In Feb 2013, ŠKODA delivered a sum of 67,100 cars worldwide (February 2012: 72,100), a decrease of 6.9 per cent. In a initial dual months of this year, a code sole some-more than 136,600 (year ago: 147,500). The categorical reason for this sales trend is a stream ramp-up of prolongation of a new ŠKODA Octavia. The continual debility of some European markets is also conversion a marks. In China, ŠKODA grew by 3.2 per cent, outperforming a market.
“For ŠKODA, what is imprinting a start of 2013 is a new ŠKODA Octavia. We are now ramping adult prolongation during a categorical plant in a Czech Republic. Sales of a tavern are commencement in European markets, and a ŠKODA Octavia Combi only had a universe entrance during a Automobile Salon in Geneva,” says ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland. “We are assured that we will continue a brand’s swell this year interjection to a indication offensive.” The sales conditions is also being influenced by a debility of some European markets, that not even ŠKODA managed to shun completely. The company’s opinion for a altogether year stays fundamentally positive. “As shortly as a volume of a Octavia and a indication variants becomes entirely available, we will see certain effects,” says Vahland.
In 2013, ŠKODA will be introducing a sum of 8 new ŠKODA models or indication variants. The feedback from a media and business so distant has been intensely positive. Cars for a marketplace launch of a ŠKODA Octavia Combi will be done accessible during dealerships from May. In 2012, a Octavia Combi was ŠKODA third-bestselling indication various after a Octavia tavern and a Fabia notchback, offered about 124,500 units, In all, a ŠKODA Octavia sole some-more than 409,600 in 2012.
In Western Europe in February, ŠKODA delivered 25,500 units (February 2012: 27,700). In Germany – ŠKODA’s second-largest marketplace worldwide – a code modernized slightly, flourishing 0.2 per cent to over 9,900 (February 2012: reduction than 9.900), while a altogether marketplace declined strongly in February. The brand’s marketplace share in Germany exceeded 4.9 per cent in February. Sales in Great Britain also tended definitely in February, flourishing by 9.0 year on year (February 2012: 1,700). ŠKODA grew 79.8 per cent in Denmark, going from not utterly 700 to over 1,200. Sweden saw a and of 10.1 per cent, rising from underneath 800 to roughly 900.
In Eastern Europe, ŠKODA sole 8,700 in Feb (February 2012: 8,900), posting gains in Bosnia, Serbia und Kazakhstan. In Russia, ŠKODA sales, during 6,300 were adult 0.2 per cent year on year (February 2012: 6,300).
As a marketplace in Central Europe continued diseased in February, ŠKODA delivered 9,500 vehicles to business (February 2012: 11,000). Deliveries in a Czech Republic 4,300 after 4,800 in Feb 2012.
ŠKODA outperformed a marketplace in China, a largest particular market, as deliveries to business rose to 17,700 units, adult 3.2 per cent year on year (February 2012: 17,100).
ŠKODA code deliveries to business in Feb 2013 (in units, rounded, by model; +/- in per cent year on year):
ŠKODA Octavia (27,000; -19.1 %)
ŠKODA Fabia (15,500; -21.6 %)
ŠKODA Superb (8,800; +17.9 %)
ŠKODA Yeti (5,700; -8.4 %)
ŠKODA Roomster (2,400; -18.3 %)
ŠKODA Rapid (4,100; + 103.9 %)
ŠKODA Citigo (sold in Europe only: 3,700; new model)