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ŠKODA starts production of the new Octavia in Ukraine and Kazakhstan

  • Production with local partner companies
  • ŠKODA Octavia is the most popular model in Kazakhstan and Ukraine
  • Third-generation Octavia is setting new standards in the compact segment

The new ŠKODA Octavia is now also rolling of the production lines in the Ukraine and Kazakhstan. The Octavia, which is being produced with local partner companies, is the most requested ŠKODA model in both countries. The third generation of the ŠKODA best-seller is particularly impressive in terms of space, functionality and safety as well as being excellent value for money.

“The ŠKODA Octavia is the heart of our brand and after the start of production in our home plant in Mladá Boleslav, we are also starting production at other locations”, explains Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA Board Member for Production and Logistics. “The Octavia is Kazakhstan’s and the Ukraine’s most popular ŠKODA model. Now, by starting the local production of the third-generation Octavia in both countries, we aim to continue this success story.”

The production of the new Octavia in the Ukraine underlines the importance of this market for ŠKODA: In 2012 ŠKODA increased its deliveries to Ukrainian customers by around 32% to 14,400 vehicles. The market share increased to 6.6% (2011: 4.9%). ŠKODA vehicle production takes place in Solomonovo in partnership with Eurocar. The Fabia, Yeti, Superb and Roomster are also produced here from SKD (Semi-Knocked-Down) form.

The new Octavia is also being produced in Ust-Kamenogorsk, northeast Kazakhstan in partnership with Azia Avto. Last year ŠKODA grew by 158% in Kazakhstan when approximately1,900 vehicles were delivered to customers (2011: 720). Alongside the Octavia, the Fabia, Yeti and Superb models are produced in Ust-Kamenogorsk from SKD form.

Prefabricated car bodies from the Czech Republic are imported for the SKD production of the new Octavia in Kazakhstan and the Ukraine. The assembly takes place on site.

The third-generation Octavia is setting new standards in the compact segment. The vehicle boasts unrivalled space, a new design, high functionality, innovative safety and comfort systems, economical consumption, a whole range of ‘Simply Clever’ ideas and, as always with ŠKODA – it is excellent value for money. The market launch in the Ukraine was in June, in Kazakhstan it is in July.

 

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