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Company History

1956 - 1965

The 1950s belong to the Škoda Felicia, for which the demand was much higher than the production capacity. At the beginning of the 1960s, the factory undergoes an extensive modernization, and in 1964 the production line rolls out the all new Škoda 1000 MB.


Škoda modernizes the 440, 445 and 450 model series. The models are given new names – the Octavia, Octavia Super and Felicia.


Using a Czechoslovak patent from 1922, Škoda builds an aluminium pressure casting line for their latest model. This means that the company then had the most modern foundry in Europe at their disposal. The Škoda 1000 drivetrain is the first series-produced engine to utilize aluminium pressure casting. With numerous modernizations, the engine was produced for almost 40 years. One of the best 1.0l cars at the time, the Škoda 1000 MB with rear-axle engine, is launched on the market. A successor to the Popular, the model offers an ideal package of price, utility value and running costs.


Škoda off-roaders like the Trekka and Skopak are produced in New Zealand, Pakistan and Turkey. Parts are also supplied from Mladá Boleslav, with the assembly conducted by the importer on location with assistance from Škoda technicians.