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Skoda Ranges

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  • Skoda Karoq SUV (2017 onwards) Review

    Will this Yeti replacement shake-up the market?

    Parkers rating:not rated yet
    New price: £0 - £0
    PROS
    • Comfortable ride quality
    • Practical and flexible cabin
    • Efficient enging range
    CONS
    • Not as distinctive as the Yeti
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  • Skoda Kodiaq SUV (2017 onwards) Review

    Seven-seat SUV appeals equally to heart and head

    Parkers rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
    New price: £22,190 - £36,135
    PROS
    • Comfortable, practical interior
    • Seven-seat versions available
    • Very competitive list prices
    • Upmarket, well-equipped interior
    • Good roadholding and smooth ride
    CONS
    • Entry model lacks desirable kit
    • Petrols could do with more power
    • Manual gearbox not the slickest
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  • Skoda Yeti (2009 onwards) Review
    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £17,770 - £28,000
    PROS
    • Distinctive looks
    • Available with four-wheel drive
    • Strong but frugal engines
    • Good rear passenger space
    CONS
    • Unusual styling not to everyone's taste
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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.

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