Skoda’s best-ever January

Time 12:34 pm, February 14, 2012

JANUARY sales for Skoda worldwide rose 10.2 per cent to 75,400 vehicles, compared to the same month last year.

The month represents the best January figure in Skoda’s 117-year corporate history, and shows the firm is well-placed to continue on from its record sales of 879,200 in 2011.

‘We achieved a lightning start and grew further in all sales regions in January. This was a perfect pickup and one that creates the basis for more growth this year,’ said Jürgen Stackmann, Skoda board member for sales and marketing.

‘The Skoda brand has good momentum. Our model offensive will really start rolling this year. We are continuing on the course of our 2018 growth strategy.’

Deliveries to customers in the western Europe rose by 10.8 per cent to 29,300 units in January 2012, and raised its market share by almost 21 per cent.

Skoda UK also completed a record January, achieving registrations of over 3,700 cars, up an impressive 22 per cent when compared to the previous year, while also reaching a record 2.9 per cent market share.

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