The latest generation of Skoda's bestseller rolled off the production lines on Friday from the Indian plant in Aurangabad.
The new Skoda Octavia boasts of great roominess, high functionality and incorporation of latest technology, making it a fantastic value for money product, the company said.
"The new Skoda Octavia is now being produced at purpose-built facilities in one of the international growth markets. By far our most important model in the Indian market is also an engine of growth for Skoda," said Skoda CEO Winfried Vahland.
The third generation is the largest, most practical, safest, most comfortable and environmentally friendly Octavia ever, the company said in a statement.
The Octavia boasts of unrivalled space, a timeless and elegant design, high functionality, innovative safety and comfort systems, economical consumption, "many Simply Clever ideas" and typical Skoda value for money.
"The new Octavia is a great car that meets the needs of Indian customers perfectly: lots of space, modern design, excellent quality and advanced technology at an affordable price," said Werner Eichhorn, Skoda Board Member for Sales and Marketing.
Sudhir Rao, Managing Director, Skoda Auto India, said, "The 'Octavia' model line launched Skoda in the country 12 years ago and has enjoyed a cult status in India ever since. The Octavia instantly became a game changer in the segment and revolutionized the Indian automotive industry. Since then Skoda has come a long way in the Indian market and the Octavia has always been the heart of our brand. Now, with the new-generation Octavia, which will be introduced in India during the festival season, we promise all of this and much more."
--IBNS (Posted on 10-08-2013)