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  • Tata Tamo Racemo concept, 2017 Geneva auto show

    Indian auto giant Tata in February launched the Tamo sub-brand to serve as an incubator for potential new businesses and technologies and to develop exciting, low-volume models to help strengthen Tata’s image. Tata has marked the launch of Tamo with the presentation of the Racemo sports car concept at this week’s 2017 Geneva auto show. The concept will be followed early next year by a production model limited to just 250 examples. A dedicated racing version, the Racemo+, is also planned. The Racemo is desgined for the Indian market and features a mid-engine layout with drive going...

  • Skoda Citigo. Photos: Antony Ingram
    VW considers bringing its Skoda brand to U.S.

    Dieselgate-plagued Volkswagen may have a mainstream option for the American market already in its portfolio: Skoda, the Czech, value-driven automaker it has owned for 25 years. A Skoda spokesperson told Handelsblatt (via Reuters) the automaker is evaluating expanding into additional markets where...

  • Hoffmann & Novague R200 track video
    Audi R8 Turned Into A Skoda Hits The Track: Video

    Remember the Audi R8 that Czech prototype and low-volume manufacturer Hoffmann & Novague turned into a retro take on the Skoda 130 RS rally car of the 1980s? Well, just in case you thought it was nothing but a mockup, here’s the car being flung around a race track. The video comes to us...

  • Hoffmann & Novague R200
    Audi R8 Rebodied With Skoda Details: Travesty Or Awesomeness?

    We can’t decide where to land on this bug-eyed Audi R8. It’s just too much to take in all at once. But it’s very well done. If converting an R8 to look like a Skoda (the 130 RS rally car is mentioned as inspiration by the designer) can be considered a job well done. We’re...

  • 2011 Skoda MissionL Concept
    2011 Skoda MissionL Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

    Czech brand Skoda is unveiling a new concept at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show on September 13 previewing a new compact sedan model. Called the MissionL Concept, Skoda describes its concept as close to the final production-ready design and the first in a wave of new models that will help the...

  • Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville Special
    Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville Special Hits 200 MPH

    Skoda of the UK has taken a modified Octavia vRS sedan up to 200 mph at the Bonneville salt flats in Utah.

  • Skoda Octavia vRS Bonneville record car

    Whilst Skodas have never been sold in the United States, gearheads probably know a little about the Czech Republic-based subsiduary of the Volkswagen Audi Group and some of the great cars the company has produced since becoming part of the VAG empire. As such, the brand has shaken off the reputation it once had as the butt of many jokes. Even so, you might approach the notion of a 200 mile per hour Skoda with some trepidation. Pull the other one, Skoda! Nevertheless, the car exists and Skoda is building a 600 horsepower version of its Octavia hatchback to break the double-ton at Bonneville...

  • 2010 Skoda Superb Kombi spy shot
    Spy shots: Skoda Superb Estate wagon

    Volkswagen-owned Skoda doesn't get much press in the U.S. but over in Central and Eastern Europe it is one of the most popular automotive brands. Having launched new versions of its mainstream Octavia and Superb sedans in the past year, the company recently took the covers if its all-new Yeti...

  • 2009 Skoda Octavia RS facelift
    Skoda adds facelifted RS and Scout to Octavia lineup

    Having already released the facelifted version of its Octavia saloon at last year’s Paris Motor Show, Czech carmaker Skoda has finally added the updated versions of the performance Octavia RS and the Octavia Scout soft-roader to its lineup. Besides numerous design changes, both cars offer new...

  • Mid-engined Skoda roadster preview
    Preview: Mid-engined Skoda roadster

    Volkswagen-owned Skoda doesn't get much press in the U.S. but over in Central and Eastern Europe it is one of the most popular automotive brands. Having launched new versions of its mainstream Octavia and Superb sedans in the past year, the company last week took the covers if its all-new Yeti...

  • 2010 Skoda Superb wagon preview
    Preview: Skoda Superb station wagon

    Volkswagen-owned Skoda doesn't get much press in the U.S. but over in Central and Eastern Europe it is one of the most popular automotive brands. Having launched new versions of its mainstream Octavia and Superb sedans in the past year, the company last week took the covers if its all-new Yeti...

  • 2009 Skoda Fabia Sport Design Concept
    Skoda previews sporty Fabia vRS with new Sport Design Concept

    Volkswagen-owned Skoda doesn't get much press in the U.S. but over in Central and Eastern Europe it is one of the most popular automotive brands. Having launched new versions of its mainstream Octavia and Superb sedans in the past year, the company has now also revealed its all-new Yeti compact SUV...

  • 2010 Skoda Yeti

    Volkswagen's Skoda doesn't get much press in the U.S. but over in Central and Eastern Europe it is one of the most popular automotive brands. Having launched new versions of its mainstream Octavia and Superb sedans in the past year, the company has now announced that it will further expand its lineup with the all-new Yeti compact SUV, which will be making its world debut in production trim at this week’s Geneva Motor Show. The Yeti is based on the previous concept of the same name that was introduced in 2005 and has been designed for both urban and leisure driving. Both FWD and AWD...

  • 2010 skoda fabia scout 003
    Skoda Fabia Scout officially revealed ahead of Geneva Motor Show debut

    Volkswagen's Skoda doesn't get much press in the U.S. but over in Central and Eastern Europe it is one of the most popular automotive brands. Having launched new versions of its mainstream Octavia and Superb sedans in the past year, the company has now announced that it will further expand its...

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    Skoda Octavia ‘RS+’ concept debuts at Essen Motor Show

    October’s Paris Motor Show saw Skoda unveil the facelifted version of its Octavia midsize sedan, and now less than two months later the carmaker has revealed a new concept version at the Essen Motor Show. The concept is the Octavia RS+, and most of its modifications are purely stylistic as...

  • Seat Minicar based on up! concept
    Preview: Seat, Skoda And Audi Minicars

    Even as fuel prices slide back down to pre-crunch levels, the automotive industry knows it's only a temporary respite and continues its gear-up for a new layer of high-quality small cars. On the German front, BMW is thought to be working on a sub-1-series minicar, Daimler already has its Smart, and...

  • 2009 Skoda Octavia facelift
    Skoda updates Octavia range with 2009 facelift

    Skoda is using this week’s Paris Motor Show to debut the facelifted version of its middle segment Octavia sedan, which receives new styling both front and rear, an updated interior, and several new engines as part of its 2009 model year update. When looking from the front, the key changes...

  • Skoda Yeti SUV coming in 2009
    Skoda Yeti SUV coming in 2009

    Volkswagen's Skoda brand doesn't get much press in the West, but it's a very popular brand in central and eastern Europe. The Yeti, a mid-size SUV concept approved for production in April 2007, will finally be making it to market sometime in 2009, though the spokesperson wouldn't guarantee a date...

  • Skoda to build Volkswagen up! minicar

    Volkswagen may have to call upon its Skoda subsidiary to manufacture its forthcoming production up! minicar, which many are predicting will be the next-generation Lupo compact. This way VW will be able to take advantage of Skoda’s low-cost production facilities in Vrchlabi and Pamplona to help give it the advantage over Toyota’s new iQ minicar rival. The information comes from Skoda manufacturing and logistics manager Horst Mühl, who told reporters from Automotive News Europe that officials are planning to build up to 250,000 up! cars annually. This number is expected to be...

  • Skoda Fabia 2000 rally car begins testing
    Skoda Fabia 2000 rally car begins testing

    Rally racing has bred some of the most incredible, insane and absolutely beloved automobile variants of all time. From the Renault R5 Turbo and Audi Quattro to the Subaru WRX STI and Mitsubishi EVO, rally racing finds ways of turning otherwise sensible, economical transportation into snarling...

  • Official: 2008 Skoda Superb
    Official: 2008 Skoda Superb

    Czech carmaker Skoda has taken the wraps off the long-awaited Superb, aimed at the upper medium segment. Like most new cars, the Superb has grown considerably over the previous generation and is both longer and wider for additional interior space. The new Superb features a number of smart...

  • Skoda unveiling new Fabia Greenline at Frankfurt
    Skoda unveiling new Fabia Greenline at Frankfurt

    Skoda will debut two new vehicles at next month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the production Fabia Estate (pictured) and a new ultra-efficient Fabia Greenline design study. The Fabia Greenline is a design study that’s intended to highlight Skoda’s push to develop more...

  • Preview: 2008 Skoda Superb
    Preview: 2008 Skoda Superb

    For those readers not familiar with the Skoda Superb, the car is an executive saloon manufactured by the Czech carmaker and shares its underpinnings with the Volkswagen Passat. The current model has been on sale since 2001 but will be coming in for an upgrade early next year with the release of an...

  • Skoda to lift production by 50% by 2010
    Skoda to lift production by 50% by 2010

    Skoda has set a goal of increasing its sales by 50% by the end of the decade, with the focus now set on expanding its foreign operations into emerging markets such as India and China. Production numbers for this year stand at 580,000 cars but is expected to be lifted to around 616,000 units...

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