Thursday, 20 October 2016

Virtual Pedal

Need a hand? Just a foot will do for our Virtual Pedal feature, which opens the boot by waving your foot underneath. #SkodaSimplyClever

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Classic SKODA:The ŠKODA 1000 MBX De Luxe turns 50

 The elegant two-door celebrated its debut at the International Motor Show in Geneva in March 1966. The spacious five-seater with rear engine and rear wheel drive was launched into series production in the October of the same year. The model represented the pinnacle of the one-litre class in its day.

Czech supermodel Tereza Maxová

In 1997, Maxová began preparing for life after her career. She founded the Tereza Maxová Foundation, which helps orphans in the Czech Republic. When her daughter Mina was born in 2009, she started withdrawing from the modelling business, and changed her primary residence back to Prague. Maxová still finds the time to do a bit of modelling now and then, but her main focus – if she happens not to be working on one of her interior design projects just then – is her foundation. ODA AUTO has also played a role in Maxová’s life at various points over the years. She gets nostalgic when she thinks about her very first car, a used ŠKODA Favorit, in the late 1980s. When the new Octavia was launched in 1996, she became the face of the campaign, posing in front of the car wearing a black dress and with a Weimaraner dog. ŠKODA has been supporting the Tereza Maxová Foundation since 2011. In all those years, the special Czech connection was never severed. It extended all the way to New York and Paris, and now to the Côte d’Azur.

WRC 2: ŠKODA showdown at the Rally Spain heralds crucial phase of title race

10 October 2016 – Ten ŠKODA FABIA R5s on the starting list, three of which are still in with a chance of winning the championship – the Rally Spain heralds the crucial phase of the FIA World Championship (WRC 2) with a genuine showdown between the ŠKODA drivers. Representing the ŠKODA Motorsport works team are last year’s winner Pontus Tidemand (S) and his co-driver Jonas Andersson (S), and Czech champions Jan Kopecký/Pavel Dresler (CZ). From Thursday to Sunday they can expect an exciting battle with the man currently second in the championship, Teemu Suninen (FIN), at the wheel of a ŠKODA FABIA R5 run by a private team.
“We are at the business end of the season, and we have a high-class field,” said ŠKODA Motorsport Director Michal Hrabánek. “Anyone wanting to win here must be on the very top of their game.” He sees the Rally Spain as one of the highlights of the world championship season, as it is the only “hybrid rally”, with one day predominantly on gravel and two on asphalt. “The most experienced driver, who copes best with all the different surfaces, tends to win the Rally Spain. It goes without saying that the driver also needs a perfect car to cope with these specific challenges. The fact that the field in Spain includes so many ŠKODA FABIA R5s speaks volumes for our rally car,” said Hrabánek.