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Friday, December 16, 2011

By Manoj Kumawat

Skoda Auto rolls-out 150 millionth unit of 2nd generation Octavia model

Skoda Auto, a Czech Republic based car maker, which has been aggressively expanding its foot prints in the global market, has rolled-out the 150 millionth unit of its popular sedan Skoda Octavia (second generation model) from its giant manufacturing unit in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. The 150 millionth unit was Greenline variant of Octavia, colored in white shade.

The 2nd generation Octavia model is known as Skoda Laura in the Indian market, where it is competing with the likes of Chevrolet Cruze, Toyota Corolla Altis, Honda Civic and newly launched Renault Fluence.

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The 2nd generation Skoda Octavia model was launched in the world market in year 2004. The car has been appreciated for its performance and looks throughout the world. The 2nd generation model of Octavia has contributed majorly in strengthening the brand Skoda’s position in the global market. The company currently produces this Skoda Octavia model at a number of manufacturing plants across the globe including India, Russia, Slovakia, its base market Czech Republic, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.

Commenting on this milestone achieved by the Skoda Laura sedan, Skoda Auto’s Board Member, Logistics & planning, Mr. Michael Oeljeklaus, said that the Octavia model has been heart of brand Skoda for more than 15 years now. According to him, the model has played a major role in the rapid growth of the firm since 1990’s.

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He added that the launch of new generation Octavia in year 2004, proved another leap forward for the company. The company is now looking forward the Octavia model to spearhead its product line-up in the global market in the future also.

Meanwhile, the company is gearing-up to launch the third generation model of the Skoda Octavia in the global market in year 2013. The car will be launched in a number of major auto markets where the 2nd generation model is currently being sold.

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