Yes indeed, the Skoda Octavia is 50 years old this year!
While it’s only spent about a decade in India, the Škoda Octavia is actually 50 years old this year, the first Octavia having been produced back in 1959. The original Octavia was the eighth model produced by Škoda.
The car currently sold as the Laura in India is sold as the Octavia elsewhere in the world. This car was launched in February 2004 and was given a facelift in 2008. According to Škoda, the company has, till date, sold more than two million units of the Octavia worldwide.