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Kaluga Plant Launches Production of the ŠKODA Rapid Compact Liftback

On February 28, ŠKODA AUTO Russia announced the launch of production of ŠKODA Rapid at the VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus plant in Kaluga. Due to its unique characteristics, bold design and functionality, ŠKODA Rapid will set the tone in the class of practical urban cars. The model will go on sale in April.
ŠKODA Rapid is a completely new class of ŠKODA by all measures – capacity, design and practicality. The model is very important for the company’s development in the nearest future. Production of ŠKODA Rapid at a major Russian VOLKSWAGEN Group Rus plant in Kaluga is a significant achievement indicating to ŠKODA’s considerable potential and opportunities in Russia.
“The launch of ŠKODA Rapid production in Kaluga symbolizes an important new stage in the implementation of the company’s global growth strategy. Production of ŠKODA Rapid in Russia will contribute to further improvement of our position in one of ŠKODA’s top priority markets, - says Lubomir Naiman, Head of ŠKODA in Russia. – This event was anticipated by many, as ŠKODA Rapid is a unique offer – maximum comfort for a reasonable price. I sincerely believe that the model manufactured in Kaluga will be duly appreciated by our clients”.

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