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2019 Skoda Scala to replace Rapid

The replacement for the Rapid will known as the Skoda Scala, the Czech automaker announced overnight. Scala means stairway or ladder in Latin, and Skoda claims the new car will help it "scale new heights". The new Scala five-door has been previewed via some teaser images released after the Paris motor show, and its styling is expected to closely follow the Vision RS concept seen at the show in the French capital...

2019 Skoda Rapid Spaceback teased

Skoda has released a shadowy teaser for a "future compact model", believed to be the next-generation Rapid Spaceback. The picture shows the side profile of the upcoming hatchback, which is heavily influenced by the Vision RS concept that was shown at the Paris motor show this month...

Rupert Stadler leaves the Volkswagen Group

Rupert Stadler, the former Audi CEO who was arrested earlier this year for his alleged role in the Dieselgate emissions cheating affair, has been removed from the boards of both Audi and its parent the Volkswagen Group. In a statement released on the first day of the Paris motor show, the automaker announced Stadler had terminated his contract with "immediate effect" meaning he will "no longer work for the Volkswagen Group"...

Skoda Vision RS unveiled

The Skoda Vision RS concept has been unveiled at the 2018 Paris motor show this week, giving a glimpse at upcoming design elements for new RS performance models along with a next-generation compact hatchback. Squint and imagine the car with a more comfortable wheel/tyre combination, a toned down bumper design, proper door handles, framed windows, and larger wing mirrors, and the Vision RS looks suspiciously like a production car...

2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS unveiled

The Skoda Kodiaq RS crossover has been revealed a day before the start of the 2018 Paris motor show. Under the bonnet there's a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel making 176kW of power at 4000rpm, and 500Nm of torque between 1750 and 2500rpm. All that torque is channelled to the ground via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and an all-wheel drive system...

Skoda Vision RS drivetrain detailed

The plug-in hybrid drivetrain of the Skoda Vision RS concept has been detailed ahead of the car's in-the-flesh debut at the 2018 Paris motor show next week. According to Autocar, the Vision RS is powered by a plug-in hybrid drivetrain generating a total of 180kW of power. Under the bonnet the concept features a turbocharged 1...

Skoda Kodiaq RS interior revealed

The 2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS has finally been revealed – partially. Ahead of its full unveiling at the Paris motor show next month, the Czech brand has revealed the interior of its new performance model. Headlining the cabin are sexy sports seats with integrated headrests at the front, trimmed in Alcantara and accented with carbon-look leather on the bolsters...

2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS sketched

Skoda has released yet another set of teaser images for the new Kodiaq RS, ahead of its full reveal at the Paris motor show early next month. We've already seen glimpses of the exterior changes and been given some of the mechanical details, but this time the Czech brand has given us a full view of the exterior – albeit in drawings, not photographs of the vehicle...

2019 Skoda Kodiaq RS teased again

Skoda has issued another set of preview images for its upcoming Kodiaq RS performance SUV, this time giving us a closer glimpse at the car's unique design touches. Four different pictures have been released by the Czech brand, showing various elements distinguishing the Kodiaq RS from its lesser brethren – in particular, the Sportline variant...

Skoda Kodiaq RS teased... again

Skoda has released a teaser video of its upcoming Kodiaq RS, set for a launch at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The video shows the car in its hero Race Blue colour, which will be available exclusively on the vRS model. This is the first time the car has been shown without camouflage, and as expected, features a more aggressive grill, along with full-LED headlights...

2019 Skoda Kodiaq GT coupe-SUV almost ready

The images you see here are spy shots of the Skoda Kodiaq GT 'coupe-SUV' ready to rock, ahead of an imminent premiere in China. It's an indication that the practicality-minded Czech brand is continuing to move down a more stylised path, with the sloped/tapering roofline lending a much racier silhouette...