Skoda Kodiaq (2017)
The Skoda Kodiaq presents the first big-sized sports utility vehicle of the Czech auto producer. Since the beginning of 2017, the newest auto of Skoda will be demonstrated along with all advantages of the brand: a design showing highly expressed character, uncommon inner space, capability to operate intelligently and cutting-edge technology inherent exceptionally to higher auto categories.
In terms of exterior design the Skoda Kodiaq suits for such purposes as business activities and spending free time with family. The diverse character of the auto includes impudent interaction of sophisticated lines, sportive silhouette and endurance.
Every line of the Skoda Kodiaq is distinct, accurate and well-defined – this relates, for instance, to the shoulder outline. The distinguishing look of the Skoda Kodiaq is provided with the narrow-width headlamps smoothly blending into the radiator grille.
Skoda Atero Concept
26 students at the Skoda vocational school have built their dream coupé: the Skoda Atero is a spectacular car based on the compact Skoda Rapid Spaceback. The fully functional, unique vehicle is already the third 'student car' from Skoda Academy.
"Just like its predecessors, the Skoda Atero highlights our students' high level of technological expertise and manual skills. Our thanks go to everyone who has supported the project," said Skoda Board Member for Human Resources, Bohdan Wojnar.
Michael Oeljeklaus, Skoda Board Member for Production, added, "This project demonstrates what our students are capable of. The young people work with great zeal and commitment. Once again, the result is a great, emotive and unique vehicle that the colleagues involved can be very proud of."
The students have built a fully functional, unique car - in doing so, Skoda is continuing a tradition which is still in its infancy. In 2014, a team of students developed the ultra-compact CitiJet convertible. The FUNSTAR pickup followed in 2015. The aim of the project is to promote the students' expertise and creativity.
The students started work on the Skoda Atero at the end of 2015. The team of 26 from the Skoda vocational school in Mladá Boleslav - four young women and 22 young men - developed and implemented the concept together with the support of the instructors, Technical Development, Design and Production departments. "This was a unique occasion for everyone to meet new people, to form new friendships across all professions, and to test and put theoretical knowledge into practice," said the spokesman for the student team Dan Voce, adding "This project took about 1700 working hours to complete, and we are all very proud of the result."
Skoda 1000 MBX
The Skoda 1000 MBX De Luxe turned 50. The elegant two-door celebrated its debut at the International Motor Show in Geneva in March 1966. The spacious five-seater with rear engine and rear wheel drive was launched into series production in the October of the same year. The model represented the pinnacle of the one-litre class in its day.
"The legendary two-door Skoda 1000 MBX with its liberally glazed body crowned the success of the first Czech large production car - the four-door Skoda 1000 MB," says Andrea Frydlová, Head of the Skoda Museum. "This makes the vehicle an important milestone in Skoda's history. The production figures increased significantly throughout the 1960s in Mladá Boleslav. Many progressive technologies in mass production caught on, including high pressure die-casting for cylinder and crank cases, as well as gearbox casing."
The MBX was based on the mass-produced four-door Skoda 1000 MB, which boasted a modern monocoque body and the engine was installed behind the driven rear axle. Skoda built an entirely new plant in the immediate vicinity of the existing factory buildings in Mladá Boleslav for the construction of the Skoda 1000 MB at the beginning of the 1960s. The new production plant comprised modern facilities with more than 40 production halls and other buildings on the 80 hectare site.
The history of the two-door MBX dates back to 1960 when the two prototypes to the Skoda 990 Tudor were being built. The special bodywork with clearly negative-sloping rear pillars that flow into the panoramic rear window and two doors with frameless windows was created at the Kvasiny plant. The body shell retained the generous space of the original notchback with an enhanced side view. It was not only the driver and front passenger that could wind down the door windows, but also the passengers in the back could open the small windows in the rear. In addition, the triangular-shaped fold-out doors improved the ventilation in the interior.
Skoda LK Voiturette A (1905)
Skoda 1000 MB
The Škoda 1000 MB is now 50 years old. The compact car made its debut on 21 March 1964 as the successor to the former Škoda Octavia. As the first Škoda with rear wheel drive, a rear engine and unibody construction, the Škoda 1000 MB is a milestone in the nearly 119-year history of Škoda. In its heyday, the four-door model was one of the best vehicles in the one-litre class and set new standards in terms of comfort, performance and technology.
A completely new plant, a radically new vehicle design, the most advanced engine in its class at that time - the Škoda 1000 MB was a revolution for Škoda in the spring of 1964. "Škoda is one of the longest-established vehicle manufacturers in the world," says Škoda CEO, Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. "The basis for the company's success is outstanding vehicles. The Škoda 1000 MB was a key milestone for the company in the 1960s and an impressive testament to the great engineering skills of Czech automotive engineering."
Having the courage for this fundamentally new course paid off: The Škoda 1000 MB was a bestseller in Czechoslovakia and abroad - sustainably strengthening Škoda's position in the European automotive industry and shaping the Czech manufacturer's model strategy until the late 1980s. Around 443,000 Škoda 1000 MBs were produced between April 1964 and August 1969, of which more than half were exported even as far as New Zealand and Australia.
Skoda Felicia (1998)
Skoda Octavia Combi L and K (1998)
Skoda Octavia SLX (1998)
Skoda Felicia Combi (1999)
Skoda Felicia Fun (1999)