Category: Skoda

World premiere for the skoda kamiq

In addition to Karoq and Kodiaq, there is now also the Skoda KAMIQ. The vehicle, which was designed and produced exclusively for the Chinese market, celebrated its world premiere in the Czech embassy in Beijing. The city SUV is intended to further support the continuing success of the Czechs in China.

Skoda KAMIQ with Karoq-like dimensions

The body of the city SUV measures 4,390 mm in length, 1,781 mm in width (without mirrors) and 1,593 mm in height. This makes the latest SUV from Skoda eight millimeters longer than the Karoq, but measures less in width and height than the compact SUV, which is also available in Europe. Even with a wheelbase of 2,610 mm, it only measures slightly less than the Karoq. However, there is an interesting new drive under the hood.

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The modest- škoda yeti 2.0 tdi 4×4 first impression

Unimpressed by wind and weather, not even the snowfall can spoil the smile of the Yeti. And yet he maintains a cool distance, that of a workhorse that does its job quietly and quietly without complaining. Every day without complaining. True to the motto, “do what you want with me, even if it gets a little tougher”.

His inconspicuous appearance plays into the cards of the Yeti. He does not want to do with wide sills, a sporty body or even a lowering on “thick pants”. No, everything is functional. For the terrain! The lower cladding made of sturdy plastic should at least prevent the larger stones in the rough terrain from scratching the paint. With a ground clearance of 118 millimeters, a quarry is needed. Even if it looks a bit long-legged, it still fulfills the actual purpose of an SUV. Not only can he go off-road, he even wants to. Not made for the promenade, occupying the parking lot directly in front of the ice cream parlor or even stopping in front of the luxury boutiques. The “snowman from the Himalayas” wants to take a stop at the survival shop, invite a shotgun through the undergrowth and go hunting.

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The middle class alternative- kia optima sw test

The field of mid-range station wagons is highly competitive. There is a suitable option for every budget, regardless of whether it is “very expensive” with the Audi A4 Avant, “very practical” with the Skoda Superb Combi or “very classic” with the VW Passat Variant. Not to forget the alternatives to the Ford Mondeo or Opel Insignia and that closes the circle with the new Kia Optima SW. What the Korean Sportswagon can and cannot do better than the competition, more about that in the test.

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The marathon champion- škoda octavia iii 1.6 tdi 105 hp

Gasoline engines are usually the most fun, but diesels are the more sensible cars. The Škoda Octavia with the largest sales will be the 1.6 TDI with 105 PS. A reason to take a closer look at it and to take a look at the new 8-inch navigation system.

Volume model, that’s what the Octavia with the economical 1.6 TDI is called in specialist circles. Why, quite simply, the smallest diesel with variable geometry of the turbocharger is sufficient. That is the point. Low consumption, long range and, in extreme cases, a top speed of 195 km / h. This makes the diesel very attractive, especially for long-distance drivers. Nobody could achieve the standard consumption of 3.8 l / 100km, more than four liters in any case. Instead of the manual five-speed box, the seven-speed DSG is highly recommended, which requires a little more change, but is certainly more fun on long journeys.

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Kia optima sportswagon starts at 25,990 euros

On September 24th, the Kia Optima Sportswagon will be launched at dealerships and with it the entry of the Koreans into the segment of mid-range station wagons. A field that is determined in Germany by VW Passat and Skoda Superb, not least Renault, was also able to score here with the Talisman. Even if the SUV segments continue to grow and everything else is shrinking, the station wagon remains (still) an issue in Germany. The starting price for the Kia Optima SW is 25,990 euros.

Extensive standard equipment Edition 7

With a length of 4.86 meters, the station wagon is exactly as long as the sedan. With 552 to 1,686 liters of trunk volume, it offers significantly more space. The basic version called Edition 7 already offers map navigation, a reversing camera, air conditioning, as well as an audio system and folding exterior mirrors. There is also an “active matrix display” and cruise control. All this for 25,990 euros, the Kia Optima sports car is powered by a 163 hp 2.0-liter petrol engine without turbocharging.

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2018 Skoda karoq 2.0 tdi 4×4 driving report

The Skoda Karoq has established itself in the market. Last but not least, that’s what Skoda is known for, “simply clever” ideas that no other brand within the group offers. After the first test in the Karoq 1.5 TSI, it was time to hijack the 2.0 TDI all-wheel drive variant. And in the end the simple question arises, gasoline or diesel? Driving report.

Clever down to the last detail

The ice scraper in the tank lid, the small garbage can in the side compartment of the door – there are also rubber bands to fix larger objects, the center console with knobs for easy one-hand bottle opening, as well as the numerous nets, fastening options, hooks and the reversible mat in the trunk. In the special case of the Skoda Karoq there is also a feature that at first glance you don’t necessarily need as soon as you have it, but don’t want to be without it: the Varioflex seating system.

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