This year sees the introduction of the new ŠKODA iV sub-brand and the company’s two first electrified production models – ŠKODA’s first plug-in hybrid, the SUPERB iV, and the CITIGOe iV – the Czech carmaker is thus entering the era of electromobility. In addition to the SUPERB iV, a rugged SUPERB SCOUT has also been added to the portfolio of the recently revised flagship. The SCALA compact car and the KAMIQ city SUV also both come in two new variants: the new, top-of-the-range MONTE CARLO versions exude a sporty lifestyle, and the two new G-TEC variants have been added to ŠKODA’s portfolio of efficient and particularly eco-friendly cars that run on natural gas (CNG). ŠKODA is continuously advancing the implementation of its 2025 Strategy when it comes to digitalisation too: ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab has brought several new digital services onto the market.
ŠKODA delivered 88,100 vehicles worldwide in August, bringing the carmaker 4.1% down on the previous year (August 2018: 91,800 vehicles). The reason continues to be the declining development of the Chinese car market. On the other international markets, ŠKODA increased its total deliveries by 5.0% year-on-year to 66,000 vehicles. Demand for the SUV models KODIAQ and KAROQ remains high.
Alain Favey, ŠKODA AUTO Board Member for Sales and Marketing, says: “Thanks to strong demand for our SUV models KODIAQ and KAROQ, we were able to compensate for the effects of the current market trend in our largest market, China, in August. In the coming months, we expect new growth impetus from the launch of the ŠKODA KAMIQ, our new city SUV for the European markets. Alongside the KAMIQ MONTE CARLO, we present the SCALA MONTE CARLO, another attractive model variant of our new compact model, at this year’s International Motor Show in September.”