ŠKODA delivered 88,100 vehicles worldwide in August, bringing the carmaker 4.1% down on the previous year (August 2018: 91,800 vehicles). The reason continues to be the declining development of the Chinese car market. On the other international markets, ŠKODA increased its total deliveries by 5.0% year-on-year to 66,000 vehicles. Demand for the SUV models KODIAQ and KAROQ remains high.
Alain Favey, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Sales and Marketing, says: “Thanks to strong demand for our SUV models KODIAQ and KAROQ, we were able to compensate for the effects of the current market trend in our largest market, China, in August. In the coming months, we expect new growth impetus from the launch of the ŠKODA KAMIQ, our new city SUV for the European markets. Alongside the KAMIQ MONTE CARLO, we present the SCALA MONTE CARLO, another attractive model variant of our new compact model, at this year’s International Motor Show in September.”
In Western Europe, ŠKODA delivered 33,800 vehicles in August, up 6.7% on the same period last year (August 2018: 31,700 vehicles). ŠKODA recorded 13,800 deliveries in Germany, its second-largest single market, representing an increase of 5.6% (August 2018: 13,100 vehicles). The carmaker also achieved double-digit growth in Sweden (1,700 vehicles, +45.0%), Switzerland (1,300 vehicles, +36.8%), Austria (2,400 vehicles, +36.7%) and the Netherlands (1,400 vehicles, +21.0%).
In Central Europe, ŠKODA delivered 15,200 vehicles, an increase of 2.4% (August 2018: 14,800 vehicles). Deliveries in the Czech domestic market increased by 8.5% year-on-year to 6,900 vehicles (August 2018: 6,300 vehicles).
In Eastern Europe excluding Russia, ŠKODA grew significantly, increasing its deliveries by 13.9% year-on-year to 3,700 vehicles (August 2018: 3,200 vehicles). The manufacturer recorded double-digit growth also in the Baltic States (700 vehicles, + 26.7%), Serbia (500 vehicles, +18.1%), Romania (1000 vehicles, +14.7%), and Bosnia (100 vehicles; +13.0%).
In Russia, ŠKODA delivered 7,000 vehicles in August, up 3.9% on the previous year (August 2018: 6,700 vehicles).
ŠKODA delivered 22,100 vehicles to customers in China, the brand’s largest single market, representing a 23.8% decrease compared to the same period last year (August 2018: 29,000 vehicles). The decline in deliveries in China is due to the current market uncertainty and consumer reticence.
In India, ŠKODA delivered 1,100 vehicles in August, which is 23.4% lower than last year (August 2018: 1,500 vehicles).
ŠKODA deliveries in August 2019
(in units, rounded off, listed by model; +/- in per cent compared to August 2018):
ŠKODA OCTAVIA (25,200: -5.0 %)
ŠKODA FABIA (13,000; -11.8 %)
ŠKODA KODIAQ (12,900; +20.4 %)
ŠKODA KAROQ (10,500; +19.2 %)
ŠKODA RAPID (10,500; -30.1 %)
ŠKODA SUPERB (6,000; -35.2 %)
ŠKODA SCALA (4,300; –)
ŠKODA KAMIQ (3,400; -10.0 %)
ŠKODA CITIGO (only sold in Europe: 2,300; -21.9 %)