Skoda Auto achieved its best ever sales result in 2010 with 762,600 vehicles sold, representing an increase of 11.5% (2009: 684,200) when compared with 2009, breaking the threshold of three quarters of a million vehicles sold for the first time in the company's history.
Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland, Chairman of the Board of Skoda Auto, assessed the positive result as a major step forward within the framework of the growth strategy for the brand. "In 2010, Skoda achieved an outstanding performance. In almost all markets, we have had significant growth and increased our market share. Once again, our sales have risen at a double-digit pace. In the most significant developing markets, our growth rates are above 40%. Within the framework of the Skoda growth strategy, we will shift up a gear in the coming years. By 2018, we want to at least double our worldwide sales. In order to do so, we will clearly expand the Skoda model range and strengthen the activities in international markets."Published 7 January 2011