Established in 1895, Skoda Auto is a Czech Automobile Manufacturer, formerly named Laurin & Klement. Acquired by Skoda Works in 1925, the company was privatized in 1991, and in 2000, Volkswagen Group brought it. In 2001, Skoda Auto India Pvt Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, started operations in India.
The company launched its first car Octavia premium saloon in early 2002 in the domestic market. Skoda India set up its manufacturing unit at Shendra, in West Auraganbad where Skoda cars are manufactured. Skoda India product line up primarily offers premium vehicles, including saloons and an SUV. The company had a premium hatchback in its product portfolio, named Fabia, which was later discontinued due to low demand.
Skoda India offers a total of 5 car models. The list of Skoda cars in the country comprises three sedan cars, 2 SUV cars. The manufacturer offers 14 petrol models, nine diesel models. Some of the popular Skoda cars in India include Skoda Rapid, Skoda Karoq, Skoda Octavia, Skoda Superb, Skoda Kodiaq.