• New Rapid
      • New ŠKODA Rapid
        New ŠKODA Rapid
        • 6.5 Colour Touchscreen Drive Infotainment System

        • Quartz-cut Projector Headlights with Jewel-shadow LED Day Running lights

        • Dual-tone Ebony-Sand interiors
  • Yeti
      • Yeti
        • ​Off-road Assistant with Hill Descent Control​
        • ​​Corner function with front fog lights
        • ​​VarioFlex – variable rear seat system​
  • Octavia
      • Octavia
        • ​​Bi-Xenon AFS (Adaptive Frontlight System) with corner lamps
        • Panoramic Electric Sunroof with bounce-back system
        • 1.8 TSI, 180 PS engine, 7 speed DSG
  • New Superb
      • New ŠKODA Superb
        New ŠKODA Superb
        • Perfect blend of luxury & space
        • Loaded with cutting edge technology & Simply Clever features
        • The new Superb has all you need and much more

ŠKODA Design

  Design center
Made of glass, concrete and steel, the ŠKODA Auto Design Center is a modern, unconventionally conceived structure that stands out without being overwhelmingly dominant. Built in the spirit of a new architectural philosophy, it is a harmoniously composed structure aiming to express simplicity, compactness and compatibility with the attributes typical to ŠKODA. The building is divided with glass partitions that can be moved to create a variety of interior arrangements. This variability enables designers and engineers to concentrate on their work while sustaining visual communication with their colleagues.

The monochromatic character of the glass and concrete structure artfully contrasts with the colourful work environment. In 1999, the original Design Center received recognition as the Structure of the Year.

  New Architectural Icon
A professional team of designers, engineers and experts in other fields of specialty work in the Design Center on development of new automobiles for ŠKODA. Using drawings and models, the Exterior Division designs the external appearance, while specialists in the Interior Division elaborate on the details in the interior. In order to be able to evaluate designs realistically, a Model Shop makes life-size models from modeling clay at a 1:1 scale, which are indistinguishable from actual automobiles.
The Colour & Trim Shop designs upholstery fabrics for the seats, colours of the lacquer and all other materials to give the interior a comfortable and pleasant appearance. Workers in the CAD Design Division generate computer-based models of components (e.g., wheels), create data for subsequent machining of ŠKODA Auto components and ensure exchange of information with the relevant design units.

  Designing ŠKODA Vehicles
All ŠKODA models are designed at the Design Center in Mladá Boleslav, relying on many years of tradition in technical know-how, combined with modern scientific findings and experience, as well as with the Concern's support. During this process, our designers seek perfection; passion and love for their work are manifested in every single detail of the vehicle models they create.
All ŠKODA designs derive from ŠKODA concepts and ŠKODA Auto Corporate Design. They aim visually to accentuate the virtues of ŠKODA - precision, dynamics and tradition - so that the vehicles are instantly distinguishable from other competitors' vehicles. The domineering and original mask of the cooler is one of the principal identity marks of all the three model lines of ŠKODA vehicles and a clear sign of affiliation with this trademark. Other original elements of the ŠKODA design are indentations in the front hood's profile - starting from the corners of the cooler mask, crossing the company logo in the middle, and gradually elevated towards the front windshield, where they disappear.

  Automobile Design Development
Long before a new model is designed, the R and D Division begins work on the first conceptual sketches. Upon compiling draft designs, based on the Konzern's platform, the overall vehicle concept is ready for further elaboration. Simultaneously, with the development of the platform, there are various studies and comparative analyses of competitors’ vehicles under progress, in order to define optimal external and internal dimensions.
The results of the studies are then converted into sets of data called package, which are then used for creating clay design models. The models thus created are continuously checked for conformity with internal, external and ergonomic parameters, technological feasibility and compliance with current legislative regulations. The designing process includes creation of cross sections of the individual design versions and the junction points of the future body frames. During the final stage, a so-called final package is produced, a compilation of all the important parameters of the exterior and interior into a 3D model.

  CAD Design
The term CAD Tuning stands for creation of 3D computer models of exteriors and interiors. This creative work forms a critical interface in every developmental process involving design and engineering. Upon approval, each new model's clay version is used for CAD tuning. Modelling is done directly on the computer according to the designer's ideas, with the aid of sketches and cross-sections. Taking all these conditions into consideration often leads to modification of the designers' original ideas.
The final version depends very much on the model maker's ability to project in space and on his cooperation with the designer and engineer. Using large-scale projections facilitates presentation of CAD data for the whole vehicle in virtual reality. They, in turn, facilitate evaluation of the presented forms and make room for recommended adjustments. Upon processing and approval, CAD data is released for machining a so-called data control model at a 1:1 scale. The model is then presented for final approval as to the form and surface of the exterior and interior.