• NEW CITIGO
      • NEW CITIGO
        NEW CITIGO
        A fresh, young look and new features at a glance
        • New bonnet, radiator grille, bumpers and fog lights
        • The specially designed 15-inch alloy wheels
        • New multifunction leather steering wheel
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW CITIGO 3-door
        NEW CITIGO 3-door
        A simply clever and agile small car
        • Dynamically-styled three-door body
        • Easy-to-enter roomy interior
        • Frugal 44 kW or 55 kW petrol engine for town driving
        • boot space251l /951l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW CITIGO G-TEC
        NEW CITIGO G-TEC
        A simply clever small car, friendly to both nature and your wallet
        • Environmentally friendly - less noise, lower emissions
        • Cheap fuel - money saving
        • Safe operation - safe driving
        • boot space213l /921l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW CITIGO MONTE CARLO
        NEW CITIGO MONTE CARLO
        A fresh city car big on appeal
        • Specific features in a black design and SunSet
        • Sports interior and black leather details with red stitching
        • Sports chassis and 15" Crux alloy wheels in a black design
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW CITIGO FUN
        NEW CITIGO FUN
        A fun city car teeming with features
        • Fresh interior concept
        • Exterior decorative foils
        • Frugal 44 kW or 55 kW petrol engine for town driving
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • FABIA
      • FABIA
        FABIA
        A young, crisp, urban small car
        • Expressive, modern and dynamic
        • ​New, fresh interior concept
        • Added width and flatter body, harmonious proportions
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA MONTE CARLO
        FABIA MONTE CARLO
        Enough style and comfort
        • ​Black elements, panoramic sunroof and alloy wheels
        • Sports seats in a black/red combination and 3-spoke leather steering wheel
        • Unbeatable luggage compartment in its class
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA DRIVE
        FABIA DRIVE
        Further proof of innovative thinking
        • ​Attractive interior
        • ​16” alloy wheels Italia in anthracite design
        • Numerous Simply clever features
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA BLACK EDITION
        FABIA BLACK EDITION
        Dressed in Magic Black paint imparts the car classy appearance
        • The dark paint is a principal theme for outside and inside
        • SmartLink+ enhances a connectivity at the advanced level
        • New powerful engine 1.0 TSI/81 kW with manual or DSG transmission
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA COMBI
        FABIA COMBI
        We start where others end
        • Unbeatable luggage compartment in its class
        • New assistants and innovative comfort and infotainment systems
        • Powerful and efficient engines
        • boot space530l /1395l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • FABIA COMBI SCOUTLINE
        FABIA COMBI SCOUTLINE
        A small car with a big appeal
        • Functional design features
        • Innovative technologies
        • 16" Rock or 17" Clubber alloy wheels
        • boot space530l /1395l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • NEW RAPID
      • NEW RAPID
        NEW RAPID
        A compact hatchback with modern technology and room for the whole family
        • Hi-tech equipment like bi-xenon headlamps or Auto Light Assist
        • Connectivity at the advanced level – SmartLink+, Media Command and 2 USB ports rear
        • New powerful and economical engines 1.0 TSI with 70 kW and 81 kW
        • boot space550l /1490l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW RAPID MONTE CARLO
        NEW RAPID MONTE CARLO
        A roomy hatchback with a new dynamic look
        • Black-designed elements including the grille and rear spoiler
        • 16" Italia alloy wheels in a black design with a glossy peripheral line
        • Sports seats in a black/red combination and 3-spoke sporty steering wheel in perforated leather
        • boot space550l /1490l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW RAPID DRIVE
        NEW RAPID DRIVE
        Further proof of innovative thinking
        • New face and optional features
        • Black interior with Silver brushed decorative trim
        • 16” alloy wheels Italia in anthracite design
        • boot space550l /1490l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW RAPID SPACEBACK
        NEW RAPID SPACEBACK
        A stylish compact hatchback with modern technology
        • Hi-tech equipment like bi-xenon headlamps or Auto Light Assist
        • Connectivity at the advanced level – SmartLink+, Media Command and 2 USB ports rear ​​
        • New powerful and economical engines 1.0 TSI with 70 kW and 81 kW
        • boot space415l /1381l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW RAPID SPACEBACK SCOUTLINE
        NEW RAPID SPACEBACK SCOUTLINE
        A cosy experience under a rugged exterior
        • ​Elements that are both attractive and protective
        • ​Extended possibilities thanks to ŠKODA Genuine Accessories
        • ​Freshly designed 17”
        • boot space415l /1381l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW RAPID SPACEBACK MONTE CARLO
        NEW RAPID SPACEBACK MONTE CARLO
        Exciting stylish urban dweller with compact body
        • Black designed elements, panoramic roof and tailgate with extended glazing
        • 16" alloy wheels in a glossy black design
        • Sports seats in a black/red combination, 3-spoke sport steering wheel
        • boot space415l /1381l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • NEW OCTAVIA
      • NEW OCTAVIA
        NEW OCTAVIA
        ‘Heart of the brand’ in new top form
        • ​​New design elements in the front and rear, full-LED headlights
        • ​​ŠKODA Connect mobile online services
        • ​State-of-the-art driver assistance systems
        • boot space590l /1580l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA RS
        NEW OCTAVIA RS
        More power, safety and connectivity
        • 2.0 TSI petrol now with 169 kW (230 hp), 2.0 TDI diesel also with all-wheel drive
        • New front end, full-LED headlights, RS-specific details
        • Top technologies for infotainment, connectivity and driver assistance systems
        • boot space590l /1580l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA RS 245
        NEW OCTAVIA RS 245
        High-performance sportster
        • 2.0 TSI 180 kW (245 PS) engine, 7-speed DSG transmission
        • Top speed of 250 km/h, from 0 to 100 km in 6.6 seconds
        • VAQ limited-slip differential
        • boot space590l /1580l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA DRIVE
        NEW OCTAVIA DRIVE
        Further proof of innovative thinking
        • ​Black seats upholstery Drive and Light Brushed décor
        • 17” alloy wheels Hawk in anthracite design
        • Numerous Simply Clever features
        • boot space590l /1580l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA G-TEC
        NEW OCTAVIA G-TEC
        A natural class of its own
        • Environmentally friendly - less noise, lower emissions
        • ​Cheap fuel - money saving
        • Safe operation - safe driving
        • boot space460l /1450l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA COMBI
        NEW OCTAVIA COMBI
        A space bestseller in new top form
        • ​New design elements in the front and rear, full-LED headlights
        • ​ŠKODA Connect mobile online services
        • ​State-of-the-art driver assistance systems
        • boot space610l /1740l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA SCOUT
        NEW OCTAVIA SCOUT
        The robust all-rounder
        • Off-road look: Silver-coloured underbody protection, Rough-Road package and increased ground clearance
        • ​Three engines from 110 kW (150 PS) to 135 kW (184 PS); 2.0 TDI (110 kW), all-wheel drive and DSG transmission
        • ​Wide range of driver assistance systems, good climbing capability and high towing capacity
        • boot space610l /1740l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • NEW OCTAVIA COMBI G-TEC
        NEW OCTAVIA COMBI G-TEC
        A natural class of its own
        • ​Environmentally friendly - less noise, lower emissions
        • ​Cheap fuel - money saving
        • Safe operation - safe driving
        • boot space480l /1610l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • KAROQ
      • KAROQ
        KAROQ
        The new compact SUV with character
        • ​​​​Full LED headlights and a digital instrument panel
        • Off-road mode, state-of-the-art technology, ŠKODA Connect
        • ​Spacious and variable interior thanks to VarioFlex rear seats
        • boot space521l /1630l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
  • KODIAQ
      • KODIAQ
        KODIAQ
        As strong as a bear
        • The design of ŠKODA’s new large SUV conveys strength and protection
        • Size, strength, family spirit
        • ​Discover new grounds
        • boot space720l /2065l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • KODIAQ SPORTLINE
        KODIAQ SPORTLINE
        Stylish SUVs for fans of sportily-designed cars
        • Black exterior and interior accessories give the car a dynamic look.

        • 19” alloy anthracite wheels as standard, 20” alloy wheels optional
        • Driving Mode Select with Sport mode as standard
        • boot space720l /2065l
        • up to4.9l/100km
        • from129g/km
      • KODIAQ SCOUT
        KODIAQ SCOUT
        Robust appearance emphasises off-road capabilities
        • Silver-coloured design details and underbody protection
        • The 19-inch alloy wheels specially created for SCOUT
        • All-wheel drive and Off-road mode as standard
        • boot space720l /2065l
        • up to5.3l/100km
        • from139g/km
  • SUPERB
      • SUPERB
        SUPERB
        The new flagship with revolutionary design, top comfort and innovative connectivity
        • ​Space giant with the largest interior and boot of its class
        • More powerful drive with the 206 kW top-of-the range engine
        • Many innovative safety and comfort assist systems
        • boot space625l /1760l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB GREENLINE
        SUPERB GREENLINE
        Environmentally tuned flagship
        • Aerodynamically fine-tuned exterior
        • 1.6 TDI/88 kW engine fitted with the Start-Stop system and brake energy recovery
        • SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system using AdBlue
        • boot space625l /1760l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB SPORTLINE
        SUPERB SPORTLINE
        Experience the best
        • Dressed to thrill: SportLine-specific black design features and exclusive Vega 19” alloy wheels
        • Black cockpit with LED ambient lighting and décor in a carbon design
        • Sporty chassis lowered by 15 mm, with Performance Monitor to enjoy the car’s sportiness
        • boot space625l /1760l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB COMBI
        SUPERB COMBI
        A crystal captivating and most spacious estate with state-of-the-art technology
        • A luggage compartment with a basic volume of 660 litres
        • Many innovative safety and comfort assist systems
        • Maximum comfort with the Dynamic Chassis Control
        • boot space660l /1950l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB COMBI GREENLINE
        SUPERB COMBI GREENLINE
        Environmentally tuned flagship
        • ​Aerodynamically fine-tuned exterior
        • ​1.6 TDI/88 kW engine fitted with the Start-Stop system and brake energy recovery
        • SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system using AdBlue
        • boot space660l /1950l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km
      • SUPERB COMBI SPORTLINE
        SUPERB COMBI SPORTLINE
        Experience the best
        • ​Dressed to thrill: SportLine-specific black design features and exclusive Vega 19” alloy wheels
        • ​Black cockpit with LED ambient lighting and décor in a carbon design
        • Sporty chassis lowered by 15 mm, with Performance Monitor to enjoy the car’s sportiness
        • boot space660l /1950l
        • up to0l/100km
        • from0g/km

ŠKODA on successful growth course

3/21/2012
​First year of ŠKODA’s 2018 growth strategy sets records. Deliveries to customers rise by 15.3 per cent to 879,200 vehicles in 2011. Brand's sales top ten billion euros for the first time. Operating profit up 66.1 per cent to 743 million euros.
2011 was the best fiscal year so far in Czech car maker ŠKODA’s corporate history, setting new records in deliveries, sales and profit. Deliveries to customers rose by 15.3 per cent to 879,200 cars from January to December 2011 (2010: 762,600 units).

At the same time, ŠKODA’s sales increased 18.1 per cent to 10.3 billion euros (2010: 8.7 billion euros), thus crossing the 10-billion-euros threshold for the first time.

Operating profit improved by 66.1 per cent to 743 million euros (2010: 447 million euros). The company believes it is well prepared for the years ahead. It is aiming to raise deliveries to at least 1.5 million cars per year by 2018 thanks to new models and increased internationalisation. Led by the Citigo subcompact and the Rapid saloon, which is sold in India, the brand’s model offensive is now well on its way.

“Our ŠKODA growth strategy is bringing results,” said ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland at the company’s annual press conference in Prague. “We improved both in terms of deliveries and in financial terms, creating an excellent base for our growth course in years to come,” said Vahland. “My special thanks go out to ŠKODA outstanding staff, for without them, such an impressive result would not have been achievable“.

Growth in all sales regions
In 2011, ŠKODA cars were in demand as never before: deliveries rose 15.3 per cent 879,200 cars, a new high. The brand grew stronger than the overall market in all sales regions and improved its market share in almost all individual markets. World market share rose to more than 1.4 per cent as at December 31st, 2011.

ŠKODA achieved its strongest percentage growth in Eastern Europe, where it advanced 47 per cent. Russia was the strongest individual market in the region. Here, the brand’s sales rose by 62.5 per cent to 74,100 units (2011: 45,600). Asia was clearly marked by growth in 2011. A sales increase of almost 50 per cent showed ŠKODA in especially rude health in India. In China, which continues to be ŠKODA’s largest market, the brand advanced 21.9 per cent to about 220,100 deliveries.

ŠKODA eminently bucked the trend in Western Europe’s hotly contested market. While the overall market shrank by 1.5 per cent, ŠKODA’s sales advanced by 8.6 per cent. ŠKODA models were especially in demand in Germany, where sales grew by 13 per cent. Sales were robust in Central Europe’s otherwise declining markets, with the brand achieving a sales plus of 1.7 per cent in a difficult economic climate. In the Czech Republic, the brand is firmly entrenched as number one, with more than one in three cars sold bearing its distinctive winged arrow.

An attractive model palette – ever more popular
ŠKODA’s excellent sales performance is mainly the result of its attractive model palette. “Outstanding design, a generous room offering, top-of-the-line quality, everyday and family practicality as well as an excellent price-to-value ratio, this is what makes our cars special,” said Vahland. “Our new models will create even more of a tailwind for us.” ŠKODA cars are becoming increasingly popular with corporate customers, too. The brand sold more than 239,000 cars to fleet operators, a plus of 26.7 per cent.

The Octavia confirmed its status as ŠKODA’s most popular model in 2011. The Octavia is the “heart of the brand”, its sales rising 10.7 per cent to almost 390,000. The Fabia made number two in ŠKODA’s internal sales ranking, clocking up 267,000 units (plus 16.5 per cent).

The ŠKODA Superb cracked the 100,000-unit barrier for the first time last year, sales of the brand’s flagship rose by 18.1 per cent to about 117,000, of which 48,000 were sold in China alone.

The Yeti compact SUV achieved the strongest growth of all ŠKODA models: 33.7 per cent growth translates into more than 70,000 Yetis sold in 2011. ŠKODA reckons it can sell more than 100,000 units of the car per year in years to come, one factor being production of the Yeti in China and Russia, which is set to begin in 2013.
 
At 36,000 units sold, the Roomster posted an 11.4 per cent growth. 

ŠKODA’s number six and seven model lines, the Citigo subcompact and the Rapid Indian compact saloon, were off to an excellent start. The Citigo had its sales debut in its Czech home market in late 2011 and will be rolled out to European markets from May this year. The Rapid, first marketed from late 2011 in India, opens up the second-largest segment in the Indian market for the brand. The car was immediately voted India’s “Family car of the Year”.

2011 financial results
ŠKODA’s success in sales is reflected in the brand’s financial figures, showing a company in excellent health again in 2011. Revenues rose 18.1 per cent to 10.3 billion euros, topping the ten-billion euro mark for the first time. Operating profit reached 743 million euros, and advance of 66.1 per cent or 296 million euros as against the previous year. Operating return on sales was 7.2 per cent.  “More than 10 billion euros in revenue and almost three quarters of a billion in operating profit, those are figures that confirm ŠKODA profitability and financial solidity,” said Winfried Krause, ŠKODA Chief Financial Officer. Profit before income tax was 783 million euros (plus 87.2 per cent), and 652 million euros after taxes.

On the revenue side, ŠKODA’s favourable financial performance was based on increased sales, but also an improved model mix. On the expenditure side, additional cost reductions have helped. At the same time, the brand has increased its investments, with spending on plant rising by 165 million euros as against 2010 to reach 568 million euros. “Investment in products, structures and capacity will be the basis for further growth,” said Krause.

An impressive start to 2012 and a confident look ahead
“2011’s solid performance and a great team means we are well prepared for the years ahead,” said ŠKODA CEO Vahland. “Dedication, sales performance and profitability will form the basis for ongoing success,” Vahland went on. “Our future is profitable growth, and this will be our mission in 2012 as well.” 147,500 cars sold, representing a plus of 11.6 per cent, means the brand had a good start to 2012 in the first two months. There are, however, some economic uncertainties regarding the rest of this year, especially in several European markets.

This year and next, ŠKODA will be expanding its model palette. Following the successful introduction of the Rapid in India and the Citigo, the brand will launch a new compact saloon for European markets in the course of the year. The close-to-series “MissionL” study, on display at the 2011 IAA in Frankfurt, provided a preview. 

In addition, the company is continuing its internationalisation and strengthening its global presence, both in Asia and Eastern Europe, but also in the key markets of Europe. “Despite a slight dulling of the overall business environment in Western Europe and some countries of Central Europe, we remain cautiously optimistic for the future,” said Vahland.

    2011 2010 Change in %
Deliveries to customers ths. cars 879 763 +15.3
Deliveries excluding China ths. cars 659 582 +13.2
Production ths. cars 902 780 +15.5
Production excluding China ths. cars 682 583 +16.9
Sales ths. cars
690
585
+18.1
Employees*
26,565 24,714 +7.5
Sales revenues mil. EUR 10,266 8,692 +18.1
Operating profit mil. EUR 743 447 +66.1
Operating profit 
as % of revenues
% +7.2 +5.1 -
Profit before income tax mil. EUR 783 418 +87.2
Profit for the year mil. EUR 652 349 +86.9
Investment
(in fix assets)
mil. EUR 568 403 +40.8
Net liquidity mil. EUR 1,838 1,605 +14.5

* Excluding temporary employees; apprentices included

​Czech manufacturer produces three gearboxes for Volkswagen Group: MQ/SQ100 and MQ200 at Mladá Boleslav headquarters, and DQ200 at Vrchlabí plant .
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​Czech government and Automobile Association AutoSAP plan to sustainably promote the competitiveness of the Czech automotive industry​.