Skoda Auto is a Czech Republic-based automobile company that came into existence in 1907. It was initially known as Laurin & Klement Co. and was promoted as a private company by the mechanic Vaclav Laurin and the book-seller Vaclav Kelement in the late 19th century. They started with manufacturing of bicycles and moved on to motorcycles and finally automobiles. Voiturette A was the first automobile launched by the company. Gradually, the company expanded its scale of operations and entered the global automobile market.
To cater the Indian market, Skoda India, a fully owned subsidiary of the parent company was incorporated. The subsidiary witnessed a sales growth of 90% during the period 2010-11 thereby indicating the growing popularity of Skoda cars in the country. The company has launched four models in India – Fabia, Laura, Yeti, and Superb.
Fabia is spacious with a compact, elegant look catering to the small car segment. It is equipped with latest security systems and gadgets. The front section of the car has airbags both for the driver and passenger seats thereby minimizing the impact of head collisions. It has an anti-lock braking system and a dual rate brake assist that helps you to maximize your control over the car on different roads. It is also fitted with fog lamps to provide maximum visibility. Moreover, to protect your car from being stolen, it has a floating code system. The code changes every time the key is pulled out of ignition thereby making it impossible to detect the code through trial and error.
Skoda Laura is a mid-size car available in three variants – Skoda Laura Laurin and Klement, Skoda Laura Elegance, and Skoda Laura Ambiente. They mainly differ in their engine types and transmission specifications. However, the engines of all the variants have 4 cylinders. The cars also have necessary accessories like boot spoiler, floor mats, wind deflectors, fire extinguisher, and even a clothes hanger to prevent your clothes from getting creased.
Skoda Yeti is an SUV having a tank-like appearance and is meant for changing terrains. It provides driving in 4X4 mode that starts automatically when required. It is available in different colors of black, mato brown, brilliant silver, candy white, etc.
Skoda Superb is a luxury car with a distinct design meant for refined tastes. It has the highest level of security systems like eight airbags and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution that sends warning signals to speedy drivers to control their speed to avoid any mishap.