• Fabia
      • Fabia Hatch
        Fabia Hatch from  20,990
        A small car with plenty of attitude
        • ​Smartphone connectivity via SmartLink
        • ​New, fresh interior concept
        • ​The next step in ŠKODA’s design concept
        • till305l /1125l
        • from4.7l/100km
        • from107g/km
      • Fabia Wagon
        Fabia Wagon from  27,390
        Your partner for every situation
        • Powerful and efficient 81kW engines
        • Curtain airbags & 5 Star NCAP rating
        • ​Up to 1,370 litres of boot space
        • till505l /1370l
        • from4.8l/100km
        • from110g/km
  • Rapid
      • Rapid Spaceback
        Rapid Spaceback from  28,490
        Small on the outside. Large on the inside
        •    Sporty freshness and dynamic elegance
        •    Panoramic glass roof and prolonged rear window
        •    A spacious, attractive interior and boot space
        • till384l /1349l
        • from4.6l/100km
        • from119g/km
  • Octavia
      • Octavia RS
        Octavia RS from  47,490
        The fastest Octavia ever
        • Top speed 248 km/h​
        • 2.0 TSI/162 kW and 2.0 TDI DPF/135 engines​
        • Sporty, roomy, fuctional in perfect balance
        • till568l /1558l
        • from6.2l/100km
        • from142g/km
      • Octavia RS 230
        Octavia RS 230 from  54,990
        The fastest Octavia ever
        • ​Top speed 248km/h
        • ​2.0 TSI 162kW engines
        • ​Innovative progressive steering
        • till568l /1558l
        • from6.4l/100km
        • from142g/km
      • Octavia Scout 4x4
        Octavia Scout 4x4 from  49,490
        A rugged off-roader with supreme handling in harsh conditions
        • Rough road package for under-body protection
        • 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating
        • Available in 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines
        • till588l /1718l
        • from5.1l/100km
        • from134g/km
      • Octavia Wagon RS
        Octavia Wagon RS from  50,490
        Racing power and a sporty interior in a practical car
        • Innovative progressive steering
        • 2.0 TSI/162 kW and 2.0 TDI CR DPF/135 kW engines
        • Sporty, roomy and functional - all in perfect balance
        • till588l /1718l
        • from5l/100km
        • from132g/km
      • New Octavia Liftback
        New Octavia Liftback from  35,990
        Business pleasure
        • ​​Clear, precise and timeless design
        • ​Innovative comfort and driver assistance systems
        • Powerful and efficient engines​
        • till568l /1558l
        • from4.4l/100km
        • from102g/km
      • New Octavia Wagon
        New Octavia Wagon from  37,990
        Business pleasure
        • ​​Class-leading ​legroom and 588 litres of luggage space
        • ​Wide range of 'Simply Clever' solutions
        • Innovative safety, comfort and driver assistant systems​
        • till588l /1718l
        • from4.4l/100km
        • from119g/km
  • Yeti
      • Yeti City
        Yeti City from  34,990
        Start planning your adventures today
        •  Features a new stylish and elegant design
        •  Two and four-wheel-drive
        •  Up to nine airbags for umcompromised safety
        • till321l /1485l
        • from5.8l/100km
        • from154g/km
  • Superb
      • Superb Sedan
        Superb Sedan from  47,490
        The best space and comfort in its class
        • ​A spacious giant with the largest interior and boot of its class
        • ​ Powerful yet thrifty engines up to 206kW
        • ​Many innovative safety and comfort assist systems
        • till584l /1719l
        • from4.9l/100km
        • from129g/km
      • Superb Wagon
        Superb Wagon from  50,490
        Exceptionally elegant and spacious with advanced technology
        • ​ The most spacious, luxurious ŠKODA yet
        • ​New-generation, low emission TSI and TDI engines
        • ​Maximum comfort with the Dynamic Chassis Control
        • till619l /1909l
        • from5.8l/100km
        • from130g/km
  • Kodiaq
      • Kodiaq
        Kodiaq from  39,990
        Kodiaq
        • ​Our first car to offer seven seats
        • ​Design, space, functionality and connectivity​​ combined
        • Best large SUV - WhatCar? Car of the Year 2017 awards​
        • till2005l /2005l
        • from5.7l/100km
        • from149g/km

History

From a bicycle to the modern car

 

ŠKODA is one of the most tradition-rich automobile makers in the world. Founders Václav Laurin and Václav Klement set up their business in the city Jungbunzlau, Bohemia, present-day Mladá Boleslav. It all began in 1894, when Václav Klement, a bookseller by trade, saw reason to complain about shoddy workmanship with his new bicycle. The fairly rude response of the producer prompted Klement to repair bicycles himself, teaming up with cycle mechanic Václav Laurin, in December 1895. In the first years, Laurin & Klement built and repaired bicycles under the Slavia brand name.

Four years later they started to build bicycles with an auxiliary engine, the so-called Motocyclette. These motorcycles soon became very popular and won several awards in racing competitions. It was in the year 1905 when the company presented its first automobile, called “Voiturette A”. The success of the first car provided a stable position in the rapidly growing international car market. In 1925, fusion with the Škodaworks Pilsen was accomplished, marking the end of the Laurin & Klement Company. 

Since then the company has lived an eventful history which, after the political and economical changes of the times, led to the integration into the Volkswagen Group in 1991. Today, ŠKODA is one of the most successful automobile brands, offering nine model lines and having established a presence in more than 100 countries worldwide. 

 

 


More about the company history

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