Octavia (Laura) (Skoda)

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Mar 19, 2019

On March 12, an agreement signing ceremony was held in Shanghai to celebrate the partnership between SAIC VW-Skoda and Banma Network. The automaker will launch the Octavia sedan with the “Banma Zhixing System”, which offers functions such as voice control, human-machine interaction, real-time navigation, online entertainment, and OTA (over-the-air) updates.
SAIC VW-Skoda will also equip the system in the Octavia Combi, Karoq, and Superb.
The partners will continue to cooperate in the field of smart connected cars. Skoda also intends to increase investments in intelligent connectivity.
From a SAIC VW-Skoda press release

Jan 21, 2019

On January 18, SEAT informed that the assembly plant of the SOVAC Production S.P.A. joint venture, made up of the Volkswagen Group and SOVAC, the Group’s importer in Algeria, closed 2018 with 53,000 cars assembled, which is three times more than in 2017 (17,015).
SEAT is leading the Volkswagen Group’s production project in Algeria, not only in terms of coordination, but also in volume. In 2018, SEAT models accounted for 41% of the production output in Relizane (21,825 units).
Inaugurated in July 2017, last year the multibrand plant in Relizane, located 280 kilometres southwest of the capital Algiers, began assembling 11 new models by Audi, SEAT, Skoda and Volkswagen. The Volkswagen Group currently assembles 15 models in this plant, exclusively for the Algerian market: Audi A3 Sedan, A3 Sportback and Q2; SEAT Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Ateca; Skoda Fabia, Octavia and Rapid; and Volkswagen Polo, Golf, Tiguan and Passat, as well as the Volkswagen Caddy.
The Relizane assembly plant has the capacity to produce up to 360 vehicles daily, and currently has a workforce of 813 people, after recruiting 224 new employees in 2018.

SEAT Press Release

Nov 20, 2018

On November 19, SEAT informed that it goes one step further in strengthening its presence in Algeria. The carmaker has begun assembling the Ateca at the multi-brand plant owned by the Volkswagen Group and SOVAC, the Group’s importer in Algeria, which is located in Relizane. The Ateca will be on sale soon.
With the compact SUV, now there are four SEAT models being assembled in this North African country (Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Ateca) exclusively for the Algerian market.
Furthermore, assembly of the Leon CUPRA has also begun in Relizane just recently.
Since the inauguration of the Relizane plant in 2017, 60,000 cars have been assembled there, including 28,000 SEAT brand vehicles.
The models currently being assembled at the Algerian plant other than SEAT brand are the ?KODA Octavia and Rapid, the Volkswagen Polo, Golf, Tiguan and Passat, as well as the Volkswagen Caddy.

SEAT Press Release

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