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ŠKODA has started the production of new gas engines at its main plant in Mladá Boleslav. The maximum production capacity for the 1.2 l and 1.4 l TSI versions of the EA211 series amounts to 2,200 units per day. The direct injection engines will be used in models by the brands ŠKODA, Audi, Seat and Volkswagen. The advantages of the new engines: less weight, fuel consumption and emissions.
​‘Heart of the brand‘ sets standards in compact segment. New Octavia offers middle-class qualities at compact-car price. Benchmark in terms of room for occupants and their baggage. Refined appearance: clear, precise and timeless design. ​Top safety package: new assistance systems. Powerful and efficient engines: 89 g/km CO2 a new best. Innovative comfort and infotainment systems. Functionality: ‚Simply Clever‘ solutions make life in the car easier.
 The European Commission acknowledges the carmaker ŠKODA, for their exemplary attitude towards older employees. As part of a European project, ŠKODA’s Seniority Project achieved second place in the category ‘Workplaces for People of All Ages’. This was the first time that ŠKODA was awarded the prize and is yet another success in the ‘The Most Responsible Company in the Czech Republic 2012’ competition, in which ŠKODA had previously won the ‘Most Senior Friendly Company’ category.
Worldwide deliveries grow 1.2 per cent to almost 78,000 (year ago: 77,000). Worldwide sales grow by 7.2 per cent from January through October 2012 to a new record high of 795,100. Strong growth in China and Russia continues.
Laying of the foundation stone carried out in Česana. A milestone for engine development at ŠKODA. 21 new engine and component testing facilities are the core of the new center.
ŠKODA Rapid in world debut in Paris. New compact saloon to be launched in Europe from October 2012, versions for China and Russia to follow.

ŠKODA launches the series production of the new compact sedan in Mladá Boleslav. 173 individual projects will be realized; numerous new facilities optimize the assembly line. ŠKODA Rapid to celebrate its motor show premiere in Paris – market launch to begin in the fall of 2012. ​ŠKODA AUTO launched the production of the new compact sedan ŠKODA Rapid in Mladá Boleslav. At the end of September, the ŠKODA Rapid will celebrate its world premiere at the Paris Motor Show. The newest model series is of central importance for the ŠKODA Growth Strategy and will be introduced in European markets beginning in October of this year.

 
Record-breaking success for ŠKODA at 2012 Auto Express Car of the Year awards