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.
With its clean, elegant design, this ŠKODA compact SUV is just perfect for city driving, which is underscored by surefooted on-road handling and excellent variability of the interior with a VarioFlex rear seat system. The wide range of available engines, transmissions and optional equipment also enables a Yeti to be “custom tailored”.
Rugged styling features make it clear that Yeti Outdoor feels most at home outside the paved roads. And hand in hand with the adventurous looks comes also the Haldex 5 four-wheel drive. The wide range of available engines, transmissions and optional equipment also enables a Yeti to be “custom tailored”.
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.
Mladá Boleslav, 2 June 2014 – ŠKODA’s 4×4 product range is stronger than ever before. With cutting-edge all-wheel-drive technology, ŠKODA cars offer great performance and safety on all roads. ŠKODA’s current 4×4 range consists of five 4×4 models: ŠKODA Octavia Combi 4×4, ŠKODA Yeti 4×4 and ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor 4×4 as well as the ŠKODA Superb 4×4 and ŠKODA Superb Combi 4×4. This means that in the compact and mid-class segment, ŠKODA has the most modern and broadest range of 4×4 vehicles in Europe. At the end of August 2014, the new ŠKODA Octavia Scout, as presented at the Geneva Motor Show, will be launched, increasing the brand’s 4×4 model range to six models.
“Our all-wheel-drive range is the strongest in the company’s history,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “With this, ŠKODA proves its 4×4 competence in the compact and mid-class segment. Since 2008, we have tripled our 4×4 sales and increased the proportion of all-wheel-drive vehicles to more than 20% within the relevant ŠKODA range. The modern all-wheel-drive range is making a significant contribution to the growth of the company,” says Prof. Dr. Vahland.The Czech brand has been competing in the all-wheel-drive segment successfully since 1999: between 1999 and the end of 2013, ŠKODA sold a total of around 386,400 all-wheel-drive vehicles worldwide. Since 2008 the manufacturer tripled its annual 4×4 sales to around 60,100 cars in 2013. Between January and April 2014 alone, the brand supplied around 24,400 ŠKODA all-wheel-drive vehicles to customers worldwide. The Octavia is the Czech manufacturer’s best-selling 4×4 model series by far (1999 to April 2014: 219,900 vehicles), followed by the Yeti (2009 to April 2014: 144,400 vehicles) and the Superb series (2008 to April 2014: 46,500 vehicles).Cutting-edge all-wheel-drive technology with Haldex clutchŠKODA’s all-wheel-drive vehicles feature a cutting-edge Haldex clutch. The Haldex clutch is an electronically-controlled multi-plate clutch. With permanent all-wheel drive, it enables proportional distribution of drive between front and rear axles. The all-wheel-drive system is smart, precise and fast. Driving conditions are constantly assessed and a control unit calculates the ideal driving torque for the rear axle. Traction loss is therefore virtually eliminated. When coasting or at low load, drive is via the front axle. This saves fuel.The ŠKODA Octavia Combi 4×4: an all-wheel-drive class of its ownThe third Octavia generation launched in mid-2013 impresses with optimal handling. The range of engines includes two diesel engines (1.6 TDI/77 kW, 2.0 TDI/110 kW) and one petrol engine (1.8 TSI/132 kW). Fuel consumption is on average 14% below the vehicle’s predecessor’s values.ŠKODA Superb 4×4 and ŠKODA Superb Combi 4×4: powerful flagshipsThe ŠKODA Superb 4×4 and ŠKODA Superb Combi 4×4 models are shining examples of mid-range all-wheel-drive vehicles. In 2008 (Superb) and 2009 (Superb Combi), the brand’s flagships became available with all-wheel drive. Around 46,500 customers have already chosen one of these two models. In mid-2013, the ŠKODA Superb and ŠKODA Superb Combi were fully updated. The Superb all-wheel-drive vehicles have therefore become even more desirable. For the ŠKODA Superb 4×4 2.0 TDI/125 kW, the much sought-after combination of all-wheel drive with automatic DSG transmission has become available for the first time. All-wheel drive is available with two petrol and two diesel engines.ŠKODA Yeti and ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor: two new design variantsFrom the end of 2013, the ŠKODA Yeti has been available in two variants for the first time: the elegant ŠKODA Yeti for the city and the ŠKODA Yeti Outdoor designed for all-terrain use and adventure.The all-wheel-drive Yeti 2.0 TDI/125 kW is available with automatic six-speed DSG transmission. All-wheel drive in the Yeti comes with a choice of four engines: 1.8 TSI/118 kW, 2.0 TDI/81 kW, 2.0 TDI/103 kW and 2.0 TDI/125 kW.
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