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    Geneva: Škoda classes up the Octavia with Laurin & Klement edition
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    Škoda is, by our estimation, to Volkswagen what Mercury was to Ford, Oldsmobile was to General Motors or Lancia was (and technically still is) to Fiat: not quite a luxury brand, but appealing to conservative tastes just the same. (Only where those brands have all faltered, VW still seems ...

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    Official: Candidates short-listed for 2014 European Car of the Year [w/poll]
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    Every year, an array of European car magazines get together to name their Car of the Year. The jury is made up of editors from Italy's Auto magazine, UK's Autocar, Spain's Autopista, Holland's Autovisie, France's L'Automobile, Germany's Stern and Sweden's Vi Bilägare. Together they identify ...

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    Frankfurt: Skoda Octavia RS adds versatility to the performance formula
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    One of the highlights of covering a European auto show like Frankfurt is the amount of forbidden fruit on hand. Most of the cars we admire from across the pond, like this Škoda Octavia RS, are on display, allowing us to see them, sit in them and push their buttons. Powered by a 2.0-liter, ...

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    Official: Skoda builds its four-millionth Octavia
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    Skoda may not fall on your radar screen since it doesn't market in North America, but don't think for one second that it doesn't count. Volkswagen's Czech subsidiary sells and even manufactures cars around the world that sell in big numbers. In fact, it just built it four-millionth Octavia. Now ...

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    Video: Skoda Octavia vRS is just the thing for your pumped-up neighborhood
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    Skoda, oh Skoda. You're just so cool. Maybe it's the fact that it's a brand that we don't get in these United States, but Skoda's rebadged Volkswagens, in particular the new Octavia vRS shown here, are just different enough from the hum-drum VWs on our shores that the Czech brand seems strangely ...

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    Official: Skoda Octavia vRS set to storm into Goodwood
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    We've been led to expect good things out of the third-generation Škoda Octavia, Volkswagen's new Czech-badged C-segment entrant that rides atop the company's MQB architecture along with the new Audi A3 and VW Golf. We liked what we saw of the handsome – if conservative – ...

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    Video: Why are these new Skoda models getting crushed?
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    The massive number of safety devices, explosives, electronics and construction materials in modern cars means that extricating someone from a wrecked vehicle is no longer just a matter of a Sawzall and twelve minutes. Carmakers work with first responders so that the men and women who save lives ...

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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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    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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    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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    Czech it Out: Skoda reportedly to make future designs "more avant-garde"
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    Skoda Superb – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Buyers overseas have plenty of good reasons to opt for a Skoda. Compared with the Volkswagens on which they're based, the Czech versions tend to be both more spacious and more affordable. But one thing they're not – or historically ...

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    50 Candles and a big fat Czech: Skoda Octavia celebrates the half-century
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    Click on the images above to view the old and new Skoda Octavia in high resolution
    Skoda's mainstay model has hit the half-century mark, celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this year. The original 1959 Skoda Octavia was so named because it was the eighth model produced by the Czech automaker, at ...

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    Canceled Czech: Skoda ushers out the Octavia vRS with a limited edition
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    Click above to view the Skoda Octavia vRS Limited Edition in high resolution
    A Volkswagen brand just wouldn't be a Volkswagen brand without its own performance label (or two). VW itself has the GTI and R badges, Audi has S and RS, Seat has FR and Cupra, and so on. In fact, aside from Bentley, ...

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    ?koda Octavia Scout: Baby Allroad, Czech-style
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    Click to enlargeOne upcoming Paris debut that caught our eyes is the new Škoda Octavia Scout. Based on the Volkswagen Golf MkV, the Octavia Scout is a small wagon whose ride height is 16mm higher than that of the regular Octavia Combi 4x4. Its unpainted bumpers, fender flares and side ...

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