August 09, 2013

Skoda starts production of the new Octavia in India

The Skoda Octavia returns to India. First of the latest generation of Skoda's bestseller roll-off the production lines from the Indian plant in Aurangabad. The new Skoda Octavia boasts of great roominess, high functionality and incorporation of latest technology,
making it a fantastic value for money product.

"The new Skoda Octavia is now being produced at purpose-built facilities in one of the international growth markets. By far our most important model in the Indian market is also an engine of growth for Skoda," said Skoda CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland.

"The new Octavia is a great car that meets the needs of Indian customers perfectly: lots of space, modern design, excellent quality and advanced technology at an affordable price," said Werner Eichhorn, Skoda Board Member for Sales and Marketing.

"The Octavia model line launched Skoda in the country 12 years ago and has enjoyed a cult status in India ever since. The Octavia instantly became a game changer in the segment and revolutionised the Indian automotive industry. Since then Skoda has come a long way in the Indian market and the Octavia has always been the heart of our brand. Now, with the new-generation Octavia, which will be introduced in India during the festival season, we promise all of this and much more," said Sudhir Rao, Managing Director, Skoda Auto India.

The new Skoda Octavia is being produced at the Indian Skoda factory in Aurangabad, where the Superb, Yeti and Laura are already being manufactured. The Octavia is a key product in the largest model campaign in Skoda's corporate history. This campaign lights the way as the manufacturer continues on its path to growth. The ultimate aim of this growth strategy is to increase annual sales worldwide to at least 1.5-million vehicles per year.


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