• Citigo
      • CITIGO 3 Door
        CITIGO 3 Door from  8,635
        CITIGO 3 door
        • ​Our smart city car​​​​​​​​​
        • Big on quality and value for money
        • A generous, flexible interior space
        • boot space251l /951l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • CITIGO 3 Door Monte Carlo
        CITIGO 3 Door Monte Carlo from  11,170
        CITIGO 3 Door Monte Carlo
        • 15” Crux black alloy wheels
        • Front fog lights
        • Monte Carlo styling including lowered suspension and interior and exterior features
        • boot space251l /951l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • CITIGO 5 Door
        CITIGO 5 Door from  8,985
        CITIGO 5 door
        • ​Our smart city car​​
        • Big on quality and value for money
        • A generous, flexible interior space
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • CITIGO 5 Door Monte Carlo
        CITIGO 5 Door Monte Carlo from  11,520
        CITIGO 5 Door Monte Carlo
        • 15” Crux black alloy wheels
        • ​Front fog lights
        • Monte Carlo styling including lowered suspension and interior and exterior features
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Fabia
      • New FABIA
        New FABIA from  10,525
        New FABIA
        • ​The ever-popular FABIA gets a fresh new look
        • ​A new array of safety and infotainment features
        • Available from September 2018
        • boot space0l /0l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • Rapid
      • RAPID
        RAPID from  15,345
        RAPID
        • All-round practicality and safety for families
        • Hatchback body style with fantastic interior space
        • Up to 1490 litres of boot space
        • boot space550l /1490l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Rapid Spaceback
      • RAPID SPACEBACK
        RAPID SPACEBACK from  14,410
        RAPID Spaceback
        • ​​​Dynamic and fresh design​
        • Spacious passenger leg room and boot
        • ​​Up to 1,381 litres of boot space
        • boot space415l /1381l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Octavia
      • OCTAVIA
        OCTAVIA from  17,195
        OCTAVIA
        • ​Its spacious, premium interior makes it perfect for families
        • Now available with enhanced driver assistance systems
        • Estate Car of the Year - 2018 Auto Express New Car Awards
      • OCTAVIA Scout
        OCTAVIA Scout from  26,685
        OCTAVIA Scout
        • 17" Nivalis alloy wheels with anti-theft wheel bolts
        • Off-road mode and additional underbody protection
        • 8.0” Amundsen touchscreen satellite navigation system and integrated Wi-Fi
      • OCTAVIA vRS
        OCTAVIA vRS from  25,185
        OCTAVIA vRS
        • vRS sports styling including front bumper and grille, red brake callipers and rear diffuser
        • 3 spoke multifunction sports steering wheel with controls for radio and telephone (includes paddles if DSG)
        • 8.0” Amundsen touchscreen satellite navigation system and integrated Wi-Fi
  • Superb
      • SUPERB Hatch
        SUPERB Hatch from  20,050
        SUPERB Hatch
        • Style and space redefined
        • Our flagship family executive
        • Auto Express 'Best Famil​​y Car' 2017
        • boot space625l /1760l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB Estate
        SUPERB Estate from  21,330
        SUPERB Estate
        • The most spacious and com​​fortable ŠKODA yet
        • Our flagship family executive
        • What Car? 'Best Estate Car' 2018
        • boot space660l /1950l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • All-New Karoq
  • Kodiaq

Winning design - Design center

Made of glass, concrete, and steel, the ŠKODA Auto design center is a modern, unconventionally conceived structure that stands out without being overwhelmingly dominant. Built in the spirit of a new architectural philosophy, it is a harmoniously composed structure aiming to express simplicity, compactness, and compatibility with the attributes typical for ŠKODA.

 

The building is divided with glass partitions that can be moved to create a variety of interior arrangements. This variability enables designers and engineers to concentrate on their work while sustaining visual communication with their colleagues. The monochromatic character of the glass and concrete structure artfully contrasts with the colourful work environment.

New architectural icon

A professional team of designers, engineers, and experts in other fields of specialty work in the design center on development of new automobiles for ŠKODA. Using drawings and models, the exterior vivision designs the external appearance, while specialists in the interior division elaborate on the details in the interior. In order to be able to evaluate designs realistically, a model shop makes life-size models from modeling clay at a 1:1 scale, which are indistinguishable from actual automobiles.
 
The colour & trim shop designs upholstery fabrics for the seats, colours of the lacquer, and all other materials to give the interior a comfortable and pleasant appearance. Workers in the CAD design division generate computer-based models of components (e.g. wheels), create data for subsequent machining of ŠKODA Auto components and ensure exchange of information with the relevant design units.

Designing ŠKODA vehicles

All ŠKODA models are designed at the design center in Mladá Boleslav, relying on many years of tradition in technical know-how, combined with modern scientific findings and experience. During this process, our designers seek perfection. Passion and love for their work are manifested in every single detail of the vehicle models they create.
 
All ŠKODA designs derive from ŠKODA concepts and ŠKODA Auto corporate design. They aim visually to accentuate the virtues of ŠKODA – precision, dynamic, and tradition – so that the vehicles are instantly distinguishable from other competitors‘ vehicles. The domineering and original mask of the cooler is one of the principal identity marks of all the three model lines of ŠKODA vehicles and a clear sign of affiliation with this trademark. Other original elements of the ŠKODA design are indentations in the front hood’s profile – starting from the corners of the cooler mask, crossing the company logo in the middle, and gradually elevated towards the front windshield, where they disappear.

Automobile design development

Long before a new model is designed, the R&D division begins to work on the first conceptual sketches. Upon compiling draft designs, based on the Konzern’s platform, the overall vehicle concept is ready for further elaboration. Simultaneously with the development of the platform, there are various studies and comparative analyses of competitors’ vehicles under progress, in order to define optimal external and internal dimensions.
 
The results of the studies are then converted into sets of data called packages, which are then used for creating modeling clay design models. The models thus created are continuously checked for conformity to internal, external, and ergonomic parameters, technological feasibility, and compliance with current legislative regulations. The design process includes the creation of cross sections of the individual design versions and the junction points of the future body frames. During the final stage, a so-called final package is produced, a compilation of all the important parameters of the exterior and interior as a 3D model.

CAD design

The term 'CAD tuning' stands for the creation of 3D computer models of exteriors and interiors. This creative work forms a critical interface in every developmental process involving design and engineering. Upon approval, each new model’s clay version is used for CAD tuning. Modelling is done directly on the computer according to the designer’s ideas, with the aid of sketches and cross-sections. Taking all these conditions into consideration often leads to modification of the designers’ original ideas.

The final version depends very much on the model maker’s ability to project in space and his cooperation with the designer and engineer. Using large-scale projection facilitates the presentation of CAD data for the whole vehicle is available in virtual reality. This, in turn, facilitates evaluation of the presented forms and makes room for recommended adjustments. Upon processing and approval, CAD data is released for machining a so-called 'data control model' at a 1:1 scale. The model is then presented for final approval as to the form and surface of the exterior and interior.