Watch This Škoda Get Torture Tested Before Going Into Production

For years, Škoda was seen as a joke in the car world; an Eastern Bloc export crapcan in the vein of the Yugo. VW decided to turn the company around in the mid 2000s, and they needed a way to dramatically prove the new cars weren’t shit.

That’s where this development/torture test video comes in, as points out.

Volkswagen tested the living daylights out of their Octavia, built on the same platform as the VW Golf, but bigger and better. There’s a lot of pride int his video, and a lot of destruction, too.


Raphael Orlove is features editor for Jalopnik.

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