Thursday, 05 August 2021

Škoda enjoys record-breaking year of sales

ŠKODA is celebrating a record-breaking 2016 with the car maker’s best ever tally of new car registrations in the UK.

A total of 80,372 cars were registered — up 7.6 per cent on 2015’s total of 74,692 — giving the brand a total UK market share of 2.98 per cent compared to 2.84 per cent in 2015. Every vehicle in the brand’s multi-award-winning model range played its part in the success.

The Octavia continued to prove its pulling power as Škoda’s cornerstone model recorded its best ever UK sales.

Some 23,068 cars were registered — up two per cent on 2015. More than 20 per cent of Octavia models were badged vRS, up 18 per cent on 2015 — proving the UK’s passion for high-performance models is as prevalent as ever.

Meanwhile, Škoda’s flagship Superb continues to thrill new-car buyers as sales demand for the model was up an impressive 73.2 per cent, with 10,173 registrations securing the model’s best-ever sales in the UK.

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