H νέα γενιά της Fabia θα ξεκινήσει να κατασκευάζεται από την Skoda από τα τέλη Αυγούστου στο εργοστάσιο της στη πόλη Mladá Boleslav της Τσεχίας. Το εργοστάσιο, κατά τη διάρκεια των διακοπών, από 4 έως και 15 Αυγούστου, θα κλείσει ώστε να γίνουν οι απαραίτητες προετοιμασίες στις γραμμές παραγωγής για τη κατασκευή του νέου αυτοκινήτου.

Το μοντέλο θα παρουσιαστεί επίσημα στην έκθεση του Παρισιού τον Οκτώβριο και σχεδιαστικά αντλεί στοιχεία από το VisionC Concept, έχοντας αρμονικές γραμμές, μεγαλύτερο πλάτος κατά 9 εκατοστά, μικρότερη απόσταση από το έδαφος κατά 3 εκατοστά, παρόμοιο μήκος, κοντά στα 4 μέτρα, με το εσωτερικό του να είναι εργονομικό με πολλαπλές δυνατότητες εξατομίκευσης. Ο χώρος του πορτμπαγκάζ θα ανέρχεται στα 330 λίτρα, ενώ μετά την αναδίπλωση των πίσω καθισμάτων, αυτός θα αυξάνεται στα 1.195 λίτρα (315/1.180 λίτρα οι αντίστοιχοι χώροι της τωρινής γενιάς). Στην estate έκδοση, ο χώρος των αποσκευών θα φτάνει τα 520 λίτρα, 15 λίτρα περισσότερα από όσα προσφέρει η σημερινή γενιά.

Κάτω από το καπό, θα βρίσκονται οι γνωστοί τρικύλινδροι και τετρακύλινδροι TSI και TDI που συναντάμε στο ανανεωμένο VW Polo, χωρίς όμως να συμπεριλαμβάνεται στις εκδόσεις η γρήγορη, RS. Αντ’αυτού, η Skoda θα περάσει στην αγορά αρκετές Monte Carlo εκδόσεις, οι οποίοι παρότι θα διαθέτουν τους ίδιους κινητήρες με τις κανονικές εκδόσεις, θα διαθέτουν πιο σπορ εμφάνιση, τόσο στο εξωτερικό όσο και στο εσωτερικό.

Αρχικά η νέα Fabia θα είναι διαθέσιμη ως hatchback και wagon, αλλά αργότερα οι φήμες θέλουν να επιστρέφει και η sedan έκδοση, με την Fabia Scout να αντικαθίσταται από την Fabia Outdoor. Οι πωλήσεις της νέας γενιάς της Fabia αναμένεται να ξεκινήσουν είτε στα τέλη του 2014, είτε στις αρχές του 2015.

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Factory Holidays: Production prepares full speed start-up of new ŠKODA Fabia

​› New generation of the Fabia to roll off production lines in Mladá Boleslav from the end of August
› Board Member for Production Michael Oeljeklaus: “We are right on schedule”
› Factory holiday in Mladá Boleslav, Kvasiny and Vrchlabí from 4 to 15 August
› Maintenance and modernization projects at all Czech plants

Mladá Boleslav, 31 July 2014 – Final preparations for the ŠKODA production team: The headquarters in Mladá Boleslav will be well underway with preparations for the start-up of the new ŠKODA Fabia during the factory holidays between 4 and 15 August. Production of the popular small car is set to begin at the end of August. Extensive maintenance and modernization projects will also be carried out at the other Czech plants in Kvasiny and Vrchlabí.

​“We will be using the non-production days to further optimize production and so be more able to respond to the increasing consumer demand for our models,” explains Michael Oeljeklaus, ŠKODA Board Member for Production and Logistics. “Above all, we shall be preparing Mladá Boleslav for the launch of the next Fabia generation. We are right on schedule to start the production of our newest model on time and to the highest quality.”

Extensive adaptation and modernization projects are going to be implemented during the production break, preparing for the launch of the new ŠKODA Fabia at the main plant in Mladá Boleslav. Among other things, a cutting-edge facility for the adjustment of assistance systems will be established in the M1 assembly hall. The conveyor system there is also going to be completely renewed on the ending part of assembly line (control point). The paint shop facilities are to be modernized and their capacity expanded.

Maintenance and optimization work will also be carried out on the ŠKODA Octavia production line in Hall M13. The speed conveyor system will be increased and the facility for filling the brake systems modernized.

Completing the new hall for car body production will be the number one focus at the Kvasiny plant during the factory holidays. The production of the DQ 200 gearbox at Vrchlabí will be undergoing regular maintenance work.

The company will be continually modernizing and expanding key areas of their production facilities for the new models. Following the changes to production due to the model changeovers last year, full production capacity is now available. ŠKODA produced more vehicles in June than ever before in a single month: More than 98,000 ŠKODAs were produced worldwide both in the Czech Republic and at the international plants.

ŠKODA increases deliveries, sales revenue and operating profit in first half of 2014

​› Record half year: 522,500 deliveries; up 12.5%
› Sales up 20.3% to six billion euros by the end of June
› Operating profit increases 74.9% to 425 million euros
› The most comprehensive model campaign in ŠKODA’s history continues

​ladá Boleslav, 1 August 2014 – ŠKODA has significantly increased deliveries, sales revenue and operating profit in the first half of 2014. Selling 522,500 vehicles, this was the first time that the Czech carmaker has delivered more than half a million vehicles worldwide in the first half of a year (January to June 2013: 464,600; up 12.5%). Sales revenue also increased in the same period, setting a new record for the first half of a year of six billion euros (5.974 billion euros). This is an increase of 20.3% over the first half of 2013 (4.966 billion euros). Operating profit increased compared to the same period last year by 74.9% to 425 million euros.

​“ŠKODA did very well in the first half of the year and continues on a stable path of growth,” says ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. “The brand’s strength has been demonstrated through the best first-half sales year in corporate history and the significant increases in sales and revenue. Our model campaign is now showing its full power, and we are even conquering new consumer groups. The new Octavia, the heart of the brand, has been a great hit in every respect, and has exceeded our expectations. We plan to continue along this path of growth and energetically continue the most comprehensive product campaign in our corporate history.”

ŠKODA’s sales revenue reached 5.974 billion euros in the first half of the year – 20.3% higher than the first six months of 2013 (4.966 billion euros). Over the same period, operating profit increased 74.9% to 425 million euros (first half of 2013: 243 million euros). The operating margin, at 7.1%, was above the previous year’s figure of 4.9%. The increased profit was due in part to the higher number of deliveries and also to the enhanced model line-up and more favourable product costs. Net liquidity rose by 41.9% to 1.855 billion euros. Investments amounted to 149 million euros (January to June 2013: 265 million euros).

“ŠKODA has grown profitably in the first half of the year,” says ŠKODA CFO Winfried Krause. “The investments we made into the new models are paying off. Besides the higher profit, the increase in net liquidity also demonstrates the company’s financial strength. ŠKODA also expects increases in sales, sales revenue and profit for the full year. In light of the fiercely competitive environment, strict cost discipline remains our central concern.”

ŠKODA AUTO Group – Sales figures in the first half of 2014/2013

Units​ 2014​ ​2013 Change in %​
Deliveries to customers (DTC)​ ​Cars ​522,500 ​464,600 ​+12.5
​DTC without China ​Cars ​391,800 ​344,400 ​+13.8
​Production ​Cars ​397,400 ​322,000 ​+23.4
Sales ​Cars ​425,500 ​362,200 ​+17.5
​Sales revenue ​Million EUR ​5,974 ​4,966 ​+20.3
​Operating profit ​Million EUR ​425 ​243 ​+74.9
​Operating profit as % of sales ​Percent ​7.1 ​4.9 ​-
Investments (w/o capitalized development costs)​ ​Million EUR ​149 ​265 ​-43.8
Net liquidity​ ​Million EUR ​1,855 ​1,307 ​+41.9