Despite coming out bruised from the cheating emissions scandal, along with its sister brands and parent company Volkswagen, Skoda has still managed to do exceptionally well in new car sales.
Worldwide, the Czech automaker’s deliveries increased by 4.6 percent, to 569,400 units, in the first half of the year, with china, Europe and Russia contributing to a large batch. In Western Europe, the company’s sales improved by 7.5 percent, to 242,500 vehicles, while in Germany, 86,500 units were delivered, up 6.9 percent.
Significant sales were also recorded in Central Europe, where 96,300 examples were delivered to their rightful owners from January to June, an 8.3 percent increase, while in Eastern Europe, excluding Russia, the manufacturer witnessed a 6.5 increase growth, to 17,000 vehicles. Skoda’s strongest market worldwide remains China, which accounted for 145,800 sales in the first six months of 2016, a 5.4 percent increase.
“Skoda did very well in the first half of the year, and the company’s stable growth continues“, said Werner Eichhorn, Board Member for Sales and Marketing.
The brand’s best-selling model was the Octavia, with 219,500 units delivered, followed by the Fabia and Rapid, with 104,700 and 102,600, respectively.70,100 units of the Superb found new homes in the first six months of 2016, along with 52,400 Yetis and 20,000 Citigos, which are only sold in Europe.