Skoda plans six new models for 2013: Fabia gets new brand lettering
VW Group-owned Skoda has revealed plans to launch six new models for the current year. European markets will receive these models which will include Rapid…
VW Group-owned Skoda has revealed plans to launch six new models for the current year. European markets will receive these models which will include Rapid compact model, to be released in January, followed by new generation Octavia in March 2013 while a Combi is due in June of the same year. Three more vehicles will come out in quick succession between August and December. These details have not yet been revealed by the company but could include Octavia RS, an updated Superb and a new Yeti.
Skoda has more plans lined up for this New Year where special Skoda logo and branding is to be seen on the Fabia and Roomster. This new logo with innovative lettering is depicted by a winged arrow in a contemporary design. The insignia will also carry the carmakers name, engine types and other details such as TSI, TDI, GreenLine or vRS which will be seen at the rear of these vehicles.
Skoda unveiled the 2013 Skoda Octavia some time ago but has just released details as to what the engine options would be. Petrol engines will include a 1.2 liter TSI, 1.2 liter TSI Greentec, 1.4 liter TSI Greentec, while the top petrol variant will be a 1.8 TSI Greentec. Diesel options would include a 1.6 liter TDI, 1.6 liter TDI Greentec, 1.6 liter TDI GreenLine and a 2.0 liter TDI Greentec. For more information, scroll down.
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New Ĺ KODA logo for the Fabia and the Roomster
?â€ş Brand logo represents precision and freshness
â€ş New typeface for model name and additional designations
â€ş Fabia and Roomster to bear Ĺ KODA lettering on rear for the first time
?MladĂˇ Boleslav, 3 January 2013 â€“ The Ĺ KODA Fabia and Roomster models will carry the current Ĺ KODA vehicle logo and also, for the first time, the Ĺ KODA lettering. The brand name, the respective model name on the vehicle rear and additional designations such as TSI or TDI will henceforth be appear in a new typeface.
?In keeping with its corporate design as revised in 2011, Czech carmaker Ĺ KODA is successively changing existing model lines over to its new logo. The first model to feature the revised logo has been the new Ĺ KODA Citigo. The Ĺ KODA Rapid compact saloon, introduced in autumn of 2012, also bears the new logo. The Fabia and Roomster will now become the third and fourth Ĺ KODA models to receive the new logo, the Ĺ KODA lettering at the rear and the model designation in a the new typeface.
The logo appears in several locations both on the outside and inside the cars: on the bonnet, for instance, at the rear, on the wheelsâ€™ central covers and or on the wheel trims, respectively, on the steering wheel, the engine covering and on the vehicle key.
Another optical innovation in the Ĺ KODA Fabia and Ĺ KODA Roomster is the new typeface for the model designation on the boot cover. Engine and additional designations such as TSI, TDI, â€śGreenLineâ€ť or â€śvRSâ€ť will also take the new typeface. In addition, the Fabia and the Roomster will henceforth spot the Ĺ KODA lettering at the rear, a first for these models.
Compared to the existing logo, the new winged arrow in chrome and black appears significantly fresher and more modern as designers have focused on the essential. The winged arrow is precisely contoured and stands out in chrome on a black-matte background framed by a fine chrome line. The current laurel wreath and integrated Ĺ KODA lettering will no longer be included in the new logo.
Ĺ KODAâ€™s comprehensive revision of its corporate design underscores the brandâ€™s entry into a new growth phase two years ago. By the year 2018, Ĺ KODA aims to raise its worldwide sales to at least 1.5 million per year. The brandâ€™s new look has a modern, precise and fresh appearance and clearly brings out the brandâ€™s new strength. The new corporate design was first presented in public at the 2011 Geneva Auto Salon.