Monday, 18 August 2008

Octavia at the Olympics

Did you know? Škoda is the official vehicle partner of the Beijing Olympics and the Beijing Paralympics. A total of 650 Chinese versions of the Octavia - known as the Octavia Mingrui - are being used by the Beijing Organising Committee for transporting sportsmen, guests and staff. China plays a crucial part in Škoda's future development due to the country's rapidly growing middle class. Since 2007, Škoda has sold nearly 32,000 vehicles and grown its retailer network to over 100 outlets. Also, Octavia was the 2007 Auto Express Driver Power survey 'Car of the Year' and the brand was number one overall in the 2006 Top Gear Customer Satisfaction Survey.