At Skoda these days are busy developing their not yet ready for production “Green E Line” vehicles – a segment of electric cars based on the Octavia Estate. Right now, a fleet of ten E Lines is undergoing a phase where day to day conditions are recreated so see how the cars behave. The whole green thing is a part of Skoda's plan to excel in the field of fuel efficiency. Other projects concerned with that often work to optimize the TDI and TSI drivetrains and also various transmissions.
The 2012 Geneva Motor Show will no doubt bring excitement to all rubber-burning, rev counting motoring enthusiasts. But a motor show isn't a genuine one without some space for practicality and sensibility. That is why Skoda is world premiering the 5-door Citigo sub-compact car there. It's a boxy little thing that is designed to be simple, neat and easy to live with.
Power, which isn't much, comes from a 3-cylinder, 1.0 Litre petrol engine and amounts to 44 kW/60 hp or 55 kW/75 hp. (power variations of the same e
Last year, Skoda have delivered 879,200 vehicles to budget oriented, sensible customers. That's 15% more in comparison with 2010 sales. Today Skoda are planing to keep up that pace by expanding to the East. The Qatar Motor Show will see the Skoda MissionL concept for the first time outside European land.
Just for the record, when we say concept we do actually mean an almost-ready-production-car. The MissionL goes on sale in late 2012 and it is designed to fill in the gap between the Fabia and Octavia (a sort of
Skoda has begun testing ten electrically powered Octavia Green E Line. The aim of the test is to gain practical experience with electric propulsion.
The Octavia Green E Line is powered by an electric motor with 116PS (85 kW) and 270Nm (199 kW). The performance is not very good, but it is excellent for everyday driving in the city – from 0 to 100 km/h in 12 seconds and a top speed of 135 km/h (84 mph). The overall range is around 150km, which will satisfy the demands of most European commuters
VisionD Concept is one of the latest Skoda projects. The car was revealed at the 2011 Geneva Auto Show earlier this year.
Skoda VisionD Concept is showing how a future mid-size hatchback will look like.
"The car has a strong, sporty look which conveys a beautiful simplicity and a youthful and contemporary appearance.", stated the manufacturer.
Still, Skoda did not release any additional details regarding the VisionD Concept, but the vehicle looks a lot like the next generation Octavia,
The highest possible ratings in the class of city cars go for the new Citigo from ŠKODA. This automobile is with five Euro NCAP stars and was eagerly anticipated. And the effect is that the ŠKODA Citigo has received the highest number of points in its class, in tests by independent crash-test experts at Euro NCAP. Firstly Euro NCAP assessors affirmed that the overall safety packages, including its passenger, infant and pedestrian protection are exceptional. Without a doubt, ŠKODA counts on th
Skoda Yeti has been awarded by The Green Organisation, an independent group dedicated to promoting the positive side of environmental behavior. The compact SUV has won International Green Apple Environment Award.
The award was judged by members of the Midland Group of Motoring Writers, who were invited to nominate their favourite contender from a shortlist of four. The Yeti E 2.0-litre TDI CR’s outstanding environmental performance – 52.3mpg on combined cycle and only 140g/km CO2 emissions – coupled with i
Skoda Super Estate repeat triumph in the 2012 Caravan Club Towcar of the Year Awards. The famous 2.0-litre TDI DSG model took top honours in the £25 000 - £32 000 category. What is more, the car is currently on the market for just £26 400.
“Winning any honour once is a great achievement but to do it again is testament to the outstanding engineering, and quality of the ŠKODA range. We know the caravanning community is an enthusiastic supporter of the Superb Elegance Estate. Its powerful 2.0-litre diesel en
Skoda has announced the smallest vehicle in its model range. Citigo is brand's new model will make its debut in its domestic market, the Czech Republic, before the end of this year, with the UK and other European countries following at the beginning of summer 2012.
The dimensions are just 3560mm long, 1650mm wide and 1480mm high. It is perfect for city driving, especially with its superbly efficient engine.
The Citigo is powered by a three-cylinder 1.0 liter engine with either 60PS (44 kW)
Skoda has introduced MissionL Concept Car at the 2011 Frankfurt International Motor Show. The model will be launched in Europe, Russia and China in 2012 and the first deliveries to customers in India will commence late 2011.
“This premiere kicks off ŠKODA's model offensive for the coming years," commented SKODA Board Chairman Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland.
“This new compact model, along with other new products to follow, will enable us to accomplish our goal of increasing global ann
SKODA will present a world-premier design concept called MissionL at this year's Frankfurt International Motor Show. Close to the final production-ready design, this concept car reveals the look of SKODA's upcoming model line that is to become symbolic of the Czech carmaker's planned model offensive.
The new compact five-door vehicle will be launched in Europe, Russia and China. In line with the brand’s internationalisation principles, this compact ‘liftback’ will feature specific modif
A super tuned version of Skoda Octavia vRS has crossed the 200 mph barrier at the Bonneville Speed Week (13-20). The car achieved an impressive 195.69 mph on its first run of the day and on the sixth, it made 202.15 mph.
Driven by journalist Richard Meaden, the Octavia had demonstrated its potential on Sunday (14 August) as it powered its way to 191 mph securing all four speed licenses required before heading to the magical 200 mph barrier.
“Months of rigorous planning, testing and preparation have all be