6.5 Colour Touchscreen Drive Infotainment System
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Some ŠKODA models produced in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s became so popular with the customers that you can still see them on the roads (not only in the Czech Republic).
They have become favourites for collectors and many ŠKODA fan club members around the world boast of owning one.
The ŠKODA 120 was launched in former Czechoslovakia in 1976 at a fair in Brno and came with a number of new design features. It retained the design with the engine in the rear and the rear-wheel-drive, which was no longer promising.
The ŠKODA 120 boast a quite new chassis and interior, including the dashboard. There were also additional passive and active safety elements. The method of opening the bonnet for the luggage space – from the side, like a concert piano, – was also unique.
The ŠKODA 105 with a 1046cc engine and the ŠKODA 120 with a 1174-cc engine were the two basic models of what was known in-house as the 742. It was produced in various versions and changed over the course of time.
These changes did not only affect the chassis From 1983, the 742 was produced, for example, with wider wheel spacing, rack-and-pinion steering, advanced wheels, plastic bumpers and other modernised elements.
ŠKODA Garde, Rapid
The 743 type, a two-door coupe derived from the 742, was produced from 1981 in the plant in Kvasiny under the Garde name, and was later (after the introduction of improvements from the ŠKODA 130 model) renamed the Rapid.
After May 1982, the Garde was also assembled in Bratislava car plants – becoming the first mass-produced car in Slovakia.
The ŠKODA 130 appeared in 1984 – the year the ŠKODA 120 and 105 were modernised. In addition to all the improvements from the previous models, the ŠKODA 130 obtained a five-speed gearbox, towed rear axle and, primarily, a more powerful 1289 cc engine.
The ŠKODA Favorit was the first ŠKODA model with the engine in the front and a front driven axle. The Favorit had its premiere in July 1987 and was produced together with the 105, 120 and 130 models until 1990. It was a hatchback and had a basic engine with a volume of 1289 cc.
Due to stricter emissions limits, Favorits with variously modified engines started to appear in the market, first with an unmanaged and then with a managed catalytic converter. The automaker offered a number of limited series - action models with extra features (Black Line, Silver Line, Green Line, etc.).
The five-door ŠKODA Forman estate was (the same as the ŠKODA Pick-up utility version) derived from the basic version of the ŠKODA Favorit.
The automaker also offered a range of special models with extra features (Black Line, Silver Line, Green Line, etc.), but the series was always limited to just a few hundred cars.
The ŠKODA Pick-up was produced together with the ŠKODA Favorit and ŠKODA Forman models from 1991. The two-seater light utility version was produced as standard with a 1289 cc engine and was equipped with a laminated, canvas or metal cover for the loading space.
The production of the ŠKODA Pick-up model series enriched the contemporary market with a type of utility vehicle that had been missing for a long time and in which there was immediate interest.
ŠKODA Felicia Combi
The ŠKODA Felicia Combi was presented to the public at the car show in Brno (Czech Republic) in June 1995, less than a year after the Felicia hatchback. The automaker offered a wide range of accessories for an extra charge for Felicia models, which was not that usual then (e.g. airbags for driver and front passenger, ABS, air conditioning, electrically heated front seats, etc.).
Starting in 1998, the Felicia and the Felicia Combi were produced with a slightly altered chassis, and the new radiator mask was the most apparent visual change.
ŠKODA Pickup, Felicia Fun
The Pickup went into production in August 1995. This light utility vehicle based on the ŠKODA Felicia offered a loading area of 2015 cm2 and a higher utility weight (605 kg), thanks to the strengthened rear axle.
ŠKODA also manufactured the Felicia Fun model, which is best characterised as a leisure time vehicle. If required, the two-seater vehicle with an open bed can be changed into a four-seater by moving the rear wall of the cab.