26 September 2015

Škoda Worldwide Production Car/LCV By Nation : 2011-14


Škoda is a brand that is going well. At 21st for worldwide production, there is plenty of scope. Volumes are not helped by the fact that it is only strong in Europe and China. I think parent VW has missed an opportunity by not using it more. Renault has benefited immensely with Dacia and while Škoda isn't the same sort of budget brand, it still is more low cost than VW.

With over 60% of production in its home nation and much of the rest in China, Škoda is limited in its spread. It seems VW is the brand that the parent company wants to push more. Yet Škoda is more profitable and I believe that some within VW are not happy about. I read somewhere it was to do with the belief that Škoda was getting VW technology too cheaply.

It will be interesting to see how the emissions scandal will affect the Czech make as its diesels are affected too.

11 12 13 14 Nation 2011 2012 2013 2014 %
1 1 1 1 Czech Rep 630,285 571,541 596,347 639,207 60.9
2 2 2 2 China 218,945 230,481 255,222 277,138 26.4
3 3 3 3 Russia 43,725 58,741 67,217 80,476 7.7
5 4 4 4 Slovakia 1,072 38,574 42,971 41,974 4.0
4 5 5 5 India 19,806 35,555 15,310 10,887 1.0




Total 913,833 934,892 977,067 1,049,682 1.3

Data source: OICA.

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