125 years of ŠKODA: Anniversary celebration with exclusive
ENYAQ iV Founders Edition

› Founders Edition limited to 1,895 units pays tribute to the year in which the company was founded
› ŠKODA history began 125 years ago with Václav Laurin and Václav Klement

Mladá Boleslav, 1 September 2020 – ŠKODA is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2020 and is commemorating the founding of the company by Václav Laurin and Václav Klement in 1895 with a special Founders Edition of the new ŠKODA ENYAQ iV. The comprehensively equipped special edition of the electric SUV is limited to 1,895 units. Today, ŠKODA AUTO is one of the five oldest carmakers in the world to still be producing and is now active on more than 100 markets.

With the Founders Edition of the new ENYAQ iV, ŠKODA is combining the company’s beginnings and future. The Czech carmaker is taking another major step in the implementation of its electromobility strategy by launching this SUV – which is the first ŠKODA production model to be based on Volkswagen Group’s MEB modular electric car platform. The special Founders Edition, limited to 1,895 units, harks back to the beginnings of the Czech manufacturer in 1895.

Founders Edition with a particularly extensive range of features

A plaque bearing the edition number positioned on the multifunction leather steering wheel confirms that the particularly comprehensively equipped vehicle is one of a limited range. The Founders Edition is available as an ENYAQ 60 iV or as an ENYAQ 80 iV with the 21-inch Aquarius alloys, and can be ordered in the metallic finishes Black Magic and Arctic Silver. It comes with a Crystal Face as well as sporty front and rear aprons as standard. The frame of the ŠKODA grille, window frames and roof rails are all rendered in gloss black, as is the diffuser in the rear apron. The lettering on the tailgate is black, and the front wings bear a special badge identifying the vehicle as a Founders Edition. In the interior of the ecoSuite Design Selection, the decorative strips are finished in Piano Black and the dashboard sports a two-tone design. The seats are upholstered in the same cognac-coloured leather as the ecoSuite-themed models and feature stone-beige decorative stitching. The black floor mats are coated with cognac‑brown piping. Alternatively, black leather upholstery with cognac‑brown contrasting elements are also available.

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From bicycle manufacturer to global carmaker

After founding the company in 1895, Václav Laurin and Václav Klement initially successfully produced bicycles and motorcycles before presenting their first automobile – the Voiturette A – in 1905. 115 years later, ŠKODA is active in more than 100 markets, and, in 2019, delivered 1.24 million vehicles to customers worldwide. In addition to the company itself, some of the Czech brand’s most important models are celebrating major milestones in 2020 too: the ŠKODA 935 Dynamic from 1935, the first ŠKODA OCTAVIA COMBI presented in 1960, the ŠKODA 110 R from 1970 and the first ŠKODA FABIA COMBI from 2000.

125 Jahre ŠKODA AUTO: 2020 feiert der Hersteller viele bedeutende Jubiläen

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125 years of ŠKODA AUTO: the manufacturer celebrates many important anniversaries in 2020

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Hermann Prax
Head of Product Communications
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hermann.prax@skoda-auto.cz

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