2017 has barely start and already Škoda has something to celebrate. As if Christmas and NYE wasn’t enough, the Czech brand has raised its glasses once more to toast the success that is the 2,000,000th model produced at its plant in Kvasiny. Ok, so the early models were the butt of many jokes but that was a long time ago.
Speaking of a long time ago, the plant which was built back in 1934, produced its first model in 1947 – the Skoda Superb. Not the current of course, the original pictured below. In more recent times the plant has churned out the Roomster, the modern day Superb, Yeti and more recently, the Kodiaq. In fact it was the latter that rolled off the production line to mark the momentous occasion, finished in Moon White – nice.
“Kvasiny is a state-of-the-art production facility with a great tradition and an outstanding team. As an important cornerstone of ŠKODA’s production network, the Kvasiny plant will be making a key contribution to ŠKODA Strategy 2025,” says ŠKODA Board Member for Production and Logistics Michael Oeljeklaus. “The site’s annual production volume will continue to increase over the coming years. To this end, we will be investing heavily into the location, expanding Kvasiny into a competence centre for the production of SUV vehicles among other things. We have recently reached an important milestone in this regard by launching production of the ŠKODA KODIAQ.”