ŠKODA AUTO showing two apprentice cars for first time at Autostadt in Wolfsburg

ŠKODA AUTO showing two apprentice cars for first time at Autostadt in Wolfsburg

› Highlights at the ŠKODA pavilion: the ŠKODA MOUNTIAQ pick-up concept and SUNROQ

SUV convertible study

› Further innovations at the exhibition space: ŠKODA SUPERB iV alongside the


› Autostadt attracts more than two million visitors every year

Mladá Boleslav/Wolfsburg, 5 February 2020 – A big stage for the work of ŠKODA’s

up-and-coming designers, technicians and engineers at the brand’s pavilion in Autostadt

Wolfsburg: With the MOUNTIAQ and SUNROQ, the Czech car manufacturer is presenting two

vehicles that were designed and built by students at the ŠKODA Academy in Mladá Boleslav.

In addition, the new ŠKODA SUPERB iV with plug-in hybrid drive, the ŠKODA KAMIQ as well as

the MONTE CARLO version of the SCALA will go on show as part of the new three-month


Andrea Frydlová, director of the ŠKODA Museum, who is responsible for selecting the vehicles

on display, says: “Autostadt is the ideal place to promote the ŠKODA brand to anyone interested

in cars. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the themed exhibition connects the past to the present.

We are delighted to be able to present the MOUNTIAQ and SUNROQ apprentice cars for the first

time. These vehicles are as unique as the project and demonstrate the high quality of the training

at the ŠKODA Academy.”

Since 2014, talented ŠKODA apprentices have designed and built a new ŠKODA apprentice concept

car every year. The innovative and future-oriented project gives the specialists of tomorrow the unique

opportunity to prove their knowledge. So far, six apprentice cars have been created, always offering

new details and therefore embodying ŠKODA’s ‘Simply Clever’ tradition. Around 20 young people are

already working on the next spectacular vehicle for 2020. The ŠKODA apprentice cars are proof of the

high quality of training at the ŠKODA vocational school at the company’s headquarters in

Mladá Boleslav.

The ŠKODA MOUNTIAQ from 2019 is a sensational, two-door pickup concept based on the

ŠKODA KODIAQ. The highlights of the sixth ŠKODA apprentice car include a powerful cable winch,

a light strip on the roof, an illuminated loading area and a storage compartment hidden underneath.

The orange sunset paint colour chosen by the students is also used in the interior of the MOUNTIAQ.

A year earlier, 23 students had designed and constructed the ŠKODA SUNROQ convertible.

To transform a ŠKODA KAROQ into the SUNROQ, the young designers first had to remove the roof

of the SUV and reinforce the body. Due to the complete reconstruction of the tailgate, the SUNROQ

has an even larger boot volume than the KAROQ. The students paid particular attention to the topic

of light. The SUNROQ features door handles and wheel arches that are illuminated by LEDs, and both

bumpers and all doors project bright ŠKODA logos onto the road.

Electrified top model: ŠKODA SUPERB iV

The new ŠKODA SUPERB iV combines environmental friendliness and unlimited long-distance

capability. The Czech manufacturer’s first series model with plug-in hybrid drive can travel up to

62 kilometres on battery alone, making the daily commute through city traffic and in environmental

zones quiet and without local emissions. The total range of the SUPERB iV is up to 930 kilometres.

Rugged yet dynamic: ŠKODA KAMIQ

The ŠKODA KAMIQ introduces the design language of the ŠKODA SUV family into the city SUV

segment for the first time. The ŠKODA KAMIQ bears an upright radiator grille with distinctive double

slats on its generously wide front section. There is a raised centre section running down the entire

bonnet, lending the ŠKODA KAMIQ a super-striking appearance. A prominent front spoiler and other

add-on parts such as the rear diffuser and, for Style, the lower side trims accentuate this impression

even further.

Particularly sporty: ŠKODA SCALA MONTE CARLO

The ŠKODA SCALA has been available with the sporty lifestyle MONTE CARLO trim since the end of

2019. Its name commemorates the car manufacturer’s success at the legendary rally and the glamour

of the principality. Numerous black design elements create dynamic accents. For example, the

ŠKODA grille between the full-LED headlights is finished in high-gloss black. The ŠKODA lettering in

block capitals is also black, just as the rear diffuser. The panoramic roof and the tinted side windows

are included in the extended equipment package of the MONTE CARLO model. All drivetrains

available for the series can be combined with this equipment line.

Autostadt has been the world’s largest automotive delivery centre and communication platform for all

Volkswagen Group brands since 2000. Under the slogan “People, Cars and What Moves Them”, they

bring to life the Group’s values and the topic of mobility for people of all ages. Every year, more than

two million people visit Autostadt, which also houses the 650m2 ŠKODA pavilion designed by the

Czech architect Professor Bořek Šípek.

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