8 million MQ200 manual gearboxes produced in Mladá Boleslav

July 20, 2021

ŠKODA AUTO has today produced its eight millionth MQ200 manual gearbox since production started at the Mladá Boleslav site in 2000.

Mladá Boleslav, 20 July 2021 – The manual five- or six-speed transmission is used in various ŠKODA AUTO models as well as in vehicles produced by the Volkswagen, Audi and Seat Group brands. Around 1,900 units are produced every day. The car manufacturer also produces the MQ100 transmission at its headquarters.

383,000 units of the manual five- or six-speed transmission ran off the production line in Mladá Boleslav last year alone, and the daily production volume is currently around 1,900 units. The MQ200 is installed in vehicles with petrol engines with a torque of up to 200 Nm and a displacement of 1.0 to 1.6 litres. It is used in ŠKODA, Volkswagen, Audi and Seat models.

In addition to assembling the MQ100 and the MQ200 in Mladá Boleslav, the Czech car manufacturer also produces the DQ200 automatic 7-speed direct transmission at its Vrchlabí plant. In total, the company employs around 1,700 people in transmission production at the two sites.

ŠKODA also produces high-voltage traction batteries for the plug-in hybrid ŠKODA SUPERB iV and ŠKODA OCTAVIA iV models adjacent to transmission production in the same factory hall in Mladá Boleslav. In addition, production of MEB battery systems for the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV will start at the same location in early 2022.

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