VIENNA – Pilot production of the Skoda Octavia is under way at Kazakhstan's sole car assembly plant, ZAO Asia Avto. Regular assembly from semi-knocked-down kits supplied from Volkswagen AG's Czech subsidiary, Skoda Auto a.s., will begin in late August. Asia Avto expects to produce about 500 first-generation Octavias by year's end. “The basic Octavia with 1.6L engine will be priced at about €10,000 ($12,095) in the Kazakh market,” says Oleg Alferov, Asia Avto vice president-development ...

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