Czech car maker reports steady increase in global sales…
There’s been a gradual increase in the popularity of Skoda vehicles in Australia over the years, though the Czech brand is getting more traction across the wider global market.
In February 2017, Skoda Australia enjoyed a 0.8% increase in sales (compared to Feb 2016), while VFACTS data shows sales for the brand are up 2.6% so far in 2017.
On the global stage though Skoda sales jumped ahead 3.1% in February.
In total, 81,200 new Skoda vehicles were delivered to customers worldwide in February and that total represents the best February sales performance from the brand in its history.
Much of the sales growth came from a 12.9% lift in demand in Central Europe, while there was a 13.3% rise in Eastern Europe, a 12.8 increase in sales in India and Skoda sales in Israel climbed 19.8%.
While the first Skoda KODIAQ sales commenced in February, the new five/seven-seat Skoda racking up 1,300 sales in its debut month.
Skoda Sales Results - February 2017 (global):
- Skoda Octavia - 28,600 (-8.6%)
- Skoda Fabia - 16,700 (+15.2%)
- Skoda Rapid - 15,000 (+ 12.1%)
- Skoda Superb - 10,900 (+17.1%)
- Skoda KODIAQ - 1,300
- Skoda – Yeti - 6,300 (-15.7%)
- Skoda Citigo – 2,300 (-16.4%) (only sold in Europe)
Skoda Sales Results - February 2017 (Australia):
- Skoda Octavia – 159 (-21.7%)
- Skoda Fabia - 93 (+3.3%)
- Skoda Superb – 82
- Skoda Rapid - 25 (-16.7%)
- Skoda Yeti - 14 (-33.3%)
- Skoda Octavia Scout - 8 (-76.5%)
Werner Eichhorn is Skoda’s Sales and Marketing chief, he says the February 2017 results were encouraging.
“We are delighted with our strong start to 2017.
“We expect the market launch of the Octavia product upgrade as well as the new KODIAQ to create further momentum.”