For the fourth year in a row, Skoda has rolled off one million vehicles from its production facilities; Kodiaq and Karoq expected to expand its growth further
Skoda Auto is on a roll lately after introducing new models across the globe. Headed by the flagship Kodiaq and the Karoq, the Czech Republican company has responded to the growing band of customers wanting to own SUVs and crossovers.
Consequently, it has already manufactured over one million vehicles with two months left to spare in the year. It leads to the fourth consecutive year that the number of vehicles rolling off the production line has reached this massive figure and never has Skoda got to the feat as early as November in a calendar year as 2017.
Skoda says the Octavia, Fabia and Superb have contributed greatly to the success while the Kodiaq and Karoq have shown the impetus for further growth as they are currently being launched in different markets worldwide. The Kodiaq has recently entered domestic market with seven-seater configuration and the familiar 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine making 150 PS and 340 Nm torque.
The launch of the large SUV was part of the SUV campaign devised under the brand’s 2025 Strategy. Skoda says the one million landmark reached at the end of October underlines another positive development over the last 25 years particularly.
Since being part of the Volkswagen Group in 1991, the premium car manufacturer has increased its production sevenfold currently. Moreover, as opposed to a single model lineup, the existing portfolio has seven vehicles with over 40 model variants.
Skoda has its main plant in Mladá Boleslav in its home country amidst operating further facilities in Kvasiny and Vrchlabí. Additionally, it also rolls products off the line at Volkswagen Group plants or with local partners in China, India, Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Algeria and Slovakia.
For a long term growth, Skoda focusses on electro mobility, digitalisation of the company, internationalisation and new mobility services. Skoda seems to be preparing a low-cost platform for India and could roll out compact cars in the volume-based premium segments in the near future. The Karoq is expected to reach our shores early next year as well.