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160525 ŠKODA ATERO – ŠKODA Vocational Students Build Dream Coupé

160525 ŠKODA ATERO - ŠKODA Vocational Students Build Dream Coupé

ŠKODA Media Services:
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ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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ŠKODA ATERO: ŠKODA Vocational Students
Build Dream Coupé

› 26 ŠKODA students build compact coupé based on ŠKODA RAPID Spaceback
› Spectacular design, 18-inch wheels and 1800-watt audio system
› Student project underlines high quality of vocational training at ŠKODA

Mladá Boleslav, 25 May 2016 – 26 students at the ŠKODA vocational school
have built their dream coupé: the ŠKODA ATERO is a spectacular car based on
the compact ŠKODA RAPID Spaceback. The fully functional, unique vehicle is
already the third ‘student car’ from ŠKODA Academy.

“Just like its predecessors, the ŠKODA ATERO highlights our students’ high level of
technological expertise and manual skills. Our thanks go to everyone who has
supported the project,” said ŠKODA Board Member for Human Resources, Bohdan
Wojnar.

Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA Board Member for Production, added, “This project
demonstrates what our students are capable of. The young people work with great zeal
and commitment. Once again, the result is a great, emotive and unique vehicle that the
colleagues involved can be very proud of.”

The students have built a fully functional, unique car – in doing so, ŠKODA is continuing
a tradition which is still in its infancy. In 2014, a team of students developed the ultra-
compact CitiJet convertible. The FUNSTAR pickup followed in 2015. The aim of the
project is to promote the students’ expertise and creativity.

The students started work on the ŠKODA ATERO at the end of 2015. The team of 26
from the ŠKODA vocational school in Mladá Boleslav – four young women and 22 young
men – developed and implemented the concept together with the support of the
instructors, Technical Development, Design and Production departments. “This was a
unique occasion for everyone to meet new people, to form new friendships across all
professions, and to test and put theoretical knowledge into practice,” said the
spokesman for the student team Dan Voce, adding “This project took about 1700
working hours to complete, and we are all very proud of the result.”

Measuring 4.3 metres in length, the ŠKODA ATERO is a compact, two-door coupé. It is
hard to imagine the vehicle that provided the basis for the design was actually the
ŠKODA Rapid Spaceback; the conversion was even more comprehensive than those of
the two previous ‘student cars’. The B-pillars have been moved to the rear, the C-pillars’
incline is sharper. The sloping roofline begins at an earlier point, whilst the window edge
behind the doors points upwards.

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Other components have also undergone complex alterations. Vents add structure to the
bonnet and the doors have been extended. The tailgate is aligned with the new angle of
the C-pillars and sports a long edge spoiler; the tail lights have also been modified. The
rear bumper surrounds the large tailpipes of the exhaust system, which comes from the
ŠKODA OCTAVIA RS. A large air vent is integrated into the front bumper. The ŠKODA
ATERO’s headlights feature LED technology with red backlights.

The 1.4 l TSI engine (92 kW/125 PS) and the 7-speed DSG gearbox have colour changes,
the team of students made considerable changes to the chassis. The 18-inch wheels in
the ‘Turini’ design come from the ŠKODA OCTAVIA. They are painted black with red
stripes. Ventilated, manually perforated brake discs sit behind the front wheels.

The ŠKODA ATERO is painted in metallic Black Magic, accessories (wing, spoiler, sills)
come in Corrida Red; the radiator grille, air intake and diffuser insert are also surrounded
by red contours. In the interior, red lighting creates a sporty atmosphere; ambient
lighting with LED technology adds highlights. A 1,800-watt audio amplifier powers 14
speakers. Located in the boot, the subwoofer alone has a 400-watt output.

With the ŠKODA ATERO project, the Czech car manufacturer underlines the high quality
of their vocational training. The ŠKODA vocational school was founded in 1927 and offers
three- and four-year training courses in technical subjects, leading to either an
apprenticeship diploma or a school leaving certificate for university access. Currently,
almost 900 full-time students, 14 per cent of whom are women, are enrolled in 14
vocational courses. Around 100 employees are currently improving their existing
qualifications with further training courses. Upon successful completion, all graduates of
the ŠKODA vocational school are offered a job at ŠKODA.

Further information:
Silke Rosskothen David Haidinger
Head of product communication Product communication
T +420 326 811 731 T +420 604 292 188
silke.rosskothen@skoda-auto.cz david.haidinger@skoda-auto.cz

ŠKODA Media Services:
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ŠKODA AUTO a.s., Tř. V. Klementa 869,
293 60 Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic

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Media images:

ŠKODA ATERO: ŠKODA Vocational Students Build Dream
Coupé
The ŠKODA ATERO is a spectacular car based on the compact
ŠKODA RAPID Spaceback. The fully functional, unique vehicle is
already the third ‘student car’ from ŠKODA Academy.

Download Source: ŠKODA AUTO

ŠKODA ATERO: ŠKODA Vocational Students Build Dream
Coupé
The ŠKODA ATERO is painted in metallic Black Magic, accessories
(wing, spoiler, sills) come in Corrida Red; the radiator grille, air
intake and diffuser insert are also surrounded by red contours.

Download Source: ŠKODA AUTO

ŠKODA ATERO: ŠKODA Vocational Students Build Dream
Coupé
The team from the ŠKODA vocational school in Mladá Boleslav
developed and implemented the concept together with the support
of the instructors, Technical Development, Design and Production
departments.

Download Source: ŠKODA AUTO

ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle manufacturers in the world. In 1895, the Czech headquarters in
Mladá Boleslav began producing bicycles, followed by the production of motorbikes and cars.
› currently offers the following model series: Citigo, Fabia, Rapid, Octavia, Yeti and Superb.
› in 2015 delivered more than 1 million vehicles to customers worldwide.
› has been part of Volkswagen Group since 1991. Volkswagen is one of the most successful automotive
companies in the world. ŠKODA, in association with the group, independently manufactures and develops
vehicles, as well as components such as engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three different locations in the Czech Republic; produces in China, Russia, Slovakia and India
mainly through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan with local partners.
› employs over 26,600 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.