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.
› World premiere: new small car is a star of the Mondial de l’Automobile› Simply more car: emotionally-rich design, innovative technology, top features› Technology from higher vehicle classes: excellent in terms of safety, environment and comfort› Typical ŠKODA: largest boot in its segment and many ‘Simply Clever’ features› Strong: ŠKODA sales grew by 13.4 per cent in the first eight months; turnover and operating profit increased significantly in the first half of the year› ŠKODA’s presence at the exhibition in Paris on 1.625 m2 floor space in pavilion 4
Mladá Boleslav/Paris, October 2014 – Raise the curtain for the new ŠKODA Fabia: at the Paris Motor Show (02 to 19 October 2014), the newly developed small car from Mladá Boleslav celebrates a double world premiere: as a hatchback and an estate. Modern, dynamic and full of emotion, the new ŠKODA Fabia rolls onto the catwalk. The third-generation model also comes with innovative safety, comfort and infotainment systems that are usually featured in higher vehicle classes, and is more environmentally friendly than ever before. The boot boasts an impressive 330 litre capacity, making it the biggest within its segment. The new ŠKODA Fabia will be available in Europe as early as November; the Fabia Combi will follow in early 2015. With this double hit, the Czech manufacturer is powerfully advancing the biggest model campaign of its company history.
After the ŠKODA Octavia, the ŠKODA Fabia is the bestselling ŠKODA model with a total of almost 3.5 million units sold since 1999. Its outstanding qualities make it one of the most popular vehicles of its class. With the completely new third generation, the ‘crisp’ small car again sets standards. “The new ŠKODA Fabia is, in every respect, simply more car and offers both innovative technology and emotionally-charged design,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “A great car for heart and mind, ideal for the modern, urban mobility of today. We are very confident that the new Fabia will write another chapter in the model’s success story, win over new customer groups and, as an important pillar of our growth strategy, further strengthen the brand’s shine within international markets,” says Prof. Vahland.The new ŠKODA Fabia is the first ŠKODA production model showing how the brand’s design language has developed into a more expressive, more emotionally-rich design. For the first time, ŠKODA designers have realised design elements from the spectacular ‘VisionC’ show car in series production. At the same time, elements from ŠKODA Motorsport can also be seen. The significantly sharpened appearance of the hatchback and the estate versions emphasises crystalline shapes, clear-cut lines and a high level of precision and detail. The Fabia and Fabia Combi feature balanced, smoother proportions and are 90 mm wider and 31 mm lower than their predecessors. In addition, they impress with a wide range of customisable features – both for the exterior and the interior.Small car – big on technology. For the first time at ŠKODA, the new Fabia allows smartphones to be easily paired to the car via MirrorLink™ technology and with the new SmartGate function. ŠKODA are bringing the intelligence of the smartphone into the car – easily and at a reasonable price. Thanks to new engines (four petrol and three diesel), a targeted weight reduction – down to 980 kg at its leanest – and improved aerodynamics, consumption and emission values of the new ŠKODA Fabia are up to 17 per cent lower. The most efficient ŠKODA Fabia will be available in 2015: the 55 kW (75 PS) 1.4 TDI ŠKODA Fabia GreenLine. It has a diesel consumption of only 3.1 l/100km, corresponding to CO2 emissions of just 82 g/km.The new ŠKODA Fabia also has innovative safety and comfort systems that were more likely to be seen in higher vehicle classes. Available for the first time in a Fabia is the Front Assistant with integrated City Emergency Braking Function and the Multi-Collision Brake. The Front Assistant uses a radar sensor to continually measure the distance to the traffic ahead. Whenever the distance is too small, the Assistant intervenes at the necessary intensity level in order to prevent a collision – from optical and acoustic warnings to a short brake jolt and automatic emergency stop. The Multi-Collision Brake reduces the risk of the vehicle becoming involved in a subsequent collision following an accident. The system automatically engages the brakes if it detects a primary collision. The new Fabia also has other safety systems: Driver Activity Assistant (fatigue detection), Speedlimiter, Hill-Hold Control and an electronic tyre pressure monitor. For increased comfort, optional features include KESSY (Keyless Entry Start and exit SYstem), front and rear parking sensors, the new electro-mechanical power steering and a large panoramic glass roof. At the same time, the new Fabia impresses with plenty of space, even more functionality and 19 ‘Simply Clever’ features.ŠKODA grew globally by 13.4 per cent from January to August The new ŠKODA Fabia is a cornerstone for the Czech manufacturer to support even further growth over the coming years. The aim of ŠKODA’s growth strategy is to increase global sales to at least 1.5 million vehicles per year. To achieve this, the company will launch a new or revised model on average every six months. This year alone, ŠKODA has so far presented the new ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC and ŠKODA Octavia Scout, as well as three new sporty Monte Carlo special models for the ŠKODA Citigo, the ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback and the ŠKODA Yeti.This year, the Czech manufacturer has been on excellent form. From January to August 2014, global deliveries increased by 13.4 per cent to 678,500 vehicles – a new record for this period. Sales in Europe increased by 16.1 per cent; in China by 10.9 per cent. The new ŠKODA Octavia is doing exceptionally well: in Western Europe, the bestseller achieved a sales increase of around 41.4 per cent up to the end of August. Sales of the ŠKODA Rapid and ŠKODA Yeti also saw a significant increase.ŠKODA’s good performance is reflected in the financial figures. Turnover grew to a new record of six billion euros (5.974 billion euros) in the first half of 2014 – an increase of 20.3 per cent compared to the first half of 2013 (4.966 billion euros). At the same time, the operating profit increased by 74.9 per cent to 425 million euros compared to the same period of the previous year.ŠKODA’s model campaign is supported by strong investments in the international markets and at home in the Czech Republic. In China, ŠKODA’s strongest individual market, the new ŠKODA Octavia has been rolling off the production line for a few months. This year, ŠKODA’s model range for China is growing to six locally-manufactured models which are being produced in cooperation with Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW) in a total of three Chinese factories. The production of ŠKODA models in Russia takes place in two locations: in Nizhny Novgorod in collaboration with the Russian GAZ Group, and at the Volkswagen plant in Kaluga. At home in the Czech Republic, ŠKODA started operations in the new Engine centre in Mladá Boleslav at the beginning of September. Together with Volkswagen Group, the manufacturer invested over 45 million euros in the expansion of the existing ŠKODA Technology and Development Centre near ŠKODA’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. The construction work took just two years. With the new Engine centre, ŠKODA is further expanding its expertise in developing and producing engines and powertrains. ŠKODA at the MONDIAL DE L’AUTOMOBILE 2014 in Paris:- ŠKODA location: pavilion 4, stand 215- ŠKODA floor space: 1,625 m²- ŠKODA press conference: 02/10/2014, 08:40 - 08:50- ŠKODA vehicles on display on the first press day: 10 vehicles (7x Fabia, 3x Fabia Combi)- ŠKODA vehicles on display on the second press day: 12 vehicles (9x Fabia, 3x Fabia Combi)- ŠKODA cars on display on the public days: 13 vehicles (6x Fabia, 2x Fabia Combi, 1x Rapid Spaceback Monte Carlo, 1x Yeti Monte Carlo, 1x Citigo Monte Carlo, 1x Octavia Scout, 1x Superb Combi L&K)- Press days: 02/10 and 03/10/2014- Public days: 04/10 - 19/10/2014
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