ŠKODA is one of the longest-standing car manufacturers in the world. The Czech brand has been part of the Volkswagen Group since 1991 and since then has increased the number of deliveries more than sevenfold. Global deliveries by the ŠKODA brand in 2018 amounted to 1.3 million vehicles (+4.4%), thus reaching a new record. The models offered by ŠKODA are synonymous with smart understatement, featuring a superior spacious interior, highest standards of functionality, excellent value for money and a distinct design. Added to that are a number of “Simply Clever” ideas and new digital services, all aimed at making customers’ lives easier. In 2018, ŠKODA launched their extensively enhanced Fabia. With the world premiere of the Scala, which will celebrate its market debut in 2019, ŠKODA has completely redefined its compact segment. The new compact model is the first series-produced vehicle to reveal the next step in the development of the ŠKODA design language, which will shape future ŠKODA models. New sculptural shapes, dynamic elements and attention to detail give the Scala its strong identity. The Kodiaq GT is the Czech brand’s new top model in China. It is the first vehicle in ŠKODA’s SUV segment that combines the robustness and versatility of an SUV with the sporty elegance and dynamic features of a coupé. China also saw the launch of the Kamiq. This city SUV offers the ultimate in connectivity for young urban customers who want to be always online even on the go. The dynamic Kodiaq RS – the new top model in the brand’s SUV portfolio – is also the first SUV in the sporty RS family. Thanks to its extraordinary on- and off-road performance and markedly powerful design, it meets all the requirements of a steadily expanding target group for powerful SUVs. The VISION X and VISION RS vehicle concepts with plug-in hybrid technology revealed in 2018 embody ŠKODA’s future orientation and form the basis for the seriesproduced models to be launched in 2019.