Skoda Auto as, the Czech unit of Volkswagen AG, increased output of light vehicles 7.5% to 39,772 in May 2001 from 36,992 in May 2000, according to provisional data provided to just-auto.com.

Fabia, a new supermini replacing Felicia, accounted for 56.2% of volume this year, compared with 37.1% last year. The proportion of mid-sized Octavia in production remained stable - 35.7% this May, 36.5% last May.

Skoda Production - May
Model
Body
Platform
May 2000
May 2001
% Change
Fabia
hatchback
AO4
13,741
12,184
-11.3
Fabia
sedan
AO4
0
2,327
-
Fabia Combi
station wagon
AO4
0
7,860
-
Felicia
hatchback
Favorit
6,135
2,476
-59.6
Felicia Combi
station wagon
Favorit
1,694
724
-57.3
Felicia Pick-Up
pickup
Favorit
1,247
0
-100.0
Felicia Van
van
Favorit
62
0
-100.0
Octavia
sedan
A4
8,827
8,377
-5.1
Octavia Combi
station wagon
A4
4,671
5,824
24.7
other
edg
seg
615
0
-100.0
TOTAL
sg
sg
36,992
39,772
7.5
SOURCE just-auto.com

Year-to-date, output grew 20.3% to 203,062 in 2001 from 168,824 in 2000. Volume this year was represented: 50.3% by Fabia, 36.1% by Octavia and 13.5% by Felicia.
Skoda Production - Year to Date
Model
Body
Platform
YTD 2000
YTD 2001
% Change
Fabia
hatchback
AO4
47,124
59,644
26.6
Fabia
sedan
AO4
0
3,529
-
Fabia Combi
station wagon
AO4
0
39,026
-
Felicia
hatchback
Favorit
36,305
18,242
-49.8
Felicia Combi
station wagon
Favorit
11,870
5,287
-55.5
Felicia Pick-Up
pickup
Favorit
7,874
3,981
-49.4
Felicia Van
van
Favorit
317
0
-100.0
Octavia
sedan
A4
38,920
43,157
10.9
Octavia Combi
station wagon
A4
24,432
30,196
23.6
other
dsv
dv
1,982
0
-100.0
TOTAL
dsv
sdv
168,824
203,062
20.3
SOURCE just-auto.com

Skoda, based northeast of Prague in Mlada Boleslav, plans to make 470,000 vehicles this year, up 4.2% on last year.

In 2000 versus 1999, production grew 21.4% to 450,910 from 371,430.

Skoda Production - 2000
Model
Body
Platform
1999
2000
% Change
Fabia
hatchback
AO4
3,883
161,078
4048.3
Fabia Combi
station wagon
AO4
0
14,702
-
Felicia
hatchback
Favorit
151,895
71,954
-52.6
Felicia Combi
station wagon
Favorit
45,527
26,081
-42.7
Felicia Pick-Up
pickup
Favorit
21,972
22,865
4.1
Felicia Van
van
Favorit
1,306
440
-66.3
Octavia
sedan
A4
90,176
92,411
2.5
Octavia Combi
station wagon
A4
56,671
61,379
8.3
TOTAL
wf
wf
371,430
450,910
21.4
SOURCE just-auto.com


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