• Fabia
      • Fabia Hatch
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        • ​New, fresh interior concept
        • ​The next step in ŠKODA’s design concept
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      • Fabia Wagon
        Fabia Wagon from  27,390
        Your partner for every situation
        • Powerful and efficient 81kW engines
        • Curtain airbags & 5 Star NCAP rating
        • ​Up to 1,370 litres of boot space
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  • Rapid
      • Rapid Spaceback
        Rapid Spaceback from  28,490
        Small on the outside. Large on the inside
        •    Sporty freshness and dynamic elegance
        •    Panoramic glass roof and prolonged rear window
        •    A spacious, attractive interior and boot space
        • till384l /1349l
        • from4.6l/100km
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  • Octavia
      • Octavia
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        Business pleasure
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        • ​Innovative comfort and driver assistance systems
        • Powerful and efficient engines​
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      • Octavia RS
        Octavia RS from  48,990
        The fastest Octavia ever
        • Top speed 250 km/h​
        • 2.0 TSI/169 kW and 2.0 TDI/135 engines​
        • Sporty, roomy, fuctional in perfect balance
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      • Octavia Wagon
        Octavia Wagon from  37,990
        Business pleasure
        • ​​Class-leading ​legroom and 610 litres of luggage space
        • ​Wide range of 'Simply Clever' solutions
        • Innovative safety, comfort and driver assistant systems​
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        • from4l/100km
        • from103g/km
      • Octavia Scout
        Octavia Scout from  45,890
        A rugged off-roader with supreme handling in harsh conditions
        • Rough road package for under-body protection
        • 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating
        • Available in 1.8 TSI and 2.0 TDI engines
        • till588l /1718l
        • from5.1l/100km
        • from121g/km
      • Octavia RS Wagon
        Octavia RS Wagon from  50,890
        Racing power and a sporty interior in a practical car
        • Innovative progressive steering
        • 2.0 TSI/169​ kW and 2.0 TDI/135 kW engines
        • Sporty, roomy and functional - all in perfect balance
        • till610l /1740l
        • from5.1l/100km
        • from134g/km
  • Karoq
      • Karoq
        Karoq
        The new compact SUV with character
        • ​Full LED headlights and a digital instrument panel
        • ​Off-road mode, state-of-the-art technology
        • Spacious and variable interior thanks to VarioFlex rear seats
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  • Superb
      • Superb Sedan
        Superb Sedan from  47,490
        The best space and comfort in its class
        • ​A spacious giant with the largest interior and boot of its class
        • ​ Powerful yet thrifty engines up to 206kW
        • ​Many innovative safety and comfort assist systems
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        • from129g/km
      • Superb Wagon
        Superb Wagon from  50,490
        Exceptionally elegant and spacious with advanced technology
        • ​ The most spacious, luxurious ŠKODA yet
        • ​New-generation, low emission TSI and TDI engines
        • ​Maximum comfort with the Dynamic Chassis Control
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        • from5.8l/100km
        • from130g/km
  • Kodiaq
      • Kodiaq
        Kodiaq from  39,990
        Kodiaq
        • ​Our first car to offer seven seats
        • ​Design, space, functionality and connectivity​​ combined
        • Best large SUV - WhatCar? Car of the Year 2017 awards​
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        • from149g/km

ŠKODA marks five years of success in China

7/4/2012
​ŠKODA celebrates five years of successful automobile production in China. Around 740,000 ŠKODA cars delivered to customers in China since July 2007.

​Exactly 60 months after production of the ŠKODA Octavia began at Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW)’s premises, the company presents an impressive track record, having sold around 740,000 cars and soon to top the magical mark of 750,000 cars built locally.

China is ŠKODAs largest individual market, accounting for 25 per cent of the brand’s worldwide sales. Currently, ŠKODA’s dealer network is about 400 strong with plans to increase this number to over 600 mid-term. Over the past five years, the brand has been expanding by leaps and bounds in China. ŠKODA now aims to shift up a gear in the years ahead thanks to new models, expanded production capacity and strengthened dealer presence. This underscores China’s importance for the brand’s growth strategy.

“For us, the past five years have been a success story without any other,” says ŠKODA CEO Winfried Vahland. “Together with our Chinese partners, we have raised the pace in all areas and turned the market into ŠKODA’s largest sales market with just three models. China has become a second home for ŠKODA,” says Vahland. “We have set the stage for further growth as we intend to raise our global sales to at least 1.5 million a year by 2018. This is why we will be introducing new models on the Chinese market from 2013. We will also be strengthening our sales presence and cooperating under the roof of Volkswagen Group and our joint venture partners to further increase capacities in China.”
 
Around 740,000 ŠKODAs delivered, successful cooperation with SVW
In just five years, ŠKODA together with its partner Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW) delivered around 740,000 cars to customers. Soon, the 750,000th ŠKODA will roll off the line at SVW. “These are figures that make us proud because they show the capability of our entire team,” says ŠKODA CEO Vahland. “In 2007, ŠKODA was a manufacturer focussed on Europe. Only five years later, we have delivered around 740,000 cars to customers, a fantastic achievement for our company. We have managed to establish ŠKODA as a brand in just a few years in a market that is extremely competitive both in terms of quality and quantity,” says Vahland.
 
ŠKODA has been building on a close cooperation with Shanghai Volkswagen since the beginning of its activities in China. “SVW has been a reliable and competent partner for ŠKODA. We are grateful to SVW for a good and trusting cooperation over the past five years and we are looking forward to opening the next chapter of our Chinese success story with them,” says Vahland. SVW was founded in 1984. The company operates one of the most modern production facilities in China.
 
ŠKODA deliveries in China in more than eightfold increase since 2007
The start of production of ŠKODA’s Octavia model in July 2007 was the beginning of one of the most impressive development in recent automobile history. Between 2007 and 2011, ŠKODA raised its annual deliveries to customers in China about eightfold. From just over 27,000 cars in 2007, the brand’s deliveries rose to 220,000 in 2011. Numbers continued their upward trend in the first five months of 2012, with deliveries to customers in China rising by eight per cent to a new high of over 100,000 units.
 
China has been the brand’s strongest individual market since 2010 and has been so with only three models. The first model built and sold in the country was the Octavia in 2007. At almost half a million units produced, the Octavia is the most popular ŠKODA model in China. Since 2010, the Octavia has also been available in China as an environment-friendly Green Line version and as Octavia RS in a sporty guise. The Fabia saw its Chinese sales debut in 2008. This subcompact has also been available in China in an off-road version called the Fabia Scout. ŠKODA’s flagship the Superb has been sold on the Chinese market since 2009. In 2011, it not only achieved becoming the top seller in the premier middle class. China also accounted for over 40 per cent of the 116,800 Superbs sold worldwide, making it the biggest market for this model. In late 2011, China also saw a ŠKODA Superb 1.4 TSI DSG complete a record-breaking journey for the first time, a car drove from Shanghai to Beijing, or over 1,200 kilometres, on less than one tank filling.
 
ŠKODA models are proving hugely popular with customers in China, with the Fabia, Octavia and Superb regularly receiving important awards, including the Octavia being voted most dependable car in its class in 2011. Octavia and Superb were both chosen ‘Car of the Year’ as part of the ‘China Auto Market Media Award’ in 2011. The brand has also steadily gained renown in China across models, such as when ŠKODA was named joint venture brand with the most growth potential in West China by ‘Sina Cars’ and several dailies in 2011. In May 2012, SVW-ŠKODA received the ‘Best Customer Car Award’.
 
China: growth with new models
In 2013, ŠKODA will be introducing two additional ŠKODA models in China, namely its new compact saloon the Rapid and its compact SUV the ŠKODA Yeti. “Our new compact saloon and the Yeti will broaden our palette in China from three to five models. The new models will give our brand an added push in China from 2013,” Vahland says.
 
“The ŠKODA Rapid will consistently improve and expand our favourable position in China,” says CEO Vahland. “The Rapid is an attractive car in the segment between the Fabia and the Octavia, offering lots of room at an attractive price. Our customers in China will love the Rapid,” says Vahland. ŠKODA is expecting added sales momentum from next year’s China debut of the ŠKODA Yeti. Since its introduction in 2009, the Yeti in has proved extremely popular in international markets, posting the strongest percentage growth of all ŠKODA model lines at almost 35 per cent in 2011. “The Yeti is certain to hold its own in China and to contribute to the brand’s growth,” Vahland underlines.
 
Five years of ŠKODA production in China – data and facts
 
Product milestones:
Summer 2007: launch of Octavia production
2008: Fabia launched
2009: Superb launched
2010: Octavia GreenLine, Octavia RS launched
2011: Fabia Scout launched
 
Growth of ŠKODA deliveries to customers in China:

2007 - 27,300 units
2008 - 59,300 units
2009 - 122,500 units
2010 - 181,500 units
2011 - 220,000 units
2012 - (January – May) 100,600 units.
 
Number of cars sold by model line, January through May 2012:
Octavia: 63,200, Fabia: 20,700, Superb: 16,700

Production partner: Shanghai Volkswagen (SVW)


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