Skoda is celebrating 110 years of automobile production by taking a look back at the original Laurin & Klement Voiturette A.

Skoda is celebrating 110 years of automobile production by taking a look back at the original Laurin & Klement Voiturette A.

Unveiled on October 29th 1905, the Voiturette - French for "little cart" or "small car" - featured a 1.0-liter two-cylinder engine that produced 7 PS (5 kW). It was connected to a three-speed transmission that enabled the car to hit a top speed of roughly 40 km/h (24 mph). 

Laurin & Klement produced at least 44 Voiturette A models and its success would eventually pave the way for Skoda to sell more than 17 million cars since 1905.

In a statement, Skoda Board Member Bohdan Wojnar said, “We are proud of 110 years of car manufacturing in Mladá Boleslav. With expertise, courage and energy, Laurin and Klement laid the foundation for Skoda’s future success story. The cars made in the Czech Republic by Skoda enjoy an excellent reputation around the world.”

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