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New Skoda Octavia production crosses 500,000 units in less than two years

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Half a million Skoda Octavia sold in less than two years is a remarkable achievement showing how much the car has been accepted across the globe. The third generation Octavia is a class apart when it comes to size, safety, weight, comfort, performance and fuel efficiency.

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Skoda Octavia vRS is the fastest Octavia ever.

New Skoda Octavia is more versatile than ever before. Today, the car is offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine options, front wheel drive or rear wheel drive, as a sedan or estate, a CNG variant, performance ready vRS option (fastest Octavia till date), or a fuel efficient Octavia GreenLine which consumes just 3.2 liters of diesel per 100km, while auto emissions stand at 85 g/km. This versatility makes Skoda Octavia the most important model the company’s line-up today.

Launched in India last year, the car has not been a success here. But, in Western Europe, by end of November 2014, sales of the Octavia an increase of 24.7%. The model also received most awards in its class and emerged at the top of charts in comparison tests.

Besides being produced in the Czech Republic, Skoda Octavia is also produced from China, Russia, India, Ukraine and Kazakhstan. It has been a major success in Chinese markets where it was launched in mid 2014 while in November 2014 the model saw an increase of 112.4%. Marking its success in global markets, the automaker is set to increase worldwide sales to at least 1.5 million per annum.