ŠKODA: 77,600 Deliveries in April

Posted on 16. May, 2013 by in Volkswagen Canada

ŠKODA achieved worldwide sales of over 77,600 vehicles in Apr 2013; 4.6% down on Apr 2012. ŠKODA sales were also shabby by a start of prolongation of a new Octavia and Octavia Combi behind in April. Similarly, a stability debility of some European markets had a knock-on outcome on sales figures. Between Jan and Apr a Czech automobile manufacturer delivered over 298,000 vehicles worldwide; down 8% on a same duration final year.

“The new ŠKODA models have perceived a really certain response from a customers. Renewing and broadening a operation of models will have a certain impact on ŠKODA sales for a rest of a year, even in some of a some-more formidable markets”, explains ŠKODA CEO, Prof. Dr. h. c. Winfried Vahland. “Due to a start of prolongation of a new Octavia and Octavia Combi, we had expected that in a initial half of this year, we would not grasp a same sum as this duration final year”, Vahland continues, “In serve to that, some markets are still underneath pressure, that we can't totally equivocate either.”

In light of a introduction of 8 new or revised models, a Czech automobile manufacturer stays certain about a year as a whole.

In Western Europe, ŠKODA delivered 29,900 vehicles in April; 1.4% down on Apr 2012 with 30,400. The code saw poignant expansion in a UK (+16.4%), Italy (+36.2%), Spain (+12.9%) and Portugal (+7.5%). ŠKODA also did really good in a Scandinavian countries; in Denmark sales grew by 151.7%, in Finland by 38% and in Sweden by 46.4%.

In Eastern Europe, ŠKODA achieved sales of 10,500 units in Apr (April 2012: 12,300; -14.3%). In Russia, a Czechs sole 7,500 vehicles (April 2012: 8,800; -14.9%). Between Jan and April, a sum of 26,100 units were delivered to Russian business (Jan to Apr 2012: 28,000; -6.7%), creation Russia once again ŠKODA’s third largest sales marketplace worldwide behind China and Germany in a initial 4 months of 2013.

In Central Europe, ŠKODA reached a sum marketplace share of around 20% with 10,800 vehicles sole (April 2012: 11,600; -6.8%) On a Czech marketplace ŠKODA delivered over 5,100 vehicles in Apr (April 2012: 5,500; -6.0%). ŠKODA’s marketplace share in a generally week home marketplace grew to 34.1% (April 2012: 32.7%).

Once again, ŠKODA’s strongest marketplace was China with roughly 20,400 deliveries to business in April. This represents a slight boost of 0.1% over Apr 2012. The Czechs sole 78,100 vehicles to Chinese business in a initial 4 months of a year (between Jan and Apr 2012: 79,600; -1.9%). The manufacturer expects serve expansion in China for a second half of a year, especially due to a introduction of a new ŠKODA Rapid and a new import models; a ŠKODA Yeti and ŠKODA Superb Combi in a entrance weeks.

ŠKODA’s deliveries to business – Apr 2013 (in units, dull to a nearest 100 and organised according to model; +/- % compared to Apr 2012):

ŠKODA Octavia (31,300; -14.4%)
ŠKODA Fabia (18,800; -14.5%)
ŠKODA Superb (7,800; -19.4%)
ŠKODA Yeti (6,800; -10.0%)
ŠKODA Roomster (2,800; -15.5%)
ŠKODA Rapid (6,600; new model)
ŠKODA Citigo (only sole in Europe: 3,500; new model)

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