Volkswagen brand chief Herbert Diess is going to head up a volume brands division which consists of responsibility for Skoda and Seat, two sources knowledgeable about the matter stated on Thursday. The recently created volume brand group will also consist VW’s commercial-vehicle division, one of the sources informed. “Diess will get immense power,” he stated.
Volkswagen will buy back new diesel cars if German cities ban them, it stated on Thursday, looking forward to reassure potential buyers and stem a jump in sales of diesel vehicles. Europe’s biggest automaker also informed it is going to extend incentives for buyers of new diesel cars. The moves come after a German court
Volkswagen’s Czech automaker Skoda Auto reported a 14.3 percent increase in global deliveries in February, handing more than 92,800 vehicles, the most ever in that month, it stated on Monday. Skoda stated sales were driven by a 30.6 percent increase in China and 17.6 percent in Germany along with significant gains in Russia and Turkey.
Volkswagen has named a UK-based executive of Czech subsidiary Skoda to replace its former head of U.S. sales whose departure was revealed at the weekend as the German automaker’s deliveries have plunged in world’s second-largest vehicle market. Duncan Movassaghi will begin the job on February 1, the automaker stated. He has been acting as managing
Volkswagen’s Czech automaker Skoda Auto highlighted its dedication to its home country, saying it was preparing to add jobs there in the middle of concerns the company could lose some production to Germany. Skoda has become Volkswagen’s second most successful brand in regards to operating margin and is on target for record sales in this
Volkswagen supervisors and unions are looking to suppress competition from lower-cost stablemate Skoda, move a few of its production to Germany and make the Czech brand name pay more for shared innovation, company sources informed Reuters. As the automaker is having a hard time to slash jobs and expenses at German factories and moving forward
Czech Republic Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka wants to meet management and unions at Volkswagen’s unit Skoda Auto to talk about any possible production move to Germany, the prime minister’s office stated on Wednesday. Volkswagen sources told Reuters that managers and unions are looking to curb rivalry from the lower-cost stablemate, shift a few of its
Cooperation talks between Volkswagen Group and Tata Motors about joint development of a vehicle for emerging countries have ended amicably, the companies stated. The collapse of the talks is another blow to the German automaker efforts to develop a low-cost vehicle platform for Asian countries, after a past alliance with Suzuki Motor likewise fell apart.
After waiting for 9 months, Volkswagen India would finally begin the recall procedure under a month. Nearly six months behind schedule, as Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) has approved its first set of plan to fix emission offense. Volkswagen revealed the biggest ever recall in India in December in 2015 following a directive from
Czech’s Škoda‘s formal U.S. return is far from guaranteed, however Automotive News Europe reports that the company hasn’t dismissed North American sales, which it has actually filed hallmark applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to safeguard its trademark name and logos on coasts. Reportedly, trademarks were submitted for the Superb Sedan, Octavia hatchback
Skoda has come up with two special editions of the aging Fabia for UK. Firstly, the Fabia Reaction is available exclusively as a hatchback fitted with a 1.2-liter 12V engine generating 69 HP (51 kW). The model starts with a base price of 9,690 GBP and comes with features such as a three-spoke leather-wrapped steering
Skoda has recently announced an updated version of 2014 Rapid. Set to go on sale on in August, the updated model can be equipped with optional xenon headlights which lash out 2,000 lumen. That may not sound too much, but the company says they are cheaper than higher output headlights while delivering almost the same
Skoda’s web designers have this strange tendency to let models slip out early and they have managed to continue this streak of theirs as the Rapid Spaceback was reportedly posted on the company’s car configurator. Though the error now seems to have been fixed, but one of the readers already took a couple of screen
Skoda has officially unveiled at the ongoing Wörthersee 2013 the 2013 Rapid Sport which could possibly signify a future RS version. The concept comes with a two-tone red and silver paint scheme and rides on huge 19-inch alloy wheels. This special Rapid car comes fitted with an aggressive full body kit encompassing new spoilers, bumpers
Skoda has recently made an announced of its plans to introduce the Rapid Sport concept at the upcoming Wörthersee 2013. The upcoming Skoda Rapid Sport concept is expected to be a particularly sporty version of the existing Skoda Rapid version. It would come with features such as a Corrida Red and Steel Gray exterior, large