Anyone who grew up before the 2000s has probably heard their fair share of jokes about Skodas, and how prone they were to breakdowns. Anyone who grew up after the 2000s would probably raise an eyebrow at that. The company, which has a history in both bicycle repair and arms manufacturing, has performed one of the most dramatic turnarounds in quality and reputation in the history of the industry since it became a VW subsidiary and has become one of the most well reputed brands in the UK—a rival to the likes of Audi—to the point that the Skoda Yeti was rated the best car overall in 2013 by Auto Express.
Peugeot is one of the most recognized and respected names in the auto industry. It’s also one of the longest-running manufacturers, with roots dating back over 200 years. The company’s success is truly remarkable, so how exactly did Peugeot get to where it is today and what has enabled it to dominate the market?
Despite how silly it sounds, water-fueled vehicles do exist.