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The ŠKODA SUPERB iV marked the start of a new era for ŠKODA when it launched earlier this year, and the brand’s flagship model has been recognised once again as one of the very best plug-in hybrid cars, this time at the DrivingElectric awards 2021. 

The DrivingElectric awards comprises 17 categories, and the SUPERB iV was named the winner of the Best Family Plug-in Hybrid award. Commenting on the win, DrivingElectric editor, Richard Ingram, said: "The ŠKODA SUPERB is an impressive and accomplished car in all respects, so it’s no surprise that the recently introduced petrol-electric plug-in hybrid version has scooped this award. 

“The SUPERB’s existing plus points, such as acres of interior space, a cavernous boot, smart yet understated looks and a smooth ride, become even more appealing when they’re combined with the refinement and ultra-low running costs of a plug-in."

ŠKODA’s flagship continues its run of excellence since its update last year, adding another accolade to its trophy collection. The SUPERB iV is available in four trims in both hatch and estate body styles and combines a turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and 85kW electric motor, delivering a total performance of 218PS. Adding to its appeal is its low running costs, with a zero-emission drive up to 37 miles – more than covering the average daily commute – the SUPERB iV can travel up to 578 miles on a single full tank and a fully charged battery when in hybrid mode. 

DrivingElectric is part of the Dennis Publishing automotive portfolio, and specialises in news and reviews for electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars. The DrivingElectric awards recognise the best electrified cars on the market today.

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Are you owner of ŠKODA vehicle and not familiar with benefits of the ŠKODA Connect world yet? Would you like to have information about current traffic situation during drive or to be able remotely control your vehicle? Then, the ŠKODA Connect is the right solution for you! 

With the ŠKODA Connect online services, you will never be cut off from the outside world. Wherever you are, you will remain at the heart of the action, always keep in touch with your nearest and have the assurance that help is at hand to overcome any difficulties.

You can easily get always up-to-date traffic information so you can save your time and avoid stressful staying in traffic jams or control vehicle just using your voice thanks to Infotainment Online service package.

Care Connect service package will help you deal with malfunctions or any other issues related to the condition of your vehicle and provides new way how to control your car by interconnecting the vehicle with a smartphone by MyŠKODA application.


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Series production of the ENYAQ iV starts today at ŠKODA AUTO’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The 100% battery-electric SUV is the first ŠKODA series production model based on the Volkswagen Group’s Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB). In future, the Czech car manufacturer will produce up to 350 units of its new SUV every day alongside the OCTAVIA and the KAROQ series on the Group’s only production line for vehicles based on both the MQB and MEB platforms.

Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Production and Logistics, emphasises: “The ENYAQ iV is ŠKODA’s first series-production model that was designed as an all-electric vehicle from the outset. This means our new SUV also places entirely different demands on manufacturing processes and production sequences than models with combustion engines. This is also reflected in the extensive preparation and conversion measures that we have been implementing at our main plant in Mladá Boleslav since last summer. Today’s start of production of the ŠKODA ENYAQ iV on the only production line in the Group for vehicles based on the MEB and MQB is a very special moment for our entire team.” 

At its headquarters in Mladá Boleslav, ŠKODA has invested 32 million euros in the conversion work required to enable both MEB and MQB models to be produced on the same line. In future, the brand will be manufacturing up to 350 units of the ENYAQ iV here every day in a fully flexible manner alongside the OCTAVIA and KAROQ series. The car manufacturer adapted the building’s statics and designed the technologies for transporting parts to accommodate the weight of the fully battery-electric vehicles and the installed components. In addition, ŠKODA has introduced safety measures in the area of battery handling, for example, by installing thermal imaging cameras. These monitor the temperature in the workshop around the clock and trigger an alarm if any deviation is detected. 

Rear or four-wheel drive, sustainable materials in the interior and innovative assistance systems 
The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV’s three battery sizes and five performance variants ensure a sustainable yet fun driving experience. In the two most powerful variants, a second electric motor on the front axle works in combination with the rear motor. Depending on the battery size, the range is up to 536 kilometres in the WLTP cycle. Design Selections have replaced the traditional equipment lines for the interior. The harmonised interior options are inspired by modern living environments and use sustainably processed and recycled materials such as wool and leather tanned with plant extracts. The ENYAQ iV is also the first ŠKODA model to feature a Head-Up Display with Augmented Reality, which displays information on the speed and traffic signs in two areas of the driver’s primary field of vision. 

In mid-2019, ŠKODA presented the first electric series models in its 125-year history with the fully battery-electric ŠKODA CITIGOe iV and ŠKODA SUPERB iV with plug-in hybrid drive. At its main plant in Mladá Boleslav ŠKODA produces high-voltage traction batteries that are also used by other Group brands in their models with plug-in hybrid drive. ŠKODA AUTO also emphasises the importance of targeted and comprehensive training in the area of electromobility for employees and apprentices as well as suppliers. To date, more than 16,000 team members have successfully completed the special training courses.

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In December 1905 Václav Klement and Václav Laurin presented their first automobile to the public, the Laurin & Klement Voiturette A. With this car, the two founders continued on from their successful production of bicycles and motorbikes 115 years ago and at the same time laid the foundation for future automobile production at the Mladá Boleslav site. Since that time, the Czech car manufacturer’s portfolio has been characterised by innovative vehicles and technologies. ŠKODA currently produces ten model series and is pursuing its transition from a traditional car manufacturer to a ‘Simply Clever company for the best mobility solutions’. 

When the first automobile rolled out of the Laurin & Klement factory halls in Mladá Boleslav, the company could already look back on ten years of business success: the production of its own bicycles under the SLAVIA brand had begun in 1895 under the leadership of Václav Laurin and Václav Klement. On 18 November 1899, the two entrepreneurs expanded their comprehensive model range to include innovatively designed motorbikes with single-cylinder petrol engines in the lower part of the frame. Shortly afterwards, L&K would become one of the first manufacturers in the world to build two-cylinder V-engines and in-line four-cylinder engines. Laurin & Klement motorbikes proved very popular with customers and soon achieved their first motorsport successes. 

Laurin & Klement invested more than five years’ development time in their first automobile 
To create additional capacity for building motor vehicles, L&K discontinued bicycle production and significantly expanded the production area in 1905, when the company employed 355 people working on an area of 9,500 square metres using 206 machine tools. The most important product was the Voiturette A, Laurin & Klement’s first automobile. Following a development period lasting more than five years, all the important components were designed and produced in-house. L&K presented a preview of the Voiturette A in the 44th edition of the Viennese motoring magazine “Allgemeine Automobil-Zeitung” of 29 October 1905. The article published there introduced a prototype of the “Voiturette”, the French term describing a compact automobile with low weight. 

Technology and design of the Voiturette A were well received by journalists 
The production version of the L&K Voiturette A finally appeared on the front page of the Bohemian weekly “Sport a hry” on Wednesday, 27 December 1905. The editor Vilém Heinz wrote a detailed introduction to the new publication from Mladá Boleslav under the heading “The Democratic Automobile”. The author stated, among other things: “The Voiturette from Laurin & Klement is not a superficial construction (...) In a word, its appearance is pretty; the lines are elegant (...) It is a perfect car with two seats (...) The speed can be regulated between 5 and 45 km/h [note: this was the maximum speed permitted by the Austrian Automobile Regulations]; the gears are designed to handle a 20 per cent incline. Vilém Heinz’s conclusion was positive; he found this “automobile practical, comfortable and inexpensive.” 

Ideal for everyday use at an affordable price 
On 18 January 1906, the Voiturette A received its official approval for use on public roads, and on 15 April, L&K presented the model to the visitors of the Prague Motor Show. In addition to its construction, quality of workmanship and design, the Type A won over the public with its everyday practicality and favourable price-performance ratio. The basic version cost 3,600 crowns, while a worker in the car factory at that time earned, on average, two crowns a day. Petrol, which was sold by the kilogram at that time, cost 66 hellers per kilo in Bohemia, which made it only slightly more expensive than a litre of beer. 

State-of-the-art technology and comprehensive customisation options 
The L&K Voiturette A’s base was a ladder frame and two rigid axles with leaf springs. The water-cooled V2 engine, which was mounted at the front and had a cylinder bank angle of 55 degrees, had a displacement of 1,005 cm3 and generated an output of 7 hp (5.2 kW). A cone clutch with leather lining transferred the torque to the direct-shift three-speed gearbox. A cardan shaft drove the rear wheels – as was typical for this type of vehicle at the time – but a chain drive was also available on request. The agile car, which only weighed around 500 kilograms, was decelerated both by a pedal that braked the drum behind the gearbox and by a lever connected to the drum brakes on the rear axle. 

Instead of the standard wooden rims and spokes, customers could opt for wire wheels and the seating arrangement could be either two single seats or a double bench with a luggage compartment behind it. Vehicle lighting and a roof were also on the list of equipment options. In addition to the basic colours red, green and blue, French-speaking countries also had the option of having the Voiturette painted in grey. White was also available for an extra charge of 50 crowns. 

From 1905 to 1907, at least 44 copies of the Voiturette A were made by Laurin & Klement. Five of them survive to this day, one of which is in the permanent exhibition of the ŠKODA Museum in Mladá Boleslav. 

The Voiturette A provides the impetus for Laurin & Klement’s successful further development 
The L&K Voiturette A became a springboard for the company’s dynamic development. Between 1906 and 1914, Laurin & Klement’s car sales increased more than twenty-fold. The model portfolio ranged from two-cylinder models to the in-line eight-cylinder FF type of 1907, as well as numerous bus and commercial vehicle versions alongside highly successful racing cars. The L&K brand was already active in the international markets before the First World War and rose to become the largest car manufacturer in Austria-Hungary. 

1925: ŠKODA steps in as a strong partner and paves the way for further growth 
Since ŠKODA came on board as a strong strategic partner in 1925, the vehicles from Mladá Boleslav have been operating under the ŠKODA brand name and bearing the well-known logo with the winged arrow. Due to growing demand, efficient assembly line production replaced the production of relatively small series from 1932 onwards. A new generation of innovatively designed ŠKODA models with a central tubular frame and independent wheel suspension marked another milestone in 1934. Two years later, the brand from Mladá Boleslav regained its leading position in the Czech automotive industry with vehicles such as the ŠKODA POPULAR, RAPID and SUPERB. 

After the Second World War: state-owned company and start of mass production 
After the Second World War, the company was nationalised, and from 1 January 1946, it was called AZNP (Automobilové závody národní podnik – Automobile Works, National Enterprise). Even under the challenging economic and political conditions of communism, the Czech manufacturer continued to prosper. The transition from bodies with wooden frames to all-metal bodies opened the door to full-scale mass production from 1952. The era of the popular ŠKODA 440 “Spartak”, OCTAVIA or FELICIA models was followed in 1964 by one of the most technically advanced European one-litre class vehicles of the time: the ŠKODA 1000 MB with a self-supporting body and rear engine. Thanks to the success of this model, the modern plant in Mladá Boleslav crossed the threshold of 100,000 vehicles produced per year for the first time. The timelessly designed ŠKODA FAVORIT with front-engine and front-wheel drive, which was launched in 1987, marked the beginning of a new technological era. 

ŠKODA’s development after joining the Volkswagen Group 
In 1991, the Volkswagen Group took over ŠKODA AUTO, which became the fourth manufacturer in its alliance of brands at that time, and helped the Czech manufacturer to make a new start after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. Over the next three decades, the brand grew from a regional market leader, producing almost 200,000 vehicles a year, to a global player that delivered over 1.24 million vehicles to customers in more than 100 countries in 2019. In 2020, 125 years after its foundation in 1895, ŠKODA offers ten modern model series and a diverse portfolio of powertrains. The ENYAQ iV is the manufacturer’s most recent model as well as its first model based on the Modular Electrification Toolkit (MEB), which is manufactured at the company’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. 

ŠKODA AUTO currently operates three production sites in the Czech Republic. In Mladá Boleslav and Kvasiny, the manufacturer mainly produces vehicles, while the Vrchlabí plant manufactures components, most notably the automatic direct-shift gearbox (DSG). ŠKODA models also roll off the production lines in Bratislava, Slovakia, at the Chinese plants in Yizheng, Nanjing, Ningbo and Changsha, the Russian plants in Kaluga and Nizhny Novgorod, the Indian plants in Pune and Aurangabad, and in Solomonovo, Ukraine.

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This ŠKODA AUTO video delivers great insight into the production of the new ŠKODA OCTAVIA. The Czech car manufacturer produces the fourth generation of its bestseller on a radically modernised assembly line at its headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. It is the only line in the entire Volkswagen Group on which vehicles based on the MEB modular electric car platform and the MQB modular transverse matrix can be built alongside one another.

Every day, ŠKODA AUTO manufactures 1,150 units of its bestseller, the OCTAVIA, in Mladá Boleslav. Most recently, the Czech carmaker made major changes to this assembly line. In doing so, the company has created the conditions required to produce up to 350 units of the ENYAQ iV each day alongside the OCTAVIA. This allows ŠKODA to react quickly to customer demand for the respective model ranges. The car manufacturer is placing great emphasis on production being supported by state-of-the-art robots. They are used for tasks that are physically demanding for the workforce, and contribute to making the workstations even more ergonomic. 

It is the only line in the entire Volkswagen Group on which conventional combustion-engine vehicles based on the MQB platform and all-electric MEB-based cars can be built alongside one another. Major measures taken to convert the site included, among other things, making some structural changes to the building and modifying conveyor technology to cater for the weight of all-electric vehicles and their assembled components. Investments in the conversion work required total over 800 million Czech korunas (32 million euros). 


To date, more than 7.1 million OCTAVIAs have been produced at ŠKODA AUTO’s main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The model’s beginnings date back to 1959. Mark one of the modern-day OCTAVIA was the first ŠKODA to be developed entirely under the umbrella of Volkswagen Group; its production started in the mid-90s. The latest-generation ŠKODA OCTAVIA celebrated its world premiere in Prague in November 2019. Since then, the significantly updated edition of the brand’s bestselling model enjoyed a successful entry into the international markets, despite COVID-19-related disruptions to the sales channels.

Article source: www.skoda-auto.com