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Skoda to sell more than 940,000 cars this year


Skoda Auto, a unit of Volkswagen Group reiterated its outlook for full-year deliveries to be above 2012 when the company sold 939,200 vehicles. Skoda sold 464,600 vehicles in the first half - down 6 percent compared to 2012. The biggest Czech exporter said he first half had been affected by a switch to new models as well as weak overall demand for ...
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