Skoda Australia sold a record-breaking 440 vehicles in May, its biggest month to date.
The strong month was principally driven by the just-launched Superb (58 sales, up 176 per cent) and the entry Fabia (84 sales, up 127 per cent). Skoda’s traditional best-seller, the Octavia mid-size sedan, wagon and Scout crossover derivative, found 195 buyers.
It wasn’t all good news for Volkswagen’s Czech subsidiary, however. The ageing Yeti managed only 72 sales (down 41.5 per cent) despite competing in the fast-growing small SUV segment. That said, the Rapid small car did 41 sales, up 25 per cent.
All told, Skoda’s year-to-date sales after five months stand at 1873, about even.
“Australian buyers see that Skoda can compete with popular brands on value and with prestige brands for sophistication and technological innovation,” said Skoda Australia managing director Michael Irmer.
“Life-saving technology such as AEB is a costly optional extra on some luxury cars, but it comes standard not only on $39,990 Superb, but also the $15,990 Fabia. And unlike almost any rivals, both cars run Apple Carplay and Android, also as standard.
“Our guaranteed future value program – Skoda Choice – and capped price servicing give our buyers peace of mind motoring. Owning a Skoda is as easy as owning an iPhone.”
The Skoda range is enhanced in coming months with the Monte Carlo edition of the Fabia, which allows the “highest degree of personalisation in the city car class”, while the Octavia will be extensively upgraded and headlined with the RS230 performance variant soon.