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SKODA AUTO at the 31st Volkswagen GTI Meeting at Worthersee

SKODA Citigo Rally design concept

At the largest tuning event featuring vehicles of the Volkswagen Group, SKODA AUTO will show exciting concept cars. At an exhibition area of more than 600 m², the concept cars “SKODA Citigo Rally” and “SKODA Citigo DJ Car” will make their first appearance. In the evening, an international top DJ will perform on the center stage of the SKODA concert area. Tomorrow, seven teams will already set out from Prague with SKODA vehicles and head toward Lake Worthersee in Austria. Continue reading ‘SKODA AUTO at the 31st Volkswagen GTI Meeting at Worthersee’

Skoda, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia win at Rally Sweden

Skoda, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia win at Rally Sweden

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Victory on ice and snow: the Volkswagen factory team successfully concluded the test outing in the Rally Sweden, round two of the FIA World Rally Championship 2012, and collected valuable experience for the future rallies with the Polo R WRC. Sébastien Ogier and his co-driver Julien Ingrassia (F/F) took class victory with their Skoda Fabia, their team mates Andreas Mikkelsen and Ola Floene (N/N) clinched third place. With more than 200,000 spectators looking on they regularly left more powerful WRC cars trailing in their wake on the way to eleventh and 14th in the overall standings. Continue reading ‘Skoda, Sebastien Ogier and Julien Ingrassia win at Rally Sweden’

SKODA Motorsport wants a hat-trick in the 2012 IRC

SKODA Motorsport, 2012 Fabia Super 2000

The SKODA Motorsport team will continue the Fabia Super 2000 project also in the upcoming year 2012. This year the project has led to the greatest achievements in the brand’s long history of motorsport efforts. The participation in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge championship with the Fabia Super 2000 where SKODA has won the titles in both the Drivers and Manufacturers categories for two consecutive years remains the brand’s top priority. Continue reading ‘SKODA Motorsport wants a hat-trick in the 2012 IRC’

SKODA power plant to reduce CO2 emissions by a quarter

SKODA wants to reduce the CO2 emissions from the thermal power plant SkoEnergo by one quarter until the year 2015. The reduction is to be achieved primarily through the utilization of biomass. In 2015, about one third of the total power generated shall come from renewable energies. The power plant of the SKODA subsidiary SkoEnergo was put into operation in 2000. It produces power for the vehicle production at the headquarters of the manufacturer and serves as the thermal power plant for the city of Mlada Boleslav. Continue reading ‘SKODA power plant to reduce CO2 emissions by a quarter’

SKODA increases worldwide deliveries by July to more than 500,000 vehicles

In the first seven months of the year, the SKODA brand has delivered 523,200 vehicles worldwide (January – July 2010: 437,300 vehicles). Thus, the Czech automobile manufacturer was able to increase its sales 19.7 percent in comparison to the previous year and for the first time ever delivered more than 500,000 vehicles by July. At the same time, SKODA achieved a new record for the month of July with 68,500 sold units (last year: 58,500). Continue reading ‘SKODA increases worldwide deliveries by July to more than 500,000 vehicles’

SKODA’s Sponsorship Of This Year’s Tour De France

Skoda 2011 Tour de France

SKODA’s sponsorship of this year’s Tour de France has been a success. For the eighth consecutive year, the Czech-based carmaker was one of the main sponsors of the world’s toughest cycling race that ended today on the Champs Elysees in Paris. With a fleet of 300 vehicles and many events relating to the race, the brand’s involvement was more extensive than ever before. Furthermore, SKODA was a partner of nine professional teams plus the technical assistance team (Mavic). The climax of SKODA’s presence in the event was today’s handing of the TdF trophy to Tour winner Cadel Evans by SKODA Auto BOD Member for Sales and Marketing Jurgen Stackmann.

  • The brand has reached billions of viewers worldwide
  • SKODA supported the famous cycling race around France for the eighth time
  • Jurgen Stackmann handed the TdF trophy to the winner on the Champs Elysees
  • The winners are going to receive exclusive glass cups made in the Czech Republic
  • “We are proud to have supported this fantastic sports event for the eighth consecutive year,” stressed Stackmann. “These three weeks have really been fantastic in all respects. It has been one of the most thrilling races around France so far, and the riders put in top-class performances to show why this sport keeps fascinating people worldwide. For SKODA this Tour was again an excellent opportunity to be seen by billions of viewers. Our extensive involvement in this Tour has reinforced brand awareness and enhanced our image all over the world”.

    Intended for use by the race management, VIP guests and media from all over the world, 300 vehicles across SKODA’s model portfolio have been provided to the Tour de France organizers, from the Fabia to the Suberb. Furthermore, SKODA was part of the “advertising caravan” and was also heavily involved in the final ceremony on the Champs Elysees: the trophy that was handed to this year’s Tour winner by Jürgen Stackmann had been designed by SKODA’s Chief Designer Jozef Kaban and his team and manually produced by Czech glassmakers.

    Together with ice-hockey, cycling is one of the main pillars of SKODA’s sponsorship strategy. Besides the Tour, the brand is also involved in e.g. the Giro d’ Italia and acts as a partner of road cycling world championships. With the objective of popularizing cycling with cycling enthusiasts, SKODA supports various cycling events designed for the general public, such as the Bike for Life in the Czech Republic and the Berlin Velothon in Germany.

    - Skoda | Photo: Andrew / Paige Bessicks

    Skoda’s Freddy Loix wins Ypres IRC

    IRC Skoda Ypres Loix

    Freddy Loix claimed victory on the Intercontinental Rally Challenge qualifier in Ypres for a seventh time in his factory Skoda Fabia Super 2000. Loix was second fastest through the last stage to triumph by 1m41.6s over second-placed Bryan Bouffier in a Peugeot 207. Continue reading ‘Skoda’s Freddy Loix wins Ypres IRC’

    Hanninen, Red Bull SKODA Team win Acropolis Rally

    SWRC Skoda Red Bull

    It would have been indeed difficult to find a better place for the first victory in SWRC. The Red Bull SKODA team won the legendary Acropolis Rally, one of the most difficult events in the rallying calendar. The season’s fourth event saw Juho Hanninen win after putting in a brilliant performance – a combination of speed, patience and cool-headedness. Continue reading ‘Hanninen, Red Bull SKODA Team win Acropolis Rally’




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