Skoda Reports Best April Ever: Deliveries Up 10%ČTK
Mlada Boleslav, Central Bohemia, May 15 (CTK) – Skoda Auto increased its worldwide deliveries annually by 10.1 percent to 107,100 vehicles in April, reporting the best April in its history, while sales in the Czech Republic dropped by 2 percent to 8,500 cars, the company said in a press release today.
Skoda Octavia was, as usual, the bestselling model with 32,800 deliveries, which is a 4.4 percent drop in annual comparison.
Fabia and Rapid sales decreased, too.
On the other hand, sales of Skoda’s smallest model Citigo, which is sold only in Europe, increased by 6.1 percent.
Kodiaq, Skoda’s largest SUV, reported a 164.4 percent annual rise, delivering 13,000 units.
The increasing demand for Skoda’s cars proves that the company’s market position with its current portfolio is good, with the main driver being SUV models, said Alain Favey, Skoda Auto board member responsible for sales and marketing.
Skoda’s sales in China, the company’s biggest market, increased yr/yr by 34 percent to 28,000 cars in April.
Skoda’s SUV Kamiq is soon to start selling in China, being designed solely for the market.
Deliveries in Western Europe went up by 5.1 percent to 43,200 vehicles, with Germany being the strongest market where Skoda sold 15,700 cars, up by 8.9 percent annually. France, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain reported double-digit growth.
Skoda saw a drop in the number of sold cars in the entire Central Europe, selling 18,000 cars in the region in April, down by 3.5 percent.
Deliveries in Eastern Europe, excluding Russia, increased by 21.2 percent to 4,100; and Russian sales rose by 17.8 percent to 6,300.
Last year, Skoda delivered 1.2 million cars worldwide.
Skoda has three production plants in the Czech Republic, producing also in China, Russia, Slovakia, Algeria, India, Ukraine and Kazakhstan.
The company employs more than 35,000 people and is active on more than 100 markets.