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Produced or assembled in altogether eight countries, the Octavia is Škoda's bestseller. The rejuvenated version is now coming with a more emotionally powerful design. “The Octavia has always had a special position among Škoda vehicles. It is our most successful model, very popular worldwide. Now it has gone through a complete transformation that is apparent in the new interior and exterior, as well as the applied technology,” said Dr. Eckhard Scholz, BOD Member responsible for technologica

The Škoda Superb 2.0 TDI has won the overall title in The Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards 2009. The car, which also won the £20,000 to £25,000 class, beat 37 rivals to the title, including the defending champion, the Ford Mondeo Titanium X 2.5 T Estate. The Superb’s classic design, load-carrying capability, practicality and outstanding value for money were all praised by the judges, who said: “Superb buyers will get a stylish, modern and practical car wit

Škoda’s flagship model, the New Superb, goes on sale in UK showrooms today, Thursday 18 September. Priced from just £15,490, Škoda’s latest hatchback features everything customers have come to expect from the brand – value for money, incredible functionality, elegant design and high build quality. The car will be available with a choice of three petrol and three diesel engines, from the 1.9 TDI PD 105 bhp to the impressive 3.6 V6 260 bhp 4x4 DSG. A new 2.0 TDI common rail diesel

Škoda is upping the ante in the hot hatch market by increasing its standard specification on the sporty Octavia vRS. From 1 September all Octavia vRS ordered will be fitted with the following items as standard: 18” Zenith Alloys Dual Zone Climate Control Jumbo box central armrest with 3.5mm auxiliary in socket Rear electric windows Cruise control The upgrade means that over £1,100 worth of equipment will be available on both petrol and diesel models as standard. This giv

The New Škoda Superb has secured impressive insurance ratings, placing the model among the most competitively rated cars in the upper medium sector. The entry diesel 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp engine on the S trim Superb has been granted insurance rating 6E, an improvement of three positions over the outgoing Superb, which can translate into a considerable saving on car insurance. The entry petrol 1.4 TSI 125bhp engine has also achieved a lower rating than its petrol entry level predecessor and s

Skoda Auto is going to take part in the Moscow Motor Show (28 August – 7 September, 2008). The Company will stage two premieres on this occasion, its flagship model Skoda Superb and vehicles produced in Kaluga, Russia. Having its world premiere, the new Superb to be presented at the upcoming event is fitted with Skoda's most powerful petrol engine (3.6 FSI V6, 191 kW) giving the vehicle 0 - 100 km/h acceleration in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. The 3.6 FSI V6 engine comes with th

As families across Britain start planning for their September school run, many will be looking to Škoda in search of better value and lower fuel bills. And as cost and fuel efficiency move to the top of the family car wish list, Škoda is giving away a free trim upgrade on its family-friendly Roomster, putting £1,000 back in its customers’ pockets. Until the end of September, mums and dads can take home the Roomster 2 for the price of the Roomster 1 or the Roomster 3 for the price of

Škoda is the official vehicle partner of the Beijing Olympics and the Beijing Paralympics as part of Volkswagen Group’s involvement in the Games. A total of 650 Chinese versions of the Octavia - known as the Octavia Mingrui - are being used by the Beijing Organising Committee for transfers of sportsmen, guests and support staff. Visitors to the Olympics can also learn more about the brand’s history, racing heritage and the Mingrui model manufactured in Shanghai in the “Olympic Show

Škoda has released prices for the first range of options available on the New Superb which will launch in the UK on 18 September. Park Assist, a system which identifies and steers the vehicle into a parking space, will be available on the SE and Elegance models for just £350 and on the entry level S model for £630. Used on a Škoda vehicle for the first time, the system makes parallel parking in crowded streets and busy roads effortless and stress-free. Other options include a multi-fu

Škoda’s new head turning and aptly named Superb will be making an appearance at the forthcoming Perth Show, giving visitors a rare chance to preview the car ahead of its official launch in September. An expected 20,000 visitors will be heading to the agricultural show at Perth to partake in various competitions and activities. In addition, 150 trade stands, of which the Thomson and Potter Škoda Retailer stand is one, will be ready to welcome visitors on Friday 1 August. Amongst other

The Škoda Fabia World Rally Car (WRC) driven by Eugene Donnelly has beaten off stiff competition from Ford and Subaru to win the Donegal Rally. Donnelly was on the pace from the start and took the lead during the second stage, maintaining his position throughout. Sky Sports’ Formula One commentator, Tony Jardine, finished a worthy 37th in his Škoda Octavia WRC while Škoda retailer John Mullholland in his Škoda Fabia Diesel finished a respectable 47th out of 151 starters. John, who ow

Successful tarmac test of the new Skoda Fabia Super 2000. Two time world champion Carlos Sainz, joined experienced test drivers Jan Kopecky and Raimund Baumschlager; the team recently tested the competition version of the Fabia Super 2000 in Austria. The Volkswagen factory driver won the Central European Rally with a R