Archive for the ‘Skoda’ Category

Volkswagen Group tipped to rebrand as Auto Union

Here’s a rumour from GoAuto that has grabbed our interest, according to its report Volkswagen Group is considering a name change to Auto Union. A possible theory for the change would be to establish greater sense of independence for each of the brands under Volkswagen’s control, by removing the Volkswagen name from the umbrella company. […]

2013 Goodwood FoS in pictures – gallery 2

This is your second fix of images from the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. We start with McLaren and take you all the way to Vuhl, plus a few bonus pics at the end. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s final gallery which is a dedicated set of Porsche images. See also: 2013 Goodwood FoS in pictures […]

Audi, Skoda to join Australian DSG recall

The news just keeps getting worse for the Volkswagen Group with word that Audi and Skoda will be joining Volkswagen Australia in the voluntary recall to remedy problems with the 7-speed DSG (DQ200) transmission. Nothing official has yet to emerge from the PR departments of Audi or Skoda but it is understood over 6200 A1 […]

2013 Skoda Octavia vRS revealed

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Skoda brings us an official preview of its all-new Octavia vRS, which have a full debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed on 10 July. New car launches are always accompanied by a raft of attention grabbing headlines and this new vRS is no exception, carrying the tag of “fastest Octavia everrrrr!” Of course, the […]

2013 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 2

You can have your fancy pants limited-edition Lambo, or your stonking new LaFerrari, even the McLaren P1; we’re not really interested. The car of Geneva, for us, is the Porsche 911 GT3. That’s the one we’d like to take home and get intimate with. And so begins the second and final part of our Geneva […]

2013 Skoda Octavia RS leaked

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Hot on the heels of the official info on the all-new Octavia comes these four grainy images of the range-topping RS model. The images of the RS were sourced directly from Skoda’s website configurator before some “technical issues” saw the configurator pulled down and the images quickly removed. We can see Skoda has tarted up […]

2013 Skoda Octavia revealed

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During the week Skoda gave us a preview of their all-new Octavia. It’s due for an official unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2013, which may explain why they’ve been a little shy and released only four images of the third-generation Octavia. As we’ve come to expect from Volkswagen Group models of late […]

Chris Atkinson wins 2012 APRC title

When he’s not playing in the WRC big league, Chris Atkinson competes for Team MRF Skoda in the FIA’s Asia-Pacific Rally Championship. By finishing the China Rally in second place on the weekend ‘Atko’ secured enough points to claim the 2012 title. “This is our first overall victory in this championship, and it’s a great […]

AIMS 2012 gallery: Best of the rest

To close out our 2012 Australian International Motor Show coverage we bring you the highlights and lowlights from the rest of the manufacturers on show. Our top three highlights: Ford Evos concept—stunning lines Kia Track’ster—actually very, very cool Subaru BRZ by Possum Bourne Motorsport—track cred for the BRZ Our top three lowlights Holden Malibu—return to […]

2012 Paris Motor Show in pictures – part 2

Here’s part 2 of our 2012 Paris Motor Show in pictures gallery, which brings you manufacturers from M–Z. Join us as we admire the McLaren P1, the Mercedes-Benz Concept Style Coupé, the Peugeot Onyx and the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo. We’re wavering a little with our admiration of the Mercedes-Benz A Class, but nothing can […]

2012 Geneva Motor Show in pictures – part 2

Here’s the second and final part of our 2012 Geneva Motor Show photo gallery, featuring manufacturers from L–Z (well V actually). Highlights include the Aventador J pictured above along with a reappearance of the stylish Mazda Takeri concept. The awesome Pagani Huayra is also on show, check the raw carbon fibre model, it looks sublime. […]

Volkswagen introduces versatile MQB platform

Over the next few years, and especially in the short–medium term, you’re going to be reading a lot about Volkswagen’s MQB platform, otherwise known as the Modular Transverse Matrix. MQB will be used in the small-medium segments across the Audi, Seat, Skoda and Volkswagen brands. In the context of VW it will be used to […]

WRC teams shake it down before full Monte

The Monte Carlo Rally, fondly referred to as ‘The Monte’, is resuming its rightful and traditional position as the first WRC event of the year. Yesterday the top WRC teams were out in Valence giving their machines a final shakedown before taking on the full rally. You can read previews from Citroën, Ford, MINI and […]