Already, as of August 9, the new generation Octavia has rolled of the assembly line from the company’s Aurangabad plant, where the Superb, Yeti and Laura are currently being manufactured.
The first generation Octavia was produced locally for the Indian market between November 2001 and October 2010 and now the third generation follows its footsteps, hoping for a good reception from the customers – despite the turmoil of the Indian car market.
“The new ŠKODA Octavia is now being produced at purpose-built facilities in one of the international growth markets. By far our most important model in the Indian market is also an engine of growth for ŠKODA,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland.
“The new Octavia is a great car with a timeless and elegant design with the more space than the competition, high functionality, paired with better quality and excellent value for money that meets the needs of Indian customers perfectly: lots of space, modern design, excellent quality and advanced technology at an affordable price,” says Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing.
ŠKODA has been present on the Indian market since 2001. In 2012 the brand increased their sales in the country by 14.2% to more than 30,000 vehicles. In the first seven months of 2013 alone, the Czechs sold 13,800 vehicles in the subcontinent. This means that around 178,300 ŠKODA’s were delivered to Indian customers between 2001 and the end of July 2013.