SKODA has declared that 2010 will see more cars built by the maker in a single year than ever before.
The proud announcement comes after the manufacturer revealed that with 702,400 units soft after eleven months, the Czech manufacturer has already exceeded the previous year’s total of 684,200, shattering the threshold of 700,000 delivered vehicles for the first time ever.
In November alone, the brand had a worldwide increase of 15.8 percent and sold 64,200 vehicles – beating November 2009’s figure of 55,000 units.
‘Skoda is clearly accelerating and has every chance to grow at a double-digit rate this year’, said Jürgen Stackmann, board member for sales and marketing of Škoda Auto.
‘With the strong growth in November, we’re on track to achieve our sales forecast of 750,000 sold vehicles this year. That is a more than solid basis for our ambitious growth objectives for the coming years.’
In the UK, November sales totaled 2,500, bringing the year-to-date total to over 38,000 and market share to over 2 per cent, making 2010 already a new high mark for the brand in the UK.