Skoda cuts price, adds gear and driveway package for run-out OctaviaRead more »
24th November 2011 - Drive SMH.com.au by Barry Park
The quirky ŠKODA Yeti is far from abominable. A practical, roomy cabin and thrifty diesel engine saw it snatch a narrow victory over Kia's value-packed Sportage.
• Kia Sportage SLi diesel AWD (Carryover champion)
• ŠKODA Yeti 103TDI DSG AWD
• Volkswagen Tiguan 118TSI FWD
• Nissan X-Trail ST auto FWD
ŠKODA has begun testing electric traction in everyday operation with a fleet of ten electrically powered Octavia Green E Line. The Octavia Green E Line is the Czech's carmaker's first purely electric vehicle. The aim of the test is to gain practical experience with electric propulsion.Read more »
Laurin and Klement, the two Czech designers who began the ŠKODA journey way back in 1895, would be very proud of ŠKODA today. As one of the fastest growing car companies in Europe, ŠKODA has built a reputation for quality design, reliability and safety.Read more »
Source: The Age
Volkswagen's budget brand Skoda says it will have a new small car to rival the likes of the Mazda3 by 2013.
A compact hatch is an obvious omission from the Czech subsidiary's current line-up. The company has been relying on the mid-size Octavia hatch and wagon to fight in both the small- and medium-sized segments since it returned to the Australian market in 2007.Read more »