Škoda Auto delivers solid performance in first quarter

2. května 2024

Škoda Auto has started 2024 with solid financial and sales results. Demand for the Czech car manufacturer’s models remains high: in the first three months of the year, Škoda Auto delivered 220,500 vehicles worldwide (+5.2%), while the order books continue to show promise. The return on sales (RoS) remains robust at 8.1%. Net cash flow reached €457 million (+10.7%). In the first quarter, there was a modest decline in sales revenue by 3.2%, totalling €6,574 million compared to the previous year, with an operating profit of €535 million, a decrease of 1.3%.

Strong performance in Europe: overall market share increased

Škoda Auto increased its overall market share in Europe to over 5% in the first three months of the year. Germany remained Škoda Auto’s largest single market worldwide in the first quarter of 2024, with 43,500 vehicles delivered. This corresponds to an increase of 8.3% compared to the same period last year and represents the largest increase in absolute figures worldwide (+3,325 vehicles). The brand grew its market share in Germany compared to the previous year to 6.3% (2023: 6.0%). The Czech Republic, Škoda’s home country, is its second strongest market. Here, the car manufacturer delivered approximately 20,300 vehicles in the first quarter of 2024 (+0.5%), maintaining a clear leadership position with a market share of 35.2%. The United Kingdom ranks as Škoda’s third largest market, with deliveries increasing nearly 9% YoY to 18,400 vehicles from January to March. The brand’s top ten markets in the first quarter also include Poland (15,000 units; +15.3%), Turkey (10,200 units; +14.5%), Italy (9,600 units; +13.7%), France (9,200 units; +9.6%) and Spain (8,600 units; +18%).

EV success story continues: high customer demand for the Enyaq family

The all-electric Enyaq model family continues to gain momentum. Deliveries worldwide increased by 12.3% YoY. In the Czech Republic, the Enyaq was the best-selling electric vehicle overall, capturing a 17.8% market share. In Germany, the Enyaq ranked as the second-best-selling electric model. It recorded a 43.7% increase in deliveries - the highest across all markets - and achieved a market share of 5.0%. The SUV also held second position in Switzerland with a 7.4% market share among electric vehicles. Additionally, in Finland and Lithuania, the Enyaq ranked third, achieving market shares of 6.3% and 6.1% respectively.

Offering the best of both worlds: ICE updates and BEV premieres

In the first quarter of 2024, Škoda Auto launched production of the upgraded versions of the Scala, Kamiq and Octavia as well as the new generation of the Kodiaq, which will be also available as a plug-in hybrid with an electric range of over 100 km. Alongside this, the car manufacturer is systematically advancing its electrification campaign. The Elroq compact electric SUV will be celebrating its world premiere later this year, while the compact city SUV Škoda Epiq will enter the markets in 2026. In March, the Czech carmaker revealed a design study of Škoda’s most affordable BEV model, priced at around €25,000.

Key figures January to March 2024/2023

Worldwide deliveries in the first quarter of the year

Škoda deliveries in the first quarter of 2024

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