Skoda has announced record sales figures for the first half of 2011.
Skoda has announced record sales figures for the first half of 2011. The once infamous Czech manufacturer, which is now owned by Volkswagen, has so far registered 454,700 vehicles worldwide this year. This is a 20.1% increase compared to the same period in 2010. Furthermore, Skoda sold 81,300 vehicles in June 2011 - an increase from 71,300 for the equivalent period last year. June was the fourth consecutive month of record sales. Jurgen Stackmann, Board Member for Sales and Marketing, explained: 'in the first half of the year, Skoda has performed well in all areas of the business and in all regions. In the first six months we have succeeded in implementing our growth strategy, which began last year, in impressive style and we are seeing some strong results. We are growing rapidly and have created an outstanding basis for further growth. Skoda will introduce a number of new models over the coming years, helping markets to grow significantly'. Skoda sales have been particularly impressive in the United Kingdom. They registered 24,000 new vehicles in the first half of 2011 and – in June alone – sales increased by nearly 20% compared to the same month last year. There have also been significant sales increases in Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Poland, and Slovenia.
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