Skoda forges ahead in July

Time 8:20 am, August 24, 2012

SKODA has announced it has continued to grow in July 2012, despite an increasingly challenging economic environment.

The brand increased its deliveries to customers by six per cent year-on-year to 72,600 (July 2011: 68,500) and is the best July sales result in the company’s 117-year history.

From January through July 2012, sales rose by a total of 8.1 per cent year-on-year to 565,600 (January through July 2011: 523,200).

‘We managed to continue growing and sell more cars in July despite an economic environment that is increasingly very difficult,’ said Jürgen Stackmann, Skoda board member for sales and marketing.

‘We have improved Skoda’s position further in the first seven months of this year. However, development of demand in many European markets concerns us. What we now need to do is stay our course.’

Despite a difficult overall market, the brand sold almost 25,300 cars in July 2012 across Western Europe.

In the UK in July 2012, Skoda delivered more than 20 per cent more cars year-on-year.

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