Czech car manufacturer Skoda is selling as many cars as it can make. March 2011 was the company’s best month ever, selling a grand total of 85,000 vehicles worldwide. That’s almost 10,000 up on the same month last year, and things couldn’t be better for the Volkswagen owned brand.
Total sales for the first quarter this year were 217,000 units, with much of that growth coming from the fast emerging markets of India, Russia and Belgium.
Even in the UK, they notched up 6421 cars over March, which is just 300 less than in 2010 that had the added benefit of extra sales due to the successful scrappage scheme.
In the Czech republic and home market Skoda increased its market share to 30.6 percent, with 5000 cars sold. The best seller was by far and away the Octavia Estate.
Eastern European sales are also strong with Hungary up by 10.8 percent, Slovenia 22.1 percent, and the Ukraine a missive 54 percent.
Western Europe faired even better with 41,000 cars sold in March, or an increase of 8.8 percent over last year. Belgium showed promise, as did Switzerland and the Netherlands where sales grew a whopping 133.1 percent.
In China, sales topped 19,500 units, where the most popular models were the Octavia and Fabia.
The good news is even better for Skoda in Australia, which recorded a 100 percent growth during March.
The numbers per model were as follows:
Octavia (34,200), Fabia (27,300), Superb (11,700), Yeti (7,000), Roomster (3,700).