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Skoda Australia has already broken its all-time annual sales record with a month of 2017 remaining.

The Czech brand’s local arm moved just over 5000 cars to the end of November, growing 16 per cent despite a drop in sales from its Octavia staple.

This decline was offset by growth from the Superb flagship and Fabia entry car, as well as the new Kodiaq family SUV – apparently restricted by supply.

For context, Skoda sold 4760 cars during 2016; 4750 in 2015; 3853 in 2014; 3555 in 2013 and 3502 in 2012. Slow, steady growth.

Incidentally, parent company Volkswagen has sold just under 53,000 cars this year. Skoda’s haul rather puts it ahead of smaller-scale operators such as Porsche, Peugeot, Mini and Volvo.

Skoda Australia this week also detailed its product roadmap for the coming years, confirming a range-topping Kodiaq Sportline, the Karoq medium SUV, a heavily-updated Fabia and a brand new Rapid will all arrive inside two years.

The Czech brand has been very candid about its plans for our market out to 2020, with other additions to include a facelifted Superb, a new Octavia, and an all-new small SUV that’ll be a twin to either the VW T-Roc or T-Cross.

Another potential addition is the Kodiaq RS, currently the subject of intense negotiations between Skoda Australia and its parent company in Europe. This iteration is said to be powered by the Volkswagen Group’s 176kW/500Nm 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel.


Skoda Australia Jan-Nov 2017 sales:

MODEL

SALES

CHANGE OVER ‘16

Fabia

952

up 22%

Rapid

415

up 20%

Octavia

1787

down 14%

Superb

925

up 43%

Yeti

386

down 17.5%

Kodiaq

558

TOTAL

5026

up 16.2%


Skoda Australia expected rollout

  • Octavia RS245 – December 2017
  • Kodiaq Sportline – April 2018
  • Karoq – June 2018
  • Fabia major update – August 2018
  • Kodiaq RS – Aim is November 2018
  • New Rapid – 2019
  • Superb update – 2019
  • Karoq Sportline – 2019
  • Brand new small SUV – 2020
  • New Octavia – 2020
  • EV rollout – From 2020

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