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Wednesday, 13 July 2016
UK HALF YEAR SALES - Skoda breaks records left right and centre, as the UK buyer flocks to the Czech brand.
Record first half-year registrations - 42,233 cars (+7 per cent on 2015)
Record Fabia half-year registrations - 11,146 cars (+23 per cent on 2015)
Record Superb half-year registrations – 5,516 cars (+71 per cent on 2015)
Record fleet half-year registration – 22,263 cars (+2 per cent on 2015)
Record June registrations – 9,035 cars (+11 per cent on 2015)
Record June market share – 3.5 per cent (3.1 per cent in 2015)
Record order take in the first six months of 2016 (+11 per cent on 2015)
ŠKODA has recorded its best ever six-month sales period in the UK, with a staggering 42,233 new cars registered from January to June. That’s almost 1,000 more vehicles than the brand sold in the entire 12 months of 2010 (41,240). Compared to a figure of 39,463 units for January to June 2015, it means a growth of 11 per cent and gives the brand a year-to-date market share of 3 per cent.
ŠKODA’s share of the new car market in the UK also rose in June, despite the overall market seeing a 0.8 per cent decline. The Czech brand’s sales are up year-on-year according to SMMT figures released yesterday, with 9,035 finding new homes - making it ŠKODA’s best ever June in the UK, 900 vehicles ahead of the same period in 2015.
Market share for the month of June was 3.53 per cent; year-to-date market share for the brand stands at 3 per cent.
ŠKODA also experienced a record number of customer orders during the first six months of 2016, 11 per cent up on 2015.
Growth for the brand has been evident across both retail and fleet sectors with the former enjoying a 12.8 per cent increase over the same six-month period of 2015, and fleet sales up 2.3 per cent.
Demand across ŠKODA’s model range this year has remained strong. Of particular note was the phenomenal demand for the Fabia super-mini, which is up 22.8 per cent on the same period last year, and the incredible demand for the flagship Superb, up 70.6 per cent on 2015 – a record in the UK!
Duncan Movassaghi, Brand Director at ŠKODA UK said; “This is a thrilling result. We have long made cars which offer great engineering and exceptional value-for-money. With the introduction of our new design language, in the latest generation Fabia and Superb models in particular, we also have cars which offer striking contemporary design, too. This is a healthy foundation from which we will build the brand. With the imminent arrival of Kodiaq, our large seven-seater SUV, everyone in ŠKODA is excited about the future.”