Skoda is a well-established make, which was founded in Czech Republic and has been in the automotive industry for well over a century*.

Today, the brand’s line-up is diverse, featuring everything from the small and sporty Skoda Fabia and urban-inclined Citigo, through to the Karoq and Kodiaq, which provide plenty of space for growing families.

Black Skoda parked outside garage

3 facts about Skoda

  • Skoda has been fast growing in popularity, breaking the 1 million sales mark in 2014 and increasing its production every year since^.
  • The brand is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen group and is sold in 102 markets across the globe as of 2017**.
  • Skoda is investing heavily in electric vehicles. The company’s first plug-in hybrid car – the Skoda Superb iV – has been launched in early 2020^^.
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Did you know?

Skoda’s memorable logo was first trademarked in 1923. It’s made up of an arrow to represent speed, wings to represent freedom and unity, and an eye/circle to represent completeness and harmony†.

Close up of the back of a black Skoda

Looking for Skoda car insurance?

At Ageas, we’ve been offering our comprehensive car insurance policies to UK drivers for decades.

We allow you to make a claim 24/7, ensuring we’re there whenever you need us, and we offer a lifetime guarantee on the workmanship of all repairs carried out at our approved garages for as long as you own the car‡. What’s more, you can make your cover go further with a raft of optional extras that includes things like legal expenses coverbreakdown cover and key protection cover.

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See how Ageas may help with your Skoda car insurance when you start your car insurance quote today.

Skoda insurance groups and tax bands information

When putting together a quote for your insurance premium, insurers will look at lots of factors about yourself and your car that give an indication of your risk. This could include your age, occupation and where you live, along with specifics about the car you drive. That could include the insurance group of your car, which is calculated based on bandings running from 1-50 that reflect the repair costs associated with its model.

Another banding system is used to calculate your Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). This is a tax largely charged at a flat rate annually, but in the first year that your car is registered, what you’ll pay will depend on your car model’s observed CO2 emissions.

Tax bands and insurance groups from some popular Skoda cars include:

Model Insurance Group Tax Band
Skoda Citigo e iV SE Electric Automatic 82bhp 11 A
Skoda Citigo SE MPI 1.0l Manual 59bhp 2 F
Skoda Fabia Estate S TSi 1.0l Manual 94bhp 8 G
Skoda Fabia Hatchback S MPI 1.0l Manual 59bhp
1 F
Skoda Karoq SE Drive TSi 1.0l Manual 113bhp 10 H
Skoda Octavia Estate SE Technology TSi 1.5l Manual 148bhp 18 G
Skoda Octavia Hatchback SE First Edition Tsi 1.5l Manual 148bhp 18 G
Skoda Rapid SE L TSi 1.0l Manual 108bhp 17 G


At Ageas, we aim to provide insurance to as many UK drivers as we can. However, we can’t promise we can offer a policy to every driver and every car, and you might find that some versions Skoda vehicles are excluded.

We will determine if we can provide you with a quote based on a number of factors that include your car and your personal circumstances.

*https://www.skoda.co.uk/discover/history

^https://www.skoda-auto.com/news/news-detail/sales-2018

**https://byznys.ihned.cz/c1-65386640-nenapadna-skoda-je-ziskovejsi-nez-hrda-audi-ostatnim-v-koncernu-muze-slouzit-za-vzor-chvali-handelsblatt

^^https://www.whatcar.com/news/2020-skoda-superb-iv-hybrid-revealed-pricing-specs-and-release-date/n19456

https://www.novinky.cz/ekonomika/clanek/plzenska-skodovka-zmenila-logo-267027

‡Subject to the vehicle being maintained in accordance with the manufacturer routine maintenance schedule. Defective parts will be replaced without charge as long as they are covered by the part manufacturer’s warranty. Failure of components or bodywork damage will not be covered if failure or deterioration is through normal usage.