Škoda Auto delivered 73,100 cars to customers in September, which was 7.4 percent more than in the same month last year. However, the growth rate slowed down from July’s 18.4 percent. In September, the production of the Volkswagen concern and Škoda Auto itself was disrupted by the outage of a subcontractor in Slovenia. From January to September, Škoda Auto’s sales increased by 17.9 percent year-on-year to 642,200 vehicles. This follows from the data published by the parent concern Volkswagen.
Sales of the entire Volkswagen Group in September, according to today’s data, increased by 9.9 percent year-on-year to 830,600 vehicles. In the period from January to September, it increased by 10.9 percent to almost 5.716 million cars. This growth was mainly due to stronger demand in the Western European market, where sales rose by almost a quarter to 2.44 million vehicles. In China, on the other hand, sales fell by three percent to 2.289 million vehicles.
In September, the entire concern was affected by an outage at the Slovenian parts supplier KLS, whose production was destroyed by floods. Because of this, the automaker had to partially limit car production. Škoda Auto production at the plants in Mladá Boleslav and Kvasiny in Rychnovsk returned to full capacity at the beginning of this month after four weeks.