Skoda Sales Down 12% in March image

Skoda’s sales in March dropped 12% to 83,800 vehicles and 9.2% for the first quarter to 220,400 units.

Skoda’s sales were affected by the sluggish European market and also by the mode changeover and the beginning of production of the Octavia. Skoda still managed to outperform the European market, selling almost 38,300 units in March, a decrease of 7.7% and 90,400 units in the first quarter, down 8.3%. in Germany, the automaker’s largest market, sales dropped 9.8% in March to 13,100 units, in the UK sales increased 21.4% to more than 10,000 vehicles and in Denmark sales were up a remarkable 155.4% to more than 1,200 vehicles.

In Eastern Europe, Skoda’s sales last month reached 10,300 vehicles, down 11.3% and 25,200 vehicles in the first quarter, down 10.9%. In Russia sales dropped 5.4% to 7,700 units in March and 2.9% to 18,600 units in first quarter. In Central Europe sales dropped 9.4% to 10,400 units in March and 11.9% to 28,800 units. In China, which is Skoda’s largest individual market, sales fell 13.7% to 18,400 units in March and 2.5% to 57,700 units in the first quarter.

Deliveries in March

ŠKODA Octavia (30,500; -25.2 %)
ŠKODA Fabia (21,300; -23.8 %)
ŠKODA Superb (9,000; -15.1 %)
ŠKODA Yeti (7,600; -14.7 %)
ŠKODA Roomster (3,300; -15.5 %)
ŠKODA Rapid (6,800; new model)
ŠKODA Citigo (only sold in Europe: 5,300; new model)

Deliveries for the first quarter

ŠKODA Octavia (87,500; -20.0 %)
ŠKODA Fabia (52,700; -22.3 %)
ŠKODA Superb (26,300; -4.5 %)
ŠKODA Yeti (18,800; -12.0 %)
ŠKODA Roomster (7,600; -18.7 %)
ŠKODA Rapid (15,000; new model)
ŠKODA Citigo (only sold in Europe: 12,500; new model)