The ŠKODA OCTAVIA is the most popular model made by the Mladá Boleslav-based carmaker. The figure of seven million units is the joint achievement of one historic and four modern generations of the car.
The original OCTAVIA, which got its name from the number eight as it was ŠKODA’s eighth post-war model, was produced from 1959 to 1971, with a total of 365,400 units made. That was a huge achievement at the time. It’s a remarkable fact, though, that ŠKODA sold more OCTAVIA cars last year than in the full 22-year history of the series’ founding model: in 2019 the company produced 373,700 OCTAVIA cars.