Production Milestone: Skoda Builds 1.5-Millionth Octavia II
The first Octavia I rolled off the line in 1996, marking a new start of sorts for the automaker. Since 2004, they have switched to the Octavia II, which boast even more impressive refinement and economy.
The Octavia II is being produced or assembled in plants at Mlada Boleslav and Vrchlabi (Czech Republic), Kaluga (Russia), as well as Aurangabad (India), Ust-Kamenogorsk (Kazakhstan), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Solomonovo (Ukraine). Since the year 2007, the vehicle has been manufactured by Shanghai Volkswagen in China and sold under the name “MingRui”.
“For the past 15 years, the Octavia has been the heart of the Skoda brand. It is a true ‘Simply Clever’ vehicle: Spacious, practical, family-friendly, and affordable,” says Michael Oeljeklaus, the SKODA board member for Production and Logistics. “The model has left an important mark on the rapid rise of our company since the nineties. In particular, the second generation built since 2004 has meant another leap forward for us. The figure of 1.5 million manufactured Octavia II expresses this success in a special way. The Octavia will continue to play a vitally important role in our model range in the future and make a central contribution to our Growth Strategy 2018.”