A new design language – clear, precise and elegant
“Simply clever” details like the ice scraper on the fuel tank cover and etc
Complete set of safety systems
Both the estate and hatch versions of the ŠKODA Fabia have been very well received on the international markets with an overall increase of around 40%.
The new ŠKODA Superb is preparing for its imminent launch on the European market, heralding the next stage of ŠKODA’s model campaign in June.
“We have continued the positive trend of the first quarter into April,” says Werner Eichhorn, ŠKODA Sales and Marketing Director. “These developments show that we are winning over increasing numbers of new customers to the brand with our new models. The 2015 automotive year, however, is not proving to be easy. The situation on certain markets remains challenging.”
In Western Europe, ŠKODA achieved growth of 4.5 % in April, delivering 38,200 vehicles to customers (April 2014: 36,600 cars). In Germany, ŠKODA’s second-largest market in the world, the brand’s deliveries increased 7.0 % to 13,800 vehicles (April 2014: 12,900 cars). ŠKODA reaffirmed their position as the number one import brand on the German market. ŠKODA achieved double-digit growth in Spain (2000 vehicles; up 16.8 %), Italy (1600 vehicles; up 24.1 %), Finland (900 vehicles; up 13.5 %), Ireland (600 vehicles; up 30.1 %) and Portugal (300 vehicles; up 15.4 %).
In Eastern Europe, ŠKODA delivered 7400 vehicles in April (April 2014: 10,700). In this challenging market environment, ŠKODA’s market share had risen to 4.7 % by the end of April, compared to 3.9 % in April last year. The brand achieved double-digit growth in Rumania (800 vehicles; up 25.5 %) and in Bulgaria (up 28.5 %; 200 vehicles) this April.
ŠKODA is doing excellently in Central Europe, where deliveries increased 6.1 % to 15,500 vehicles this April (April 2014: 14,600 cars). The company’s market share increased to 21.5 % during these four months (January to April 2014: 20.0 %). In their Czech home market, ŠKODA’s sales increased 8.1 % to 7700 vehicles delivered in April (April 2014: 7100). ŠKODA recorded double-digit growth in Hungary (1000 vehicles; up 20.5%) and Slovenia (500 vehicles; up 18.8%).
ŠKODA is showing strength in China. In their strongest market in the world, the manufacturer’s sales increased 4.9 % to 23,000 vehicles delivered in April (April 2014: 21,900 cars). ŠKODA has been doing very well with the Octavia, sales of which have increased by 49.4 %. In India, ŠKODA’s deliveries increased 9.6 % to 1300 cars in April. ŠKODA is also doing excellently in Turkey (2600 vehicles; up 187.1%), Egypt (700 vehicles; up 109.4%) and Australia (300 vehicles; up 33.7%).
ŠKODA’s deliveries to customers in April 2015 (in units, rounded off, by model; +/- in percent compared to April 2014):
ŠKODA Octavia (36,400; +10.3 %)
ŠKODA Rapid (18,000; +6.6 %)
ŠKODA Fabia (16,500; +9.5 %)
ŠKODA Yeti (7200; -30.8 %)
ŠKODA Superb (7800; +4.4 %)