Our History

By the early 2000's European Motor Distributors was strongly established as the Importers of the VAG brands, principally Audi and Volkswagen. Approached by the factory to add ŠKODA to these brands, the Marque re- entered NZ in 2003. Giltrap ŠKODA opened as the showcase dealership, based on Great North Road, Auckland alongside the Giltrap Prestige sites.

Starting from small beginnings the ŠKODA Brand grew and the market began to understand that ŠKODA was no longer just the Czech "peoples car" but was now beginning to reap the benefits of Volkswagen ownership (from 1991) - producing vehicles of high quality and individual character.


In 2006 Giltrap ŠKODA was relocated to a stand-alone Dealership based at 77 Great South Road, Newmarket, where it remained until 2010. The decision was then made to incorporate Giltrap ŠKODA into the Schofield and Co site, locating the showroom at 58 Great South Road.

This relocation coincided with a change in management and also the release of some significant new models which have seen the performance of the ŠKODA Brand increase significantly with a focus on customer service both at the retail sales and aftersales levels.

The plan for the future is now to consolidate the ŠKODA Brand in the Auckland Market and continue to strive to deliver the best service experience to all our current and future clients.