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Auto Express ‘Estate Car of the Year’ titles have already been won by the OCTAVIA.
OCTAVIA secures three victories
The Auto Express magazine has given its ‘Car of the Year 2020’ award to ŠKODA’s bestseller. The fourth-generation OCTAVIA was also appraised as the ‘Estate Car of the Year’ and the ‘Compact Family Car of the Year’, thereby dominating all its categories. The modernised SUPERB also scored big, winning the title of the ‘Family Car of the Year’. This British magazine’s awards are among the most prestigious in the field. Jury members praised the Czech cars for their design, quality, comfort and value for money.
Basic ENYAQ iV 60 is heading to the market
Customers can already order the basic model of the electric SUV from authorised dealerships in the Czech Republic. The car, which has rear-wheel drive, an output of 132 kW and a battery with a capacity of 62 kWh, has a range of 390 km on a single charge. Its recommended retail price is CZK 1,059,900, including VAT. The basic LOFT specification offers unique standard equipment that includes driver fatigue detection, lane assist, three-zone air conditioning and 19-inch alloy wheels. The more powerful ENYAQ iV 80 variant is already being sold for CZK 1,189,900, and two more versions with all-wheel drive are being prepared for the market.
No. 1 for students of technology
For the seventh time, ŠKODA AUTO has defended its dominance in employer attractiveness as voted by students of technical universities. More than 11,000 students and graduates from 63 universities participated in the Universum survey. Their priorities when selecting the best companies was future financial remuneration, a friendly working environment, company success on the market and opportunities for further development. The carmaker also scored high among students from economics departments, who put it in second place.
Where to park my car?
ŠKODA drivers all over Europe looking for a place to park their car will be assisted by Parkopedia, a service with which the carmaker is cooperating. Go to the ŠKODA Connect app or your real-time car navigation to see the nearest or most suitable place to park – and how much it will cost. If the necessary data is available, the service lets you know whether there is a free space in the car park or parking garage.
Recharged in half an hour on the D1 motorway
A new station on the international network of ultra-fast IONITY chargers has been installed just outside Prague, at a filling station near Nupaky. Apart from other car manufacturers, the VW Group is involved in their construction as well. That is why a new fully electric ŠKODA ENYAQ iV 80 was also presented alongside the chargers. The station charged the car’s battery from 17 percent to 80 percent within 33 minutes, achieving an output of 126.3 kW. This means that the car’s range was increased by over 300 km in about half an hour. This is the second IONITY station in the country – the first one was opened last year on the D5 motorway near Beroun.
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News from the Group
Sun instead of fuel
The Swedish manufacturer Scania is involved in developing a semi-trailer covered with solar panels for plug-in hybrid trucks. According to the first tests, they can save between 5 and 10 percent on fuel thanks to solar energy in Northern Europe, which can be up to twice as much in the south. Photovoltaic panels cover an area of 140 m2, and they should generate up to 14,000 kWh per year in the conditions in Sweden. The developers are also looking into the possibility that a parked truck with fully charged battery could supply solar energy to the power grid.
Changes in Spain and India
Wayne Griffiths (pictured) became the president of the Spanish carmaker on 1 October. Previously, he had led the Sales and Marketing department at SEAT, where he was responsible for the company’s record-breaking results in recent years. The previous head of the carmaker, Carsten Isensee, continues on as Executive Vice President of Finance and IT. The change also took place in Volkswagen Passenger Cars Division in India. Its director Steffen Knapp takes over another international task in the group, and the current Head of Sales Operations of this division, Ashish Gupta, will take the lead.
Where ideas are born
In late September, Technical Development opened the doors of its ININ innovation incubator in Čejetice, where customer innovations are born at an early stage, also to those from different departments. Visitors acquainted themselves with the environment and day-to-day operations and could take a look at the modern multifunctional workshops and a selection of projects that had been created there in cooperation with other departments (such as environmentally friendly materials for vehicle interiors). Visitors also learned more about how they can be involved in the creation of customer innovations.
THE INTRODUCTION OF THE NEW ELECTRIC SUV, THE ENYAQ IV, AT THE ŠKODA AUTO FACTORY STIRRED EXCEPTIONAL INTEREST A RECORD-BREAKING 11,302 VISITORS CAME TO THE ‘COME AND RECHARGE’ ROADSHOW IN SEPTEMBER.