SKODA AUTO produces seven millionth OCTAVIA
At the time, it was the eighth ŠKODA to feature the modern independent suspension for all wheels and also the Czech manufacturer’s eighth model since the Second World War. It was therefore given the name OCTAVIA – derived from ‘octo’, the Latin word for the number eight.
At the ‘Mondial de l’Automobile’ in Paris in autumn 1996, ŠKODA presented the first generation of its modern-day OCTAVIA – the first ŠKODA in the lower mid-size car segment for decades. By 2010, a total of 1,440,000 first-generation OCTAVIAs had been built – in the end in parallel with its successor.
ŠKODA began global production with the second-generation OCTAVIA ŠKODA presented the second generation of the OCTAVIA to the global public at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2004. ŠKODA built a total of approximately 2,500,000 second-generation OCTAVIAs.
Production of the OCTAVIA II at the Aurangabad plant in India began in 2005 and, in 2007, Shanghai Volkswagen (now SAIC Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd.) started manufacturing the second-generation OCTAVIA for the Chinese market.
Feb 20, 2020 at 15:07