4,000,000th Skoda Octavia rolls out from Mlada Boleslav

Skoda, the Czech auto manufacturer has produced the 4,000,000th Skoda Octavia at its Mlada Boleslav plant. The anniversary vehicle - a third generation Octavia in 'Race-Blue' rolled off the production line. The Skoda Octavia has been setting standards in the compact segment since 1996 and is by far the brand’s best-selling model.

Skoda Octavia

“Four million Octavias produced – this impressive figure represents the great success of the model and brand,” says Skoda CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “As the ‘heart of the brand’, the Octavia has decisively shaped Skoda's outstanding development and made the company what it is today – an internationally successful manufacturer, present on over 100 markets worldwide. We are continuing this development with the third generation. The new Octavia is once again a winner with its excellent Skoda genes. It is the largest, lightest, safest, most practical, comfortable and environmentally friendly Octavia ever.”

The Octavia has always been the epitome of a Skoda: timelessly elegant design, above-average space, highest functionality, many Simply Clever features, sophisticated modern technology, quality and precision and not least unbeatable value for money. The launch of the third generation in early 2013 topped all of that again. The new Octavia offers mid-class qualities for the price of a compact, now more than ever.

At its launch in October 1996, the Octavia was the first completely new Skoda model after the fall of the Iron Curtain and marked the start of the partnership between Skoda and Volkswagen. Nearly four million Octavias had been delivered to customers worldwide between 1996 and July 2013 - around 38% of the brand’s total sales in this period, making the Octavia the undisputed best seller in the 118-year history of the company.

This also makes the new Octavia the most important model in the most comprehensive product campaign in Skoda's corporate history. The manufacturer is promoting its high-impact path of growth with a powerful model extravaganza. The aim of this growth strategy is to increase the number of vehicle sales worldwide to at least 1.5 million per year by 2018.

In the first half of 2013, the Czechs presented their new bestseller in four versions: the saloon, the Combi and Combi 4x4 as well as the sporty Octavia RS – with a top speed of 248 km/h, making it the fastest series-produced Octavia ever.

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