August 20, 2013

Skoda starts production of the Rapid Spaceback; world premiere at Frankfurt Motor Show 2013

Production starts on the first Skoda hatchback model in the high-volume compact segment: The new Skoda Rapid Spaceback will be rolling of the production lines at
Skoda's main factory in Mlada Boleslav. The stage is set for world premiere of the new model at Frankfurt Motor Show, with its launch on European markets starting in October.

Starting the manufacture of the Rapid Spaceback now marks the eighth production launch this year. "Our whole Skoda team, from purchasing, technical development, to production and logistics as well as quality assurance has once again done a great job to ensure that this start-up of an extremely important model for the brand was carried out reliably, to the highest quality and on time," said Skoda Board Member for Production Michael Oeljeklaus.

In order to accommodate the manufacture of the Rapid Spaceback, Skoda adapted the operations and expanded the facilities at the main plant in Mlada Boleslav. For example, new welding robots were installed during the company holidays. The Rapid Spaceback is produced alongside the current Fabia model on one production line. Apart from these models, Skoda also produces the Octavia, Octavia Combi and Rapid in Mlada Boleslav.


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