Celebrating 106 Years Of Automotive History

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Harvest Automobiles commemorates the 106th anniversary of Škoda automotive history

 

Singapore, 6 April 2011 – Škoda Auto is one of the world’s oldest car-makers. It was 106 years ago that the first car 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.

 

Brief history:
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

In celebration of this milestone, Harvest Automobiles will host a series of celebratory promotions ending with a big anniversary bash in July.

Beginning this week, all Škoda models will be 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.

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