Since 1905, ŠKODA has been building reliable and practical cars. In January 2016, the manufacturer announced that their 18-millionth vehicle has left the production line.
With so many cars built, the entire ŠKODA range is now a regular sight on UK and European roads. The incredible figure is testament to the enduring popularity of the marque and the quality of its new vehicles.
The landmark model was a Superb Estate. This aptly-named car has a strong reputation and a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. It also boasts one of the highest levels of interior space in the ŠKODA model range.
This milestone was achieved at ŠKODA's Kvasiny plant in the Czech Republic. The saloon version of the Superb and the Yeti crossover are also made at this facility. During 2015, Kvasiny produced close to 150,000 new ŠKODA cars.
In celebration of the occasion, ŠKODA CEO Bernhard Maier, ŠKODA Board Member for Production Michael Oeljeklaus, and Chairman of the Trade Union KOVO, Jaroslav Povšík, were all present. They together opened a new hall at the factory during the visit, instantly creating 50 jobs. This team will have technical details on upcoming SKODA cars three years before launch, enabling them to put the best and most efficient processes into place.
Over the coming years, Kvasiny is set to undergo development and expansion. The upgrades will increase the workforce by 1,300 and ensure that the plant can build as many as 280,000 ŠKODA models annually.
You can find new and pre-owned ŠKODA vehicles, including the Superb estate and saloon, at our dealership now. Contact Lancaster ŠKODA – part of the Jardine Motors Group – in Milton Keynes.