Skoda: Despite Corona & lack of semiconductors 878.200 cars sold

Skoda: Despite Corona & lack of semiconductors 878.200 cars sold-cars

Czech automaker Skoda has 878 worldwide in 2021 despite Covid-19 pandemic and semiconductor shortage.200 vehicles delivered. At almost 45.000 deliveries, the all-electric model ENYAQ iV has successfully launched in the markets. Thanks to the new KUSHAQ, Skoda is also growing significantly in India. The company currently assumes that the supply situation with semiconductors will gradually ease from the second half of 2022. The Czech automobile manufacturer expects positive impetus from new models such as the all-electric ENYAQ Coupe iV.

“2021 was one of the most challenging years in Skoda’s history. The Covid-19 pandemic and the shortage of semiconductors have slowed down our growth course significantly. Thanks to the flexibility and inventiveness of the SKODA team and the close cooperation with our social partner Kovo and our suppliers, we managed to lead the company well through the year and deliver a decent result,” says SKODA CEO Thomas Schafer. Skoda is currently assuming that the supply situation with semiconductors will gradually ease from the second half of the year. Schafer is looking to the future with confidence: “We have numerous new products such as the ENYAQ Coupe iV in the pipeline, continued very high customer demand and a highly motivated team”. With the NEXT LEVEL – SKODA STRATEGY 2030, the company is also “very well positioned in the long term to emerge stronger from the transformation process.”

In Western Europe delivered Skoda in 2021 409.000 vehicles, which corresponds to a decrease of 5.9 percent compared to the same period last year. In Germany, its largest single market worldwide, the car manufacturer recorded 136 last year.800 deliveries and thus 15.4 percent fewer than in the previous year. In Portugal (1800 vehicles; +37.4 percent), Norway (9800 vehicles; +36.9 percent), Ireland (9100 vehicles; +21.8 percent), the Netherlands (19.300 vehicles; +19.0 percent) and in Spain (24.600 vehicles; +17.0 percent) Skoda was able to achieve double-digit growth.

In the home market Czech Republic deliveries from January to December 2021 went up 4.0 percent to 79.900 vehicles back. In Eastern Europe excluding Russia, Skoda delivered 35.800 vehicles to customers. In Russia, 90 means.400 deliveries, a decrease of 4.4 percent compared to the same period last year. In China the Czech car manufacturer delivered 71.200 vehicles out. This corresponds to a decrease of 58.8 percent. In India After the introduction of the KUSHAQ, which was specially developed for this market, Skoda was able to increase significantly in 2021 and came to a total of 22 there.800 delivered vehicles. The manufacturer is also recording pleasing growth in the rest of the world: from January to December 2021, Skoda increased its vehicle deliveries by 20.6 percent to 85.000 units.

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