The new ŠKODA Superb is in the starting blocks. The completely redeveloped ŠKODA flagship has recently completed the final test series in Southern Europe, among other regions. The new ŠKODA Superb is the top model in the ŠKODA model range. With its new design language, new proportions, space, innovative technology, driving dynamics and build quality, the car has shifted to the upper end of the automotive mid-class.
Czech automobile manufacturer ŠKODA will treat visitors to this year’s Essen Motor Show with a presence packed with emotion. The highlight is an opportunity to see the concept version of the new rally car, the ŠKODA Fabia R 5, for the first time. The new ŠKODA Fabia Combi, will be making its first public appearance in Germany. ŠKODA will also be exhibiting the Octavia RS, the fastest production Octavia ever. As if that were not enough, visitors can also marvel at the sporty Monte Carlo special editions of the ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback, ŠKODA Yeti and ŠKODA Citigo, as well as the meaty show cars – the ŠKODA Yeti Xtreme, ŠKODA CitiJet and ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback Red & Grey Collection.
Recent generation of software optimizations are quite simply synonym for the Mechernich (Germany) mcchip-dkr company. Besides its service point net all over Germany, the company has installed meanwhile co-operation partner workshops in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and Kuwait, as also in the Russian Saint Petersburg, always equipped with newest techniques. Except for motor cars, “patients” of the company are lorries, agrarian vehicles, transporters, camping mobiles, boats or Jet-Skis®, whereas power improvement is not always the first reason for tuning, but also ECO-optimizations for clear cost savings.
The new ŠKODA Fabia not only impresses with its emotionally-charged design; the car is also cleverer and more practical than ever before. The new model has enough space for 5 occupants and their luggage, yet thanks to its compact footprint, it is extremely agile and nimble. The boot is the largest within the small car segment.In typical ŠKODA style, the new Fabia has a total of 17 ‘Simply Clever’ features, nine of which are new.
“The new ŠKODA Fabia is a real champion in terms of practicality, offering a wide variety of opportunities for use – it is the ideal car for modern yet practical urban mobility and also possesses the perfect combination of functionality and emotionally-rich design,” says Dr Frank Welsch, ŠKODA Board Member for Technical Development.
ŠKODA’s Head Designer Jozef Kabaň speaks about the demands on form and function of the new ŠKODA Fabia.
Question: A few months ago, the ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ design study gave us a first glimpse of the future ŠKODA design language. In what way does the new ŠKODA Fabia reflect this development?
Jozef Kabaň: We have demonstrated with the ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ design study how ŠKODA is able to combine great functionality with an expressive, emotional and more sharply defined design. This new design direction is the next step in the development of our brand and the new ŠKODA Fabia is the first model to communicate this design language. Drawing on elements of the ‘ŠKODA VisionC’ design study, the Fabia is more expressive, more dynamic and sportier.
The debut of eight new models in one day usually only happens at a motor show, but ŠKODA has done it with the launch of the ‘Black Edition’ cars.
A striking and ‘high-on-style’ limited edition model is now available on every one of ŠKODA’s award-winning cars – that’s everything from the Citigo supermini to the Superb executive Hatch and Estate.
Based on the already well-specified mid-level SE trim, the Black Edition range is available in either black or white exterior paint. Each gets at least £1,200 worth of desirable optional extras, with Superb buyers benefiting from more than £3,200 of additional specification. The customer benefit is up to £1,720 depending on the model.
Skoda Octavia Scout will be officially making a world debut at the Geneva Motor Show. The car will offer sports and distinctive off-road look, innovative all-wheel drive and best driving performance.
The Scout model is a smart offroader which includes a unique package comprising of a striking look, impressive all-wheel characteristics, plenty of space and modern safety, comfort and engine technologies.
The panel for the ‘Car of the Year’ awards have nominated the new ŠKODA Octavia as a finalist in the ‘Car of the Year 2014’ contest. Only seven of the original 30 cars made it to the shortlist. The ‘Car of the Year’ test drives for the final will be held in February; the award ceremony is to take place in early March 2014 at the International Motor Show in Geneva.