All Skoda articles – Page 2

  • Skoda Karoq Mlado B

    Skoda takes Karoq to second line


    Mladá Boleslav makes 320 Karoqs each day Czech Republic – Skoda has introduced a second line for its new Karoq compact SUV, supplementing the original production operations at Kvasiny . Reacting to high demand for the model, the company has invested around €16.6m ($20.3m) in the new Karoq production ...

  • Gurpratap Boparai

    Gurpratap Boparai to lead Skoda India


    India – As of 2 April 2018, Gurpratap Boparai will be the managing director of Skoda Auto India. Boparai, who was most recently CEO of Fiat India Automobile, will be reporting directly to Škoda CEO Bernhard Maier. The Volkswagen Group recently commissioned Škoda Auto to evaluate a global architecture for ...

  • Paintshop, Skoda Mlada Boleslav

    Skoda starts building new paintshop


    Czech Republic – The facility at Mladá Boleslav is being developed at a cost of €214.5m ($253.8m) and will have capacity for 600 vehicle bodies per day, bringing the onsite total to 2,700 units including the existing paintshop. Operations are due to begin by mid-2019. In its announcement, Skoda said ...

  • 20m units, Skoda

    Skoda hits 20m-unit milestone


    Czech Republic – The OEM’s 20-millionth vehicle, a Karoq, rolled off the assembly line at Kvasiny more than a century after car production began at the main plant, Mladá Boleslav. The new Karoq will be launched in late October. “Producing 20m cars is a tremendous milestone in our company’s ...

  • Mladá Boleslav

    Skoda presses ahead


    Not content with installing the first PXL technology in the VW Group, Skoda has now opened a second servo-mechanical line which is capable of producing large aluminum components. AMS went to see it in action Mladá – or “Young” – Boleslav seems an ironic name for a city where ...

  • PXL II, Skoda Mladá Boleslav

    Skoda's new press at Mladá Boleslav


    Czech Republic – The servo-mechanical line, installed in a new, 11,600 sq.m hall at a total cost of 86.4m ($94.8m), began full production in March after successfully completing a trial period in February. PXL II can make up to 23,000 parts per day for multiple models, and Skoda says this ...

  • Skoda Mladá Boleslav

    Travel blog: Pressing business in Skodaville


    I got lost in Mladá Boleslav. Actually, there are worse places to wander than this northern Czech city; the crumbling old buildings are characterful, the Bohemian castle is picturesque and the mountain air is, well, a breath of fresh air to a visitor from London still trailing noxious fumes. But ...

  • Superb, Skoda Kvasiny

    Skoda turns out one-millionth Superb


    Czech Republic – The milestone vehicle, made at Kvasiny, was a top-of-the-range saloon with a Laurent and Klement badge. It was also the 250,000 third-generation Superb produced since the market launch in March 2015. Michael Oeljeklaus, the OEM’s board member for Production and Logistics, described the milestone as “an impressive ...

  • Skoda Kvasiny

    Skoda Kvasiny reaches 2m vehicles


    Czech Republic – The milestone car was a Kodiaq, the brand’s first large SUV. For the launch of this model, the factory recruited an extra 2,600 personnel by the end of 2016 and is still progressing with a modernisation and expansion programme. Skoda has invested 7 billion crowns ($269.4m) at ...

  • Skoda Yeti

    Skoda grows Yeti capacity


    Russia – The OEM said it will use additional production capacities at the Nizhny Novgorod site that it shares with Volkswagen Group Russia and the Gaz Group. Since the 2009 launch, Skoda has already delivered more than 580,000 Yetis worldwide, including 99,500 last year, and demand is currently high in ...

  • Skoda Octavia

    Skoda’s 20 years of Octavia production


    Czech Republic – The model first rolled off the line at a newly opened facility in the Mladá Boleslav plant in September 1996. The last vehicle from the first generation was made in November 2010, after 970,000 saloons and more than 470,000 estates had been delivered. More than 5m Octavias ...

  • Skoda

    Skoda modernises plants in downtime


    Czech Republic – The OEM is using a three-week break this month to service and optimise its production facilities at Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí. Major projects include the installation of a new press line at Mladá Boleslav; preparations for the start of production of the Skoda Kodiaq at Kvasiny; ...

  • Skoda Kvasiny

    Skoda Kvasiny makes 100,000th Superb


    Czech Republic – The milestone, third-generation vehicle rolled off the assembly line slightly over one year after production began. Since 2001, more than 850,000 Superb models have been manufactured in total. The first generation Superb, based on a classic notchback saloon, was made from 2001 to 2008. The second generation ...

  • Skoda

    Skoda and VW hail 25-year anniversary


    Czech Republic – The start of the partnership in April 1991 set Skoda on course for its transformation from a regional maker to an internationally recognised brand. Currently, the OEM is expanding its manufacturing operations in the Republic. “What began as a one-series producer with annual sales of 170,000 ...

  • Skoda China

    Skoda strengthens Chinese operations


    China – Volkswagen, SAIC Motor Corporation and Skoda Auto have signed a memorandum of understanding to expand the brand’s model range and invest in new automotive technologies. Subject to government approval, Skoda will acquire a stake in the joint venture SAIC Volkswagen. The development of Skoda’s model range in China ...

  • Skoda Octavia

    Skoda makes 1m third-gen Octavias


    Czech Republic – The milestone vehicle, an Octavia Scout, was produced at the OEM’s main factory at Mladá Boleslav. The third generation was introduced in 2013; since the original launch in 1996, Skoda has made a total of 5m Octavias. The third-generation Octavia range includes the hatchback and estate ...

  • DQ 200, Skoda Vrchlabí

    Skoda Vrchlabí makes 1m DQ 200 gearboxes


    Czech Republic – Production began in September 2012 and during this year the plant will reach a daily capacity of 2,000 units. The half-million mark was reached in October 2014. “In preparing for DQ 200 production, Skoda and the Volkswagen Group invested a total of €245m [$270.1m] into reconstructing ...

  • Skoda Kvasiny

    Skoda turns out 18 millionth car


    Czech Republic – The milestone vehicle, a Superb Estate, rolled off the line at the Kvasiny plant – just over 100 years since the OEM began production. Skoda’s output has been on the increase, and in 2014 it produced 1m units in a single year for the first time. ...

  • Article

    Movassaghi is now director of Skoda UK


    UK – Alasdair Stewart is relinquishing the directorship to take up a senior role with Volkswagen Group UK; his replacement, Duncan Movassaghi, moves from his current position as head of Service and Parts Operations at Volkswagen Passenger Cars. Movassaghi joined the VW Group in 2010, after occupying senior management ...

  • Article

    Skoda’s 7m gearboxes, Mladá Boleslav


    Czech Republic – The total produced so far includes 6m MQ 200 units and 1m of the MQ 100 variety. The two transmissions are used in Skoda and other Volkswagen Group vehicles. “Producing 7m manual transmissions proves the competitiveness of our component manufacturing in Mladá Boleslav,” commented Michael Oeljeklaus, ...