Skoda

Skoda

Skoda Car LogoSkoda Auto is an vehicle manufacturer based in the Czech Republic and was founded in 1895 by Vaclav Laurin and Vaclav Klement. It was originally called Laurin & Klement before it was aqquired by Skoda Works in 1925. Since 2000, it has been a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group.

Volkswagen Group took a 30% share in 1991, at this point Skoda was producing rear engined saloons. VW Group introduced a number of refinements to the Skoda range and over time the quality and reliability improved dramatically.

Skoda also has a past in Motorsport and became a partcipant in the FIA World Rally Championship in 1999 using improved models of the Skoda Octavia.

Skoda currently produce a wide range of vehicles, based loosely on their VW counterparts, such as the Skoda Yeti which is more or less a VW Tiguan.

For more information on the Skoda range, please visit their website: Skoda Car Range