Skoda nears the million mark for vehicles sold in 2014
Skoda managed to deliver 9,55,300 vehicles over the globe so far this year. That's 34,500 more than last year and 16,100 more vehicles than 2012. The vehicle deliveries increased by 10.1 per cent to 90,200 units. Increase in sales amounted to 46.9 per cent over November 2013.
"Skoda will set a new sales record this year. Following the positive results in November, the milestone of one million vehicles produced and sold in one calendar year is certain", says CEO H.C. Winfried Vahland.
The surge in sales can be attributed to the company's new campaign model, attributing to which the company has been able to get across new customer groups. The new Fabia has been a part of the European markets through mid November and the Fabia Combi (estate) is expected to reach dealers early 2015. Skoda says that the cars are supposed to be functional, have lower consumption and better tech from higher segment vehicles.
Skoda's highest selling market currently is China. In November, the company reported a 46.9 per cent increase to 26,800 vehicles in China alone - higher than November 2013 which saw 18,200 vehicles being delivered. This brings Skoda's sales figure in China up to 2,50,600 so far this year. Skoda claims that this figure has never been achieved in a calendar year before.
In the Indian market, Skoda has delivered 1,200 vehicles this November to customers. This is lesser than November 2013 which saw 1,600 vehicles being delivered.
Record November for KODA
|More than 1 million KODAs produced and sold in 2014 955,300 sales by the end of November; 920,800 full-year 2013 Best KODA November: 90,200 deliveries (up 10.1%) China: 46.9% KODA growth; Octavia 112.4% in the plus Vahland: "One million vehicle milestone for KODA" Mladá Boleslav, 8 December 2014 KODA is steaming ahead in 2014. Between January and November 2014, the Czech carmaker delivered 955,300 vehicles around the world 34,500 more vehicles than in the whole of 2013, and 16,100 more deliveries than the previous record year 2012. KODA deliveries in November increased 10.1% to 90,200 units. This was the best November so far in corporate history, and the Chinese market has been a strong driver of growth. KODA's sales in China increased 46.9% this November over November 2013. "KODA will set a new sales record this year. Following the positive results in November, the milestone of one million vehicles produced and sold in one calendar year is certain," says KODA CEO Prof. Dr. h.c. Winfried Vahland. "Producing and selling one million KODA cars for the first time in one year is a milestone for our brand, and has made the whole team very proud." The backbone of this sales success has been the brand's ongoing model campaign, through which the company is also winning over new consumer groups. The new KODA Fabia has been on the first European markets since mid-November, and the new KODA Fabia Combi (estate) will be heading to the dealerships in early 2015. Both body versions feature emotive designs, maximum functionality, low consumption and innovative technology from higher vehicle classes. In Western Europe, KODA achieved 33,000 deliveries this November (November 2013: 34,000). After eleven months KODA's market share rose to 3.4% (January to November 2014: 3.2%). In KODA's strongest European market, Germany, the brand delivered 12,100 vehicles this November (November 2013: 12,300). In the UK, KODA sold 5600 vehicles, representing an increase of 0.3% over November last year. The manufacturer recorded double-digit growth in November in Spain (1400 vehicles; up 12.1%), Belgium (1500 vehicles; up 17.5%), Italy (1300 vehicles; up 30.4%) and Portugal (200 vehicles; up 37.5%). In Eastern Europe, including Russia, KODA's deliveries to customers stood at 10,600 vehicles (November 2013: 11,300). After eleven months, KODA's market share had increased to 4.4% (January to November 2013: 3.9%). In Russia, the brand sold 7600 vehicles, representing an increase of 2.9% over November 2013. The market share in Russia rose to 3.8% this November (January to November 2013: 3.4%). KODA recorded double-digit growth in Romania (800 vehicles; up 37.0%), as well as in Bulgaria (200 vehicles; up 10.7%). In Central Europe KODA delivered 12,800 vehicles in November, representing an increase of 1.6% over November 2013. After the first eleven months, the market share had risen to over 20% (20.2%), after 19.1% by the end of November 2013. In the Czech home market, the brand's sales had increased 10% to 6500 vehicles by the end of November (November 2013: 5900). In Slovenia, KODA's sales increased 3.1%. KODA is in excellent shape in China the brand's strongest sales market in the world. In November, the company's sales increased 46.9% to 26,800 vehicles (November 2013: 18,200). So far this year, KODA has sold 250,600 vehicles on the Chinese market more than ever before in one calendar year. The model most in demand this November, introduced in China in the summer, was the new KODA Octavia, with sales increasing 112.4%. Press Release, Page 2 of 2 KODA sold more models in Turkey this November than ever before in a single month: 1800 units (up 21.6%). The brand achieved their third-best monthly sales result in Israel, with deliveries increasing 23.3% to 1600 vehicles (November 2013: 1,300). In India, KODA achieved 1200 deliveries to customers this November (November 2013: 1600). KODA deliveries to customers in November 2014 (in units, rounded off, by model; +/- in percent over November 2013): KODA Octavia (36,400; +18.2%) KODA Rapid (19,000; +30.5%) KODA Fabia (12,600; -13.0%) KODA Yeti (8700; -1.3%) KODA Superb (7300; +3.0%) KODA Roomster (2700; -6.5%) KODA Citigo (Only sold in Europe: 3400; +4.8%)|
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