Skoda has achieved it's best ever monthly sales result in March 2011, with 85,000 deliveries. The brand has never sold more cars in a single month. During January - March 2011 total sales rose 21.4% to 217,100 units compared to 178,900 in the same period last year. Skoda achieved all-time record sales in India, Russia and Belgium.
The UK saw 6,421 cars in March 2011, 300 less than in March 2010, when sales were supported by the Scrappage Scheme. but it still represents growth in the market share compared to this time last year.
"We continue to make very good progress in our markets and remain confident to significantly boost our sales over the entire year of 2011 compared to the previous year," explained Jurgen Stackmann, the Skoda board member for sales and marketing. "Basically, our growth takes place in all the markets. The greatest dynamics continue to be recorded in the emerging countries of China, India, and Russia. Based on this premise, we expect that the worldwide automobile market will continue to grow this year. Like all manufacturers, Skoda currently pays particular attention to stable logistics and supply chains in order to be able to satisfy the growing demand."
Skoda continues to expand market leadership in its home market of the Czech Republic, with over 5,000 sold vehicles, a rise of 9.2%, the market share rising to 30.6%. The top selling model was the Skoda Octavia Estate.
Deliveries to customers in March of 2011 (Skoda models compared to March 2010):
Skoda Octavia (34,200 vehicles / plus 15.2%), Skoda Fabia (27,300 vehicles / plus 17.6%) Skoda Superb (11,700 vehicles / plus 37.3%), Skoda Yeti (7,000 vehicles / plus 37.7%), Skoda Roomster (3,700 vehicles / plus 12.8%).Published 11 April 2011