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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »



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.... Read More »


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..... Read More »


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.... Read More »


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.... Read More »


VW Group sales almost flat in August as Europe shrinks

Sept. 13, 2013 12:21 CET
VW Group sales were almost flat in August as the company was hit by difficult conditions in shrinking core European markets.... Read More »


1st concept to show direction of Volvo's new design chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 9, 2013
Thomas Ingenlath's first auto show concept since taking over as Volvo's chief designer last year is expected to be a preview of the brand's new styling direction.... Read More »


Skoda's sales dip 4% in July

Aug. 15, 2013 11:03 CET
Skoda said global sales of its vehicles fell 4 percent to 69,700 units in July. Deliveries in the first seven months were down 6 percent at 534,300 vehicles.... Read More »


Skoda reiterates full-year outlook despite weak H1

July 31, 2013 14:01 CET
Skoda reiterated its outlook for full-year deliveries to be above 2012 despite a 6 percent drop in first-half car sales to 464,600 units. The VW Group subsidiary, which sold 939,200 cars in 2012, said the first half had been affected by a switch to new models as well as weak overall demand for new cars in Europe.... Read More »



Skoda aims Rapid Spaceback at young buyers

July 16, 2013 14:28 CET
Skoda aims to win younger buyers to the brand with the Rapid Spaceback, a new compact car that will compete against vehicles such as the VW Golf and Ford Focus.... Read More »


Skoda sales fall 6% on Europe, model changeovers

July 11, 2013 13:08 CET
Skoda said global deliveries in the first six months dropped by 6 percent as the carmaker introduced revised models and a slump in European markets continued to hit sales.... Read More »


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