VIENNA – Skoda Auto a.s. will launch complete-knocked-down assembly of its Octavia model next month at the OOO Volkswagen Group Rus plant in Kaluga, Russia. The Russian plant is a joint venture of Volkswagen AG (54.9%), Skoda (32.9%) and the European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (12.2%). “We will be starting with CKD assembly of the Octavia in Kaluga in May,” Horst Muehl, Skoda’s member of the board responsible for production and logistics, tells Ward’s. “This will be a ...

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