Skoda Auto has revealed that they have begun the series production of their all new 2013 Octavia sedan. The third gen Octavia was revealed last week at an event in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic. Skoda will manufacture the new Octavia at their plant in Czech, while the official launch is scheduled for January 2013.
Skoda will launch the 2013 Octavia in European market. In India, the next gen Octavia will arrive as the new Laura in the second half of 2013. Built on Volkswagen’s new MQB platform, the new Skoda Octavia is lighter and more efficient than the outgoing model. Skoda has also invested at the plant in Mladá Boleslav to increase output from 800 to 1,200 cars per day.
Skoda CEO, Winfried Vahland says, “The Octavia is the heart of Skoda brand. Our people have employed competence and passion to create the best Octavia ever. This car is a class of its own in every respect. It is a great moment to give the starting shot for the third generation here at our main plant today.”