Put away your Czech book. If you don't live in Europe, chances are you won't be buying a ?KODA. Once the Czech Republic's state carmaker, ?KODA is a subsidiary of Volkswagen . The company makes several core models -- Fabia (available in hatchback and combi), Octavia (in liftback and combi), Superb (luxury sedan and wagon), Yeti, Praktik, Rapid, Citico, Rapid Spaceback, and Roomster (hatchback and compact SUV variations). In addition to manufacturing plants in the Czech Republic, ?KODA assembles cars in India, Russia, and with partners, in the Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, and China.