Škoda Auto is an automobile manufacturer based in the Czech Republic. Škoda became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group in 2000, positioned as the entry brand to the group. Its total global sales reached 684,226 cars in 2009 and 85,000 for the month of March 2011. The origins of what became Škoda Auto go back to 1895 where, like many long-established car manufacturers, a company started out manufacturing bicycles. In 1899 they started to manufacture motorcycles and their first car was produced in the early 1900's. Nowadays Skoda produces a wide range of cars starting with the urban friendly Citigo, then the small family card the Fabia, the small MPV Roomster, mid-range Octavia, large family model Superb and finally the SUV Yeti. OVL Group Ltd have secured some of the best car leasing deals for Skoda.