The first fourth-generation Octavia has rolled off the production line at Skoda Auto’s Mladá Boleslav plant. The company says the latest edition of the brand’s bestseller is “more spacious, safer, better connected and more emotive”. With around 400,000 units delivered each year, the Octavia is a favourite amongst European customers. To date, the carmaker has manufactured more than 6.5 million units of its bestseller, which is one of the most popular compact models in the Czech Republic, Austria, Finland and Switzerland.
Michael Oeljeklaus, Skoda Auto Board Member for Production and Logistics, stressed: “The start of production of the new Octavia at our main plant in Mladá Boleslav marks the beginning of a new chapter in the impressive success story of our brand’s icon. We have invested into renovating our production lines, enabling us to manufacture the best Octavia ever, in time for its 60th anniversary.”
The new Octavia is rolling off the assembly line in production hall M13 at Skoda’s headquarters in Mladá Boleslav. Skoda built the first modern-day Octavia there more than 20 years ago. For the production of the new Octavia, the company has prepared its facilities to incorporate innovative processes and technologies; robots are also used for numerous complex and physically demanding production steps. Each day, 1,150 of the fourth-generation Octavia leaves the plant to be delivered to customers all around the world.