Octavia continued to prove its pulling power as ŠKODA’s cornerstone model recorded its best-ever UK sales; 23,068 cars were registered, up 2% on 2015. More than 20% of Octavia models were badged vRS, up 18% on 2015; proving the UK’s passion for high performance models is as prevalent as ever.
ŠKODA’s flagship Superb continues to thrill new-car buyers as sales demand for the model was up an impressive 73.2%, with 10,173 registrations securing the model’s best-ever sales in the UK.
Since its launch in the UK in 2009, Yeti has built a cult status among the UK new-car buying public, and 2016 proved to be the model’s best year yet with 13,689 registrations, up 3% on 2015.
Sales for ŠKODA’s multi-award winning Fabia continued to grow with the model finding homes with 20,522 customers in 2016, up 8.5% on 2015.
ŠKODA also sold 4,826 Rapid and 8,140 Citigo models in 2016.
The brand recorded a best-ever sales performance in True Fleet. ŠKODA out-performed UK True Fleet growth by more than double to register an 11% growth on 2015 (19,295 cars). In doing so the brand secured its best-ever True Fleet market share; 3.24% (3.07% 2015).
Commenting on the record performance, Duncan Movassaghi, Director of ŠKODA UK, said: “These figures demonstrate yet again the phenomenal momentum ŠKODA is enjoying in the UK. Interest in ŠKODA cars is at a record-high. Customers have long recognised ŠKODA as a brand that delivers great quality at outstanding value for money. Now, with strong design featured on our new models, we are attracting more new customers that ever before.”
ŠKODA UK has launched its first online showroom. Customers can access the ŠKODA Live Tour on their computer, tablet or smartphone – and gain the showroom experience at a time and place that suits them. ŠKODA Live Tour instantly connects the customer to a ŠKODA Product Host by an internet video link, who takes them into the Live Tour showroom and introduces the ŠKODA models.
ŠKODA’s new compact SUV is called the KAROQ. The name and its spelling originate from the language of the Alutiiq, an indigenous tribe who live on an island off the southern coast of Alaska. For the name of the new compact SUV, ŠKODA has drawn on the spelling of the ŠKODA KODIAQ and in doing so, has created a consistent nomenclature for the brand’s current and future SUV models. The ŠKODA KAROQ will be introduced to the public for the first time in Stockholm on 18 May and represents a further milestone in ŠKODA’s SUV campaign.
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