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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 […]

Skoda MissionL ‘liftback’ concept previewed

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Skoda has revealed two images of its MissionL concept car. It’s a ‘liftback’ design, which Skoda hopes will help the company achieve 1.5 million global sales by 2018. Last year Skoda sold 762,000 vehicles across the globe. They’ve given themselves seven years to double that number. To aid these lofty goals Skoda is setting up […]

Skoda Octavia vRS speeds ahead at Bonneville

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Back in June Skoda UK said their specially-prepared Octavia vRS was going to break the 200mph barrier when they sent it over to race at Bonneville Speed Week. In the hands of evo motoring journalist Richard Meaden, they were true to their word, and then some. The official speed achieved by the 600hp (450kW) Octavia […]

AIMS 2011 gallery: Skoda

The Skoda Fabia is coming. Entry level models are on sale now and the hot 132kW RS version will be in Australia early next year. You’ll probably be able to get your hands on a Fabia RS more easily than the Volkswagen Polo GTI on which it is based. We’re a bit lukewarm on the […]

Let’s break that speed record

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Skoda UK is building a one-off ‘Bonneville Special’ Octavia vRS to celebrate 10 years of the vRS brand. As its name suggests the heavily tuned speed racer will hit the salt flats at Bonneville during Speed Week in August. The car will be entered in the 2.0 litre production category, which is odd, considering it […]

VIDEO: Robert Kubica’s rally accident recreated

Details are a bit scant on this story, but it seems Skoda has gone to the trouble of recreating a life-size simulation of Robert Kubica’s horrific rally accident. When seen like this, and assuming the impact captured in this video is accurate, then we must be thankful Kubica is alive to tell us the tale. […]

Wörthersee 2011: Skoda Fabia RS 2000

With the festivities at Wörthersee 2011 well underway Skoda is making sure it doesn’t miss out on any of the action. They’be prepared a new Fabia RS 2000 concept, based on their successful Fabia Super 2000 rally car. “These days, the GTI-Treffen is rightly hailed by fans of powerful engines and sporty customization as the […]