Makes / Skoda

Skoda Logo The modern day Skoda company has come a long way from its origins as a vehicle to support Vaclav Laurent and Vaclav Klement's passion for bicycles in 1895. Now head quartered to the north east of Prague in Mlada Boleslav, the Volkswagen-owned firm have been at the forefront of revolutionising car manufacturing operations in the past twenty years. It was only in 1905 that the duo decided to focus their energies on producing auto-mobiles after a brief flirtation with creating motorcycles. The first car that the duo produced was the Voiturette A and its success allowed the firm to grow from a small private firm into a larger public company. Once the Iron Curtain came down in 1989, Skoda and the Czech government agreed that the firm should become part of the Volkswagen group. Since then the stylishly produced motors like the Skoda Octavia and Fabia have won the company legions of new fans. The upshot of all this is that a Skoda produced car can be found almost everywhere in the world.