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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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          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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          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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The new ŠKODA Fabia R 5 – Press Kit

15.4.2015 | category: Motorsport

​› Appearance in WRC 2 and the Czech championship for new rally car – scheduled to contest the APRC during the season
› New to the ŠKODA works team: super talent Pontus Tidemand and Emil Axelsson
› Asia-Pacific Champion Jan Kopecký and European Champion Esapekka Lappi to drive for the Czech car manufacturer once again

ŠKODA Fabia R5
ŠKODA Motorsport will contest three elite rally championships in 2015. Fans can see the new high-tech fourwheel drive Fabia R 5 in action in the WRC 2 category of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the Czech Rally Championship (MČR), the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC).
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The new high-tech construction is fitted with a 1.6 litre turbo engine, as stipulated by the FIA regulations.
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ŠKODA Fabia R 5
ŠKODA Motorsport will contest three elite rally championships in 2015. Fans can see the new high-tech fourwheel drive Fabia R 5 in action in the WRC 2 category of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC), the Czech Rally Championship (MČR), the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC).
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After an extensive inspection, the highest authority in motorsport, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) gave the new ŠKODA Fabia R 5 the green light on 1 April 2015.
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ŠKODA Fabia R 5
The Fabia R 5 is based on ŠKODA's spectacular new production Fabia and is the successor of the Fabia Super 2000, which went down as the most successful rally car in the 114 years of ŠKODA Motorsport's history.
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The new high-tech construction is fitted with a 1.6 litre turbo engine, as stipulated by the FIA regulations.
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Pontus Tidemand
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Pavel Dresler
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​Mladá Boleslav, 15 April 2015 – Green light: the new ŠKODA Fabia R 5 celebrates its debut on the world's rally tracks. ŠKODA Motorsport will contest three elite rally championships this year. Fans can see the new high-tech four-wheel drive Fabia R 5 in action in the WRC 2 category of the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) and the Czech Rally Championship (MČR). The new car hoping for victories will also contest the FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) during the course of the season. New recruited Swedish super talent Pontus Tidemand will represent ŠKODA in the prestigious championship, with the final being held in the core market of China. Asia-Pacific Champion Jan Kopecký (CZ) and European Champion Esapekka Lappi (FIN) will also take the wheel for the ŠKODA Motorsport works team – now in the new Fabia R 5.

​"We are delighted that the International Automobile Federation, the FIA, homologated our new ŠKODA Fabia R 5. Now we want to see how competitive our new rally car is," said ŠKODA Motorsport Director Michal Hrabánek. He is hoping that the new Pontus Tidemand/Emil Axelsson (S/S) team will be a breath of fresh air: "We already have the Asia-Pacific champion and the European champion driving for us, who have both delivered strong performances over the past few years. In Pontus Tidemand and Emil Axelsson we have added another very talented duo to ensure we have an even better standing for the future."

Former Junior World Rally Champion Tidemand and his co-driver will contest the APRC for ŠKODA. His season gets underway with the rally in New Zealand from 17 to 19 April - initially in the Fabia Super 2000. Jan Kopecký's victory in ŠKODA's core market of China clinched the title hat trick in the APRC in the Fabia Super 2000 for the Czech car manufacturer last year. "I am really looking forward to the new challenge. I am proud that my name has been added to the list of drivers for a brand as successful as ŠKODA," said 24-year-old Tidemand, regarded as one of the most talented rally drivers in Europe.

Esapekka Lappi, who is the same age, achieved something sensational when he won the European title in 2014. Alongside his co-driver Janne Ferm, this year he will compete with the world's elite in selected races in the WRC 2 category of the FIA World Rally Championship. ŠKODA Motorsport makes its return to the WRC at the Rally Portugal from 21 to 24 May in the new ŠKODA Fabia R 5, after a break of almost two years.

"We can't wait for our first race in the new Fabia R 5. We are excited about the new car, it's something really special," said Lappi. "We are delighted to return to the WRC top tier." Also in the new rally car, Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler will primarily compete in the Czech Rally Championship, which gets underway with the Rally Šumava Klatovy on 24/25 April.

"I am delighted that we are able to show off the new ŠKODA Fabia R 5 and what it's capable of to the fans in our home country," said Kopecký. Like Pontus Tidemand, he will also make selected appearances in the WRC 2 during the course of the season. The rally old hand believes that the Fabia R 5 will be an instant success: "We have tested the new car extensively. I am convinced that our team of many international engineers has done a great job."

After an extensive inspection, the highest authority in motorsport, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) gave the new ŠKODA Fabia R 5 the green light on 1 April. The Fabia R 5 is based on ŠKODA's spectacular new production Fabia and is the successor of the Fabia Super 2000, which went down as the most successful rally car in the 114 years of ŠKODA Motorsport's history. The Fabia Super 2000 has picked up almost 50 national and international titles in total since 2009, in part due to the successful customer programme.

The new ŠKODA Fabia R 5 is to continue the success story. The new high-tech construction is fitted with a 1.6 litre turbo engine, as stipulated by the FIA regulations. That is a significant difference to the two-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine of the Fabia Super 2000. The new car with four-wheel drive also makes use of a sequential five-speed transmission and McPherson struts. As stipulated by the regulations, the car weighs at least 1,230 kilogrammes. To ensure that everything fits together perfectly, the ŠKODA Motorsport team has invested 15 months in intensive development since the start of the project. The aim is the reward on the rally tracks around the world.


2015 Calendar

FIA World Rally Championship 2 (WRC 2)

Event Date
Rally Monte Carlo 22/01/–25/01/2015
Rally Sweden 12/02/–15/02/2015
Rally Mexiko 05/03/–08/03/2015
Rally Argentina 23/04/–26/04/2015
Rally Portugal 21/05/–24/05/2015
Rally Italia 11/06/–14/06/2015
Rally Poland 02/07/–05/07/2015
Rally Finland 30/07/–02/08/2015
Rally Deutschland 20/08/–23/08/2015
Rally Australia 10/09/–13/09/2015
Rally France 01/10/–04/10/2015
Rally Spain 22/10/–25/10/2015
Rally Great Britain 12/11/–15/11/2015


Czech Rally Championship (MČR)

Event Date
Rallye Šumava Klatovy 24/04/–25/04/2015
Rallye Český Krumlov 22/05/–23/05/2015
Rally Hustopeče 19/06/–20/06/2015
Rally Bohemia 10/07/–12/07/2015
Barum Czech Rally Zlín 28/08/–30/08/2015
Rally Příbram 02/10/–04/10/2015


Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC)

Event Date
Rally Whangarei – New Zealand 17/04/–19/04/2015
Rally New Caledonia – New Caledonia 15/05/–17/05/2015
Rally Queensland – Australia 19/06/–21/06/2015
Rally Malaysia – Malaysia 14/08/–16/08/2015
Rally Hokkaido – Japan 18/09/–20/09/2015
Rally China – China 30/10/–01/11/2015
For more information, please contact:

​Karel Pokorný, Communications Motorsport
Ph. +420 604 292 191
Karel.Pokorny1@skoda-auto.cz
http://www.skoda-auto.com/en/motorsport

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