Skoda Auto has initiated production of optimized petrol engines, like the 1.2l and 1.4 l TSI versions of the EA211 series which will be used in SKODA, Volkswagen, Seat and Audi vehicles. These direct injection next gen engines boast of optimized fuel economies, lower emission and are light weight. Maximum manufacturing capacity of the Czech car maker at the Mladá Boleslav plant for production of these engines is 2200 units per day.
These optimized Skoda gas engines will be the main force behind implementation of sustainable mobility plans. The range of EA211 models includes engines with displacements of 1.0l to 1.6l respectively. TheseTurbocharged Stratified Injection engines will be fuel efficient and produce more power as compared to their counterparts.
Apart from these optimized gas engines, the plant is also manufacturing dual-clutch transmission DQ200 for the Volkswagen Group since October. Currently the plant produces 1000 of these transmissions per day and it’s looking at increasing this limit to 1500 transmissions till mid 2013.
Apart from this, Czech Republic gets ready offer the world the next gen Octavia 2013 in the coming few days. Skoda has started releasing teasers of their 3rd gen Octavia onlice via Facebook. But, the car has been revealed completely by spy photographers already, while changes/upgrades have already been discussed.
2013 Octavia will arrive in India next year as 2013 Laura. Skoda Boss, Winfried Vahland, is very hopeful with their new Octavia. He expects the 2013 Octavia to feature in the top ten best selling cars list. As far as price of the new Skoda Octavia is concerned, nothing has been revealed. But looking at the features and improvements, it will be expensive than the outgoing variant.