Skoda sales go nuts in May | Industry - Car News Jun 2017

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16:09 Wednesday 14 Jun 2017

At least one organisation is able to use the words ‘May’ and ‘success’ in the same sentence, after Skoda shifted a record number of vehicles last month.

The Czech-based brand delivered just shy of 100,000 units, making it the best May in their history.

A total of 99,000 Skodas were recorded as delivered last month, an increase of 2.4% on the 96,700 delivered in May 2016. The company attributes their success in part to the launch of their new Kodiaq SUV in the European and Indian sales markets, and with the recently-unveiled Karoq scheduled to follow later this year the company is confident of a strong end to 2017.

The new additions to the Skoda line up are part of an expansion programme dubbed Strategy 2025.

"Skoda continued along the path to success in May,” says Werner Eichhorn, Skoda Board Member for Sales and Marketing. “Despite the challenging market conditions in some regions, we were able to sell more vehicles last month than in any May in our history.  We are particularly pleased with the successful market launch of the Skoda Kodiaq.  The first vehicle of our SUV campaign has been very well received by our customers.”

 

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