Who provides Skoda engines and car technology and because at low prices you can buy cars like Audi and Volkswagen

Who provides Skoda engines and car technology and because at low prices you can buy cars like Audi and Volkswagen

For years, Skoda cars are a good choice for families looking for space and convenience, equipped with modern technologies. Skoda Auto is the result of the transformation of the Laurin & Klement company, which had started car production in Mladá Boleslav. In 1905, the founders Václav Laurin and Václav Klement gradually abandoned the production of bicycles to focus entirely on the production of motorcycles and automobiles. The historic factory sheds where L&K’s first car, the Voiturette A, was built, now house the Skoda museum. But what is happening today?

  • Auto Skoda: who provides the engine and technology

  • Why Skoda prices are so low

Auto Skoda: who provides the engine and technology

Today Skoda Auto operates three production sites in the Czech Republic: in Mladá Boleslav and Kvasiny, where the manufacturer is mainly involved in the production of cars, while the Vrchlabí plant produces components, especially automatic DSG transmissions. Skoda models are also produced at sites in Bratislava, Slovakia, Yizheng, Nanjing, Ningbo and Changsha in China, Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod in Russia, Pune and Aurangabad in India and Solomonovo, Ukraine.

There range of engines produced by Skoda it includes the EA211 three-cylinder engine in 1.0 MPI variants, with power ratings of 60, 75 and 80 HP, 1.0 MPI EVO and 1.0 TSI with power ratings of 95, 110 and 115 HP. Four-cylinder engines include the 1.4 TSI, available in 128 and 150 bhp, and the 110 bhp 1.6 MPI. This type of engine, which offers a wide choice of power, is suitable for models with different technical characteristics and market segments. In fact, the EA211 engine family powers 13 Volkswagen Group vehicles, including the Skoda Fabia, Scala, Octavia, Kamiq, Karoq and Kodiaq, Volkswagen Polo, Vento and Ameo and Seat Ibiza, Ateca, Toledo and Arona.

Here then, the similarity with the cars of the Wolfsburg car manufacturer is obvious. In key components, starting with the engine, warranty offered by Skoda models it is almost identical to that of Volkswagen cars.

In Mladá Boleslav, Skoda Auto also produces engines, MQ100 and MQ200 manual transmissions and axlesas well as high-capacity batteries for the Group’s various brand plug-in hybrid models. In February 2021, the milestone of 100,000 batteries produced was celebrated.

Why Skoda prices are so low

A change came in 1991, when Skoda becomes part of the Volkswagen groupand thanks to the following three decades of investment and development, the brand succeeded from a regional market leader producing around 200,000 cars annually to a global player exporting more than 1.24 million cars in more than 100 countries only in 2019. In 2020 , on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of its establishment in 1895, Skoda has a series of ten models and offers a diverse portfolio, including the highest refinements.

The Enyaq iV, the latest model, is Skoda’s first vehicle based on the Modular Electric Vehicle (MEB) platform on which several VW and Audi vehicles are also offered. They leave some style details, but focus on reliability and stabilityAn automaker can lower final prices on many car models.

Skoda Octavia, which entered production in 1996, is the first model of Skoda designed entirely under the supervision of Volkswagen. New cars were born in the new millennium, including Fabia,, Very good and Yeti. In 2011, I am quoting, the smallest of houses, was based on the Volkswagen Up! and was sold abroad from the summer of 2012. In 2012, a model of the notchback C segment, the Rapid, was presented.

In 2016, Kodiak was launched and sales began in 2017. In 2018, after a 20.8% increase in revenue compared to 2016, Skoda has experienced a growth phase on all world markets, with double digit growth in France and Italy and even becoming the number one foreign brand in Germany.

In 2019, new models were presented Level And Kamiq: sedan and city SUV built on the same platform. In 2020, a new generation of Octavia was released.

There the quality of Skoda cars then it also touches those of Audi, from exercise A1 until Q2’s best-selling crossovers and for I always wanted an A3. The basic concept is always the same: many elements in common, even with respect to propulsion, but the acceptance of some compromises based on the real and visible quality of the assemblies. In short, a lot of action and a little bit of attention and meticulousness. At a very low cost.

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