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Skoda Octavia celebrated its twentieth anniversary

20 years ago, September 3, 1996, launched the former Czech President Vaclav Havel operation of the newly built part of Škoda and also officially launched the career of the Škoda Octavia. He began a fascinating story bestseller that was over twenty years developed into a global smash hit sales and significantly contributed to the dynamic development of Skoda.

The foundation stone of the new line for production if the upcoming Skoda Octavia was laid in February 1995. The factory building with 32,000 square meters of production, office 2500 m2 and 3000 m2 of social areas followed by new paint shop with a capacity of up to 1,800 cars series Felicia and Octavia, completed in March 1996th

Ribbon-cutting ceremony and also launch production in the new plant, which occurred on Tuesday, September 3, 1996, are major events associated with the name of former Czech president Vaclav Havel. He mentioned during the occasion said: "The race is a beautiful, modern, really nice. It would be perfect if all the factories look like this. "

Development of new generation Skoda Octavia was launched in 1992, approximately a year after incorporation Czech brand of the Volkswagen Group. The car then got a brand new VW Group platform chassis. When developing the new car was a big emphasis on active and passive safety, including the addition of a range of front airbags side airbags.

The Trumps very practical Octavia liftback were also large dump fifth door, allowing excellent access to space for 528-1328 liters of luggage. Customers could in the opening 1996. choose between two four-cylinder petrol and one turbodiesel. In May 1998, the sale of the COMBAT and since 1999 has enriched the offer station wagon with all-wheel drive. The last car of the first generation Octavia rolled off the production line in November 2010 from September 1996 to November 2010 created a total of 970,000 liftback and more than 470,000 estate.

The second generation Octavia was in the years 2004 to 2013 produced 1.6 million with a liftback and wagon as 900,000. Since November 2012, it produced the third generation of the car and pillar model offers brands and an extremely popular family and business car. The launch of the first generation of 3 September 1996 has produced more than 5 million Octavia. Besides the main plant in Mlada Boleslav attracts "Oktávky 'production lines also abroad, namely in China, India, Russia and Kazakhstan.

Source: tz, editorially modified

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