The Škoda Felicia, launched in 1994 and produced until 2001, was a critical model for Škoda after its integration into the Volkswagen Group. It represented a significant step forward in terms of technology, quality, and design, and helped Škoda further cement its reputation as a maker of reliable and affordable vehicles.
The Felicia was initially launched with a 1.3-liter petrol engine, delivering either 50 or 68 horsepower, depending on the configuration. Later, a 1.6-liter petrol engine was added to the lineup, offering 75 horsepower. The car also featured a 1.9-liter diesel engine, producing either 64 or 68 horsepower, which was introduced in 1996.
The performance of the Felicia was appropriate for its role as an affordable, practical car. The 0-100 km/h acceleration was between 13 and 18 seconds, depending on the engine. Fuel economy was excellent, especially with the diesel variants, making it an excellent choice for urban and extra-urban use.
The Felicia was 4,204mm long, 1,640mm wide, and 1,420mm high, making it a compact car, but still capable of accommodating five passengers. Read more
The car was praised for its robustness and durability, as well as its easy and affordable maintenance. The Felicia was available as a five-door hatchback, a five-door estate, and a two-door utility pickup.
The Škoda Felicia was a successful model in terms of sales, with over 1.4 million units produced. It was sold across Europe and exported to several international markets, helping Škoda continue its global expansion.