Skoda's 2010 sales will be a record high for the Czech manufacturer

Skoda's 2010 sales will be a record high for the Czech manufacturer, it has announced.

This year’s sales have already outstripped those of the entirety of 2009’s.

More than 700,000 cars have been sold between January and November, a rise of 12.3 per cent compared with the entirety of last year. Of these, Skoda UK sold 33,100 vehicles, up 23 per cent when compared to the same period last year.

Read about Skoda's previous sales record in 2009

The company’s success has been attributed to booming sales in China, Russia and India as well as in emerging markets such as Egypt, where figures rose by over 150 per cent.

When compared with last year, November sales have revealed that the company’s Yeti has done best, increasing sales by 75.5 per cent, to 4,500 vehicles, whereas the Octavia Tour took the biggest hit, decreasing by 51.6 per cent to 1800 vehicles.

Skoda sold 684,200 cars last year, its previous best year for sales.

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10 December 2010

And Skoda already haven nearly 15,000 pre orders for 2011

I rekon they may even break 50K in the UK next year..

Not such the lauughing stock now are they?

10 December 2010

Good ! Quality, unpretentious cars and a good reputatoin for customer service - glad to see that the mix is appreciated by many.

My next company car will very likely be a Skoda if they keep them at the current level of quality - I just hope the VW gurus don't decide to take the company downmarket again to 'protect' the VW badge from undue agression.

10 December 2010

Skoda deserve to do well, they have created a range of "honest" cars at realistic prices. I personally see little point in buying an equivalent VW model where there is one avaliable.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

10 December 2010

A good achievement on dodgy styling.

Lets make the Fabia 3 as visually appealing as the Fabia 1, ditch the self conciously styled Roomster and correct the "hall of mirrors" styling on the Superb Hatch next time around, dont get too greedy on pricing and it should be easy to crack the 1 million mark.

I had a Felicia estate years back, wonderful car.

10 December 2010

Skoda is undoubtedly a sales and manufacturing success, going from being a Czech laughing stock to a seriously impressive car company. It's big problem will be if it is a victim of its success inside the VW empire. Let's hope that its success inside VW brand does not lead to it being curtailed in the name of other manufacturers, especially as VW seem to be linked with a new manufacturer almost every month.

10 December 2010

[quote Autocar]. Of these, Skoda UK sold 33,100 vehicles, up 23 per cent when compared to the same period last year.

Read about Sk...Read the full article[/quote] Skodas UK sales Jan - Nov 2010 are actually 38, 345, not 33,100. They are easily on course to smash the 40,000 barrier here this year , and deservedly so. Great range of cars, great dealers and quality and reliability that make VW and Audi owners whince.

10 December 2010

They'd have more orders if they hadn't made such a hash of their projections. 6 month waiting list for a Yeti!, who do they think they are? Ferrari? Wonder how many people have walked out of the showroom after being told how long they'd have to wait for a new car. I'm sorry, but 6 months is pathetic. If it wasn't for their VAT discount the cars wouldn't be that cheap anyway. And I don't think they are that great value anyway. Airbags?, that'll be extra. Safety? Optional extra.

10 December 2010

[quote 73henny]And I don't think they are that great value anyway. Airbags?, that'll be extra. Safety? Optional extra.[/quote]

Nonsense. They all have airbags and plenty of safety features as standard - please point to the current production models that have neither. Standard kit on Skodas is far more generous than on other VW group cars.

10 December 2010

[quote skorob2008]quality and reliability that make VW and Audi owners whince.[/quote]

As we all know they are almost the same in a lot of cases. Better value yes but only comparable quality not better.

10 December 2010

[quote skorob2008]Great range of cars, great dealers and quality and reliability that make VW and Audi owners whince[/quote]

I've always been sceptical about this type of statement. People say 'A Skodas Fabia is a great value Polo', or 'an Octavia is just the same as a Golf or an A3 but much cheaper', yet then they say 'Skodas are more reliable than a VW or Audi'. Somehow then the cars are the same as VW / Audi, but better? mmmm. Seems to me like they use the price and 'status' of the VAG relatives as justification to buy one, yet consider them somehow more reliable.

And no, I'm not a Skoda hater. The Mrs wanted a Yeti - thats when we discovered the waiting list.

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