April 13, Whangarei, New Zealand: Reigning APRC Champion and Team MRF Skoda driver Gaurav Gill made a stunning comeback to beat overnight leader and team-mate Jan Kopecký win the VINZ International Rally of Whangarei. The opening round of the 2014 FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) saw Gill and co-driver Glenn Macneall overcome a 23 second deficit to win comfortably in their MRF Tyres ŠKODA Fabia S2000 car.
Skoda Superb has always been an impressive sedan with its wide repertoire of skills. Skoda has recently updated its flagship model in India and we spent some time with it to see how things have improved. Current generation Superb made its international debut in 2008. While work on the next generation car has already begun, Skoda has given Superb a midlife refresh to keep it going until the replacement arrives. So, what’s new in 2014 Skoda Superb?
Back in February 2014, Skoda UK encased a Yeti Outdoor within tonnes of ice and put it on display in Covent Garden. Members of the public were invited to guess the combined weight of the car and ice cube for a chance to win a Yeti Outdoor. The Skoda Yeti Outdoor weighed 1,465 kgs and the ice cube weighed 9,720 kgs for a combined weight of 11,185 kgs. Elaine Mendes from Harrow guessed the correct answer and is now a proud owner of a new Yeti Outdoor.
Volkswagen Group India has sold 5140 cars in February 2014. For February 2014, Volkswagen India reported 3100 units sold as compared to 5200 cars sold in February 2013. This equates to 40% sales decline.
Sales of Skoda Fabia accounts for 202,000 units last year when compared to 240,500 units sold in 2012. While sales were volatile, Fabia remains a popular car in its class. The modern 3rd gen Fabia will wear an overhauled design, fuel efficient engines, and an advanced infotainment system.
Czech car-makers, Skoda Auto, have announced successful implementation of company’s growth strategy despite challenges in the auto industry and difficult market situation all across Europe.
Skoda has extended its sponsorship with Tour de France as official partner and official vehicle partner until 2018. The 5 year agreement was signed early in March Skoda and the French marketing company, ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation). Part of the sponsorship will include La Vuelta. 8 other international cycling events have been incorporated into the A.S.O. agreement.
Skoda India sold 1,300 vehicles in February 2014. When compared to 1,800 cars sold in 2013, this equates to 28.2% sales decline.
2013 FIA Asia-Pacific Rally Championship (APRC) winner and MRF driver Gaurav Gill today confirmed that he and co-driver Glenn Macneall will defend their title with the Team MRF ŠKODA Fabia S2000 for the 2014 championship. Gill became the first Indian to win the prestigious APRC title and more importantly won it using MRF Tyres, adding yet another title to the leading Indian tyre manufacturer. Team MRF Skoda will field two teams again with European Rally Championship winners Jan Kopecky and Pavel Dresler in the other car.