2020 Skoda Octavia Manufacturing Begins, Wagon Prioritized

Skoda has kicked off meeting of the fourth-generation Octavia at its fundamental plant at residence in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic the place the corporate’s most vital mannequin might be produced at a fee of 1,150 automobiles every day. As a result of it’s extra widespread than the liftback physique fashion and on the identical time is Europe’s best-selling wagon, the Combi has precedence on the meeting line and would be the first to go on sale, with the common Octavia to comply with a couple of weeks later.

The Mladá Boleslav manufacturing unit is the place the unique model of the fashionable Octavia entered manufacturing again in 1996. Skoda assembles the compact mannequin at a number of factories world wide, together with in China, Russia, Algeria, Kazakhstan, and India. Considering the basic mannequin launched in 1959, Skoda has bought greater than 6.5 million models, thus making the Octavia some of the profitable fashions within the compact section. That quantity retains rising annually by about 400,000 vehicles delivered to clients worldwide.

2020 Skoda Octavia production
2020 Skoda Octavia production

Following the rollout of the common trim ranges, the vary might be diversified later in 2020 when the recent RS and the rugged Scout will be part of the household. For the primary time ever, the Octavia can also be obtainable as a plug-in hybrid becoming a member of Skoda’s newly established household of “iV” fashions with both PHEV or absolutely electrical powertrains.

Larger than its predecessor, the revamped Octavia is a extra refined product bearing in mind it affords tech goodies various from matrix LED headlights and full-LED taillights to a head-up show and a shift-by-wire small selector for the automated transmission. In typical Skoda vogue, it’s significantly bigger and extra sensible than the mechanically associated VW Golf, and has all of the components to turn out to be one other hit offered the value gained’t enhance an excessive amount of.

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