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History of Skoda began in 1869 when the Czech engineer Emil Skoda became the head of a steel producer plant.

Skoda has brought and introduced to the company not only his own enthusiasm, but new technologies and the factory has purchased a large amount of modern equipment. Having organized a stable and high quality production process Skoda became the official supplier of weapons to the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1899. The factory produced various weapons and ammunition, and the total number of workers in 1917 amounted to almost 35 000 people.

After the emergence of Czechoslovakia Skoda reoriented to peaceful industry, and has mastered the production of locomotives, passenger cars and trucks. The company is also engaged in the production of aircraft, ships and steam turbines.

The first Skoda car appeared in the late 20s.

As a result of massive air raids during the Second World War the plant was badly damaged and over 70% of the buildings and living spaces were destroyed. In 1945, Skoda was nationalized. Now the main line of production became the production of mass transport. Part of the vehicles’ output of the factory was exported to socialist countries.

In the 90s the company was bought by the German company Volkswagen, and received huge financial subvention. The plant was upgraded in a short time, and from that moment it began its intensive activity in Europe.

Currently the company manufactures four models of cars: Skoda Roomster, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Fabia and Skoda Superb, which have different types of engines and chassis. The characteristic feature of Skoda is a high quality of manufacture against the price which is lower than of comparable German cars.

Skoda model range

Skoda Technical Specifications

Full list of Skoda specifications
Skoda: Country of origin (CZ)
Model Max Power 0-100 Km/h Mixt
1 2011 Skoda Superb 2.0 TDI 4x4 140HP (103 kW) @ 4000 rpm 10.7 seconds 6.2 l/100km
2 2011 Skoda Superb 2.0 TSI DSG 200HP (147 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.8 seconds 7.9 l/100km
3 2011 Skoda Superb Combi 2.0 TDI 4x4 140HP (103 kW) @ 4000 rpm 10.8 seconds 6.3 l/100km
4 2011 Skoda Superb Combi 2.0 TSI DSG 200HP (147 kW) @ 5100 rpm 7.9 seconds 8 l/100km
5 2010 Skoda Fabia Kombi 1.6 TDI 75HP (55 kW) @ 4000 rpm 14.1 seconds 4.2 l/100km
6 2010 Skoda Octavia 1.6 TDI GreenLine 105HP (77 kW) @ 4400 rpm 11.8 seconds 4.4 l/100km
7 2010 Skoda Fabia 1.2 TSI 86HP (63 kW) @ 4800 rpm 11.7 seconds 5.2 l/100km
8 2010 Skoda Yeti 1.6 TDI GreenLine 105HP (77 kW) @ 4400 rpm 12.1 seconds 4.6 l/100km
9 2010 Skoda Fabia Kombi 1.2 TSI 86HP (63 kW) @ 4800 rpm 11.8 seconds 5.2 l/100km
10 2010 Skoda Yeti 2.0 TDI 4WD 110HP (81 kW) @ 4200 rpm 12.2 seconds 6.1 l/100km

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