Volkswagen unit Skoda Auto sold a record 875, 000 vehicles in 2011, up 15 percent compared to 762, 600 vehicles in 2010, the Czech automaker said on Thursday.

At the same time, the manufacturer successfully introduced the new Citigo and Rapid as the first cars under its model offensive.

“This has been an important ŠKODA year”, was ŠKODA CEO Prof. Dr. Winfried Vahland’s year-end assessment.

“We have made an impressive start in implementing our 2018 Growth Strategy, growing significantly and achieving a new sales record.

Our production, sales, financial figures and international footprint all improved yet again,” he added.
ŠKODA sold more cars in 2011 in almost all regions than in the previous year.

In India, ŠKODA’s sales grew to 30,005 units, up 50 percent as against the previous year.

The company said it expects its annual global sales to reach at least 1.5 million units by 2018.

Detailed report / markets on Jan. 10


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