“In August ŠKODA once again continued along the sustained growth path,” says Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “Sales of ŠKODA’s flagship Superb more than doubled, highlighting that we are winning over new consumer groups with our model range.” ŠKODA is also pursuing this goal with the ŠKODA Kodiaq recently presented in Berlin. With this large SUV, the brand from Mladá Boleslav will significantly strengthen its position in the important SUV segment. The market launch is set for February 2017.
Western Europe, ŠKODA grew by 7% in August with 29,000 vehicles delivered (August 2015: 27,100). In Germany, the traditional Czech brand delivered 12,100 vehicles (up 3.6%). ŠKODA recorded double-digit growth in numerous countries, including France (1,600 vehicles; up 20.8%), Italy (900 vehicles; up 28.7%), the Netherlands (1,500 vehicles; up 62.9%), Austria (1,600 vehicles; up 48.8%), Portugal (200 vehicles; up 11.9%) and Sweden (1,200 vehicles; up 19.4%).
ŠKODA recorded modest growth in
Central Europe where 13,100 customers received their new ŠKODA – compared with the same month last year this represents an increase of 6.9%. In the domestic market – the Czech Republic – ŠKODA delivered 6,400 vehicles (August 2015: 6,700 vehicles; down 5.0%). The brand achieved significant growth in Poland (4,100 vehicles; up 41.8%) and Croatia (200 vehicles; up 71.0%).
Eastern Europe, excluding Russia, 2,400 ŠKODA vehicles reached their new owners (August 2015: 2,300 vehicles; up 5.4%). In Russia, ŠKODA deliveries rose by 5.9% to 4,600 vehicles (August 2015: 4,300 vehicles).
The success in
Israel continues: ŠKODA delivered 2,000 vehicles in August in Turkey, representing an increase of 39.0% (August 2015: 1,400 vehicles). ŠKODA achieved a similarly strong result in Israel, delivering 1,300 vehicles (August 2015: 1,200 vehicles; up 7.8%).
ŠKODA deliveries to customers in August 2016 (in units, rounded off, listed by model; +/- in % compared to August 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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