ŠKODA delivered 105,300 vehicles in October, up 5.9% on the same month last year (October 2018: 99,400 vehicles). In Russia, deliveries to customers increased by 16.9% to 8,900 vehicles (October 2018: 7,600 vehicles). In Western Europe, ŠKODA achieved growth of 6.7% to 39,300 vehicles (October 2018: 36,800 vehicles). The growth drivers include the two SUV models KODIAQ and KAMIQ. The Czech carmaker delivered 1,019,000 vehicles from January to the end of October.
ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Sales and Marketing, Alain Favey, emphasises: “With our deliveries in October, we surpassed the mark of 1,000,000 vehicles delivered this year. The continued high demand for our SUV models has made a significant contribution to this success. With the early-November launch of the ŠKODA KAMIQ GT in China, we are continuing our SUV campaign on our largest single market in the world. In addition, we celebrated the world premiere of the new OCTAVIA in Prague on 11 November. The fourth generation of our bestseller remains true to ŠKODA's core values, offering excellent value for money, outstanding space and a host of Simply Clever details."
In Western Europe, ŠKODA surpassed the result of the same month last year by 6.7% with 39,300 deliveries (October 2018: 36,800 vehicles). In the strongest European single market, Germany, the company recorded 14,300 vehicle deliveries, representing an increase of 6.4% compared to the same period last year (October 2018: 13,500 vehicles). ŠKODA posted double-digit growth in Spain (2,200 vehicles; +15.0%), Belgium (2,000 vehicles; +17.8%), Switzerland (1,900 vehicles; +37.2%) and the Netherlands (1,700 vehicles; +17.7%).
In Central Europe, with 19,400 deliveries, the brand grew by 8.0% compared to the same month last year (October 2018: 18,000 vehicles). ŠKODA delivered 8,800 vehicles in the Czech domestic market, 15.4% above the previous year’s level (October 2018: 7,600 vehicles). The company achieved double-digit growth in Hungary (1,300 vehicles; +14.9%) and Croatia (500 vehicles; +51.8%).
In Eastern Europe excluding Russia, deliveries totalled 4,400 vehicles, which is slightly above last October’s level (October 2018: 4,300 deliveries; +1.4%). In Serbia (700 vehicles; +2.4%), the Baltic States (700 vehicles; +4.2%) and Bulgaria (300 vehicles; +5.3%), ŠKODA recorded a slight increase, with double-digit growth in Bosnia (200 vehicles; +16.4%).
In Russia, deliveries increased by 16.9% year-on-year to 8,900 vehicles (October 2018: 7,600 vehicles).
In October, ŠKODA delivered 26,300 vehicles in its largest sales market, China, up 0.8% year-on-year (October 2018: 26,100 vehicles).
Deliveries in India dropped to 1,300 vehicles in October (October 2018: 1,700 vehicles; -23.1%).
ŠKODA deliveries in October 2019
(in units, rounded off, listed by model; +/- in per cent compared to October 2018):
ŠKODA OCTAVIA (30,700; +5.7%)
ŠKODA KODIAQ (16,300; +74.6%)
ŠKODA KAROQ (12,700; +3.4%)
ŠKODA FABIA (11,600; -20.9%)
ŠKODA RAPID (11,000; -27.7%)
ŠKODA SUPERB (8,800; -20.5%)
ŠKODA KAMIQ (7,300; +50.3%)
ŠKODA SCALA (6,200; –)
ŠKODA CITIGO (only sold in Europe: 600; -76.0 %)