Skoda's second- and third-ever production compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles aren't exactly speed burners, but they are efficient. The Czech automaker, which is owned by Volkswagen, will introduce its Octavia G-TEC and Octavia Combi G-TEC models to most of Europe next month. Skoda's first CNG model was the Citigo, which debuted in 2012.
If you haven't heard of the Mongol Rally, we suggest you acquaint yourself. The charity event starts in Europe and ends in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Unlike most rallies, there is no defined route or support staff. Participants must simply survive long enough to make it to the finish line in one piece. That would be challenging enough in a well-equipped off roader like a Nissan Patrol or Toyota Hilux, but those who take up the challenge must do so in either a vehicle with an engine displacing no mor
As the epic 2006 Formula One season draws to a close, countries have been lining up to put themselves on the map by preparing bids to host grands prix for future seasons. The latest nation to join the fray is the Czech Republic. While mention of the country may for some still conjure up images of impoverished former Soviet bloc client-states, the capital city Prague, which would host the race, is an increasingly popular and cosmopolitan tourist destination.
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