Skoda bets on sporty design to boost Fabia sales

July 29, 2014 06:01 CET
Skoda has given its Fabia subcompact a more dynamic, sharper and sportier design. The latest-generation Fabia will debut at the Paris auto show in October....
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Volkswagen's consumer brands

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 14, 2014
With the purchase of Porsche in August 2012, Volkswagen AG added a 12th brand to its broad portfolio, which stretches from Ducati motorcycles to 40-ton trucks....
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Skoda bets on new models to revive China sales

July 11, 2014 06:01 CET
Skoda is counting on new models and dealership face-lifts to boost China sales more than 10 percent by the end of the year. Skoda was one of only two mass-market foreign brands to see a decline in China deliveries last year....
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European growth helps push Skoda to best-ever May sales

June 9, 2014 14:50 CET
Skoda's global sales rose 15 percent in May to a record 91,200 vehicles, powered by growth in western Europe....
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Seat brand will build SUV at Skoda factory, CEO says

June 6, 2014 10:48 CET
Seat's SUV will be built at a plant run by sister brand Skoda, the Spanish unit's CEO, Jurgen Stackmann, said....
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VW Group sales up 8% in April on Europe, China

May 16, 2014 11:28 CET
VW Group deliveries rose 8 percent to 848,500 vehicles in April as strong demand in Europe and China offset declines in North and South America. Through four months the group's sales were up 6 percent to 3.25 million....
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Skoda posts best-ever March sales

April 10, 2014 15:32 CET
Skoda's global sales rose 15 percent in March to a record 96,100 vehicles, powered by robust demand for the Rapid, Yeti and Octavia....
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Polish new-car sales rise 39% in March

April 4, 2014 10:11 CET
Polish new-car registrations increased 39 percent in March, providing another sign that Europe's car market is picking up after a six-year slump. It's Poland's 10th consecutive rise in year-on-year sales....
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Czech car sales up 20% in March on economy gains

April 4, 2014 12:44 CET
Czech new-car registrations increased 20 percent in March and grew 18 percent in the first quarter to 42,993 cars, the country's car importers association said. The Czech economy is rebounding after a record long recession....
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Skoda unions, management agree 2% wage rise

March 28, 2014 16:15 CET
Unions and management at Skoda have agreed a wage deal for the next 12 months that will see workers receive a 2 percent rise in wages and a one-off payment....
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Skoda sees sales growth returning after 2013 profit drop

March 17, 2014 14:23 CET
Skoda expects to return to sales growth this year thanks to a build-up of orders and signs of recovery in many of its markets, the carmaker said after posting a 25.5 percent drop in 2013 profit....
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Skoda increases car sales 5% in February

March 12, 2014 16:43 CET
Skoda increased new-car sales by 5 percent in February because of strong European demand for its latest Octavia....
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VW nears decision on producing Skoda, Seat SUVs, union leader says

March 11, 2014 12:58 CET
Volkswagen is close to deciding on whether to produce new SUVs for Skoda and Seat in the Czech Republic or in Spain, a union leader said....
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VW rethinks Skoda and Seat strategy in mass-market struggle

March 6, 2014 10:51 CET
Volkswagen Group is striking out in a new direction to boost the image and appeal of its Skoda and Seat brands, moving Skoda more upmarket while refocusing Seat on Europe after a failed China export strategy....
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Skoda sales rise 17% in Jan. on Europe, China demand

Feb. 13, 2014 11:27 CET
Skoda's sales rose 17 percent in January, the fifth consecutive monthly gain for the brand as it targets deliveries of 1 million cars this year....
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VW sells record 9.7 million cars in 2013 on Audi, Porsche and China demand

Jan. 11, 2014 12:13 CET
Volkswagen said group global sales rose to more than 9.7 million vehicles in 2013, with the record deliveries fueled by demand for Audi and Porsche models and surging sales in China....
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Skoda plans fresh cars every six months in push for sales growth

Jan. 10, 2014 15:36 CET
Skoda plans to offer a new or revised model every six months on average until 2016 as the carmaker aims to pass 1 million sales this year....
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Skoda on target to sell 1 million cars in 2014

Jan. 8, 2014 15:21 CET
Skoda says it is on target to sell 1 million cars globally for the first time in 2014 thanks to the launch and ramped-up production of new models....
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Hyundai challenges Skoda for Czech crown in key European test

Dec. 27, 2013 06:01 CET
The Czech Republic has emerged as a key battleground between Hyundai and Skoda for cost-conscious consumers across Europe. It's a test of Hyundai's ability to challenge an entrenched local player as it tries to boost Europewide market share to 5 percent later this decade from 3.4 percent now....
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Hyundai challenges VW's Skoda for Czech crown in key European test

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 27, 2013
The Czech Republic has emerged as a key battleground between Hyundai and Skoda for cost-conscious consumers across Europe. It's a test of the Hyundai's ability to challenge an entrenched local player as it tries to boost Europe-wide market share to 5 percent later this decade from 3.4 percent now....
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Skoda sales rise 5% in Nov. on strong demand for new Octavia

Dec. 12, 2013 10:31 CET
Skoda delivered 82,000 cars in November, a 5 percent rise from the same month a year ago, boosted by a jump in sales for its updated Octavia model....
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Skoda Rapid Spaceback aimed at low-cost rivals

Nov. 19, 2013 06:15 CET
Skoda is challenging value brands such as Hyundai and Kia in Europe's key compact hatchback segment with the launch of its Rapid Spaceback....
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Skoda sells record number of cars in October

Nov. 15, 2013 08:33 CET
Helped by new models, Skoda set a record for sales for the month of October, shrinking the decline it has seen since the start of the year.....
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Volkswagen Group opens Skoda plant in China

Oct. 25, 2013 12:58 CET
Volkswagen has opened a plant in Ningbo in southeast China. The factory will build the Skoda Superb and later add VW and Skoda compact cars....
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Volkswagen says group sales rise 7% as China offsets Europe drop

Oct. 11, 2013 12:13 CET
VW said group vehicle sales for its brands, which include Audi and Porsche, increased 7 percent in September as strong demand from China outweighed declining deliveries in Europe....
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