Reports this morning say Skoda will soon establish a presence in the US.
The Volkswagen Group owned Czech car company has a new full-size SUV (the Kodiaq) in the pipeline and global sales are on the up, that’s despite the diesel emissions scandal that has dented its parent company and the Volkswagen brand, particularly in the US.
Executives are believed to be examining whether now is the right time to introduce the brand in North America and some other international markets where there currently isn’t a Skoda presence.
A Skoda spokesman telling Automotive News Europe that expansion is on the company’s agenda.
“In the past our focus was on the European market and our path to growth was in China. Now we are discussing the next step for the brand,”
“That includes North America,”
However, “No decision has been made.”