Revealed in late 2012 and appearing in select European showrooms in early 2013, the new-gen Octavia has turned out to be a popular choice with customers.
This is highlighted by the 432,300 units of the model delivered last year, up 11 percent over 2014, in international markets, and by the 1 millionth example produced. The milestone vehicle, a moon-white Octavia Scout, has rolled off the assembly line at the firm’s main factory in Mlada Boleslav.
Besides the facility located in the Czech Republic, the VW-owned brand produces the Octavia in Russia, India, Kazakhstan and China, with the latter playing a crucial role for both the automaker and the model, remaining Skoda’s largest individual market and accounting for 18,500 vehicles delivered in February alone.
The third generation of the Skoda Octavia is offered in a wide range of versions, from the Octavia G-TEC, with a natural gas drive, to the Octavia Scout, a robust model with light off-road capabilities introduced two years ago and ending with the Octavia RS, which is the fastest variant of the series produced up to date. Since the first generation of the car was introduced in 1996, a total of five million units have been manufactured in total.