Škoda Auto India has recently started of
production of the all new Octavia at its production facility in Shendra,
Aurangabad. The new vehicle dons the Lauren & Klement badge that pays
homage to the founders of the longstanding Czech Auto manufacturer as well as
its 125 years of rich history and heritage.
It is slated to be launched later this
month. The latest Škoda offering will build on the Octavia's strong legacy -
taking technology, features and overall luxury quotient to the next level.
Zac Hollis, Brand Director – Škoda Auto India,
said, "The Škoda Octavia has always offered a compelling combination of the
brand's emotive design, exquisite interiors, class leading safety, and
intelligent connectivity features, and the all new iteration pushes the
yardstick further. A twenty year run, and about a hundred thousand satisfied
customers, is a testament to its strong equity among discerning car buyers in a
dynamically evolving automotive market like India. With the commencement of
production, we also commit to a stronger product portfolio as we look to grow our
presence in India. In line with our laser sharp focus on customer centricity,
we are also rapidly growing our network presence and have introduced several
initiatives to ensure an unmatched ownership experience."
In January 1959, the very first Octavia rolled off the
production facility in Mladá Boleslav. The marque derived its naming
nomenclature from the Latin word 'Octavia' that meant 'the eighth'. It was the
eighth vehicle in Škoda Auto's product portfolio, post second world war, as
well as the eighth vehicle to feature state of the art independent suspension
for all the wheels. Further, technical innovations such as the front axle with
coil springs and torsion bar stabiliser lend Octavia unmatched driving dynamics
and riding comfort.
The Octavia marked Škoda Auto India's
foray into the popular executive sedan segment and garnered much appreciation
from brand loyalist and auto enthusiasts from across the nation.