October 31, 2020

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    Skoda aims to shift some production in Czech Republic

    Volkswagen‘s Czech unit Skoda Auto plans to move production of some high-earning models to other automaker’s plants in other countries, the automaker’s trade union boss said in an article on Thursday. A Skoda spokeswoman refused to comment. Skoda is the central European country’s biggest exporter, but its success has sometimes caused disharmony within Volkswagen, whose […]

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    Volkswagen South Africa boss Schaefer named chairman of Skoda

    Volkswagen’s Czech automaker Skoda Auto named VW’s South Africa boss Thomas Schaefer as its new chairman on Monday as part of a broader shake-up at the automaker. Schaefer is taking the position of Bernhard Maier, who left the Czech automaker last month after almost five years during which he led the 125-year-old Skoda to record […]

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    Skoda’s first-half deliveries decline 31%, sees steady markets ahead

    Skoda Auto sees signs of recovery following first-half deliveries saw a 31% decline amid coronavirus lockdown measures, the Czech automaker owned by Volkswagen stated on Friday. The automaker, a bellwether for the Czech economy which contracted by a record 10.7% year-on-year in the second quarter, stated it expected worldwide markets to stabilize gradually as long […]

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    Volkswagen’s Skoda CEO Maier to step down at end of July

    Bernhard Maier, chairman of Czech automaker Skoda Auto, part of the Volkswagen Group, will leave his post at the end of July after almost five years, the company stated on Thursday. Skoda, which did not provide a reason for Maier’s departure, stated a successor would be elected by the board in August. The automobile group […]

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    Karoq, Kodiaq and Superb get new generation SKODA infotainment

    Karoq, Kodiaq, and Superb get new generation Skoda infotainment

    New infotainment systems are being introduced into ŠKODA’s flagship Superb along with its Karoq and Kodiaq SUVs as part of model year updates. They are based on Volkswagen Group’s third-generation modular infotainment matrix and provide not only the Laura digital voice assistant but a range of other online features as well – including Internet radio […]

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    Skoda workers donate money for PPE kits, ventilators to Indian hospital

    Workers of automobile company Skoda Auto Volkswagen, India, which operates a plant in Aurangabad, contributed a day’s salary and raised Rs 1.2 crore ($158,751). The amount was used to donate 1,388 personal protective equipment (PPE), five ventilators and five multi-paramonitors to Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) for Covid-19 management. GMCH Aurangabad is the only state-run committed to fight […]

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    Skoda Auto resumes production in Czech plants

    Production at Skoda Auto’s three Czech plants has restarted. In consultation with the Kovo trade union, the production of vehicles and parts was restarted in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí. A wide range of hygiene and safety measures have been put in place to protect health of the workers. Škoda Auto had shut down production […]

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    Skoda extends Czech factory outages to April 14

    Czech automaker Skoda Auto, part of the Volkswagen Group, will increase stoppage at its domestic plants to April 14, thus modifying their original return date of April 6, the automaker said. Skoda is the country’s largest exporter and halted production on March 18 as part of measures to deal with the spread of the coronavirus that has many countries of Europe […]

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    Skoda does not expect to repeat the wage growth

    Skoda Auto does not expect to repeat the strong wage increase agreed in 2018 again in the recent round of collective bargaining, a board member said on Wednesday. Skoda is a Volkswagen’s Czech unit. “The current situation in the automotive industry, as well as the pressure regarding costs and investments, are primarily the result of […]

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    Skoda Auto February deliveries dropped 2 percent

    Volkswagen’s Czech unit Skoda Auto experienced global deliveries fall 2 percent to 90,900 cars year-on-year in February, mostly due to the depressed Chinese market, the automaker stated on Wednesday. Deliveries in China dropped by 18.4 percent to 16,000 cars, while increasing in western and eastern Europe.

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    Skoda Vision iV concept at 2019 Geneva Motor Show

    Skoda Vision iV concept revealed at Geneva Motor Show

    Skoda’s first car to use Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform The Kodiaq-sized Skoda iV Vision concept has been revealed at the Geneva motor show, previewing an acutal production car that will show up sometime in 2021. Said to be the first pure-electric vehicle from the Czech brand to be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, […]

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    Skoda’s January deliveries drops 1.1 percent year-on-year to 102,600 cars

    Skoda Auto, the Czech unit of Volkswagen, stated on Thursday its worldwide deliveries fell 1.1 percent in January to 102,600 cars. “The main reason behind this trend is the overall decline in the passenger car markets of China and Central Europe,” Skoda stated. Deliveries in China fell 11.7 percent and central European deliveries dropped 11.6 […]

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    Skoda Auto’s October deliveries dropped 7.4 percent year-on-year

    Deliveries of Volkswagen‘s Skoda Auto cars dropped 7.4 percent in October, mostly in European markets because of conversions to conform to the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicle Test (WLTP) anti-pollution regulations. Skoda recently opted to split its creative AOR duties between two agencies, Los Angeles based OPTIMIST and Germany-based thjnk. Skoda stated on Thursday that its […]

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    Skoda needs to increase annual capacity by 400,000 cars, says CEO

    Volkswagen’s Czech automaker Skoda Auto needs to boost its capacity in Europe by 400,000 cars annually from the start of the next decade, CEO Bernhard Maier was quoted as saying on Wednesday. The automaker could increase capacity at its Czech plants along with at other VW plants, Czech news agency CTK quoted Maier as saying […]

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    Volkswagen’s Skoda Auto May deliveries increased 13 percent

    Global deliveries by Volkswagen‘s Czech automaker Skoda Auto increased 13.4 percent year-on-year in May, posting the best-ever result for the month due to double-digit expansion in China and Russia. Skoda stated it delivered 112,400 vehicles in May. Deliveries in western Europe, its largest regional market in the month, increased 3.3 percent and by 1.8 percent […]

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