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The New Škoda Superb has secured impressive insurance ratings, placing the model among the most competitively rated cars in the upper medium sector. The entry diesel 1.9 TDI PD 105bhp engine on the S trim Superb has been granted insurance rating 6E, an improvement of three positions over the outgoing Superb, which can translate into a considerable saving on car insurance. The entry petrol 1.4 TSI 125bhp engine has also achieved a lower rating than its petrol entry level predecessor and s

Skoda Auto is going to take part in the Moscow Motor Show (28 August – 7 September, 2008). The Company will stage two premieres on this occasion, its flagship model Skoda Superb and vehicles produced in Kaluga, Russia. Having its world premiere, the new Superb to be presented at the upcoming event is fitted with Skoda's most powerful petrol engine (3.6 FSI V6, 191 kW) giving the vehicle 0 - 100 km/h acceleration in 6.5 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. The 3.6 FSI V6 engine comes with th

As families across Britain start planning for their September school run, many will be looking to Škoda in search of better value and lower fuel bills. And as cost and fuel efficiency move to the top of the family car wish list, Škoda is giving away a free trim upgrade on its family-friendly Roomster, putting £1,000 back in its customers’ pockets. Until the end of September, mums and dads can take home the Roomster 2 for the price of the Roomster 1 or the Roomster 3 for the price of

Škoda is the official vehicle partner of the Beijing Olympics and the Beijing Paralympics as part of Volkswagen Group’s involvement in the Games. A total of 650 Chinese versions of the Octavia - known as the Octavia Mingrui - are being used by the Beijing Organising Committee for transfers of sportsmen, guests and support staff. Visitors to the Olympics can also learn more about the brand’s history, racing heritage and the Mingrui model manufactured in Shanghai in the “Olympic Show

Škoda has released prices for the first range of options available on the New Superb which will launch in the UK on 18 September. Park Assist, a system which identifies and steers the vehicle into a parking space, will be available on the SE and Elegance models for just £350 and on the entry level S model for £630. Used on a Škoda vehicle for the first time, the system makes parallel parking in crowded streets and busy roads effortless and stress-free. Other options include a multi-fu

Škoda’s new head turning and aptly named Superb will be making an appearance at the forthcoming Perth Show, giving visitors a rare chance to preview the car ahead of its official launch in September. An expected 20,000 visitors will be heading to the agricultural show at Perth to partake in various competitions and activities. In addition, 150 trade stands, of which the Thomson and Potter Škoda Retailer stand is one, will be ready to welcome visitors on Friday 1 August. Amongst other

The Škoda Fabia World Rally Car (WRC) driven by Eugene Donnelly has beaten off stiff competition from Ford and Subaru to win the Donegal Rally. Donnelly was on the pace from the start and took the lead during the second stage, maintaining his position throughout. Sky Sports’ Formula One commentator, Tony Jardine, finished a worthy 37th in his Škoda Octavia WRC while Škoda retailer John Mullholland in his Škoda Fabia Diesel finished a respectable 47th out of 151 starters. John, who ow

Successful tarmac test of the new Skoda Fabia Super 2000. Two time world champion Carlos Sainz, joined experienced test drivers Jan Kopecky and Raimund Baumschlager; the team recently tested the competition version of the Fabia Super 2000 in Austria. The Volkswagen factory driver won the Central European Rally with a R

Škoda Auto has today issued its 2007/2008 Sustainability Report. The document is a third report describing the environmentally-friendly and socially responsible policies of the Czech Republic's largest car manufacturer. The Report consists of three basic parts as required by the relevant sustainability report methodology, i.e., Financial, Social and Environmental sections, and presents key indicators in each of these three pillars. The 2007/2008 Sustainability Report has been made in two languages, Czech

In April Skoda achieved its highest fleet market share on record at 2.2 per cent, having registered 2,015 new fleet vehicles in the UK. So far this year, the Czech manufacturer has registered 6,692 fleet vehicles, representing a market share of 1.6 per cent for the year, compared to the 1.4 per cent year-to-date market share registered in April last year. April has proven a good month for the entire brand, with a total of 4,137 new vehicle registrations in the UK and a 2.4 per cent market

The new Škoda Superb has received five stars in independent crash tests performed by Euro-NCAP. One of the factors to have contributed to the highest possible rating is a knee airbag. Commenting on the new Škoda Superb, Euro-NCAP points out that the protection of the occupants' knees and thighs is excellent. The Superb has achieved the highest possible scores also in side impact and pole impact simulations, receiving 35 points for the protection of adults and 40 points for the protection of

Skoda Auto registered impressive growth in worldwide sales during April. The company's total sales for the month reached 63,726 vehicles – a 23.3 per cent increase on the same period last year. In the first four months of the year, Skoda sold 237,200 cars – up 17.7 per cent on January-April 2007. The fastest-gro