Skoda swaps Roomster, Octavia (background) builds for 7-speed, direct-shift gearbox production at Czech plant.
VIENNA – Skoda, Volkswagen Group’s Czech subsidiary, will produce more DQ200 transmissions than originally expected at its plant in Vrchlabi, Czech Republic. Last year, the auto maker announced plans to manufacture DQ200 7-speed direct-shift gearboxes at Vrchlabi, with production scheduled to launch in second-half 2012. With the new throughput of transmissions, the Czech manufacturer secures the future of the Vrchlabi plant, where the Skoda Octavia and Roomster models ...
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