Skoda could be on its way to set a new sales record in 2021.
The Czech subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group started the new year strong with 901 sales – an increase of 66.9 per cent over January 2020. It’s the brand’s strongest monthly sales result in Australia, ever.
Spearheading the Skoda brand’s growth was the all-new Kamiq small crossover, which with 277 monthly sales was the brand’s top seller by some margin.
Keep in mind the all-new Octavia liftback and wagon are due within months, with the current model in runout.
As noted earlier, a new Octavia is due around May – sharing its underpinnings and technology with the Mk8 Volkswagen Golf – while the remainder of the facelifted Superb range will touch down in the coming months.
Skoda Australia has also indicated it’s expecting a facelifted Kodiaq either late this year or early next, including a shift to petrol power for the currently bi-turbo diesel-powered Kodiaq RS.
We’ve also seen the release of the Kamiq 110TSI models and the Scala in January, after a lengthy stop-sale due to a recall campaign.
In January, Skoda outsold Volvo, Lexus and Land Rover – all of which were ahead of the Czech brand the same time last year.
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