|List of models current and historical produced by Skoda|
Now very different indeed to the originals. Thank you Mr Volkswagen!
Once the subject of many cruel jokes Skoda is now part of the thriving VW empire and the company is now responsible for producing high quality, low cost family cars. The company made its first car in 1925 and became state owned after WW2 which resulted in minimal development of its old designs.
A car is a beautiful product that integrates the expertise of many professions. To make one takes a great deal of joint effort, diligence, and hard work of engineers, designers, technicians, artists, and workers.
Skoda has been making automobiles for a long time. Telling its history is like telling the story of the worlds motoring. Few companies (only 4 in the world) may boast of 100 years of know-how and experience in car design and manufacture.
It all began in 1895 with 2 young men joining efforts to make bikes and motorbikes in a family business named Laurin & Klement. By 1905, Grandfather Automobile appeared on the scene.
The initial phase of automobile manufacture was a story of success from the very start. In 1925, following merger with `koda Pilsen, the company enjoyed enormous progress, producing beautiful vehicles with many fine details and breaking records at international competitions.
The boom slowed down only after the outbreak of WWII, followed by a period of socialism, yet the factory managed to keep up with the West. In 1991, `koda Auto ties onto the past and reenters global markets under the wings of the VW Konzern.
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