Skoda will set a new sales record in 2011, as global deliveries in the first 11 months of the year have already exceeded total 2010 sales.
With 816,000 units sold by the end of November, Skoda crossed the threshold of 800,000 units for the first time in its history. In 2010, Skoda sold 762,600 units. Skoda sales rose 16.3 percent in the first 11 months of the year and 16.8 percent in November alone, when it delivered 75,000 vehicles.
“Skoda has sold more cars than ever this year. In the first full year of our growth strategy, we have made gains in almost all regions and expanded our position in the markets,” said Jürgen Stackmann, Skoda’s board member responsible for sales and marketing.
Thanks in part to the launch of the Citigo minicar in the Czech Republic, Skoda grew 10.8 percent in November, more than twice as much as the overall market, selling 5,100 cars. Double-digit growth was also recorded in Austria (75.5%), Ukraine (39.2%), Finland (30.8%), Croatia (23.2%), France (21.3%), Slovenia (20%), Switzerland (16.3%) and the UK (12.2%).
The best sold Skoda model in November was the Octavia (32,800 units/+21.5 percent), followed by Fabia (22,100/+8.2 percent) and the Superb (9,900 units/+14.7 percent).