ŠKODA posts record UK sales in 2016

06/01/2017
​ŠKODA is celebrating a record-breaking 2016 with best ever annual new car registrations in the UK.  A total of 80,372 cars were registered – up 7.6% on 2015 (74,692), giving the brand a total UK market share of 2.98% (2.84% in 2015). Every vehicle in the brand's multi award-winning model range played its part in the success.

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 AUTO delivered 92,800 vehicles to customers worldwide in February, an increase of 14.3% compared to the same period of the previous year (February 2017: 81,200 vehicles), and the best February result in its 123-year history. The Czech carmaker posted particularly strong growth in China (+30.6%), Germany (+17.6%), Russia (+38.6%) and Turkey (+79.3%). In addition to the international bestseller OCTAVIA, the two SUV models KAROQ and KODIAQ also made significant contributions to the strong overall result.
ŠKODA hosted a secret gig last night to celebrate its partnership with renowned recording artist, Paloma Faith. Around 500 fans were treated to an intimate performance that included songs from her new album, The Architect, at The Round Chapel in Hackney, London.
ŠKODA AUTO has seamlessly continued its 2017 record results: In January, the Czech carmaker delivered 103,800 vehicles to customers worldwide, 10.7% more than in the same period last year (January 2017: 93,800), and more than in any previous January. ŠKODA models were particularly in demand in Europe (+ 13.7%), Russia (+ 26%) and India (+ 13.8%). The new SUV models KODIAQ and KAROQ made significant contributions to the success.
ŠKODA has taken home the double at the annual Fleet World Honours. The ŠKODA Superb won the accolade for Best Upper Medium Car for an impressive third consecutive year, and the recently launched seven-seat Kodiaq took the title of Best Large Family Car of the Year.
The ŠKODA Fabia is embarking on the next chapter of its success story with wide-ranging enhancements in terms of both design and technology. The popular small car made by the Czech carmaker will now boast even greater appeal thanks to restyled front and rear sections, the introduction of LED head and rear lights, as well as a refined interior. Lively and efficient 1.0 petrol engines, as well as additional assistance systems underline the sophisticated character of the ŠKODA Fabia. The revised model is being unveiled at the International Motor Show 2018 in Geneva. The market launch is in the second half of 2018.
ŠKODA has today announced a new partnership with leading UK artist Paloma Faith, in the brand’s next installment of its Driven by Something Different campaign.