Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Skoda Begins Full Production of Fabia in Russia
The facelifted version of the Fabia supermini has become the second model in the Skoda range after the Octavia to enter full-cycle production at the VW Group's Kaluga plant in Russia, the automaker announced today. Full-cycle production includes welding and painting.
The Volkswagen Group opened the factory in Kaluga in November 2007, and its planned capacity is 150,000 cars a year.
"The Skoda Fabia is such a popular vehicle in the Russian market and we happy to say that it is now the second all-Russian car of our brand," said Petr Janeba, Head of Skoda Russia.
The 2010 Fabia will be available at all official Russian dealerships from the beginning of May 2010.