To keep moving forward, to deliver better cars and enhance each of their components – the yearning to innovate has accompanied ŠKODA since its inception more than 120 years ago. Our goal is to make cars that do more than just get you from A to B, so you can marvel at the breathtaking design, the Simply Clever solutions and dynamic experience of sitting at the wheel of a ŠKODA. Explore our latest innovations to make your life easier and enjoy lots of new experiences.
A common denominator for all ŠKODAs is their signature sleek crystalline design. But looks aren't everything. The whole car has been designed not only to look good, but also to work flawlessly. Discover what's concealed behind the design of a ŠKODA.
ŠKODA's current design language, introduced with the VISION D concept in 2011, grabs your attention with its ingenious marriage of aesthetics and functionality. In practice, this means that ŠKODAs can offer breathtaking timeless design with a rich interior and high-end practicality. Bohemian crystal and cubism were the traditions inspiring our design.
An important role in the design of new cars is played by digital technology, spearheaded by virtual reality. ŠKODA can resemble a gamers’ convention rather than a car factory: 3D glasses, controllers and large screens are part of day-to-day work. They enable experts to design quickly and simply while directly trying out ergonomic and technical solutions, e.g. in the car's interior.
Our efforts at innovative design have earned us not only happy customers, but also the industry's Red Dot Awards, of which we have 11, most recently for the SUV ŠKODA KODIAQ and revised OCTAVIA COMBI. To receive the coveted Design Award, products have to impress the jury in criteria such as the degree of innovation, design quality, functionality and environmental compatibility.
The All-Electric ŠKODA VISION E is our vision of tomorrow’s mobility, today: smarter, cleaner and more efficient. We’ve always believed in embracing the future, in keep moving… but one thing remains the same: our commitment to keeping drivers and passengers in the focus of everything we do.
Call the operator with a single button, rely on the weather forecast and fuel prices updated constantly, remotely watch over your car, or entertain the entire crew with multimedia stored on your phone. ŠKODA connectivity lets you get the most from your car while making life easier every day. Find out everything it is capable of.
A whole phalanx of state-of-the-art assistance systems previously the domain of higher vehicle classes is available for your enhanced safety in all ŠKODA models. Check out all the ways you are protected in a ŠKODA.
Accept a little help when you're manoeuvring with a trailer, or let the car park itself.More about Easy Parking
ŠKODAs are capable of inching forward themselves in a traffic jam and reading traffic signs.More about Relaxing Ride
The car can stop itself in an emergency. On longer trips, it'll let you know when you need a break.More about Personal Guards
Another unique and ingenious feature of all ŠKODAs is their simply clever elements: each model features a host of smart details and solutions that will make every day easier for you. And we add more with each new model.
When speaking about innovations in the automobile industry, most of us think of new solutions and technology used directly in automobiles. However, the changes which the production and development processes pass through are no less important. We constantly endeavour to ensure that our production is environmentally friendly and up-to-date with the latest developments.
Despite ŠKODA AUTO has more than tripled the volume of produced vehicles since joining the Volkswagen in 1991, the absolute level of the burden on the environment has not increased in any way. Indeed, the opposite is true and significant falls can be noted in the case of some indicators, such as water and energy consumption, waste generation or atmospheric emissions.
Industry 4.0 is characterised by the onset of automation. Here, too, we are blazing a trail, introducing the first robots to cooperate with human colleagues on the production line. Take our lightweight robot “iiwa”, working on selected high-precision tasks, and robots seeing to the intake and dispatch of goods at the parts store.
We are constantly working on ways to make the production and logistics more efficient. An example of this is the 4-in-1 packaging solution: thanks to purpose-built wooden constructions, four instead of the previous three body shells can be transported in a single container. This means a reduction of CO2 emissions in transit between the Czech Republic and India by a quarter.
The foundation for future sustainable development lies in ŠKODA’s 2025 Strategy. It is based on four pillars. Besides electromobility, these also include the digitalisation of the company, its products and production itself as well as new mobility services. Added to this are investments in the development of innovative technologies, which benefit customers and the environment.
A starring role in our ability to innovate and deliver new ideas in digital services and mobile solutions is played by the ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab think tank, paving the way for creative minds to research and develop new business models, solutions and products for the mobility of the future.