WE HAVE A HISTORY OF BUILDING THE FUTURE

Since 1895, we’ve been building progressive cars for today. Models that have always been ahead of their time. This pioneering spirit initially found expression in bicycles, followed by motorcycles and, ultimately, cars. It’s our commitment to the intersection of design, function and innovation, driven by inventiveness for more than 125 years.

Explore the famous history of ŠKODA. Iconic cars, their designers, milestones, motorsports victories and technological innovations - all this and more shaped the company's glorious history. Find out all about it from current and previous articles, photographs and videos.

A STORY UNLIKE ANY OTHER

Come with us on an exciting trip down memory lane at ŠKODA, taking in the company’s foundation in 1895 to the present day, and explore its rich heritage, brimming with great cars and intriguing moments.

GET BEHIND THE WHEEL

Take a ride in a vintage ŠKODA. Go back in time with us and sit at the wheel of an L&K ŠKODA 110. A pleasant drive around historical Prague awaits you, where you will find out a lot of interesting stuff, and not only about the car in which you are sitting.

FOUNDING FATHERS

The spirited partnership between Václav Laurin and Václav Klement and the establishment of their joint venture laid the foundations for our company’s success story.

MEET LAURIN AND KLEMENT

The ŠKODA story began in 1895 with our founders, Václav Laurin and Václav Klement. Besides their first names and a love for cycling, they had another thing in common: a strong inventive spirit.

HOW IT ALL BEGAN

MILESTONES THAT FORMED US

There have been several breakthrough moments in our existence that have moved us forward and dictated which path to follow. Take a look at them with us and then explore all the models we have ever made.

MORE THAN 100 YEARS OF RACING

Since the start of production in Mladá Boleslav in 1895, the company has provided the world with many racing legends, memorable victories and unforgettable machines. Take a look at important milestones in ŠKODA’s racing history.

ŠKODA RACING HISTORY

Since 1901, we have been Winning Together. This year, we are proudly celebrating 120 years of ŠKODA Motorsport.

A SYMBOL OF OUR INVENTIVENESS

Every car with the winged arrow on its bonnet proudly subscribes to a long tradition of constant innovation. The ŠKODA logo itself has also changed over time. Check out its evolution and pay an after-hours visit to the ŠKODA museum.

MODERN HISTORY MODELS

ŠKODA’s modern history dates back to 1991, when it joined the Volkswagen Group. By that time, the first modern model, the FAVORIT, was already on sale and had begun the brand’s transition to a successful maker of contemporary cars. Explore this and other models that have been produced over the years.

ŠKODA MUSEUM

Experience ŠKODA’s history at our museum, where you will see the latest futuristic concepts alongside iconic models.