Skoda was founded on 18th December 1895, and its headquarters are in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. Skoda automobiles are sold in over 100 countries and in 2018, total global sales reached 1.25 million vehicles.
As with many long-established car manufacturers, the company which would become Skoda Auto started in the early 1890s by manufacturing bicycles. After World War I the Laurin & Klement company began producing trucks, but in 1924, after running into problems and being affected by a fire on their premises, the company sought a new partner. A Limited Company, formerly the Skoda Works), an arms manufacturer and multi-sector concern in Pilsen which had become one of the largest industrial enterprises in Europe and the largest in Czechoslovakia, sought to enlarge its non-arms manufacturing base and acquired Laurin & Klement in 1925.
Volkswagen was chosen by the Czech government on 9 December 1990, and, as a result, on 28 March 1991 a joint-venture partnership agreement with Volkswagen took place, marked by the transfer of a 30% share to the Volkswagen Group on 16 April 1991. In the following years, Skoda became the fourth brand of the German group, as the Volkswagen Group raised its equity share first on 19 December 1994, to 60%, followed on 11 December 1995, to 70%.
In 2015, Volkswagen admitted that it had installed pollution-cheating software in many of its cars to fool regulators that its cars met emissions standards when in fact they polluted at much higher-levels than government standards. 1.2 million Skoda cars worldwide were fitted with this emissions-cheating device. Skoda stated that Volkswagen would recall and cover refitting costs for all of the cars affected by the Volkswagen emissions testing scandal.
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What happens once I’ve got my valuation?
We’ll be in touch to arrange a time that’s convenient for us to come to you and inspect your car.
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What documents do I need to have available?
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Will I get the price I’m quoted?
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