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History of Skoda

Skoda Auto is the name of a former manufacturer of cars, nothing less than one of the four oldest in the world. Currently it is part of the Volkswagen Group, which ensures the high reliability of its vehicles. In addition this Czech brand cars have excellent value for money. As official logo, it has a green winged arrow in a circle.

Beginning of Skoda

The history of Skoda began in 1895, when the riders fans V?clav Laurin and V?clav Klement decided to open a simple workshop of repair and manufacture of bicycles in the city of Mlad? Boleslav, Prague. The first products of this small business bearing the name of "Slavia". The first motorcycle was launched in 1999, and then is were manufacturing more models that had a great success, being exported to England. They also harvested some sporting triumphs; increasing its prestige.

The company's growth helped to 1905 he made his first car: the Voiturette, the first born auto in the by then Czechoslovakia. It is so the company name changed to "Laurin & Klement" and develop other cars; the Phaeton and the model S. Exports grew in many parts of the planet, and with the onset of the first world war became more popular. For 1920 already manufactured buses, trucks, engines, aircraft and even agricultural machines.

Skoda continues

In these times it was an alliance with Roudnice Company. Finally, in 1925 merged with the industrial group Skoda Pilsen looking for a powerful partner, and the brand is no longer called Laurin & Klement definitely. After the crisis of 1929, the branch dedicated to manufacture automobiles recovers thanks to the launch of Skoda 420 Popular tourism. But the nazi occupation when breaks world war slows down evolution. The Czech firm was incorporated into a German consortium of armament and was expressly devoted to military production.

In 1945 they returned to exit the first cars of the firm, emphasizing the Popular Skoda 1101. In the late 1940s, communism takes power and nationalized Skoda, which happens to be called AZNP. IN the 50's saw some very successful as the Skoda 1102, 1200 or Spartak models. At the beginning of the 1970s the company's industrial activity began to stagnate, and although some models were modernized in general the Socialist state supported not already much.

Resurgence of Skoda

However in 1982, authorities changed attitude, and Skoda could bring forward the Favorit range designed by Italian Nucio Bertone and who managed to sell more than one million units. It was released in 1987. Communist rule ended in 89, and thus Volkswagen spent to control the company. Major improvements in technology, management and distribution, showing the new Felicia and Octavia were carried out. Sales and exports were growing in the new mileno, and today Skoda Auto is one of the pillars of the economy of the Czech Republic.

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Skoda Superb

Skoda Superb

Superb, a large family car is Skoda’s flagship model manufactured in two phases, first during 1934-1949 and the second one from 2001 to the present time. The original superb was manufactured during 1934-1949, being the first car from Skoda with a V8 engine and an all-wheel drive.

Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia

Skoda Octavia very popular known as a family car is a common man’s car. It is in existence since 1996. Earlier between the years 1959-1971 the model was called as Skoda and in the later years it was revived to Skoda Octavia.

Skoda Rapid

Skoda Rapid

Skoda Rapid is manufactured by the Skoda group. This car is also referred to as a family car. It was first unveiled in the year 2012, April at a motor show held in Beijing, though officially it was shown at another motor show.

Technical characteristics of Skoda Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 2008 170HP (125 kW) @ 4200 rpm 6 l/100km
2 Skoda Octavia 1.6 Tiptronic 2004 102HP (75 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.8 l/100km
3 Skoda Fabia 1.4 16v 2007 85HP (62 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6.5 l/100km
4 Skoda Octavia Combi RS 2005 199HP (146 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.8 l/100km
5 Skoda Octavia 1.8 20v Turbo 2003 150HP (110 kW) @ 5700 rpm 7.9 l/100km
6 Skoda Fabia 1.4 16v 2006 100HP (73 kW) @ 6000 rpm 6.6 l/100km
7 Skoda Octavia 1.6 2003 102HP (75 kW) @ 5600 rpm 7.1 l/100km
8 Skoda Octavia Combi 2.0 TDI-PD DSG 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6 l/100km
9 Skoda Superb 1.4 TSI 2008 124HP (91 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6.6 l/100km
10 Skoda Fabia Kombi 1.6 TDI 2010 90HP (66 kW) @ 4200 rpm 4.2 l/100km
11 Skoda Fabia 1.6 TDI 2010 75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.2 l/100km
12 Skoda Octavia Combi 1.9 TDI 2003 130HP (96 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.2 l/100km
13 Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI-PD 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.5 l/100km
14 Skoda Fabia Combi 1.4 TDI-PD 2005 68HP (50 kW) @ 4000 rpm 4.7 l/100km
15 Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI 2010 110HP (81 kW) @ 4200 rpm 5.4 l/100km

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