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Do you know how old Skoda is? …

By Blogger on 10 Apr 2011

Harvest Automobiles, Skoda’s authorized distributor in Singapore, is commemorating its 106th anniversary. This makes Škoda Auto one of the world's oldest car-makers to date. Some of you might be thinking how cars looked like in those days, well its more or less like this…

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It was 106 years ago that this car (Above) left the production plant in Mladá Boleslav. The Voiturette Laurin & Klement A commenced a new period in the company's history and very few car manufacturers have such a long and uninterrupted history that continues to today.

Here’s a brief history of the century old automotive brand:

1895 – Laurin & Klement established to manufacture bicycles
1899 – First motorcycle: Slavia Type A
1905 – First automobile: Voiturette Laurin & Klement A
1907 – Laurin & Klement firm becomes a joint-stock company
1925 – Merger with the industrial enterprise Škoda Plzeň
1930 – Transformation into the ASAP – automobile joint-stock company
1939 – Škoda forced to become a part of the German Reich economic system
1945 – Nationalization, change into AZNP (Automobile Works, National Enterprise)
1991 – Transformation into the joint-stock company Škoda, a. a. s., which becomes a part of Volkswagen

The first ever Skoda Superb, called the ‘640 Superb’, was built in 1934. And subsequently the Superb 4000 was released in 1939.

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The Škoda Felicia was the first all-new model that was developed after the link-up between Škoda and the German VW group. The car, whose name refers to the long tradition of car manufacturing in Mladá Boleslav (the Škoda Felicia, type 994, was produced at the start of the 1960s), went into mass production in 1994.

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Apart from all this history, the great news is, in celebration of this milestone, Harvest Automobiles will host a series of celebratory promotions ending with a big anniversary bash in July.

All Škoda models are now going at an exceptional price. To highlight one of the special promotions, the Škoda Superb will be going at a celebratory price of $139,106. Also in time for this celebration is the arrival of the new Škoda Fabia RS 1.4 TSI and Škoda Fabia Combi 1.2 TSI, both fitted with an automatic 7-speed DSG transmission.

For full range of Skoda models available, click here

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