• Fabia
      • Fabia
        Fabia
        A versatile compact vehicle for more than just the town
        • ​A wide range of engines from 44 kW to 77 kW
        • ​A large interior and comfort for five passengers
        • Excellent handling
        • till315l /1180l
        • from3.8l/100km
        • from99g/km
      • Fabia RS
        Fabia RS
        The combination of a sporty design, power and comfort
        • A twin-supercharged 1.4 TSI/132 kW engine with a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox
        • 17” Gigaro light alloy wheels
        •  A leather three-spoke steering wheel
        • till300l /1163l
        • from6.2l/100km
        • from148g/km
      • Fabia Combi
        Fabia Combi
        A practical vehicle for families with children
        • ​A luggage compartment with a basic volume of 505 litres
        • Many storage areas in the interior
        • A roof carrier
        • till505l /1485l
        • from3.8l/100km
        • from99g/km
      • Fabia Combi RS
        Fabia Combi RS
        The combination of a sporty design, power and comfort
        • ​A twin-supercharged 1.4 TSI/132 kW engine with a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox
        • 17” Gigaro light alloy wheels
        • A leather three-spoke steering wheel
        • till480l /1460l
        • from6.2l/100km
        • from148g/km
  • Roomster
      • Roomster
        Roomster
        A vehicle with an original concept and a flexible interior
        • ​Large rear side windows for an unlimited view from the vehicle
        • A panoramic roof
        • The VarioFlex rear seat system for 9 interior layout variants
        • till480l /1810l
        • from4.7l/100km
        • from124g/km
  • Octavia
      • Octavia
        Octavia
        An elegant and spacious liftback
        • ​A timeless and perfectly functional design
        • ​A wide range of engines from 59 kW to 103 kW
        • A clearly laid out instrument panel
        • till585l /1455l
        • from4.2l/100km
        • from109g/km
      • Octavia RS
        Octavia RS
        A sporty character and the parameters of a family car
        • 2.0 TSI/147 kW and 2.0 TDI CR DPF/125 kW engines​
        • Adaptive Xenon headlights
        • A leather three-spoke steering wheel
        • till585l /1455l
        • from5.7l/100km
        • from149g/km
      • Octavia Combi
        Octavia Combi
        A safe and exceptionally spacious family car
        • ​A luggage compartment with a basic volume of 605 litres
        • ​A number of storage compartments and holders in the interior
        • Side and head airbags
        • till605l /1655l
        • from4.2l/100km
        • from109g/km
      • Octavia Combi RS
        Octavia Combi RS
        A sporty character and the parameters of a family car
        • 2.0 TSI/147 kW and 2.0 TDI CR DPF/125 kW engines​
        • Adaptive Xenon headlights
        • A leather three-spoke steering wheel
        • till605l /1655l
        • from5.7l/100km
        • from149g/km

Production capacity at the Vrchlabí plant to rise significantly

5/14/2012
​Planned capacity for the DQ200 will rise 50 percent beginning in mid-2013. Up to 1,500 automatic dual-clutch transmissions per day to be produced in the future.
ŠKODA AUTO will significantly increase the capacities for the manufacture of the automatic dual-clutch transmission DQ200 in its plant in Vrchlabí, which is set to begin in mid-2013. Instead of the previously planned capacity of 1,000 transmissions, the plant at the foot of the Giant Mountains will produce up to 1,500 transmissions per day.

That is the result of negotiations at the group level, which the management of ŠKODA AUTO has jointly concluded with the leadership of the union OS KOVO. The launch of the production of transmissions in Vrchlabí will take place in September 2012.

The 50 percent capacity expansion that is to begin in 2013 will significantly improve the utilization of the ŠKODA site in Vrchlabí. “Together with the labor representatives and the Volkswagen Group, we have reached a good decision. This resolution offers the plant and its employees clear prospects for the future,” emphasizes ŠKODA’s board member for Human Resources, Bohdan Wojnar.

“Now it is important to work with high pressure and care for the successful preparation of the production start in September and the expansion that is to begin in 2013,” continues Wojnar. A few weeks ago, the first ŠKODA training center for the assembly of gearboxes in Vrchlabí commenced its pilot operation.

The plant in Vrchlabí had already been selected for the production of the DQ200 transmission in 2011. The 7-gear dual-clutch transmission DQ200 is among the most innovative automatics transmissions in the automotive industry. The DQ200 transmission – the ‘D’ stands for ‘directly’ shifting and the ‘Q’ for its transverse mounting [transverse = “quer” in German] – offers the comfortable shifting of an automatic transmission combined with quick gear shifts without torque interruption.