Skoda’s sales in November increased 3.8% to 77,900 units, from 75,000 during the same month last year.
During the first eleven months of the year, Skoda’s sales were up 6.9% to 873,000 units, compared with 816,800 units last year.
“Once again, we increased our deliveries even though markets were difficult,” says Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA board member for sales and marketing. “Our growth in Western Europe in November is especially welcome given that we grew against the market trend.”
Last month Skoda sold 28,200 vehicles in Western Europe, up 4.3%, and 331,900 units from January to November. The best Western European markets were Germany up 15.2% and Great Britain up 30.2%. In Eastern Europe the automaker sold 12,400 units, up 7.9% and 123,500 vehicles from January to November, up 26.7%. Russia was the market which contributed the most to this increase with 9,000 vehicles, up 12.5%.
In China, sales reached 21,100 vehicles, up 4.9% and 225,900 cars during the first eleven months of the year, up 7.1%. India sold 2,000 units last month, a decrease from 2,300 units last year, but from January to November sales reached 32,100 units, up 24.4%.
ŠKODA deliveries to customers in November 2012 (in units, rounded, by models; +/- in per cent year on year):
ŠKODA Octavia (32,800; -3.7 %)
ŠKODA Fabia (19,300; -8.2 %)
ŠKODA Superb (9,100; -8.0 %)
ŠKODA Yeti (6,800; +4.4 %)
ŠKODA Roomster (2,700; -5.8 %)
ŠKODA Rapid (2,500; new model)
ŠKODA Citigo (sold in Europe only: 4,600; new model)