Škoda reports 33-per cent YoY sales growth in August

Mumbai: ŠkodaAuto India, today said that the company achieved record sales of 1,463 units in the month of August 2009, representing a 33-per cent Y-o-Y growth in sales as compared to 1,103 units sold in August 2008.

"The company secured the No. 1 position for combined sales in C+ and D Segments for the month of August 2009, ahead of all other car manufacturers in these segments in India<" it said in a statement.

The Škoda Octavia and the New Škoda Laura proved to be the hottest selling cars in the C+ segment in India with a sales figure of 627 units in August 2009.

Maintaining its run, the new Škoda Superb secured the No. 1 position in the D segment in India with sales figures of 276 units in August 2009. The Skoda Superb had 21.7 per cent Segment share in Jan - July 2009 as against 5.8 per cent, with the segment share in January- July 2008 registering a growth of over 274-per cent in this segment.

The C+ segment in India comprises of cars such as the Honda Civic, Toyota Altis, Škoda Octavia, Škoda Laura, Chevrolet Optra, Volkswagen Jetta and Mitsubishi Cedia. The D segment in India includes the Hyundai Sonata, Honda Accord, Škoda Superb, Toyota Camry, Volkswagen Passat and Nissan Teana.

Speaking on the achievement Thomas Kuehl, board member, sales and marketing, ŠkodaAuto India said, ''Our combined leading position in the C+ & D segments is a result of the new engine options and choice of variants introduced through our two new launches – the Superb and the Laura as well as the expansion of our dealer network in the country.

"We have also received a good response to the 2 years extended warranty on Skoda genuine spare parts and Skoda genuine accessories from the customers and the dealerships further strengthening the position in the market.''