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Skoda set to take on Hyundai and Kia in large SUV segment

Feb. 2, 2016 10:12 CET

Skoda signaled it will expand its SUV offerings with a new model that will rival vehicles such as the Hyundai Santa Fe and Kia Sorento. VW Group's Czech brand released sketches of the VisionS large SUV concept that will debut at the Geneva auto show....
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Skoda will cut extra weekend shifts but not reduce production

Dec. 2, 2015 09:51 CET

Skoda, whose car sales have fallen recently, said it will not introduce additional weekend shifts in December but it was not cutting production....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will recall 2.46 million cars with illegal software in Germany, report says

Nov. 30, 2015 11:03 CET

Volkswagen Group will recall 2.46 million diesel vehicles in Germany fitted with illegal emissions-cheating software, including VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat models, a newspaper report said....
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Skoda sales fall nearly 3% as Russia downturn hits hard

Nov. 9, 2015 14:57 CET

Skoda's global vehicle sales fell 2.7 percent in October as a slump in the brand's key market of Russia erased gains in China and Central Europe....
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NICK GIBBS

BLOG: Tough tasks ahead for new Skoda chief

12:01 am U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

New Skoda CEO Bernhard Maier inherits a brand in good shape but he must deal with cooling China and Russia markets, and address the problem of Skodas fitted with VW Group's cheat software....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW's 12-brand empire under scrutiny as costs of emissions scandal mount

Oct. 20, 2015 10:43 CET

Faced with billions of euros in costs for its emissions cheating scandal, VW may have to consider overhauling its 12-brand empire. Robust profits from Porsche and Audi may no longer be enough to fund financially struggling divisions such as Seat and Bugatti, industry watchers say....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why VW veteran Vahland shunned North America post

11:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

VW's designated North America chief, Winfried Vahland, quit because Martin Winterkorn was no longer the automaker's CEO and because his wife didn't want to move to the U.S., a source said....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why VW veteran Vahland shunned North America post

11:04 am U.S. ET | Oct. 14, 2015

VW's designated North America chief, Winfried Vahland, quit because Martin Winterkorn was no longer the automaker's CEO and because his wife didn't want to move to the U.S., a source said....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW will recall 100,000 vehicles with emissions-cheating devices in Australia

Oct. 9, 2015 14:17 CET

VW Group will conduct a voluntary recall of vehicles in Australia fitted with devices designed to cheat emissions tests, as it increased the estimated number of affected cars to nearly 100,000....
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VW picks Skoda r&d chief to run technical development, report says

Oct. 8, 2015 10:13 CET

VW Group will pick Skoda development chief Frank Welsch to replace suspended executive Heinz-Jakob Neusser as head of technical development at VW brand, a report said....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW emissions scandal will curb Czech, Hungarian growth, report says

Sept. 30, 2015 15:02 CET

The Czech and Hungarian economies will be hit hard by Volkswagen's diesel-emissions scandal, analysts say. VW owns the Czech Republic's biggest carmaker, Skoda, and produces engines in Hungary....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

Volkswagen plans to refit diesel cars affected by emissions scandal

Sept. 29, 2015 11:00 CET

VW Group plans to recall up to 11 million vehicles equipped with manipulated software that was used to cheat U.S. diesel emissions tests. The recall is likely to affect five million VW brand cars....
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THE VW DIESEL CRISIS

VW Italian dealers told to stop selling diesel cars with emissions-cheat software

Sept. 28, 2015 17:07 CET

Volkswagen Group's Italian dealers have been asked to stop selling VW, Audi, Skoda and Seat diesel cars equipped with engine software implicated in the diesel emissions cheating scandal....
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Volkswagen, Skoda look into Iran market entry

Sept. 18, 2015 16:26 CET

Volkswagen and Skoda are looking at entering Iran following the country's deal with the West to end sanctions. The move would challenge French rivals in the Middle East's largest car market....
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2015 Eurostar winner Winfried Vahland

Sept. 7, 2015 06:01 CET

The executives chosen as 2015 Automotive News Europe Eurostars rose above the rest by pushing their companies to new heights. Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland is this year's winner for Brand CEO....
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Skoda purchasing boss sees sourcing EV parts as a challenge

Aug. 18, 2015 06:01 CET

Veteran Volkswagen Group executive Dieter Seeman became Skoda's purchasing boss last year, moving from a similar position at sister brand Seat. Seeman, 57, spoke to Automotive News Europe Editor Luca Ciferri about purchasing synergies, supplier consolidation and the rise of EVs....
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OLIVE KEOGH

BLOG: Skoda is poised to profit from protecting dogs in cars

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2015

Skoda is one of the first automakers to offer a range of safety accessories to attract dog-loving motorists to the brand. The move could become a worthwhile moneymaker for the Czech brand....
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Skoda tops Mercedes in online buzz for new launches

Aug. 9, 2015 06:01 CET

VW Group's value brand, Skoda, created a bigger digital buzz than luxury automaker Mercedes among online commentators who posted their thoughts on Europe's new-car launches, a survey shows....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Skoda makes new Superb smarter and more spacious

July 15, 2015 06:01 CET

Skoda has loaded its Superb midsize car with semi-autonomous driving technology typically found on more expensive vehicles....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Why Skoda's fast rise helps and hurts parent VW Group

July 6, 2015 06:15 CET

Skoda and VW brand are heading in opposite directions. Skoda's car sales rose to a record last year and its profit margin was 7 percent, far higher than VW's 2.5 percent. Now Skoda's success is attracting the wrong kind of attention at VW Group headquarters in Wolfsburg....
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AUTOMOTIVE NEWS EUROPE E-MAGAZINE

Check out the ANE e-magazine for July

July 6, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe e-magazine is ready for you to view. This month's edition looks at why Skoda's rising sales and profits both help and hinder its parent, VW Group....
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Skoda may outsource non-core services

July 3, 2015 06:15 CET

Skoda says it is examining whether to outsource certain parts of its non-manufacturing business such as peripheral services, and has initiated negotiations with local unions over such a move....
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ANE's July e-magazine goes live Monday

July 3, 2015 06:01 CET

The latest issue of the Automotive News Europe monthly e-magazine goes live on Monday, July 6. This month's edition looks at why Skoda's rising sales and profits both help and hinder its parent, VW Group....
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Europe's car output may grow as China costs rise, VW exec says

June 29, 2015 12:12 CET

Automakers are returning some production to Europe from China as its cost advantage weakens, providing an opportunity for central European nations to attract investments, Martin Jahn, managing director of VW Group Fleet International, said....
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VW Group to be revamped into 4 holding companies, reports say

June 15, 2015 09:46 CET

Volkswagen's corporate structure will be reorganized into a decentralized system with four holding companies for the group's brands, reports said. VW Group's 12 brands include Porsche, Bentley and Audi as well as the volume marques VW, Skoda and Seat....
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