While that sounds like a relatively diminutive slice of the pie, there's a bigger story to be told about the still-somewhat-undiscovered gem in the Volkswagen Group crown.
In fact, Skoda's February 2021 sales reflect an almost 54 per cent increase on where it was this time last year, and a 655 per cent increase on where it was this time 10 years ago.
February 2021 sales results bring Skoda's running total for 2021 to 1736 sales, a large proportion of which are made up by the Kamiq small SUV, which only launched in late 2020 and yet already comprises 30 per cent of the marque's sales.
Part of this swift rise can possibly be attributed to the delayed arrival of the Kamiq Monte Carlo and Limited Edition 110TSI variants, which faced delayed deliveries due to an electrical bug with the fuel-saving stop/start system.
Skoda year-to-date sales by model – February 2021
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While Skoda still lags behind its better-known sibling, Volkswagen, in the sales stakes – representing just a third of Volkswagen's year-to-date sales in 2021 – its sales numbers are equalling or exceeding established premium brands like Land Rover, Lexus and Volvo.
What's more, it's increasingly closing in on fellow VW Group stablemate Audi, which has reported 2636 cars as sold so far this year.
Interestingly, this year-on-year sales surge can't be attributed to a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, with the effects of stock shortages, delivery delays and consumer spending anxiety not yet felt in Australia as of February 2020.
Skoda will be aiming to continue on this trajectory, with a fourth-generation, redesigned Octavia touching down in April 2021.
It will also be hoping to benefit from the uptake of the new Scala hatch, which was also delayed due to the same technical glitch that befell the Kamiq variants, with deliveries finally commencing in mid-January 2021.