Skoda Announces July Sales Record, Over 500,000 Units Delivered This Year

{Img1}Skoda has delivered 523,200 vehicles worldwide in the first seven months of 2011, the Czech carmaker announced today, representing a 19.7 percent increase compared to the same period of last year. Moreover, the company reported record July sales of 68,500 vehicles.

“Skoda remains in the fast lane,”
said Jurgen Stackmann, Skoda board member for sales and marketing. “Regions such as China, India, and even Russia reported significant growth in July. We also continued to record strong sales with our attractive model range in the established markets of Western and Eastern Europe.”

The VW sub-brand recorded growth in other countries of Central and Eastern European July. In Ukraine, sales rose by 54.8 percent. Slovenia grew by 9.3 percent, Poland by 3.7 percent, and Croatia by 4.0 percent.

On the domestic Czech market, the carmaker saw an increase of 9.6 percent in July when compared with the same month in 2010.

Noteworthy results came from the Netherlands and Austria, where Skoda increased sales by 53.2 percent and 36.8 percent respectively. In the German market, Skoda was able to increase its market share as the most popular imported brand. In Belgium, sales rose 23.8 percent, in France 22.6 percent, and in Switzerland 13.2 percent.

Emerging markets were once again the backbone last month, as China, India, and Russia, figures grew significantly. In China, Skoda deliveries increased 15.4 percent to 17,800 vehicles in July. In Russia, Skoda achieved its third best monthly result with 6,100 deliveries (+22.7 percent).  In India, Skoda has improved last year’s sales by 70.1 percent with 2,300 vehicles sold year-to-date.
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