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2019 Skoda Scala unveiled

After a drip feed of information longer than the Nile, the new Skoda Scala has been unveiled at an event in Tel Aviv, Israel. The Scala debuts a more emotive design language for the Czech brand. As noted previously, it ditches the Skoda logo on the tailgate for a large line of letters spelling out its name...

2019 Skoda Fabia pricing and specs

Skoda has announced pricing and specs for the mildly-revised 2019 Fabia range, which brings with it new safety tech and the same pair of three-cylinder engines. Two powertrains are offered in the Fabia: a 70TSI with five-speed manual, making 70kW and 160Nm, or an 81TSI with seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, making 81kW and 200Nm. Both are 1...

Volkswagen: Next-gen platforms will be the last designed for petrol, diesel engines

At Volkswagen Group, the next generation of flexible component sets will be the last engineered for internal combustion engines. According to Automotive News, Michael Jost, head of strategy for the Volkswagen brand, told an industry conference in Germany “our colleagues are working on the last platform for vehicles that aren’t CO2 neutral"...

2019 Skoda Scala interior revealed

The interior Skoda Scala has been revealed a week before the car's full debut on December 6, local time, in Tel Aviv, Israel. The high-end model shown here stands out thanks to the light coloured strip of, probably, fake wood running across its width, and the floating pod housing the car's infotainment system. Although the touchscreen measures 9...

Skoda to double sales within five years

Skoda is pushing an ambitious plan to double its Australian sales within the next five years. The niche Czech brand is currently recording a 12 per cent increase year-on-year, with sales to the end of October in excess of 5000 cars compared to just under 4500 for the same period last year...

2019 Skoda Scala interior teased

Interior sketches of the upcoming Skoda Scala hatch have been revealed by the Czech automaker overnight. If the production version stays true to the teaser, the Scala will have a much classier cabin than the Rapid it will replace. Among the available features in the new Scala is a 10.25-inch fully digital instrumentation screen...

2019 Skoda Scala previewed

Skoda has issued some camouflaged images of the upcoming Scala hatchback, scheduled for a European market launch in the first half of 2019. The first model in the Czech company's line-up to be based on the Volkswagen Group's MQB A0 platform – shared with the likes of the Volkswagen Polo – the Scala will roughly be the same size as a Volkswagen Golf, and sport a design inspired by the Vision RS concept shown at this year's Paris motor show...

2018 Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline revealed

The Skoda Fabia Combi Scoutline has been revealed for Europe, giving the company's smallest wagon a more rugged look. Available on all engines and colours of the regular Fabia Combi (wagon), the Scoutline brings crossover-style cosmetic upgrades like contrasting bumpers, wheel arch cladding and side sills, along with faux skid plate inserts front and rear...

2019 Skoda Kodiaq GT revealed for China - UPDATE

The Skoda Kodiaq GT has been revealed exclusively for China, ahead of its public debut at the Guangzhou motor show on November 16. Both the Kodiaq and the new Kodiaq GT ride on the same 2791mm wheelbase, and look to have the same bonnet and front quarter panels. In addition to a redesigned rear section and unique doors, the GT also has a revised front fascia design with a U-shaped honeycomb section underneath the grille...

Skoda Kodiaq GT teased for China

Skoda has released a set of design sketches for its new Kodiaq GT, a coupe-styled version of its flagship SUV that will be exclusive to the Chinese market. No firm launch date has been set yet, though we'd expect the Kodiaq GT to hit Chinese showrooms in the coming months – and we've seen near-production prototypes doing the rounds recently...

2019 Skoda Scala: Rapid replacement renamed

The replacement for the Rapid will be known as the Skoda Scala, the Czech automaker has 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...