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Skoda records its strongest start to a year ever for new car sales in 2010
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20 July 2010

Skoda has posted record first half sales in 2010, parent company Volkswagen Group has confirmed.

Between January and June, the firm sold a record 378,747 units, a 15 per cent year-on-year rise.

Sales were particularly strong in China, where it recorded 83 per cent year-on-year growth, and Germany, which accounted for 22 per cent of total sales.

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Skoda’s previous best year was 2009, where sales were buoyed by strong demand from pan-European scrappage incentive schemes.

Skoda sold a total of 684,226 units last year and has said it expects to at least match that figure in 2010.

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andrepaul999 20 July 2010

Re: Skoda posts record sales

My Fabia TDI : 2 years old, 72,000 miles ZERO faults.

By far the most reliable car i have EVER owned (and ive had a few inc Japs)

Dull yes... dependable absolutely!

val. 20 July 2010

Re: Skoda posts record sales

theonlydt wrote:
I wonder how profitable they will be.

Skoda should be profitable. They are manufactured mainly in the Czech Republic, where wages are low and productivity high. Plus Skoda make good reliable cars.
theonlydt 20 July 2010

Re: Skoda posts record sales

Skoda deserve it - they have a very good range. VW have been good to them. However, they have been discounting reasonably heavily for the last few months (the VAT free offer), so I wonder how profitable they will be.