Australia is being used to test a plan to take the Skoda brand into the U.S., Volkswagen Group Australia Managing Director Jutta Dierks says. Skoda has re-entered Australia for the first time since the 1970s, offering its Octavia and Roomster models. “Here is tough,” Dierks says. “It is competitive. If they can have success here, they can try the American market.” Czech Republic-based Skoda Auto a.s. believes there are many similarities between the two countries and their car ...

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