On 12 March 1991, the VW Group management team visited the Mladá Boleslav carmaker. At the time, there was no air connection, so they arrived in their own minibus.
On 28 March 1991, the Czech Minister of Industry, Jan Vrba, and the VW Group’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Carl Horst Hahn, signed an agreement to establish a joint venture for the production of ŠKODA cars.
The first car presented after the merger was the FELICIA, produced between 1994 and 2001. It was basically a major modernisation of the FAVORIT car.