Now I know that the largely American Jalopnik audience doesn’t care much about Skoda, Volkswagen’s bargain Czech subsidiary, beyond maybe a general sense of longing. But a Skoda concept is coming to the Paris Motor Show that’s actually pretty interesting, and hopefully a sign of good things to come.
Pope Francis was in Ireland this weekend, and apparently nobody in Ireland thought they should pick him up at the airport in something nice. Instead, and in keeping with his famed everyman ethos, here he is rolling around in a plain old Skoda Rapid wagon. I don’t even think it had leather seats.
It’s never a bad day when you drive a Skoda Octavia RS!
You might remember last month we wrote about a strange political ad that was making the rounds suggesting German Chancellor Angela Merkel thought Americans were “suckers” and that Germany (and especially Volkswagen) was planning to “dump cheap cars” on the U.S. market. Something about the ad just seemed strange, aside…
When most of us think of wagons, a few things come to mind: happiness, joy, manual, maybe brown and diesel, bliss, and, usually, not available in America. The newest version of the Skoda Superb wagon is all of that and then some protection from gunfire and bombs.
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It’s a Skoda Yeti kind of day.
No car company has been burned worse by the implosion of diesel technology than Volkswagen, and now it looks like the company is working the hardest to divest itself from the maybe-gonna-get-banned fuel.
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It sounded like Volkswagen’s ultra-dominant World Rally Championship team would be able to end their final season in the sport on a high note because, well, they usually win. While most of their wins are thanks to rally whiz Sébastien Ogier, today at Rally Australia, it was Andreas Mikkelsen’s turn.
If you’re going to turn on anything while having sex, please don’t make it a car in an enclosed area. After reportedly fibbing about their whereabouts and going to the family garage to have sex in a car, a Russian couple turned on the ignition to keep warm in the sub-zero temperatures. They died.
I love the Skoda Funstar Concept. It’s the car equivalent of a Eurotrash mullet, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
This week marked the 40th anniversary of the Skoda Type 762 series of cars: The Skoda 105, 120, 130, 135, Rapid and so on. Though pretty much unknown in America, these were very popular in Eastern Europe, especially what’s now the Czech Republic. They’re among the last of the general-use rear-engined cars developed,…
Guðni Th. Jóhannesson, the current frontrunner in Iceland’s polling for its presidential election later this month, has campaigned with only an $82,000 budget operating out of a borrowed Škoda Favorit.
All the cool kids know that the best brand in the entire Volkswagen Group isn’t Bugatti, or Lamborghini, or Porsche, or those diesel-stained jackwagons at Volkswagen. No, it’s Skoda, the Czech subsidiary that makes surprisingly great cars like the Superb at shockingly budget-minded prices. But could Skoda make it in…
There’s a battle happening in the SUV world right now, and we don’t even know we’re in it. By “we,” I mean America, and the battle is for the chance to name a full-size SUV ‘Sasquatch.’ Our enemy? The Czech Republic.
Škoda, the best Volkswagen Group brand that Americans can’t buy, recently announced it will get into the seven-seat SUV game with a new vehicle called the Kodiaq. And in Kodiak, Alaska, the locals and mayor were so excited they decided to get in on the action by renaming their town for a whole day.