- Global deliveries increase to 97,500 vehicles in November
- Significant growth in Europe (+9.1%) and China (+12.1%)
- Demand for ŠKODA models CITIGO, RAPID, OCTAVIA and SUPERB increasing
- Milestone: ŠKODA already delivered one million vehicles to customers by mid-November – around one month earlier than last year
ŠKODA is on course for a strong year-end close: In November, the Czech automaker’s global sales increased by 9.6% to 97,500 vehicles (2015: 89,000 vehicles). Particularly high demand in China (+12.1%) and Europe (+9.1%) made a significant contribution to this positive sales trend. In terms of models, the ŠKODA SUPERB (+34.9%), ŠKODA RAPID (+25.1%) and ŠKODA OCTAVIA (+6.7%) performed impressively in November. In the first eleven months of this year, ŠKODA was able to increase vehicle sales by 6.9%, surpassing the one-million-sales mark in November.
“With our young and modern model range, we are increasingly addressing new customer groups. This is particularly noticeable in the rising number of orders for vehicles with higher equipment levels,” says Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Board Member for Sales and Marketing.
In Western Europe, ŠKODA deliveries increased 10.7% to 37,200 vehicles in November (November 2015: 33,600). In Germany – the brand’s strongest single market in Europe – ŠKODA recorded an increase of 7.6% to 14,600 vehicles (2015: 13,600 vehicles). Deliveries grew by double digits in Denmark (1,200 vehicles; + 20.7%), Great Britain (5,900 vehicles; +21.8%), Italy (1,700 vehicles; +28.9%), Spain (1,800 vehicles; +18.1%) and Switzerland (1,600 vehicles, +18.3%). The brand also achieved growth in the Netherlands (1,700 vehicles, +9.9%), Austria (1,700 vehicles, +8.1%) and Finland (700 vehicles, +6.0%).
In Central Europe, ŠKODA also continued to grow in November: Delivering 16,100 vehicles, sales were up 7.6% over the previous year (November 2015: 15,000 vehicles). In their domestic market, the Czech car manufacturer achieved a sales increase of 4.2% with 8,000 deliveries. In Poland, deliveries rose by 17.5% to 4,700 vehicles. In addition, the brand’s sales increased in Croatia (200 vehicles, +33.3%) and Slovenia (500 vehicles, +8.8%).
In Eastern Europe excluding Russia, ŠKODA delivered 3,200 vehicles; 9.1% more than the same month last year (November 2015: 2,900 vehicles). In Ukraine (400 vehicles +62.8%), Bosnia (100 vehicles, +68.7%) and the Baltic States (600 vehicles +34.9%), the number of registrations increased significantly. ŠKODA also recorded double-digit growth in Serbia (600 vehicles, +11.8%) and Bulgaria (300 vehicles, +19.8%).
Despite the continuing tension on the Russian auto market, ŠKODA recorded a sales increase of 3.0% with 4,800 deliveries (2015: 4,700 vehicles).
ŠKODA achieved strong growth rates in China. On the largest single market, deliveries rose by 12.1% to 30,000 vehicles in November (November 2015: 26,800 vehicles).
On the sales markets overseas, ŠKODA recorded a sales increase of 34.6% with 1,800 deliveries (November 2015: 1,300 vehicles). The brand’s sales increased especially in Australia (400 vehicles, +14.7%) and New Zealand (100 vehicles, +128.0%)
ŠKODA global deliveries to customers in November 2016 (in units, rounded off, by model; +/- in percent compared to November 2015):
ŠKODA CITIGO (3,000; +7.2 %)
ŠKODA FABIA (17,100; -0.2 %)
ŠKODA RAPID (19,500; +25.1 %)
ŠKODA OCTAVIA (38,000; +6.7 %)
ŠKODA SUPERB (12,100; +34.9 %)
ŠKODA YETI (7,500; -13.7 %)