500,000th Skoda Octavia Produced
( Worldcarfans ) - The Skoda Auto plant in Mlada Boleslav produced the 500,000th Skoda Octavia, Skoda's best-selling model line at the moment. The 500,000th car is a silver Octavia RS with the powerful petrol engine 2.0 TFSI (147kW).
Commenting on the occasion, Horst Muhl, Skoda Auto BOD member responsible for production and logistics, said: "I wish to point out that besides Mlada Boleslav with 389,697 Octavias produced, those who have helped to achieve this milestone of 500,000 Octavias also include the plants in Vrchlabi and Aurangabad, India (105,080 and 5,223 vehicles, respectively). We needed 26 months to manufacture this number of vehicles - the very first vehicle was an Octavia produced on 3 February 2004 in Vrchlabi."
The new-generation Skoda Octavia was launched in the spring of 2004. The Octavia Combi and Octavia Combi 4x4 followed in the autumn of the same year, in 2005 the model portfolio was extended with the Skoda Octavia RS and Skoda Octavia Combi RS, two "family sports cars". This year Skoda has extended the Octavia line with the leisure-time Octavia Scout. The popularity of the Octavia is reflected in the Company's sales results, the technology is appreciated by industry experts. The new-generation Skoda Octavia has become the car of the year in the Czech Republic, as well as in Finland, Great Britain, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Bosnia 2005" award in the Czech Republic.