Skoda Australia has announced it has recorded over 1000 vehicle arrivals in a month, which represents the largest stock intake since the middle of 2021.
The company says these arrivals help ensure “strong supply of its entire model range”.
“We are confident of a vastly improved year of sales for Skoda based on strong supply and demand,” said a Skoda Australia spokesperson.
This is supplemented by over 60 examples of the Octavia liftback and 115 examples of the Octavia wagon, more than 100 examples of the Scala small hatchback, around 90 examples of the Superb liftback and wagon, and 40 examples of the Fabia light hatchback.
“For the first time in two years this latest intake of Skoda models can finally meet the strong demand in the market for these products,” said Skoda national sales and planning manager Kieran Merrigan.
Skoda had forecasted last year that supply from its European plants for Australia would have a “full normalisation” by mid-2023.
The company has previously been struggling with supply on a number of its models due to semiconductor and component shortages. It continues to remove certain features on Australian-specification models due to these reasons.
The carmaker’s local arm has forecasted an all-time sales record for 2023 since the brand launched here in its present incarnation in 2007 – a combination of delivering existing orders, and growing its customer base.
While Skoda management wouldn’t confirm its internal sales target on the record in January this year, company sources told us around 12,000 units for calendar year 2023 was the aim. The brand’s best year so far in Australia was 2021, which it recorded 9185 sales.
Beyond this, Skoda Australia has confirmed mid-life updates of the Scala, Octavia and Kamiq will be arriving in 2024.
Skoda is currently offering a complimentary seven-year, 105,000km service package on Scala, Kamiq, and Karoq vehicles until June 30 to sweeten the deal on some cars.
- 2023 Skoda Kamiq deals (seven-year service package)
- Monte Carlo
- 2023 Skoda Karoq deals (seven-year service package)
- Sportline 4×4
- 2023 Skoda Scala deals (seven-year service package)
Although they’re not being offered with a seven-year service package, the following vehicles are in stock.
- 2023 Skoda Kodiaq deals
- Style 4×4
- RS 4×4
- 2023 Skoda Octavia deals
- Limited Edition
- Style (+ wagon)
- RS (+ wagon)
- 2023 Skoda Superb deals
- Sportline 4×4 (+ wagon)
- 2023 Skoda Fabia deals
- Monte Carlo Edition 150