Milestone: One million third-generation ŠKODA Octavias produced

image›Success rooted in tradition: 5 million ŠKODA Octavia models produced since

1996;onemillion third-generation ŠKODA Octavias manufactured in total

›‘Heart of the brand’ has received more than 50internationalawards

›International success: atotalof432,300 Octavias delivered to customers around the world in 2015

MladáBoleslav,29 March 2016– ŠKODA has produced the one millionth third- generation Octavia. The miles tone vehicle ran off assembly line at ŠKODA’s main factory in MladáBoleslav. Since the model was introduced in 1996,the Czech car maker has produced five million Octavias in total.

This is the most successful ŠKODA model ever and is considered the ‘heart of the brand’ – the ŠKODA Octavia. Now the jubilee vehicle, an Octavia Scout in moon-white, has rolled off the assembly line at the main factory in MladáBoleslav. Manufacturing one million third-generation ŠKODA Octavia’s under scores the success of the vehicle on the international markets. The Octavia sets standards in its class and is the largest, safest, most practical and comfortable Octavia ever. More than any other ŠKODA model, the Octavia symbolizes the brand’s rapid rise overt he past two decades. Five million ŠKODA Octavias have been manufactured in total since 1996.

The third-generation ŠKODA Octavia is more diverse than ever. The Octavia hatch and estate are available with front-wheel and all-wheel drive. The ŠKODA Octavia RS is the fastest series-produced Octaviao fall time. The ŠKODA Octavia G-TEC with natural gas drive and the ŠKODA Octavia Scout, a robust all-rounder with impressive off-road qualities,debutedin2014. In addition, the exclusive ŠKODA Octavia L & K is available in Europe.

With a wide range of model versions and outstanding product features, it is not only in the markets that the Octavia has been a hit; the professional audience have also praised ŠKODA’s bestseller. In recent years, the vehicle has received more than50 international awards. The model has also won out innumerous comparison tests.

The third generation of the Octavia was launched on the market in2013.Most Octavia models are produced at the main plant in Mladá Boleslav. In addition to production in the Czech Republic, the ŠKODA Octavia runs off the assembly lines in China, Russia, India and Kazakhstan. As ŠKODA’s largest individual market, China plays a crucial role for both the brand and the model. The ŠKODA Octavia was launched in China in May2014. Since then, the compact-class vehicle has been produced at SAIC Volkswagen’s factory in Ningbo.

In2015 alone,432,300 vehicles from the Octavia model series were sold around the world, which is around 11% more Octavia models than the previous year. ŠKODA delivered 70,500 Octavias to customers in the first two months of this year.