The Star, Christchurch
By Ross Kiddie
The new ŠKODA Fabia has been named Car of the Year 2015 in the UK by the prestigious What Car? magazine. Not only this model, but also the Octavia has already won an array of awards after being named Best Family Car by the same magazine and best compact car in Germany by Auto Motor und Sport.
ŠKODA is now the official vehicle sponsor of Cycling New Zealand and all their events. This builds on our strong history of supporting cycling around the world, including the Tour de France. The match between ŠKODA and cycling is a natural one, seeing that our company originally started as a bicycle manufacturer in 1896.
955,300 sales by the end of November; 920,800 full-year 2013. Best ŠKODA November: 90,200 deliveries (up 10.1%). China: 46.9% ŠKODA growth; Octavia 112.4% in the plus. Vahland: “One million vehicle milestone for ŠKODA”.
Auckland, 14 November 2014 – The New Zealand sprint cycling team that achieved such amazing results this year have now received strong endorsement from ŠKODA. The car manufacturer has just signed a two-year sponsorship agreement with the team.
ŠKODA owners are a satisfied bunch, with 95 percent of those who responded to a Consumer NZ car reliability survey saying they would buy the same make again.
ŠKODA New Zealand has signed Alison Shanks as brand ambassador.
ŠKODA’s main plant Mladá Boleslav celebrates start of production for the new Fabia. Production facility in Mladá Boleslav has been strongly upgraded. Top-of-the-range technology with regards to safety, connectivity, environment and comfort. Practical and full of emotion: fresh looks, lots of space, new ‘Simply Clever’ features.
London’s Air Ambulance has updated its rapid response fleet with the addition of four replacement ŠKODA Octavia vRS Estate cars. The vehicles will operate when the charity’s helicopter is unable to fly and support the service as back up vehicles in the event of Major Incidents. 2.0 TSI 220PS model offers high performance with low emissions
Cyclists along one of the most popular cycling routes in Auckland got a taste of a Tour de France style pit stop recently, courtesy of ŠKODA. As a long-time supporter of the world’s most prestigious road cycling event, ŠKODA gave local Saturday bike riders the opportunity to get their bikes polished and primed, while being refuelled by our support crew. There were many prizes to take away and the chance to win a new Octavia RS Liftback for a month.
ŠKODA Auto will provide tour escort cars up to 2018 and communication activities
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