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Skoda’s Chinese division announced January sales of 684,000 vehicles worldwide, over 20,000 of which were sold in China, the Beijing News reported today.

The figure sets a new performance record for the Czech automobile manufacturer, whose cars are sold via the Shanghai-VW joint venture.
According to the report, demand for the Superb midsize (pictured) and Fabia subcompact surged, with sales increasing 80.3% and 30.9% from January 2010, respectively.

The report also stressed the importance of the Chinese market, Skoda’s largest market ahead of India and Russia, in the company’s global strategy. According to official figures, January Chinese sales increased 40% from the previous year.

By Carmen Lee From