Skoda Begins Full Production of Fabia in Russia

The facelifted version of the Fabia supermini has become the second model in the Skoda range after the Octavia to enter full-cycle production at the VW Group's Kaluga plant in Russia, the automaker announced today. Full-cycle production includes welding and painting.
The Volkswagen Group opened the factory in Kaluga in November 2007, and its planned capacity is 150,000 cars a year.
"The Skoda Fabia is such a popular vehicle in the Russian market and we happy to say that it is now the second all-Russian car of our brand," said Petr Janeba, Head of Skoda Russia.
The 2010 Fabia will be available at all official Russian dealerships from the beginning of May 2010.