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The Red Bull Skoda team will make its official debut at the Mexico Rally, next weekend (5-6th March). This is the first round of the 2011 S-WRC series. Juho Hanninen and Mikko Markkula, will be driving a Skoda Fabia S2000. The Mexico Rally is one of the most interesting courses of the entire S-WRC series. It features gravel event around Leon with high altitudes and at high temperatures. The rally includes a total of 22 stages (365 km) and more than a thousand kilometres of transfers betwee

Skoda Fabia will introduce a special edition - Monte Carlo, which is a  new model with enhanced sports styling and bespoke interior. The vehicle is launched specially to celebrate 100 years of the Monte Carlo Rally. The exterior boasts a dynamic look with piano-black body trim extended over the wheel arches and down the full length of the car, a black roof, black door mirror covers, a black radiator grille top, smoked headlamps and black 17” lightweight Trinity alloy wheels. The interi

Here is an interesting battle between three small hot hatchbacks - Volkswagen Polo GTI, Skoda Fabia vRS and SEAT Ibiza Cupra. The vehicles are tested by the British journalists from AutoExpress. Polo GTI is powered by a 1.4-litre TSI petrol with 180 PS and 250 Nm. Top speed of the VW - 229 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds. Skoda Fabia vRS also has a 1.4-liter twincharged engine with 180PS. 0 to 100 km/h -  7 seconds, flat and top speed 225 km/h. SEAT Ibiza Cupra, of course the same 1.4-litre turbo wi

Skoda Fabia vRS is a hot hatch powered by 1.4 liter TSI engine with 180HP mated to a 7-speed DSG transmission. The small car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds and the top speed is 227 km/h (141 mph). Fabia vRS stands on 17” Gigaro alloy wheels fitted with performance tires. The car features LED daylight running lights, sunset glass and vRS body kit giving it a sporty look. The interior boasts vRS sports seats, a three-spoke multi-function steering wheel with radio controls an

Skoda Superb Combi vs Mercedes E-Class Estate is an interesting battle. While the Mercedes is obviously more luxurious, the Superb seems more reasonable choice. The Skoda and the Mercedes do not share the same price range, which means  that they are in different market segments. Both cars has nothing in common like build quality or equipment levels. The engine range is also very different. Look like the only common thing is that both are s

Skoda has released a Special Edition of the hot hatchback - Fabia vRS. It is named IRC Skoda Fabia S2000 vRS Edition. The limited edition of the Fabia vRS uses a lot of design ideas from its rallying cousin, which has the same green color, as well as many white stripes on the roof, alloy wheels and stickers. This version will be limited to just 200 units. It is powered by 1.4TSI with 180HP (132 kW), which powers the standard vRS Fabia.

Skoda will offer AWD system on a variety of its models, because they finally understood that the customers has certain needs. The fourth-generation Haldex system is much similar to those used in Volkswagen Golf, Audi A3 and TT, unlike the Torsen systems found in longitudinally-engined cars like Audi’s sedans. T

Almost every company released a concept car and Skoda has announced theirs Octavia Green E Line. The car used as a platform is Octavia Combi, but with some modifications like earl white paint, aerodynamic wheels, and a glossy black roof with integrated photovoltaic panels. The interior is practically the same, but with revised display which shows vehicle information - output, power consumption, battery charge and the remaining range. The li

Skoda Superb is now available with a new 1.6 TDI CR engine. The power unit delivers 105bhp and 250Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100km/h in 12.5 seconds and has a top speed of 188km/h (117mph). The new diesel engine replaces 1.9 TDI PD. Combined mpg has been improved by an impressive 6.9mpg for the Hatch, and 5.6mpg for the Estate while emissions have been reduced by a remarkable 19g/km and 20g/km respectively. Skoda Superb 1.6 TDI CR returns incredible 56.5mpg and emits just 130g/km of CO2. The pr

Skosa Yeti received the top award in the 2010 Auto Express New Car Awards. It is named „Car of the Year” by the top-selling weekly automotive magazine and website. Skoda took totally five awards at the event, held Tuesday evening, 3 August. Skoda Superb was named Best Family Car and the Estate version took the Best Estate Car award. Furthermore, Yeti was also awarded Best Crossover. “The winner of our Car of the Year prize has to be the unanimous choice of our judging panel, and is picked from our l

2012 skoda joyster is going in production

The concept was unveiled back in 2006 and now 2012 Skoda Joyster will go in production. Joyster is expected to be the cheapest vehicle in the model lineup. The car is base on the Volkswagen Up! The model is scheduled for sale in the first half of 2012 for under EUR 9 000. Its direct rivals are the Toyota iQ and Peugeot 107, which models will be outdated. The entry-level of Skoda Joyster will be a choice of two engine variants, namely a 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol and a 1.2 three-cylinder diesel. The harm

Skoda Fabia Estate Greenline II is the most ECO-friendly car, which goes on sale in the UK next week. The second generation Greenline is powered by 3-cylinder turbocharged 1.2 TDI CR engine with 75bhp. It features DPF common rail (high-pressure direct injection) engine and returns an shocking 83.1 mpg (combined cycle) and produces CO2 emissions of only 89g/km, which means the Fabia Greenline II is exempt from road tax. The new Fabia Estate costs only £13 740 and comes with £800 of extra standard equipment