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Skoda Octavia marks 20 years of being the automobile’s bestselling car

Skoda Octavia being loved by many in the market, it is also regarded the best-selling cars. Now signifies the 20th Anniversary of it.

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It’s almost been a year after Skoda celebrated the success of the one-millionth Octavia; the company is now marking the 20th anniversary of its best-selling car, Octavia. On September 3rd, 1996 the first modern Octavia accelerate out of the assembly lines at the then re-constructed factory in Mlada Boleslav. Two decades later, the Octavia is crowned automaker’s best selling model.

It’s almost been a year after Skoda celebrated the success of the one-millionth Octavia; the company is now marking the 20th anniversary of its best-selling car, Octavia. On September 3rd, 1996 the first modern Skoda Octavia accelerate out of the assembly lines at the then re-constructed factory in Mlada Boleslav. Two decades later, the Octavia is crowned automaker’s best selling model.

Skoda Octavia story

For anyone who is not familiar with the story of Skoda, the name Octavia was first employed by the makers in the 50s, when the tiny family car with 1. 1 – 1. 2-liter four-cylinder engine launched under the AZNP label. Ever questioned how? Octavia was the eighth innovation of the company back in the late 1950s, ‘Octa’ meaning eighth.

For anyone who is not familiar with the story of Skoda, the name Octavia was first employed by the makers in the 50s, when the tiny family car with 1. 1 – 1. 2-liter four-cylinder engine launched under the AZNP label. Ever questioned how? Octavia was the eighth innovation of the company back in the late 1950s, ‘Octa’ meaning eighth.

The build process of the 1st gen Skoda Octavia started in 1992 – less than 12 months after this Czech company joined Volkswagen Group. The vehicle was based on an entirely new Volkswagen-sourced ideologies and processes. It was launched with two 4cyl petrol engines and a turbo diesel. The previous vehicle from the first style/model raced off the lines in November 2010. Surprisingly, Skoda offered the first generation as an inexpensive alternative (price point) to its successor from 2004-2010.

Skoda Octavia present

The present Octavia is made in many countries like; China, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, and Mlada Boleslav. In the first half of 2016, Skoda has built and delivered 119, 670 units to the consumers, an “industry healthy” increase of eight percent over the same period of 2015, according to LeftLane.

“The plant is beautiful, modern and really pretty. It could be great if all industrial facilities looked like this.” said the former Czech President Vaclav Havel, after waving the starting signal for the availability of the Skoda Octavia.

To deduce, there are numerous factors to consider Octavia for it to be loved by many and stand as the best-selling car in the history of Skoda.