VIENNA – Czech Republic-based Skoda Auto a.s. makes it official, signing a deal for production of its Octavia passenger car in China with Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co. Ltd. Shanghai Volkswagen’s plant in Anting, Shanghai, will begin output of the new-generation Octavia sedan in January 2007, with the station wagon to be added later. Skoda executives first detailed plans for the China venture at the Geneva auto show last month. (See related story: Skoda Plans to Build Octavia in China) ...

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