Skoda achieves the best first half year in the company's history
A 2.8% increase over the same period a year ago to 585,000 vehicles. Skoda records the best first half year of its history in term of global sales thanks to the single June (105,200 units against 98,800).
The Czech carmaker is increasing volumes in Europe and especially in Russia where the market is finally on the rise and it is supported in particular by the upward trend of the Fabia, Superb and Kodiaq models (the SUV has already gained more than 27,000 customers since the official launch last February).
According to CEO Bernhard Maier, Skoda is on the right track to make another yearly record at the end of 2017.
Octavia was the best-selling Skoda model in the first six months with 205,300 units, followed by Fabia (111,100), Rapid (103,000), Superb (75,900) and Yeti (43,000).
The Citigo citycar, distributed exclusively in Europe, has remained more or less stable to 19,700 cars.