Škoda Auto, the automaker from Mladá Boleslav, has faced a shortage of chips as part of its bulk equipment in its cars. This could lead to interruptions or cuts to production of some models, said Martina Gillichová, a spokeswoman for Škoda Auto, last week.
Skoda’s new Octavia compact model will come with plug-in hybrid and mild-hybrid versions. The compact car is Skoda’s best-selling model globally and offers the widest range of drivetrains and body styles in the brand’s lineup.
Skoda has sought to reassure its employees after reports suggested that its owner, Volkswagen Group, is considering repositioning the brand downward to compete with low-cost marques such as Renault’s Dacia.
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