VW has started the exports of Russian production Skoda Octavia to Europe

VW has started the exports of Russian production Skoda Octavia to Europe

RG – The exports of Liftback Skoda Octavia, manufactured at the factory of GAZ Group in Nizhny Novgorod, have started to European countries. Volkswagen Group Rus plans to export 10,000 Octavia vehicles until the end of the year.

“The exports of Skoda Octavia has already started, in order to meet the growing demand for the model in European markets. We send the automobiles to Czechia, for further distribution in other markets in the European Union” – as stated by Volkswagen Group Director of External and Internal Communications: Natalia Kostyukovich.

Volkswagen Group Rus already has a successful export experience. The representative office sent Kaluga assembly VW Polo sedans and Nizhny Novgorod production Skoda Yeti crossovers to Mexico in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Currently, the Czech brand only manufactures Octavia and Kodiaq crossovers in Nizhny Novgorod.

Skoda has become the export leader to countries outside the Customs Union in 2017, thanks to Yeti supplies. According to Autostat, the share of the brand in total sales reached 40% – 15,700 units. Volkswagen, Renault, Hyundai and Lada are amongst the brands, Russian production vehicles of which are exported abroad.