The Czech manufacturer has rekindled its worldwide recognition in the modern age thanks to its parent Volkswagen, but the brand has actually been around since way back in 1905.
Skoda is thus one of the oldest carmakers in the branch, founded as the Laurin & Klement company in 1895, the founding members initially giving their names. 133 years later, the Czech automakers has a major celebration – the production of no less than 20 million autos, including of course those produced under the L&K badge. The important production milestone was achieved at the Kvasiny factory, with a Karoq SUV being the honor bearer – it’s only natural since it’s their latest and hasn’t even reached dealerships just yet.
Skoda of course jumped the production milestones only after the acquisition by the VAG Group back in 1991 – that year they marked 5 million cars, then doubled just 15 years to the 10 million vehicles milestone. Back in 2014 the company also for the first time surpassed the annual production mark of one million vehicles, with the VW era thus accounting for no less than 15 million deliveries. For the future Skoda is looking to align itself with the group policy – it will focus on crossovers even more as well as establish an EV model range.