2 wheels to 4
...ŠKODA has always been about the journey
Which is better? 4 wheels or 2? In the world of ŠKODA, the answer is both.
When co-founder Vaclav Klement bought a bicycle from a German manufacturer which broke shortly afterwards, he teamed up with bike mechanic Vaclav Laurin, and they began producing their own bicycles.
Cycling has remained important to us since that day and we’ve honoured that heritage ever since.
From the production of motorbikes in 1899, Laurin and Klement built their very first car in 1905 - The Voiturette A which could reach speeds of 25mph (which was very impressive at the time!)
A merger with ŠKODA Works, a large industrial company, in 1924 saw the ŠKODA name appear on an automobile for the very first time. And the rest, as they say, is history.