Octavia, the best-selling model of Skoda’s lineup, is in its third-generation and the Czech brand announced the production reached one million models.
Octavia has emerged in Skoda’s lineup two decades ago and has rapidly become the brand’s most-wanted car, being produced in five million units in total since 1996. Now on its third-generation, the model reached a new milestone, with 1 million Octavias build so far by Skoda. The jubilee model which has just rolled off the assembly line at the main factory in Mlada Boleslav is an Octavia Scout version painted in moon-white. “The heart of the brand”, as the automaker likes to call its most successful model ever, comes in a diversity of shapes and power options. There are the hatch and estate body styles available with front-wheel and all-wheel drive, the sporty RS version, the all-rounder Scout and the natural gas powered G-TEC. There is also the Laurin & Klement high-end trim which is available for the European customers.
In addition to production in the Czech Republic, Octavia runs off the assembly lines in China, Russia, India and Kazakhstan. As Skoda’s largest individual market, China plays a crucial role for both the brand and the model, with Octavia being launched in China in May 2014. Since then, the compact-class vehicle has been produced at SAIC Volkswagen’s factory in Ningbo. In 2015, the automaker sold 432,300 units of the Octavia series around the world, up 11.1 percent than the previous year, while it delivered 70,500 units to customers in the first two months of this year.