Skoda sales grew 15% globally in May 2014 to 91,200 vehicles

Article by Christian A., on June 10, 2014

Skoda logged a 15-percent surge in global sales in May 2014 to a record 91,200 vehicles, marking its ninth consecutive month of increase. The positive result in May is expected to help Skoda achieve a target of selling 1 million cars this year.

Czech carmaker is also targeting to sell 1.5 million vehicles by 2018. Skoda logged a 2-percent decline in sales in 2013 to 939,200 cars. For the year to date, the carmaker has surged 14 percent to 428,000 vehicles.

To further its growth, Skoda is pressing into China and other developing economies to offset for a recent decline in industry-wide volume in Europe. Skoda’s growth plan forms a part of Volkswagen’s bid to surpass of General Motors Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. and become the biggest carmaker in the world by 2018.

Skoda has disclosed plans to launch a new or revised model every six months on average until 2016 to boost sales. In May, the carmaker saw sales of its Rapid model leap 159 percent and of its Yeti SUV jump 26 percent.

The carmaker also posted a 12-percent climb in sales of its selling Octavia compact range. The increases in sales of the models helped Skoda to post a 25-percent surge in sales in May in western Europe.

It saw sales in Germany jump 27 percent and surged in the United Kingdom 5 percent. On the other hand, its sales in eastern Europe dropped 5 percent in May while deliveries in China jumped 11 percent.

Topics: skoda, sales

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

Are you a big fan of legendary boxer Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight world champion? Or are you a big fan of the iconic Ferrari F50? Either way, you will...
by - February 24, 2017
It seems that AM-RB 001 hypercar is not the only vehicle project that Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing has gone into. This time, don’t expect something as outlandish as...
by - February 24, 2017
The year 2018 marks the golden anniversary of Subaru of America. Of course, the company will celebrate 50 years of being at the helm of the brand’s crusade in North...
by - February 24, 2017
During car crashes and accidents, there are times that its occupants can’t get out easily. There are times when the only way to get out of that situation is to...
by - February 23, 2017
Could this be a special version of Ferrari’s much acclaimed LaFerrari? No matter how we look at it, the patent images for this sports car from Ferrari indicate its striking...
by - February 23, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries