Czech Headache Skoda Spells Trouble for Parent Company Volkswagen

German auto giant Volkswagen is having trouble with its subsidiary Skoda. Not only are profits down at the Czech-based automaker, but its cars are now competing directly with VW models -- and in some cases are beating them in road tests.
Skoda's cars are now competing directly with VW's models.

Skoda's cars are now competing directly with VW's models.

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Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan