Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 43. Chapters: koda Auto, koda Fabia, koda Octavia, Tatra 603, Tatra 815, Tatra 77, koda Superb, koda Roomster, koda Yeti, Hyundai i30, Tatra 813, Toyota Aygo, Citroen C1, Prasident, Peugeot 107, Tatra V570, Tatra 148, Tatra 12, Tatra 111, Tatra 810, Tatra 138, Tatra 163, NW First Truck, Tatra 97, Tatra 30, NW Rennzweier, NW S, Tatra 816, Tatra 17, Tatra 20, Kia Venga, NW B, Tatra 10, Tatra 49, Hyundai ix20, NW J, NW Elektromobil, NW D, NW C, Tatra 82. Excerpt: koda Auto (Czech pronunciation: ), more commonly known as koda, is an automobile manufacturer based in the Czech Republic. koda became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group in 2000, positioned as the entry brand to the group. Its total global sales reached 684, 226 cars in 2009 and 85, 000 for the month of March 2011. koda Works was established as an arms manufacturer in 1859. The origins of what became koda Auto go back to the early 1890s where, like many long-established car manufacturers, a company started out manufacturing bicycles. It was 1894, and 26-year old Vaclav Klement, who was a bookseller in Mlada Boleslav, in today's Czech Republic, which was then part of Austria-Hungary, was unable to obtain spare parts to repair his German bicycle. Klement returned his bicycle to the manufacturers, Seidel and Naumann, with a letter, in Czech, asking them to carry out repairs, only to receive a reply, in German, stating: qIf you would like an answer to your inquiry, you should try writing in a language we can understand.q A disgusted Klement, despite not having technical experience, decided to start a bicycle repair shop, which he and Vaclav Laurin opened in 1895 in Mlada Boleslav. Before going into business partnership with Klement, Laurin was established as a bicycle manufacturer in the nearby town of Turnov. In 1898, after moving to their newly-built f...Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
|Title||:||Cars of the Czech Republic|
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