Skoda says its September sales increased 14.4%, year-on-year to 107,100 vehicles.
The VW-owned brand achieved strong growth in the core region of Europe and its largest single market China. The Skoda Superb (up 101.2%), Skoda Octavia (up 12.4%) and Skoda Rapid (up 30%) recorded particularly strong growth rates.
“We are pleased to continue the positive trend of the last few months into September and that our young and modern model range has been well received in the markets,” says Werner Eichhorn, Skoda board member for sales and marketing.
Skoda achieved an increase of 4.8% in Western Europe with 45,800 vehicles (September 2015: 43,700). The Czech brand delivered 16,300 vehicles in Germany, surpassing last year’s results by 6.2%. In many west European countries, the growth rates have risen in double digits, including France (2,400 vehicles, up 12%), Italy (1,700 vehicles, up 24.4%), Belgium (1,600 vehicles, up 14.1%), Switzerland (1500 vehicles, up 14.9%), Spain (1,600 vehicles, up 17.7%) and Finland (900 vehicles, up 27.3%). The sales figures rose in Great Britain (12,300 vehicles, up 7.2%), Sweden (1,500 vehicles, up 8.1%) and Ireland (300 vehicles, up 1.7%).
Skoda also showed a strong up trend in Central Europe: 15,100 deliveries in September 2016, represent an increase of 13.7% (September 2015: 13,300). In the Czech home market, the brand recorded a similarly positive increase: sales volumes increased by 13.2%, with sales of 7,000 units. Skoda also achieved significant growth in Poland (4,800 vehicles, up 23.9%), Slovenia (600 vehicles, up 11.6%) and Croatia (200 vehicles, up 32.4%).
On the markets in eastern Europe without Russia, Skoda matched the result of September 2015. Compared to September 2015 (2,900 vehicles), the sales figures rose by around 200 units to 3,100 vehicles, an increase of 6.4%. In Russia, Skoda sold more cars than the previous September: New vehicle registration figures increased by 4.9% to 4,800 vehicles.
Skoda is also continuing its success story in Israel and Turkey in September this year. The manufacturer supplied 2,100 vehicles to Turkish customers – growth of 73% (September 2015: 1,200 vehicles). Skoda achieved a similarly strong result in Israel with an increase of 63.4% (1,600 vehicles).
Skoda celebrated the strongest sales month ever in China. With 32,000 units sold, the brand surpassed the sales results of September 2015 by 34.4% (September 2015: 23,800 vehicles).
Skoda deliveries to customers in September 2016:
- Skoda Citigo (4,600 units; (-)0.6%)
- Skoda Fabia (19,800 units; +1.1%)
- Skoda Rapid (19,700 units; +30%)
- Skoda Octavia (40,900 units; +12.4%)
- Skoda Superb (13,500 units; +101.2%)
- Skoda Yeti (8,600 units; (-)18.6%)