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 Cars Reviews

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 Roomster

Skoda Roomster

This Skoda Roomster is a multi purpose vehicle with 5 door and 5 seating arrangement which is designed as leisurely styled vehicle. It is produced and created by Czech automaker Skoda Auto and was revealed in March 2006 as a production model at Geneva Auto show.

Skoda Felicia

Skoda Felicia

During the mid 1990s, the Czech automobile Company Skoda came up with their super mini car; the Skoda Felicia. The car hit the market in 1994 and remained present till 2001.

Technical characteristics of Skoda Models

Name Year Power Fuel
1 Skoda Octavia 2.0 TDI-PD DSG 2004 139HP (102 kW) @ 4000 rpm 6 l/100km
2 Skoda Superb 1.8 TSI 2008 160HP (117 kW) @ 5000 rpm 7.6 l/100km
3 Skoda Superb 1.9 TDI-PD 2006 100HP (73 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.5 l/100km
4 Skoda Superb Combi 1.4 TSI 2009 125HP (92 kW) @ 5000 rpm 6.9 l/100km
5 Skoda Yeti 1.6 TDI GreenLine 2010 105HP (77 kW) @ 4400 rpm 4.6 l/100km
6 Skoda Fabia 1.2 2006 54HP (40 kW) @ 4750 rpm 5.9 l/100km
7 Skoda Roomster 1.6 16V Automatic 2006 104HP (76 kW) @ 5700 rpm 7.9 l/100km
8 Skoda Favorit 136 LX 1989 61HP (45 kW) @ 5000 rpm 8.4 l/100km
9 Skoda Superb Combi 1.8 TSI Automatic 2009 160HP (118 kW) @ 4500 rpm 7.3 l/100km
10 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI GreenLine 2010 105HP (77 kW) @ 4400 rpm 4.4 l/100km
11 Skoda S110 L 1976 48HP (35 kW) @ 4900 rpm 8.4 l/100km
12 Skoda Superb 2.0 2006 114HP (84 kW) @ 5400 rpm 8.4 l/100km
13 Skoda Octavia 1.9 TDI 2003 130HP (96 kW) @ 4000 rpm 5.2 l/100km
14 Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI 4WD 2010 110HP (81 kW) @ 4200 rpm 6.1 l/100km
15 Skoda Fabia Kombi 1.2 TSI DSG 2010 105HP (77 kW) @ 5000 rpm 5.5 l/100km