We have a history of building the future

Since 1895, we’ve been building progressive cars for today. Models that have always been ahead of their time. This pioneering spirit initially found expression in bicycles, followed by motorcycles and, ultimately, cars. It’s our commitment to the intersection of design, function and innovation that has driven inventiveness over the past 125 years.

Founding fathers

The spirited partnership between Václav Laurin and Václav Klement and the establishment of their joint venture laid the foundations for our company’s success story.

Meet Laurin and Klement

The Škoda story began in 1895 with our founders, Václav Laurin and Václav Klement. Besides their first names and a love for cycling, they had another thing in common: a strong inventive spirit.

How it all began

Milestones that formed us

There have been several breakthrough moments in our existence that have moved us forward and dictated which path to follow. Take a look at them with us and then explore all the models we have ever made.

More than 100 years of racing

Since the start of production in Mladá Boleslav in 1895, the company has provided the world with many racing legends, memorable victories and unforgettable machines. Take a look at some important milestones in Škoda’s racing history.

About our racing history

Modern history models

Škoda’s modern history dates back to 1991, when it joined the Volkswagen Group. By that time, the first modern model, the Favorit, was already on sale and had begun the brand’s transition to a successful maker of contemporary cars. Explore this and other models that have been produced over the years.