Skoda rolls out 3 millionth unit of Fabia
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- 03:02 pm, May 09, 2012
The landmark model was manufactured at the Mlada Boleslav factory in Czech Republic.
The Skoda Fabia is considered to be the understated and probably not so appealing sibling of the Volkswagen Polo and the Seat Ibiza. But that is not what the numbers say. The Volkswagen group companys has rolled-out the three millionth unit of the hatchback from its Mlada Boleslav factory in Czech Republic. The milestone unit was a green line variant of Fabia, which has minor mechanical and visual changes to render better fuel efficiency and cut down the emission rates. Skoda has confirmed that this unit will be shipped to a customer in Germany.
The Fabia was first introduced in 1999; later the redesigned version was launched globally in 2007, including India. Since then Skoda has manufactured over 1.2 million Fabias from its facilities in countries like India, China, Russia and Czech Republic, and has is sold the model in 103 countries. The Fabia alone contributes to 25% of Skoda sales globally; it is sold in hatchback and estate version and is the second most bestselling car of the company after Octavia.
The Fabia may not have ruled the hatchback segment in India, but has certainly made its stand in the global market. The company is now planning to develop the next generation Fabia once again based on the VW’s MQB platform.
First Published on 03:02 pm, May 09, 2012
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