“ŠKODA did very well in the first half of the year, and the company’s stable growth continues,” says ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing Werner Eichhorn. “The sales record is the result of an attractive model range and our team’s great performance. The strong sales figures in the first six months give us confidence for the second half of the year.”
Western Europe, ŠKODA grew in June and the first half of the year. Compared to the same month last year, deliveries increased by 5.3% to 45,000 units (June 2015: 42,700 vehicles). From January to June, the brand’s sales improved by 7.5% to 242,500 vehicles. In Germany, sales increased in this period by 6.9% to 86,500 units. The Czech car manufacturer recorded double-digit growth in June in the Netherlands (1600 vehicles; up 37.3%), France (2600 vehicles; up 21.2%), Great Britain (8500 vehicles; 17.8%), Italy (2000 vehicles; up 27.2%) and Spain where sales increased 31% to 2400 vehicles.
ŠKODA also recorded a significant sales increase in
Central Europe. Sales in June increased 13% to 17,200 vehicles (June 2015: 15,300 vehicles). In the first half, ŠKODA sold 96,300 units and achieved an increase of 8.3%. In their home market – the Czech Republic – sales increased 7% to 8200 vehicles in June, and 7.9% to 46,200 units in the first half of the year. In Croatia (500 vehicles; up 18.4%), Poland (5200 vehicles; 21.7%) and Hungary (1000 vehicles, up 30.7%), deliveries increased in double digits.
Eastern Europe, excluding Russia ŠKODA surpassed the previous June by 12.8% with 3300 vehicles (June 2015: 2900 vehicles). In the first half of the year, the Czech manufacturer even grew in the tight markets (17,000 vehicles; up 6.5%) and the brand’s market share increased by 14.6% to 8.5%. In
Russia, ŠKODA recorded an increase of 8.9% (4800 vehicles) compared to the same month last year (June 2015: 4400 vehicles). Between January and June, ŠKODA sold 26,900 vehicles (first half of 2015: 28,000), and the company’s market share increased significantly – by 12.8% to 4.3%. Sales figures also increased in the Baltic countries (500 vehicles; up 3.7%), Bosnia (100 vehicles; up 96.9%), Bulgaria (300 vehicles; up 3.3%), Romania (1000 vehicles; up 32.8%) and Ukraine (300 vehicles, up 202.7%).
ŠKODA also surpassed last year’s sales figures in
China – the company’s strongest market worldwide: In June, sales climbed by 11.8% (22,400 vehicles). The six-month balance also closed positively with an increase of 5.4% (145,800 vehicles). In addition, ŠKODA recorded growth in New Zealand (100 vehicles; up 12.8%) and Taiwan (400 vehicles; up 46.2%).
ŠKODA deliveries to customers in June 2016 (in units, rounded off, listed by model; +/- in % compared to June 2015):
ŠKODA deliveries to customers in the first half of 2016 (in units, rounded off, listed by model; +/- in % compared to the first half of 2015):
ŠKODA's appearance at the Shanghai Motor Show 2017 (19 – 28 April) is characterized by electric change: With the Vision E study, the company provides its first brand-specific outlook on the future of individual mobility. The emotionally designed five-door SUV coupé can travel up to 500 kilometres on purely electric power and meets the level 3 requirements for autonomous driving. ŠKODA is intensively pursuing the electrification of its model range, and will be offering five purely electric models in various segments by 2025.
ŠKODA DESIGN emphasises its commitment to a distinct design identity with continuous development of its design language. Harmonious proportions, clean-cut lines, bold contours and crystalline features are combined to create a design that places a focus on precision and clarity. One of the sources of inspiration for ŠKODA's designers is Czech crystal glass art, which is characterised by outstanding craftsmanship. This yields an expressive, emotionally charged design which harmoniously combines aesthetics and functionality.
ŠKODA has announced that ordering for the new
Octavia vRS and Scout ranges will open on 1 March, with prices starting from £25,130
cylinder capacity, more power. In the ŠKODA FABIA and ŠKODA FABIA ESTATE, a 1.0
TSI engine with three cylinders and four valves is replacing the 1.2-litre
engine with four cylinders that has been used to date. The new engine offers more
power. The power output of the ŠKODA FABIA 1.0 TSI is 95 PS, while the output
of the more powerful version is at 110 PS but offers an improved torque figure of
200 Nm (previously 175 Nm). Downsizing offers another advantage: the engine’s
fuel consumption has been reduced by up to six per cent. One reason for this is
the three-cylinder engine concept with a reduced weight of the free inertial
forces and a more efficient oil pump. The revised ŠKODA FABIA and ŠKODA FABIA
ESTATE will be introduced to the public for the first time at the Geneva
International Motor Show (7-19 March 2017).
ŠKODA has delivered its two-millionth vehicle in China. The milestone vehicle is a ŠKODA SUPERB with a 1.4 TSI engine in Polar White. Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing, handed over the brand's flagship to customer Li Hongan in Shanghai. China is the largest single market for the long-established Czech brand. In 2017, ŠKODA is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its entry into the Chinese market.
ŠKODA is enhancing the elegant and affordable family favourites ŠKODA RAPID and ŠKODA RAPID SPACEBACK with numerous innovations. New lighting systems ensure even greater safety. Passengers are 'always online' thanks to an available WLAN hotspot. The new programme includes two efficient 1.0-TSI engines with three cylinders. The upgraded models will be presented to the public for the first time at the Geneva International Motor Show (7 – 19 March, 2017).
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