Skoda Octavia has launched production of a new factory "GAZ Group" in Nizhny Novgorod. The production car built in Russia full-cycle and includes a body welding, painting and assembly. Octavia — the second model the Czech brand, which is coming off the assembly line in Nizhny Novgorod after the Yeti.
Production in Nizhny Novgorod started a partnership "Volkswagen Group Rus' and Russian automaker" GAZ Group ". In preparation for the production of "Volkswagen Group Rus", "GAZ Group" and Skoda have invested over 300 million euros in the modernization of the plant in Nizhny Novgorod. Also in early 2012 launched a training center for workers "GAZ Group".