In the first seven months of the year, the SKODA brand has delivered 523,200 vehicles worldwide (January – July 2010: 437,300 vehicles). Thus, the Czech automobile manufacturer was able to increase its sales 19.7 percent in comparison to the previous year and for the first time ever delivered more than 500,000 vehicles by July. At the same time, SKODA achieved a new record for the month of July with 68,500 sold units (last year: 58,500).
- SKODA delivers more than 523,200 units in the first seven months
- Worldwide, sales increased 19.7 percent
- The strongest July in the company’s history with 68,500 vehicles
In its Czech home, SKODA grew better than the overall market, recording an increase of 9.6 percent. Overall, 4,400 vehicles were delivered to customers there.
The brand also recorded a clear plus in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe in July: In the Ukraine, sales rose 54.8 percent. Slovenia grew 9.3 percent, Poland 3.7 percent, and Croatia 4.0 percent.
“SKODA remains in the fast lane,” explained the SKODA board member for sales and marketing, Jurgen Stackmann. “Growth regions such as China, India, or even Russia developed brilliantly in July thanks to two-digit growth rates for the SKODA brand. And we are also continuously recording high sales numbers with our attractive model range in the established markets of Western and Eastern Europe.”
Sales figures in Western Europe also developed positively. With a plus of 24.0 percent, the Czech automobile manufacturer reached a sales volume of 27,200 units there. In this context, high rates of increase were reported by the Netherlands with a plus of 53.2 percent and Austria with a plus of 36.8 percent. On the German market, SKODA was able to increase its market share as the most popular import brand. In Belgium, sales rose 23.8 percent, in France it was 22.6 percent, and in Switzerland 13.2 percent.
The markets in China, India, and Russia grew at high speed. In China, SKODA deliveries increased 15.4 percent to 17,800 units in July. In Russia, SKODA achieved the third best monthly result with 6,100 deliveries and a plus of 22.7 percent. In India, SKODA has outpaced last year’s sales by 70.1 percent with 2,300 units sold to date. In doing so, about two thirds of Indian customers decided on the Fabia.
In other markets outside of Europe, SKODA reported good results as well. In Australia, the brand reached the second-best monthly sales record in July.
Deliveries to customers in July 2011 (SKODA models compared to July 2010):
- Octavia (29,400 vehicles / plus 22.7 percent)
- Fabia (21,000 vehicles / plus 18.8 percent)
- Superb (8,800 vehicles / plus 15.1 percent)
- Yeti (5,300 vehicles / plus 32.5 percent)
- Roomster (2,900 vehicles / plus 19.2 percent)