Skoda Auto a.s. reduces production of the Fabia Sedan, the notchback version of Skoda’s smallest car, from 80 to 66 units a day. The cutback is the second recent reduction at the Mlada Boleslav plant in the Czech Republic. In August, Skoda trimmed production of the Superb from 80 units daily to 75. (See related story: Skoda Reduces Superb Production for Third Time) Demand for the Fabia has been off so far in 2003. Sales through July totaled just 14,000 units, down from 18,500 in like-2002.

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