is tremendous,” says ŠKODA Works Council KOVO MB Chairman Jaroslav Povšík. “The social dialogue between the trade union and the company is a key success factor, and makes a strong contribution to the positive development of the company. We are also in a cooperative exchange of ideas with the employee representatives of the Volkswagen Group.”

Since entering into partnership with Volkswagen in April 1991, the legendary automotive brand from the heart of Europe has gone from strength to strength. “It was an extremely far-sighted decision by the economic and political leaders of the time to give this German-Czech connection a chance. ŠKODA has seized this opportunity, and plans to significantly strengthen its performance over the coming years,” explains Vahland.

Over the past 23 years, the brand has increased its global sales five-fold, from less than 200,000 to around 921,000 vehicles in 2013. Where the Czech brand was once focused on its domestic market and Eastern & Central European countries in the nineties, today ŠKODA is established as an international volume manufacturer with a presence in over 100 countries. The company has forged a path over the European boarders under the umbrella of the Volkswagen Group, and has expanded its position in the growth regions around the world. China has been the Czechs’ strongest individual market since 2010, where one in four ŠKODAs are now sold.

The manufacturer is now setting new goals. As part of the ŠKODA growth strategy, global sales are expected to rise to at least 1.5 million units per year.

It was around three years ago that the most comprehensive model campaign in ŠKODA’s history began. The product range has grown to seven model series with over 40 variations. Eight new or completely revised models were introduced in 2013 alone.  ŠKODA’s model & design campaign will be moving into the next stage this year. The new Octavia G-TEC – the first series-produced Octavia powered by natural gas – is soon to be launched on the market, with the new ŠKODA Octavia Scout to follow this summer.


ŠKODA – A pillar of the Czech economy

ŠKODA is a pillar of the Czech economy and the heart of the Czech car industry. In 2013 ŠKODA products accounted for approximately 8% of total Czech exports. ŠKODA is the production company with the highest sales in Central Europe. ŠKODA has invested around 280 billion Czech crowns into the Czech Republic since 1991.

Moreover, ŠKODA has significant importance as an employer in the Czech Republic. Since entering into partnership with Volkswagen, ŠKODA has created more than 11,000 new jobs. The company currently employs around 24,000 people in the country.

With three manufacturing facilities at Mladá Boleslav, the East Bohemian town of Kvasiny and Vrchlabí at the foot of the Giant Mountains, the company makes a significant contribution to securing the future of the Czech automotive industry, which today employs around 150,000 people. In 2013, more than 50% of the vehicles produced in the Czech Republic were built by ŠKODA. In addition, ŠKODA is the only car manufacturer to both manufacture vehicles in the Czech Republic, and also carry out R&D. Almost 2000 qualified specialists, engineers, designers and engineers work in the Czech development department.

The excellent partnership and the close social dialogue between the company and the KOVO MB trade union also play an important role in the competitiveness of the company and its locations. An extensive collective agreement was concluded in 2013, incorporating greater employee flexibility and a binding employment agreement; a combination that is so far unique in the Czech Republic.

ŠKODA is also firmly committed to training young people. The ŠKODA Vocational College currently provides training to nearly 1000 young people in many technical subjects. All students receive a job offer upon completion of their studies. The company continuously invests in the quality of education. This year, 45 million crowns will go into new technical equipment and renovations at the vocational college.

The company is particularly interested in inspiring young people to take up careers in technical fields. The existing cooperation with eleven vocational schools in the country is currently being expanded. One key way ŠKODA lends support is by providing vehicles for technical training. Between 2009 and 2013, the Czech manufacturer supplied the colleges with 300 ŠKODA vehicles for this purpose. 

ŠKODA University represents the pinnacle of training in higher education. 370 new students began their studies in 2013. In the future, the university plans to become even more international, after concluding the 2013 partnership agreement with Dalian University in China. 

The ŠKODA Trainee Programme for master’s graduates from predominantly technical universities and business schools is particularly popular. The Trainee Programme runs twice a year (each April and September) and is undertaken annually by 30 young talents.

For more information, please contact:

​Jozef Baláž, Corporate Communications   
T +420 326 811 773   
jozef.balaz@skoda-auto.cz

Tomáš Kubík, Corporate Communications
T +420 326 811 749
tomas.kubik@skoda-auto.cz

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ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland (in the middle) today welcomed the Czech President Miloš Zeman (on the left) and the German President Joachim Gauck (on the right). At the meeting they also discussed the successful partnership between the Czech car manufacturer and Volkswagen AG.
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As a sign of his appreciation for the brand, the Czech President Miloš Zeman (on the right) handed over a presidential flag to the ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland (in the middle) in presence of German President Joachim Gauck (on the left). As presidential car Zeman drives a ŠKODA Superb in the top version Laurin & Klement.
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ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland (in the middle) today welcomed the Czech President Miloš Zeman (on the left) and the German President Joachim Gauck (on the right). At the meeting they also discussed the successful partnership between the Czech car manufacturer and Volkswagen AG.
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