First registration: 1999
Body type: Hatchback
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Traction: FWD (front-wheel drive)
Engine type: spark-ignition 4-stroke
Fuel type: gasoline (petrol)
The history of Skoda goes back more than 100 years to the city of Mladá Boleslav (today's Czech Republic.) In 1895, two men named Václav Laurin and Václav Klement, began making bicycles under the name of Slavia. In 1899 the Laurin & Klement company switched to motorcycles which displayed a L&K logo. The factory employed 68 workers to produce a bicycle with a one cylinder-engine in the middle of the frame. The success of the motorcycle eventually lead to the production of cars. Škoda Felicia, was a supermini car produced by Škoda Auto from 1994 to 2001. It was the last model on Škoda's own platform, but was one of the first models to benefit from Škoda Auto's takeover by the German company Volkswagen Group. The Felicia was a reworked version of the Favorit, but had a fresh, more modern appearance, with a redesigned front end and a wider range of engines.