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2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline now available to order in the UK with starting price of £32,685

Those in the United Kingdom may now order a new version of Skoda’s sports utility vehicle – the new Skoda Kodiaq Sportline. It will be slotted between SE L and Edition versions of the Kodiaq, and will have a starting price of £32,685 in the UK. It is now available to order, with first deliveries expected in February 2018.

As its name indicates, the Sportline trim just makes the Skoda Kodiaq look sportier. Featuring the same engine lineup as the Kodiaq, the Kodiaq Sportline is as powerful as its regular version. Most of the changes implemented involved sportier tweaks, although in terms of traction and safety performance the new Skoda Kodiaq is better because it comes standard with an all-wheel drive system. This technology allows the Kodiaq Sportline to be suitable even in rough terrain, a capability boosted by the fact that its ground clearance is higher than a regular Kodiaq (194 mm vs. 187 mm).

To differentiate the Kodiaq Sportline from the regular Kodiaq, the new version comes with a number of black design features -- grille, roof rails, wing mirror housings, and side window trims. Its protective side trims are specified in body color while its front and rear bumpers have been tweaked. Furthermore, the Kodiaq Sportline features a tinted rear window and rear side windows. Its profile is also marked by short overhangs and specially designed 19-inch alloy wheels (20-inch wheels are available).

Read the entire article 2018 Skoda Kodiaq Sportline now available to order in the UK with starting price of £32,685

Skoda’s new 2016 Superb Estate is priced from £19,840

ŠKODA will start to receive orders in the UK for the all-new Superb Estate later this month. The full pricing list and specifications have also been released. The new model comes with the broadest range of engine, transmission and trim level options that have ever been available for ŠKODA’s flagship model. Deliveries in the UK will begin this September. Similar to the hatchback variant, the new Superb Estate is offered with seven engine options.

Some models will have the option of DSG automatic and 4x4 transmissions. The engine lineup is comprised of four TSI petrol and three TDI diesel units. Their power ranges from the 1.6 TDI’s 120PS to the new 2.0 TSI engine’s 280PS. There are five trim levels for this range: S, SE, SE Business, SE L Executive and Laurin & Klement. These all provide improved specification and equipment levels compared to their counterparts in the existing range.

Even with the higher specifications throughout the range, the new Superb is very affordable. In fact, the new 1.4 TSI S model costs just £19,840 – only £25 more expensive than the S model that’s on its way out. With a length of 4856mm and a width of 1,864mm, the new Superb is 23mm longer and 47mm wider than its predecessor. Meanwhile, the 2,841mm wheelbase is 80mm longer. This gives more space to passengers. The boot’s size is 660 litres (27 litres bigger).

Read the entire article Skoda’s new 2016 Superb Estate is priced from £19,840

Skoda UK introduces online tool for easier accessories ordering

Skoda UK has launched a new online tool that allows customers to order accessories easier and more convenient. The new accessories portal could be accessed through a computer or through smartphones and tablet devices using a mobile version of the site.

The portal features a simple and clear interface for easy use and drivers just need enter to their vehicle registration and postcode to access it. Once drivers gain access of the portal, they will be shown the Skoda retailer nearest as well as the accessories they could purchase for their specific Skoda model.

Customers can also view the complete price list for each accessory, including the labor time and when the accessories will be fitted in their vehicles.

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Skoda announces UK pricing of 2014 Superb Outdoor and Outdoor Plus models

Skoda is introducing two new models of the award-winning Superb - the Superb Outdoor and Superb Outdoor Plus. The Superb Outdoor is making its comeback since the model’s facelift in 2013. Featuring an off-road adventure styling as standard, the Superb Outdoor is based from the SE trim, but boasts of additional specs. It could also be availed with four-wheel-drive transmission for grip and extra reliability.

The model features standard equipment like new front and rear bumpers, wheel arch and side sill extensions, loading sill protection and side body moldings – all in matt grey. The model also boasts of 18-inch ‘Trinity’ anthracite alloys, Hill Hold Control, tire pressure monitor, integrated front headlight washers, heated washer nozzles and sunset glass.

The Skoda Superb Outdoor and Outdoor Plus could be availed with one of two these two gearboxes: the 2.0-litre TDI CR 140PS 4x4 DPF or 2.0-litre TDI CR 170PS 4x4 DSG DPF.

Read the entire article Skoda announces UK pricing of 2014 Superb Outdoor and Outdoor Plus models

Skoda has disclosed pricing and specification of the GreenLine versions of the Rapid and the Rapid Spaceback -- both powered by the carmaker's 1.6-liter TDI CR 90PS DPF diesel engine paired to a five-speed manual gearbox.  The Rapid Greenline and the Rapid Spaceback Greenline emits just 99 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometer and has an official combined cycle fuel economy of 74.3mpg.

With BIK values of just 11%, the vehicles are expected to appeal to fleet and corporate customers. Their running costs are further trimmed as each model is in VED Band A. Both the Rapid Greenline and the Rapid Spaceback Greenline feature 15-inch ‘Carme’ alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tires, front fog lights and sunset glass.

The cabin boasts of a height-adjustable driver’s seat, air-conditioning and a Maxi-DOT trip computer. These comfort and convenience features are in addition to the standard equipment already featured on all Rapid and Rapid Spaceback models like heated door mirrors, height-adjustable head rests and reach-and-rake adjustable steering wheel.

Read the entire article 2014 Skoda Rapid UK pricing announced

Skoda has disclosed prices and specifications for the face-lifted Yeti, which is ready to order this month and is slated to arrive in showrooms in the United Kingdom in January 2014. The Skoda Yeti has a starting price of £16,600 OTR (Yeti S 1.2 TSI 105PS) and a range-topping tag of £27,050 (Yeti Outdoor L&K 2.0 TDI 140PS 4x4 DSG).

The Yeti range now offers two versions -- Yeti and Yeti Outdoor – boasting of different design features that enable customers to fully utilize the potential of the vehicle in their favored driving environment.

The four engine choices for the face-lifted Yeti now boast of lower CO2 emissions. The refreshed vehicle also features new technology including a rear-view parking camera, bi-xenon lights with LED daytime running lights and KESSY keyless entry, start and exit system.

Read the entire article 2014 Skoda Yeti Facelift has a starting price of £16,600 OTR in UK

Skoda has added this month two new vehicles to its best-selling Fabia range in the United Kingdom – the Fabia Reaction and the Fabia Monte Carlo TECH Estate. Both new Fabia models boast of high equipment levels as well as good value for money. The new Fabia Reaction could be availed at an introductory price of just £9,690, which is a £3,715 less than the normal price of £13,405.

Fabia Reaction features all the needed features to beat the summer heat. It comes with air-conditioning and a three-spoke leather steering wheel as standard.

The Fabia Reaction’s Meteor Grey finished exterior boasts of 16-inch black Comet alloys, rear spoiler and Sunset glass as well as black detailing on the roof, mirrors and grille. The Fabia Reaction, which is only available hatch form, is powered by a 1.2-liter 12V 69PS engine.

Read the entire article Skoda adds Reaction/Monte Carlo models to Fabia range in the UK

Skoda has disclosed the price and specs for its updated Superb flagship model, which will be available in the United Kingdom starting July 17, 2013. Both the hatch and Estate versions of the Superb offer a fresh design, enhanced interior and improved fuel economy and carbon dioxide emissions. The base variant, the 1.4-litre TSI 125PS S hatch, has a starting price of just £18,555 (OTR).

The top-of-the-range Laurin & Klement Estate model carries a tag of £32,455 (OTR) when equipped with the 2.0 TDI CR 170PS DFP engine, 4x4 and 6-speed Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG). Diesel versions of the Superb start from £19,760 (OTR). The premium for the Estate over its hatch sibling is £1,125.

Buyers in the UK could avail of six advanced engine options for the Skoda Superb – three petrol and three diesel, with power outputs ranging from 105PS for the 1.6 TDI CR to 260PS for the 3.6 V6 model.

Read the entire article Facelifted Skoda Superb starts at £18,555 in the UK

Škoda is offering two UK limited-edition variants of its Octavia family car: the Octavia SE Connect and Octavia vRS Blackline. Škoda is also laying out exceptional offers for both limited edition Octavia versions. The Octavia SE Connect is inspired by the highly popular SE trim, but it is fitted with £1,680 worth of additional equipment.

Starting September 4, 2012, Škoda will be giving a 25 per cent discount off the Octavia SE Connect, which brings its OTR price from the initial £18,650 down to just £13,990, while the price of the estate body style is also brought down from £19,690 to £14,760 OTR. The Octavia SE Connect is powered by a 1.6 TDI CR 105PS DPF engine coupled with manual transmission.

The version is considered ideal for both fleet and retail customers as it returns just 119g/km of carbon dioxide emissions. Featured as standard for the Octavia SE Connect are 16-inch ‘Crateris’ alloy wheels, rear acoustic parking sensors and GSM II telephone preparation and metallic paint. The version also features Škoda’s mobile device interface (MDI) connectivity package and Maxidot functionality.

Read the entire article Škoda offers two limited-edition Octavia versions for the UK

ŠKODA will introduce a limited-edition variant of its widely acclaimed Yeti compact sports utility vehicle dubbed as the Yeti Urban. ŠKODA is building the Yeti Urban using the already popular SE trim as a basis, but attaches up to £2,450 worth of extra equipment at no added cost. The Yeti Urban will be banking on the huge success of the ŠKODA Yeti, with more than 8,800 units registered in the United Kingdom since it was launched in 2009.

The ŠKODA Yeti earned 12 independent product awards since then, and was popular with UK car buyers due to its on-road performance, family-orientated practicality and rugged design.

ŠKODA will build only 750 units of the Urban Yeti which is targeted at younger and more style-conscious UK buyers. The Yeti Urban also outpaces all other ŠKODA brands in terms of technology. The Yeti Urban will be the first model to be sold in the UK that has the DAB digital radio as standard. 

Read the entire article Škoda to launch Yeti Urban for style-conscious UK buyers

ŠKODA UK continues to build on its franchising momentum in 2011 as it already recorded six new developments since the start of 2012. In 2011, ŠKODA saw over 20 franchising achievements to its UK network. And since January 1, 2012 until today, ŠKODA UK has developed six new franchises, including two new operations with the Arnold Clark Group in Scotland and a new opening in Bury St. Edmonds with Vindis.

ŠKODA is planning more developments and site improvements this year, including the commencement of the roll-out of its new showroom designs. ŠKODA UK’s retail presence was reinforced by new businesses and continued expansion at existing sites, which bring the brand closer to achieve its ambitious growth targets over the coming years. In 2011, 12 open points were filled by the carmaker. New ŠKODA sites include Essex Auto Group in Rayleigh; Trust Group in Redditch; Stourbridge in Progress, Northampton and Lookers in Stockport.

The company was also able to secure three changes of ownership and five major developments on existing sites. The company’s Yeti and Superb models posted an increase in demand in 2011, selling over 45,000 and securing a 2.3% market share.

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The new Octavia will be opened by Skoda early next year together with an wide-ranging exterior and interior modification, taking the tremendously successful model current with the brand's current series.

Average price increases of the latest, enhanced Octavia are £473 for the Octavia Hatch and £478 for the Octavia Estate above the retiring version.

The new Octavia has received a battery of considerable design alterations which consist of dynamic, sweeping headlights and complimentary front fog lights, fresh retractable door mirrors and body color-matching bumpers and side moldings.

Read the entire article 2009 Skoda Octavia Facelift U.K. pricing announced

Skoda's Fabia range the hatchback, the estate and the Roomster MPV has been facelifted and will soon be available in the UK with a new pricing range.

The hatch model is priced from 9,330 pounds sterling, while the Roomster has a base price of 11,260 pounds sterling. The redesigned models have new engines, a fresh radiator grille and new headlights that have been widened to emphasize the horizontal line of the front end design.

Aside from that, the range also got new alloy rims and is now offered with a wider range of exterior colors. Three diesel units are offered in this range: a 75hp 1.2 liter TDI, a new 1.6 liter TDI that generates 90 HP and another version of the engine providing 105 HP.

Read the entire article 2010 Skoda Fabia facelift pricing announced

It has already been months since Czech carmaker Skoda unveiled the comprehensively refreshed – both in terms of design and engineering -- Fabia hatchback. Now, the car company will be taking the wraps off the newest variant of the Fabia that boasts of rugged, off-road looks -- the new Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline.

Aside from all the improvement introduced on the newly revised Fabia model series – like its more distinctive exterior, new upholstery and a new instrument panel -- the new Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline features an appearance that seems ready for an adventure off the road. This is made possible by a number of bodywork elements matt black and silver as well as by distinctive 16- and 17-inch alloy wheels.

For instance, the new Fabia Combi Scoutline is fitted with special front spoiler in matt black with silver trim, as well as wheel arch linings and side sills in matt black. Likewise, the Fabia Combi Scoutline features wing mirrors and roof rails in silver. In addition, the vehicle’s new rear bumper with diffuser is finished in combination of matt black and silver. A customer can have his or her new Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline finished in any of the regular colors available for the Fabia Combi.

Read the entire article Skoda introduces new Fabia Combi Scoutline with off-road looks

At the 2018 Paris Motor Show earlier this month, Czech carmaker Skoda unveiled the Vision RS Concept. According to Skoda, the new Vision RS doesn’t just show how its RS models could appear in future, but also foreshadows a new model in the compact car segment. Now, Skoda has finally confirmed the name of that new compact model – the all-new Skoda Scala.

Skoda reveals that the newest nameplate in its lineup derives its name from Latin word ‘scala’, which when translated would mean ‘stairs’ or ‘ladder.’ Thus, Scala signifies the next step forward for Skoda in the compact segment. Furthermore, the Skoda is taking a leap forward in terms of technology, providing the new Scala with innovative features that so far only offered in vehicles belonging to higher segments. Moreover, the Czech brand has also taken a number of several major development steps forward.

Interestingly, the Scala is the first Skoda series production model in Europe to feature the “Skoda” lettering -- instead of the Skoda logo -- in the center of tailgate.

Read the entire article Skoda Scala is the newest compact model from the Czech carmaker

That was fast! It was only a few days ago when Skoda teased its newest creation – the new all-new Skoda Kodiaq GT coupe-SUV -- through three sketched images. Now, the Czech carmaker is formally introducing online the coupe version of its Kodiaq SUV, revealing a number of details that should excite potential buyers in China.

According to Skoda, the exterior of the new Kodiaq GT coupe SUVis wrapped in sporty proportions. With a length of around 4.63 meters, it is slightly shorter than the Kodiaq SUV. On the front, the new Kodiaq GT is marked by a black-framed grille with chrome-plated dual ribs, as bordered on top by a wide bonnet, on the sides by LED headlights, and on the bottom by a three-dimensional bumper. The new Kodiaq SUV also features a front spoiler with wide air inlets.

When viewed from the sides, the new Skoda Kodiaq GT reveals coupe-like flanks, clear precise lines and a gently sloping roofline, which slope starts from behind the front doors. The coupe SUV also features dynamic wheel arches as well as body-colored chiseled side skirts.

Read the entire article China-exclusive Skoda Kodiaq GT coupe-SUV officially introduced

Finally, Skoda is entering the coupe-SUV segment. However, motorists in Europe or United States won't be able to get a piece of it. This is because Skoda is marketing the all-new coupe version of Kodiaq – the Skoda Kodiaq GT -- exclusive in China. It may arrive in other markets around the world, but for now, plans only involves exclusive sale in the Chinese market.

Skoda has yet to disclose important details about the all-new Kodiaq GT. Nonetheless, the fact that the Czech carmaker has released three design sketches, Skoda is all-bent to deliver a new coupe-SUV – as based on the Kodiaq SUV – for the Chinese market. This means that China will the only market in the world in which Skoda will be selling four SUV models: Kamiq, Karoq, Kodiaq and Kodiaq GT.

The new Kodiaq GT will be Skoda’s fourth SUV in China, and will be second exclusive model made just for the Chinese market, after the Kamiq. It will also be replacing the Kamiq as the brand’s most expensive SUV and its new flagship in China. According to the Czech carmaker, the Kodiaq GT coupe SUV is a demonstration of its commitment to the Chinese market, expecting the new model to be a key driver of the brand’s image.

Read the entire article Skoda releases first sketches of its China-exclusive Kodiaq GT coupe-SUV

The RS designation at Skoda has been used to call model versions that bear the Czech brand’s sporty genes. Emotive and sporty in nature, these versions have been the result of the brand’s rich history of motorsport, which has already reached 117 years. Now, at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, Skoda is presenting a new study that provides a glimpse into its future RS models – the new Skoda Vision RS.

According to Skoda, the new Vision RS demonstrates how its RS could appear in future, conveying a good blend of sportiness, sustainability and functionality. After all, the new Vision RS isn't just an ordinary RS as its core is served by an electrified drivetrain – a combination of a conventional engine and an electric motor. Furthermore, the new Vision RS also foreshadows a new model in the compact car segment, where the Skoda Rapid and Rapid Spaceback is currently competing.

The new Vision RS essentially represents a completely new form of RS DNA. Its front end is defined by a sculptural bonnet with a Skoda logo made from illuminated crystal glass. The radiator grille features illuminated high-gloss black carbon-fiber slats, which comes in a new distinctive shape. The air inlet and spoiler mirror are shaped like the radiator grille, which is flanked by headlights consisting of four glass stones. The frontal lighting system of the Vision RS also includes narrow daytime running lights and fog lights. The side air outlets, air inlet grille and front spoiler are all made of carbon fiber.

Read the entire article 2018 Paris Motor Show: Skoda Vision RS previews looks of future Skoda RS models

Czech carmaker is making fans of its CNG-powered (compressed natural gas)  Skoda fall in love all over again by making the latest iteration of the Octavia G-TEC more powerful and travel farther than before.

Part of its range of eco-friendly CNG vehicles, the new 2019 Skoda Octavia G-TEC has gotten rid of the old 1.4-liter TSI engine. Instead, the latest iteration of the Octavia G-TEC will be powered by the Volkswagen Group’s new 1.5-liter TSI engine. This new mill with the larger capacity can deliver 96 kW (130 PS) of max output, making the new Octavia G-TEC around 15 kW (20 PS) more powerful than the previous model. Moreover, the 1.5-liter TSI engine is designed to be efficient, as made possible by the variable intake valve timing with Miller cycle operation.

When the 2019 Skoda Octavia G-TEC goes into CNG mode, its carbon dioxide emissions levels drops by 25 percent compared when in petrol mode. In addition, a CNG-powered Octavia G-TEC emits lower levels of nitrogen oxide (NOx) with zero particulate emissions. This allows the new Octavia G-TEC to be compliant with EU6d-TEMP emissions standard.

Read the entire article 2019 Skoda Octavia G-TEC (CNG) has more power and longer range than predecessor

Of all automotive brands, the last automaker you could think to slap its badge on a convertible SUV, would probably be Skoda. But their new Sunroq is actually what that is - a droptop version of the compact Karoq, the latest concept to come from Mladá Boleslav. The concept actually began in October 2017 when a team of 23 students from Skoda’s own trade school got together to work on a one-off project.

Do not get us wrong though, because the automaker is not planning to chop off the compact crossover’s roof for a production version since the Sunroq will remain purely a concept car to demonstrate the skills of Skoda’s vocational school. These students are very talented and they took the roles of engineers and designers, but of course, actual professionals lent a helping hand during the development process of turning the Karoq into a convertible.

The Czech Republican crossover loses its model’s roof. However, they have kept the rear doors as well as the rear seats to maintain that high level of practicality you would expect from a Skoda. Of course, Skoda keeps it’s vehicle interesting, as you can see here, the automaker’s logo is projected onto the road by LEDs mounted underneath the concept’s front bumper. You can actually get those on the production Karoq where these are mounted underneath the front doors.

Read the entire article Skoda Sunroq Concept is the convertible SUV we did not expect