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Wednesday, 11 January 2017
END OF YEAR UK - SKODA - The Czech brand has a huge 2016, 2017 should be better with new products.
ŠKODA UK registers 80,372 cars in 2016; +7.6 % on 2015 (74,692)
Best-ever UK sales for Octavia; 23,068 registrations, +2% on 2015
Best ever UK sales for vRS range; +18% on 2015
Best-ever UK sales for Superb; 10,173 registrations, +73.2% on 2015
Best-ever UK sales for Yeti; 13,689 registrations, +3% on 2015
Multi-award winning Fabia sales up +8.6%; 20,522 registrations (18,904)
Total UK market share of 2.98% for ŠKODA
Best-ever UK True Fleet sales; 19,295 registrations, up +11% on 2015
True Fleet market share at record 3.24%
ŠKODA is celebrating a record-breaking 2016 with best ever annual new car registrations in the UK. A total of 80,372 cars were registered – up 7.6% on 2015 (74,692), giving the brand a total UK market share of 2.98% (2.84% in 2015).
Every vehicle in the brand’s multi award-winning model range played its part in the success.
Octavia continued to prove its pulling power as ŠKODA’s cornerstone model recorded its best-ever UK sales; 23,068 cars were registered, up 2% on 2015.
More than 20% of Octavia models were badged vRS, up 18% on 2015; proving the UK’s passion for high performance models is as prevalent as ever.
ŠKODA’s flagship Superb continues to thrill new-car buyers as sales demand for the model was up an impressive 73.2%, with 10,173 registrations securing the model’s best-ever sales in the UK.
Since its launch in the UK in 2009, Yeti has built a cult status among the UK new-car buying public, and 2016 proved to be the model’s best year yet with 13,689 registrations, up 3% on 2015.
Sales for ŠKODA’s multi-award winning Fabia continued to grow with the model finding homes with 20,522 customers in 2016, up 8.5% on 2015.
ŠKODA also sold 4,826 Rapid and 8,140 Citigo models in 2016.
The brand recorded a best-ever sales performance in True Fleet. ŠKODA out-performed UK True Fleet growth by more than double to register an 11% growth on 2015 (19,295 cars). In doing so the brand secured its best-ever True Fleet market share; 3.24% (3.07% 2015).
Commenting on the record performance, Duncan Movassaghi, Director of ŠKODA UK, said: “These figures demonstrate yet again the phenomenal momentum ŠKODA is enjoying in the UK. Interest in ŠKODA cars is at a record-high. Customers have long recognised ŠKODA as a brand that delivers great quality at outstanding value for money. Now, with strong design featured on our new models, we are attracting more new customers that ever before.”