The Felicia's line-up included the old 1.3L OHV Škoda units, now with Bosch Mono Motronic single-point fuel injection (up until 1997), and Siemens multi-point fuel injection with two power outputs of 54 hp (40kW) and 68 hp (50kW). There was also two engines sourced from VW: a 75hp (55kW) 1.6L petrol engine with Magneti Marelli multi-point fuel injection and a 64 hp (47kW) 1.9 diesel. A five-speed gearbox was finally standard on all models. The 1.6L model served as a homologation basis for the Škoda Felicia Kit-Car used in the World Rally Championship's F2 class.
The Felicia came in a variety of bodyworks, both for personal and professional use. The base model was a 5-door hatchback, and was accompanied by an estate — replacing the Favorit-based Forman - now redubbed as the Felicia Combi. There was also a pick-up version and a panel van called a Cube Van. The pick-up version was also imported to some countries re-branded as the VW Caddy pick-up. The pick-up model also had a lifestyle edition named the Felicia Fun, conceived mostly for the Western European market. It was available as a fake double cab model, with two reclinable rear seats and a fabric cover.
As the Felicia benefited from Volkswagen input, it helped change Škoda's image in Western Europe. It heralded the first ever diesel powered Škoda and became their first car to feature major safety and convenience features. Some SLXI Models featured air conditioning and velour upholstery.
In 1998, the Felicia made headlines after its high satisfaction score gave Škoda the "Best Manufacturer" accolade in that year's JD Power Car Survey.
Production of the Felicia ceased at the beginning of 2001, one year after the launch of the Fabia. A total of 1,416,939 cars had been made (the pick-up model was available for sale throughout 2001).