ŠKODA AUTO increases deliveries in the first half of 2017

August 8, 2017
Global press release | July 2017

ŠKODA AUTO increases deliveries in the first half of 2017

› Record deliveries: 585,000 vehicles; increase of 2.8%

Mladá Boleslav, 28 July 2017 – ŠKODA AUTO continues its success. In the first half of 2017, the Czech car manufacturer increased its deliveries, sales revenue and operating profit.

“ŠKODA AUTO also grew strongly in the first half of 2017,” said ŠKODA AUTO CEO Bernhard Maier. “Our fresh and attractive model range that we extended in February with an important component, the ŠKODA KODIAQ, is extremely well-received by the customers. Committed demand remains good ensuring factories work at full capacity and we are therefore optimistic looking ahead to the second half of the year. In the fourth quarter, we will further boost growth with the market launch of the new ŠKODA KAROQ compact SUV,” said Bernhard Maier.

“The demanding market environment is a big challenge for the entire industry,” said ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Finance Klaus-Dieter Schürmann. “With very good results, ŠKODA AUTO proves its financial strength and yield security. Favourable volume and mix effects were important factors for ŠKODA’s further improved profitability. Exchange rates which developed to our advantage also contributed to this year’s strong interim results,” added Schürmann.

As part of the ŠKODA Strategy 2025, the brand will be vigorously pressing ahead with the expansion of its model range in the coming years. The primary focus will be on expanding the SUV portfolio. With a total of 27,100 deliveries since February, the new ŠKODA KODIAQ SUV has had a successful start in the markets worldwide. With the introduction of the ŠKODA KAROQ, the company is now setting the next milestone. The new compact SUV celebrated its world premiere on 18 May in Stockholm.

ŠKODA AUTO Group – Key figures for the first half of 2017/2016*

Deliveries to Customer

  • Units: No. of cars
  • 2017: 585,000
  • 2016: 569,400
  • Changes in %: 2.8

Deliveries to customer:

  • Units: no. of cars
  • 2017: 451,000
  • 2016: 423,600
  • Changes in %: 2.6

Excluding China Production**:

  • Units: no. of cars
  • 2017: 464,900
  • 2016: 410,000
  • Changes in %: 13.4

** Comprises the production of the ŠKODA brand, excluding production in China, Slovakia, Russia and India, but including other Group brands such as SEAT, Audi and VW; vehicle production excluding part/complete kits

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