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    Official: Skoda teases MissionL concept ahead of Frankfurt debut
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    Of all of the divisions under the Volkswagen Group's vast corporate umbrella, Skoda's wouldn't exactly be what you'd call the most exciting. But the Czech automaker is working on improving that. Skoda plans on releasing a new product every six months for the next two years, and this is the first ...

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    Official: Škoda tops 227 mph, claims 2.0-liter production speed record at Bonneville
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    If you thought a 202-mph run seemed like a hell of a pace for a Škoda Octavia, hold on to your hats, folks, because the Czech automaker's team at Bonneville has set a new record. With a beefed-up turbocharger and intercooler, enhanced aerodynamics and the requisite safety modifications, ...

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    Official: Škoda Octavia vRS blows past 200 mph at Bonneville
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    There are places you expect to find a Škoda, and places you don't. European streets, for example, fall squarely into the former category. Dried up lake beds in the United States, however, belong firmly in the latter. But someone forgot to tell that to the people who make the Czech ...

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    Official: Skoda Octavia slated as latest entry to join British Touring Car Championship
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    The new entries just keep on lining up for the British Touring Car Championship, which is rapidly becoming the most varied racing series in the world. There are already 27 cars based on 13 different models from 10 different manufacturers, but now the touring car series is about to get a 28th, ...

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    Video: Robert Kubica's disastrous rally crash recreated with real Skoda
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    We're not really sure why, but a Skoda has been sacrificed to recreate Robert Kubica's near-fatal February rally crash that threw his future into question. Using a completely stock Skoda Fabia, they ran the car into an Armco barrier at about the same angle and clip Kubica was going (you may ...

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    Official: Skoda looks to crack 200 mph in Octavia vRS at Bonneville
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    The Volkswagen Group is flush with vehicles capable of earth-shattering velocities. Porsche. Lamborghini. Bugatti. Even Bentley has demonstrated its propensity for the v-max with its Ice Speed Record Continental. And Audi models are regularly tuned for high-speed runs at Nardo. But Skoda? We've ...

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    Official: Skoda unveils dramatic Fabia RS 2000 roadster concept at Wörthersee
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    The Volkswagen Group's annual GTI-Treffen festival on the shores of Lake Wörthersee in Austria may be named for VW's iconic tuned Golf, but by now – in its 30th rendition – it's turned into a multi-marque celebration of the hot hatch. Case in point: the A1 Clubsport Quattro ...

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    Report: F1 driver Kubica released from hospital
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    Robert Kubica has finally been released from hospital following his terrifying February rally crash. In case you forgot, Kubica hit an Armco barrier, which punctured the cockpit of his Skoda Fabia S2000, nearly severing off his hand and casting doubt on the future of his driving career. Kubica's ...

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    Skoda to showcase new design with fresh concept car in Geneva
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    Skoda's Geneva line-up (sans new concept) – Click above for high-res image
    Skoda has announced that it will unveil a new concept car at next week's Geneva Motor Show, confirming earlier reports on its parent company's plans for the European expo. Though little in the way of details were ...

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    Videos: Robert Kubica's crash at the Andora Rally
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    Robert Kubica's crash at the Andora Rally – Click above to watch the videos after the jump
    The motor racing community and the public at large are watching and waiting to see what becomes of Robert Kubica. The Renault Formula One driver crashed his Skoda Fabia S2000 at the Ronde di ...

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    Followup: Injuries could force Kubica out of F1 season - if not entire career [w/video]
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    Kubica's crashed Skoda – Click above to watch video from surgeons' press conference after the jump
    With his recovery still in the critical phase after his accident, it is looking ever more likely that Robert Kubica will be out for the season, and possibly for the rest of his career. The ...

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    Robert Kubica medevac'd from crash at Ronde di Andora Rally [Updated]
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    Formula One teams take a huge risk when they let one of their star drivers contest other forms of motorsport during the offseason. Never mind questions of focus: crashes happen all the time in every motorsport discipline, and one false step can have disastrous consequences for both driver and ...

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    Report: Volkswagen bringing seven concepts to Geneva?
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    Volkswagen plans on knocking off Toyota and General Motors to become the largest automaker in the world by 2018. That's a lofty goal; one that will need plenty of new and revised product to achieve. The German automaker has already taken a few steps to address its volume aspirations, including ...

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    Report: Skoda planning VW Up-based minicar?
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    According to Inside Line, Skoda is jumping into the minicar game with a little help from parent company Volkswagen. The Czech automaker is set to introduce a new model based on the same platform as the VW Up, with production gearing up toward the fall of 2011. The vehicle doesn't have a name as ...

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    Skoda rallies to the cause with Monte Carlo edition Fabia
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    Škoda Fabia Monte Carlo – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Some terms we use in the automotive lexicon are absolute. Others are relative. Take "subtle" for example. Most wouldn't call painting a car bright red "subtle", but when you compare it to the last rally-edition Skoda ...

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    Skoda graduates to WRC with Super 2000 Fabia
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    Skoda Fabia S2000 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Of all the names you might associate with rallying – Lancia, Audi, Subaru, Mitsubishi – Skoda might not rank all that high, but they probably should. The Czech automaker took home top honors in this year's ...

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    Villeneuve heading to France to go ice racing
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    There are any number of racing series around the world that are eager to welcome former F1 drivers onto their grids – and Jacques Villeneuve has tried nearly all of them. Traditional outlets have included DTM and Le Mans, to name just two, but lately retired grand prix drivers have found ...

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    Video: Skoda Fabia vRS built with crossbows, snakes and headbutts?
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    Skoda Fabia vRS commercial – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Skoda is busy pushing its new Fabia vRS on the unsuspecting public across the pond with a new ad for the pint-sized hatch. Far from the cuddly machines of the competition, the Fabia vRS is apparently hewn melted-down ...

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    Skoda celebrates IRC victory with special edition Fabia RS
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    Skoda Fabia RS S2000 Edition – Click above for high-res image
    While it may not have registered on the radar screens of many American racing fans, Czech automaker Skoda took the top honors this year in the Intercontinental Rally Challenge. In the process they captured both the drivers' and ...

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    Skoda adds Haldex all-wheel drive system to Octavia, Superb
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    2011 Skoda Octavia Scout – Click above for high-res image
    If you want a Volkswagen, you'll buy a Volkswagen. Right? That may be simple enough in the North American market, but overseas buyers can opt for Seat or Skoda versions of the same vehicles. Seats often offer more power and ...

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