Volkswagen’s Herbert Diess to head volume brand division

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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 names Skoda UK executive to head U.S. sales

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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 […]

Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka to discuss possible Skoda production move

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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 […]

Volkswagen and Tata end talks on emerging markets joint development

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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. […]

Volkswagen’s Czech Brand Skoda Shall Begin Offering Cars in the U.S.

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 […]

2014 Skoda Rapid gets a new engine

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 Rapid Sport breaks cover

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 […]