• Fabia
      • Fabia Hatch
        Fabia Hatch from  19,990
        A small car with plenty of attitude
        • ​Smartphone connectivity via SmartLink
        • ​New, fresh interior concept
        • ​The next step in ŠKODA’s design concept
        • till305l /1125l
        • from4.4l/100km
        • from107g/km
      • Fabia Wagon
        Fabia Wagon from  27,990
        Your partner for every situation
        • Powerful and efficient 81kW engines
        • Curtain airbags & 5 Star NCAP rating
        • ​Up to 1,370 litres of boot space
        • till505l /1370l
        • from4.6l/100km
        • from110g/km
  • Rapid
      • Rapid
        Rapid from  27,590
        A compact liftback with modern technology and room for the whole family
        • ​A new design language – clear, precise and elegant
        • Hatchback body style with fantastic interior space
        • Powerful, but economical engines ranging from 77 kW to 90 kW
        • till530l /1470l
        • from4.5l/100km
        • from118g/km
  • Octavia
      • Octavia
        Octavia from  36,990
        Business pleasure
        • ​​Clear, precise and timeless design
        • ​Innovative comfort and driver assistance systems
        • Powerful and efficient engines​
        • till590l /1580l
        • from3.9l/100km
        • from4g/km
      • Octavia RS
        Octavia RS from  49,990
        The fastest Octavia ever
        • Top speed 250 km/h​
        • 2.0 TSI/169 kW and 2.0 TDI/135 engines​
        • Sporty, roomy, fuctional in perfect balance
        • till590l /1580l
        • from5.1l/100km
        • from134g/km
      • Octavia Wagon
        Octavia Wagon from  38,990
        Business pleasure
        • ​​Class-leading ​legroom and 610 litres of luggage space
        • ​Wide range of 'Simply Clever' solutions
        • Innovative safety, comfort and driver assistant systems​
        • till610l /1740l
        • from4l/100km
        • from103g/km
      • Octavia Scout
        Octavia Scout from  46,890
        A rugged off-roader with supreme handling in harsh conditions
        • Rough road package for under-body protection
        • 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating
        • Available in 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines
        • till588l /1718l
        • from5.1l/100km
        • from121g/km
      • Octavia RS Wagon
        Octavia RS Wagon from  51,890
        Racing power and a sporty interior in a practical car
        • Innovative progressive steering
        • 2.0 TSI/169​ kW and 2.0 TDI/135 kW engines
        • Sporty, roomy and functional - all in perfect balance
        • till610l /1740l
        • from5.1l/100km
        • from134g/km
  • Karoq
      • Karoq
        Karoq from  38,990
        The new compact SUV with character
        • ​Full LED headlights
        • ​Off-road mode, state-of-the-art technology
        • Spacious and variable interior thanks to VarioFlex rear seats
        • till521l /1630l
        • from5.2l/100km
  • Superb
      • Superb Sedan
        Superb Sedan from  47,490
        The best space and comfort in its class
        • ​A spacious giant with the largest interior and boot of its class
        • ​ Powerful yet thrifty engines up to 206kW
        • ​Many innovative safety and comfort assist systems
        • till584l /1719l
        • from4.9l/100km
        • from129g/km
      • Superb Wagon
        Superb Wagon from  50,490
        Exceptionally elegant and spacious with advanced technology
        • ​ The most spacious, luxurious ŠKODA yet
        • ​New-generation, low emission TSI and TDI engines
        • ​Maximum comfort with the Dynamic Chassis Control
        • till619l /1909l
        • from5.8l/100km
        • from130g/km
  • Kodiaq
      • Kodiaq
        Kodiaq from  42,990
        • ​Our first car to offer seven seats
        • ​Design, space, functionality and connectivity​​ combined
        • Best large SUV - WhatCar? Car of the Year 2017 awards​
        • till720l /2065l
        • from5.7l/100km
        • from149g/km
      • Kodiaq Sportline
        Kodiaq Sportline from  62,990
        Kodiaq Sportline
        • ​Our first car to offer seven seats

        • Design, space, functionality and connectivity​​ combined
        • Best large SUV - WhatCar? Car of the Year 2017 awards​
        • till270l /2065l
        • from5.7l/100km
        • from151g/km

Perfect start to the new APRC season for ŠKODA

 First and second place in Rally of Whangarei. Defending champions Gill/Macneall clinch win ahead of Kopecký/Dresler.
The factory-backed ŠKODA MRF team is celebrating the perfect start to the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) with a one-two victory. The defending champions Gaurav Gill/Glenn Macneall (IND/NZ) won the Rally of Whangarei in New Zealand with an 11.9-second lead over the European champions Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ/CZ). The two ŠKODA MRF teams comfortably shook off their competitors and won all 14 special stages in the first of six races in the APRC season thanks to the Fabia Super 2000, which performed superbly once again.

“I’ve been close to winning here a number of times, and this time I finally succeeded. This is a fantastic victory for the entire ŠKODA MRF team,” commented Gaurav Gill. Last year Gill, who comes from India, finished second in the season opener in New Zealand, behind his teammate Esapekka Lappi (FIN). This time, however, he put in a strong performance in a thrilling battle with Kopecký on the final day, to narrowly secure victory on the route which had been reduced to 220.87 kilometres.

The 2013 European champion had taken the lead on the first day on the dusty tracks around the rally base in Whangarei – an impressive achievement considering this was the 32-year-old’s debut in the APRC and also his first time of competing on tyres made by the Indian manufacturer MRF. “We had a really good battle with Gaurav over the entire weekend. This gives me the opportunity to improve. I haven’t had much experience with this kind of gravel rally and this is also the first time that I have competed so far away from my home in the Czech Republic. I’m therefore happy with the result,“ said Jan Kopecký.

Gill and Kopecký are now at the top of the drivers’ standings thanks to their one-two finish. The front-runners ŠKODA MRF are also currently on course to defend their title in the manufacturers’ standings ahead of the second race of the season in New Caledonia from 16 to 18 May.

Competing in the APRC is an important step in the Czech car maker’s drive to achieve growth in international markets. ŠKODA is aiming to increase its global sales to at least 1.5 million units a year in the next few years and also to achieve strong growth in particular in the Asian growth markets.

The all-new ŠKODA Kodiaq has received glowing praise from the press both here in New Zealand and overseas.
Successful start to the new year for ŠKODA: In selecting the Best Cars of 2017, conducted by British magazine ‘What Car?’, the Czech carmaker was victorious in three categories.

​7th July

The Star, Christchurch

By Ross Kiddie

​Powerful exterior with distinct three-dimensional lines, elegant appearance thanks to clear interior lines and largest boot of its class, optional foldable third row.
​The name refers to the Kodiak bear that lives on an island near Alaska, and the way of spelling it is derived from the language of the natives.
​Ceremony at the ŠKODA Museum: Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka and Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller among the 500 guests.
​Recording best first quarter and strongest single month in the ŠKODA company’s 121-year history.
ŠKODA's growth continues into 2016. In March, the brand increased their sales by 40% to 126 vehicles, making it the best month ever in the company's history in New Zealand.
​The international ‘Red Dot’ jury recognises the emotive and expressive design of the new ŠKODA Superb Wagon.
ŠKODA has triumphed once again at the 2016 What Car? Awards thanks to three separate category wins and six price point victories, all of which ensures this is the most comprehensive haul enjoyed by the Czech manufacturer to date.
ŠKODA has announced the sponsorship to the Track Cycling World Cup that will be held in Cambridge during 4-6 December 2015.
The name alone is a commitment: a ŠKODA Superb has to be something special.
​Excellent: coveted 'Red Dot Award: Product Design' for the new Fabia. International vote: expert panel praised the Fabia’s striking design language. ŠKODA Fabia: balanced proportions, emotional design. Success: eighth Red Dot Award for ŠKODA.
​Jersey partnership under ŠKODA’s sponsorship of both Races. Green Jersey: Award for best sprinter. Solidarity: ŠKODA official partner to Tour de France since 2004. Tradition: ŠKODA’s success story began with bicycle construction in 1895.
ŠKODA Motorsport continues its customer racing programme. Customers already showing great interest in the new Fabia R5 rally car.

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

It won’t be long before we get to see the new Octavia Scout first hand. The unique all-rounder impresses with its outstanding driving performance even on rough roads, its powerful all-wheel drive and robust off-road look. Emission and consumption levels are reduced by up to 20 percent compared to the previous model, plus the extreme practicality and spacious interior makes the Scout an excellent value-for-money choice. ​

​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 has clinched the top three spots in an authoritative survey among drivers in the UK. Yeti came first and was named the best car overall, the second placed Citigo was also named best small car and the third placed Superb is the best family car. Given these results, it’s not surprising that ŠKODA was named best manufacturer for the fourth time in five years!​​

ŠKODA Auto will provide tour escort cars up to 2018 and communication activities

ŠKODA supporting the tour as official partner since 2004. Core of Le Tour sponsorship: 250 ŠKODA shuttle vehicles. 'Red Car' ŠKODA Superb leads tour entourage. WeLoveCycling.com with news and information from the world of cycling.
ŠKODA aficionados associate these initials which, according to ŠKODA historians, stand for Rally Sport, with very sporty, racy, classy and dynamic cars.
ŠKODA main factory is the heart of the global ŠKODA production network. The root and origin of a 118-year corporate history. Cornerstone of the ŠKODA growth strategy; extensive investments.
ŠKODA and Tour de France marketers A.S.O. extend successful partnership for another five years. Carmaker has been the official Tour de France partner since 2004.
EurotaxGlass study: ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback beats competitors in residual value comparison tests in four European countries. ŠKODA’s young compact successfully launched in the markets.
Readers of ‘Auto Motor und Sport’ vote new ŠKODA Octavia best compact car among imported cars in Germany. Fourth victory in a row: ŠKODA Superb once again comes top in import rankings in mid-class category. ŠKODA Fabia makes it into top 3 in small car category.
New ŠKODA Octavia shortlisted as one of seven vehicles for the 'Car of the Year' title from among 30 other vehicles. Nominations for the final yet another success for the 'heart of the brand'.​
 A successful conclusion to this year’s ŠKODA environmental action programme ‘For each car sold in the Czech Republic, ŠKODA plants a tree’.
Golden October: ŠKODA's best October of all time. ŠKODA grew worldwide by 7.5% to 83,000 sales in October 2013. 768,700 customer deliveries in the first ten months.​
​In recognition of Škoda's focus on design, we sponsored the fashion label Frantisek at New Zealand Fashion Week 2013.
Two different model Škodas took out the top spots in the 2013 J.D. Power satisfaction awards. In a survey of 116 cars, the Škoda Superb came first, closely followed by the Škoda Yeti.
Škoda once more supported Kiwi driver Hayden Paddon in the World Rally Championship.
A new hatchback version of the recently launched Škoda Rapid is expected in New Zealand early next year. 
Following hot on the heels of the third generation Škoda Octavia, which was successfully launched in September, comes the Škoda Octavia RS, the fastest Octavia ever.
 The new Octavia RS has just arrived on our shores, and it is undoubtedly the hottest Octavia and the fastest production ŠKODA of all time. What to do with such a special vehicle? The answer is clear: Targa New Zealand.
5% higher towing capacity: new ŠKODA Yeti model tows up to 2.1 tonnes. Awards: New ŠKODA Superb Combi 4x4 model voted ‘Tow Car of the Year’ in UK – out of 46 other hopefuls. Double victory: ŠKODA Octavia wins 2 categories in the British awards.
Youthful ŠKODA compact hatchback gets well-earned attention at the VW Group Night. The first entry of ŠKODA brand to the important segment of compact family hatchbacks. Rapid Spaceback will be launched on European markets from October 2013.
Two new models for IAA Frankfurt: Brand new ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback and redesigned ŠKODA Yeti. Rapid Spaceback: Youthful, compact ŠKODA hatchback. Revised ŠKODA SUV in two design variations: Yeti and Yeti Outdoor.
Hayden Paddon and John Kennard have secured third place in the WRC2 category in the German round of the FIA World Rally Championship, the second podium position for the Kiwis in just their second WRC event of the year.
The heart of the brand - ŠKODA Octavia - is setting new standards in the compact segment for almost 17 years. Millions sold: Best-selling ŠKODA ever. Winner: new ŠKODA Octavia successfully launched. International success model: production in the Czech Republic, Russia, India, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and from 2014 in China.
ŠKODA Rapid awarded “red dot” for outstanding product design. ŠKODA Octavia receives “honourable mention” for especially ingenious detail solution. Sixth “red dot” win for ŠKODA.
New ŠKODA Green E Line e-bike expands existing ŠKODA bicycle collection. “Pedelec” combines muscle and engine power, up to 105 km range. Wide choice of ŠKODA cycles for any age and any purpose.
 Third round of the current season of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC), ŠKODA leads both the drivers’ and the constructors’ championship.
 ŠKODA presents the new Octavia RS to the public for the first time. World premiere at the ‘Goodwood Festival of Speed’. A sports class of its own; the fastest production Octavia ever.
​ŠKODA New Zealand will be launching a 7-Speed DSG gearbox service campaign starting from July this year. Vehicles included were produced between November 2009 and July 2011.
​Debut in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship - ŠKODA Pilot Lappi and teammate Gill lead at halfway point.
​Manufacturer delivers over 298,000 cars between January and April 2013. ŠKODA market share in Czech Republic increases to 34.1% in April. Continuing the ŠKODA model campaign with the new ŠKODA Octavia Combi. 2013 to see 8 new or revised ŠKODA models.
​› Factory crew Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler: three ERC appearances converted into three victories
› Kopecký & Dresler are top of the ERC standings
​› New ŠKODA MRF team to field two crews in the Asia-Pacific Rally Championship
› ŠKODA crews: EsapekkaLappi/JanneFerma; Gaurav Gill/Glen Macneall
​Power and class: the concept car ŠKODA Rapid SPORT celebrates its world premiere. A class of its own: the new ŠKODA Octavia Combi with a sports package. Pure dynamism: ŠKODA Citigo Motorsport and Fabia Motorsport. The look of a winner: the successful rally racecar ŠKODA Fabia S2000. 32nd edition of the legendary Volkswagen meeting to take place May 8-11, 2013.
​ŠKODA Yeti triumphs in a survey "Auto Express Driver Power 2013" and is again the "most satisfying car to own in the UK". Three ŠKODA cars in the top six: In addition to the Yeti, also the Superb and Octavia. 46.000 readers of "Auto Express" evaluate 100 models in ten categories. In the first quarter of 2013, ŠKODA increased by 19.1 percent in Great Britain.
ŠKODA boosts its motorsport activities in the Asia-Pacific region. The ŠKODA MRF team to appear in the 2013 APRC. Two ŠKODA crews on the start line: Esapekka Lappi/Janne Ferm and Gaurav Gill/Glenn Macneall. Championship starts in New Zealand on May 18-19.
​Model line-up upgraded with many new product details from June 2013. Even more “Simply Clever” features for the ŠKODA Citigo. New special editions: Fabia Reaction, Fabia Combi Monte Carlo and Roomster Noire. ESC for more safety in Fabia and Roomster – now standard in EU countries. Top-of-the-line diesel in ŠKODA Yeti now available in 4×4 and DSG combination.
​Automobile manufacturer ŠKODA has just taken honours at the 2012 “Automotive Brand Contest”, an international design and brand competition.
​ŠKODA Rapid in world debut in Paris. New compact saloon to be launched in Europe from October 2012, versions for China and Russia to follow.
​ŠKODA increased its sales and financial results in the first half of 2012. Deliveries to customers rose by 8.4 per cent to reach 493,000 cars from January to June 2012.
​ŠKODA celebrates five years of successful automobile production in China. Around 740,000 ŠKODA cars delivered to customers in China since July 2007.
​Czech manufacturer already supports the classic bike race for the ninth time. Brand to be present at the tour with 110 vehicles and activities. Cycling an important corner stone of the ŠKODA sponsoring strategy.
​The new ŠKODA Rapid – Room in its most beautiful shape. First ŠKODA to feature brand’s new design: clear, precise, fresh, timeless and elegant. The new benchmark for roominess in the compact class.
​ŠKODA Design shows rally concept car of the ŠKODA Citigo for the first time. World premiere of the ŠKODA Citigo DJ Car. The “ŠKODA Road trip” with the ŠKODA RS models and the ŠKODA Fabia Monte Carlo leaves Prague heading toward Austria tomorrow.
​Three million units built. The anniversary Fabia is a white GreenLine model. Representing the third model series of ŠKODA, the popular compact car has been successful in the market since 1999.
​Market debut in Europe in 2012, Chinese version to follow in 2013. Attractive offering in segment between Fabia and Octavia. Central importance for ŠKODA’s 2018 Growth Strategy.
​ŠKODA continues to speed ahead on world markets. Figures for January to March 2012 show the brand achieved not one, but two delivery records in the first quarter of this year.
​First year of ŠKODA’s 2018 growth strategy sets records. Deliveries to customers rise by 15.3 per cent to 879,200 vehicles in 2011. Brand's sales top ten billion euros for the first time. Operating profit up 66.1 per cent to 743 million euros.
​The new Citigo on display was the main hit of this year’s Geneva Motor Show, and other ŠKODA models also received due attention from visitors.
Reigning IRC champion Andreas Mikkelsen of ŠKODA UK Motorsport made the best possible step in his effort to repeat his last year's victory in the IRC championship.
Jan Kopecký, the Czech rally driver of ŠKODA Motorsport (factory team) has been awarded the 2011 Sportbest from Autobest, a renowned international organisation.
​Reigning SWRC World Champion Juho Hänninen of ŠKODA Motorsport will be the main star at the Racingshow, a major motorsport trade fair to take place in Vienna, Austria over the upcoming weekend.
Both ŠKODA Motorsport's factory crews, Hänninen/Markkula and Kopecký/Dresler, to appear in the season's opening event.
​​Written By Kyle Cassidy for the magazine NZ Autocar.
​Written By Kyle Cassidy for the magazine NZ Autocar.