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skoda missionl concept car

Skoda has introduced MissionL Concept Car at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The model will be launched in Europe, Russia and China in 2012 and the first deliveries to customers in India will commence late 2011. “This premiere kicks off ŠKODA's model offensive for the coming years," commented SKODA Board Chairman Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “This new compact model, along with other new products to follow, will enable us to accomplish our goal of increasing global ann

skoda missionl concept

SKODA will present a world-premier design concept called MissionL at this year's Frankfurt International Motor Show. Close to the final production-ready design, this concept car reveals the look of SKODA's upcoming model line that is to become symbolic of the Czech carmaker's planned model offensive. The new compact five-door vehicle will be launched in Europe, Russia and China. In line with the brand’s internationalisation principles, this compact ‘liftback’ will feature specific modif

skoda octavia vrs - 320 km/h on bonneville

A super tuned version of Skoda Octavia vRS has crossed the 200 mph barrier at the Bonneville Speed Week (13-20). The car achieved an impressive 195.69 mph on its first run of the day and on the sixth, it made 202.15 mph. Driven by journalist Richard Meaden, the Octavia had demonstrated its potential on Sunday (14  August) as it powered its way to 191 mph securing all four speed licenses required before heading to the magical 200 mph barrier. “Months of rigorous planning, testing and preparation have all be

skoda octavia greenline ii achieves 74.3 mpg

Skoda Octavia Hatch Greenline II achieved incredible 74.3 mpg, which secured the top honour in the “Small Family Car” category in the Next Green Car Awards 2011. Octavia GreenLine II is available in both hatchback and estate models. The cleanest and most fuel efficient Octavia ever made, the GreenLine II is powered by a 1.6 TDI CR 105PS engine that features common rail technology. It returns 74.3 mpg (hatch) and 67.3 mpg (estate), and CO2 emissions of only 99 g/km (hatch) and 109 g/km (estate). Furthermor

skoda octavia vrs saloon bonneville

Skoda UK will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its iconic vRS performance flagship with a staggering Octavia vRS Bonneville, which aims to go with more than 200MPH (320 km/h). The record attemp will be made during the world famous Bonneville Speed Week in August (13-20). The tuned Octavia vRS includes some staggering upgrades like improving the aerodynamics and performance. The car is lowered with 80mm and features a new sub-frame which houses a race prepared intercooler. The engine remai

skoda superb combi laurin & klement

Special Edition Skoda Superb Combi will be introduced at the 2011 Autosalon Brno. The car will carry Laurin & Klement design package. It includes chrome exterior accents and nice 18” alloy wheels. The interior boasts Magnetic Brown leather upholstery, piano black trim elements and stainless steel door sills. The sills are adorned with the Laurin & Klement logo, which can also be found on the rear of the front seats. There will be a choice of three engines: a 2.0 litre TSI with 20

skoda fabia vrs 2000 concept

Skoda has also revealed a nice concept at the exhibition by Lake Wörthersee. The model is Fabia vRS 2000, which is specially prepared for this anniversary meeting. Besides the latest innovations in its sports models, Skoda will be offering a packed programme of entertainment. “These days, the GTI-Treffen is rightly hailed by fans of powerful engines and sporty customisation as the Mecca of car tuning,” commented Skoda CEO Prof. Dr Winfried Vahland. “Anyone who comes to the event onc

skoda fabia greenline ii - 2006 km on a single tank of fuel

Skoda Fabia GreenLine II has achieved 2006km (yes, two thousand and six), which is 1246 miles on a single tank of fuel. The driver was Gerhard Plattner, who started in Reutte, Austria, Plattner drove to Bov, Denmark and back. The Austria-based economy driving world champion used Germany's longest motorway, the A7, for

skoda now offers se plus trim level

Skoda now offers an all-new trim level – SE Plus, which is available across the entire multi-award winning model range. The SE Plus trim level is right between SE and Elegance. The new specification level offers customers savings of up to £1310. There are also two new engines available exclusively on SE Plus trim. The first is 1.8 TSI with 152PS available on Yeti, Octavia and Superb and 2.0 TDI CR with 110PS for Octavia. “SE Plus offers lots of extra equipment beyond SE trim at a con

The Red Bull Skoda team will make its official debut at the Mexico Rally, next weekend (5-6th March). This is the first round of the 2011 S-WRC series. Juho Hanninen and Mikko Markkula, will be driving a Skoda Fabia S2000. The Mexico Rally is one of the most interesting courses of the entire S-WRC series. It features gravel event around Leon with high altitudes and at high temperatures. The rally includes a total of 22 stages (365 km) and more than a thousand kilometres of transfers betwee

Skoda Fabia will introduce a special edition - Monte Carlo, which is a  new model with enhanced sports styling and bespoke interior. The vehicle is launched specially to celebrate 100 years of the Monte Carlo Rally. The exterior boasts a dynamic look with piano-black body trim extended over the wheel arches and down the full length of the car, a black roof, black door mirror covers, a black radiator grille top, smoked headlamps and black 17” lightweight Trinity alloy wheels. The interi

Here is an interesting battle between three small hot hatchbacks - Volkswagen Polo GTI, Skoda Fabia vRS and SEAT Ibiza Cupra. The vehicles are tested by the British journalists from AutoExpress. Polo GTI is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI petrol with 180 PS and 250 Nm. Top speed of the VW - 229 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. Skoda Fabia vRS also has a 1.4-liter twincharged engine with 180PS. 0 to 100 km/h -  7 seconds, flat and top speed 225 km/h. SEAT Ibiza Cupra, of course the same 1.4-litre turbo wi