Skoda

Skoda is a Czech firm with a strong range of excellent cars such as the Fabia, Octavia, Superb, Rapid and Yeti. It has a rich history spanning over 100 years, but the company started off in 1895 as a bicycle manufacturer called Laurin & Klement, and was bought out in 1924 by an arms firm called Skoda Works.

It survived both world wars and in 1945 split from the other parts of the Skoda Works empire, becoming Skoda Auto. By the 1980s the firm was the butt of many jokes thanks to its out-dated line-up but it started to turn things around in 1997 with the introduction of the first Octavia, that also later came in an estate version.

One major reason for the turnaround was due to the Volkswagen Group taking a 30% stake in the company in 1990 and helping privatise the firm. As the years went by VW bought more equity in Skoda, until finally taking 100% in 2000.

By this point Skoda was seen as the entry level brand into the VAG group, and shared much of its technical expertise along with parts and production knowledge. One end result was the Skoda Citigo, a city car that was also launched by VW as the Up.

Skoda Ranges

Skoda Felicia

Used price range:
£150 - £750

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Skoda Felicia. There is a full range of expert and owners' Skoda Felicia reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of...

Skoda Favorit

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Skoda Favorit. There is a full range of expert and owners' Skoda Favorit reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of...

Skoda Estelle

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Skoda Estelle. There is a full range of expert and owners' Skoda Estelle reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of...

Skoda Superb

New price range:
£22,130 - £38,500

Used price range:
£315 - £27,916

Here's where you'll find all the latest information on the Skoda Superb. There is a full range of expert and owners' Skoda Superb reviews for all current models include ownership cost info, performance stats, equipment fitted and full selection of pictures. Parkers also provides a full range of...

Skoda Rapid

New price range:
£14,550 - £20,285

Used price range:
£3,343 - £13,225

The Skoda Rapid name has been around a long time and was first attached to a car back in 1935. Some 76 years after the first model was launched the third generation version arrived in 2011. This Skoda Rapid came in saloon form and was joined a year later by an estate version called the Skoda Rapid...

Skoda Citigo

New price range:
£8,860 - £11,870

Used price range:
£2,077 - £10,191

The Skoda Citigo was built alongside the Seat Mii and Volkswagen Up as part of the ‘New Small Family’ project run by the VW/Audi Group. All three cars are made in the same factory, with different front and rear styling to differentiate them. The Citigo is a first ever city car for Skoda, and it...

Skoda Roomster

Used price range:
£1,103 - £10,073

In 2006 Skoda shocked the car industry by launching a quirkily styled small car which catered for families looking for lots of space in a vehicle with the footprint of a VW Polo. The Skoda Roomster featured love it or hate it styling and a huge amount of practical touches inside the car which...

Skoda Yeti

Used price range:
£3,604 - £22,031

This distinctive-looking car has proved to be a big hit with families, so no surprise to learn that the Skoda Yeti has won awards over the years. From its launch back in 2009 it was never described as beautiful but it provided the key things that matter most to buyers looking for a set of wheels...

Skoda Fabia

New price range:
£10,525 - £19,990

Used price range:
£156 - £14,820

Few manufacturers have transformed brand perception over recent years more than Skoda, and the fashionable Fabia supermini, one of the older models in the Czech firm’s range, has been instrumental for attracting a new younger audience. A genuine rival to big sellers like the Ford Fiesta and...

Skoda Octavia

New price range:
£17,800 - £31,040

Used price range:
£141 - £23,042

Few cars offer as much space for the money as the Skoda Octavia range of cavernous five-door hatchbacks and estates. Based on the same underpinnings as the Volkswagen Golf, with which it shares its engines and gearboxes too, today’s Skoda Octavia is the third generation of the model which changed...