Skoda’s worldwide deliveries up 1.2 percent in October image

Skoda achieved a 1.2 percent growth in its deliveries in October 2012, with 78,000 vehicles delivered worldwide, compared to 77,000 in October 2011.

In the first 10 months of the year, Skoda’s sales rose 7.2 percent to a record level of 795,100 units, up from 741,800 in the same period last year. Skoda’s largest single market was China, with 22,900 deliveries in October, up 9.5 percent year on year. The brand has delivered a total of 204,800 cars in China in the first ten months of the year, equivalent to a year-on-year plus of 7.3 per cent.

In Western Europe, Skoda delivered 27,600 vehicles, down from 29,200 in October 2011. However, in the first 10 months, Skoda’s marketshare rose to over 3 percent, with deliveries totaling more than 303,700, two percent less than a year ago.

In Eastern Europe, Skoda deliveries rose 11.5 percent to a total of 11,600 vehicles. After 10 months, Skoda’s market share in the region is more than 4 percent, as deliveries have risen 29.2 percent to over 111,100. A significant share went to Russia, where October deliveries reached 8,300 (+17 percent), and sales in the first 10 months totalled 80,100.

Skoda’s deliveries in Central Europe in October reached 9,800, with over 103,800 deliveries in the first 10 months. More than half of October deliveries were in the Czech Republic (5,300).